Emily Henderson styling decor pieces from Target's new fall home collections

Emily Henderson On All Things Fall: Design, Entertaining, Target’s Newest Home Collections and More

When it came time to show off our new fall Home collections, we pulled out all the stops. Target Home Style Expert Emily Henderson and a few friends made their way out to a picturesque town along the Hudson River in upstate New York for an overnight retreat led by Target’s own internal design team. On the itinerary? Lunch at an art gallery, exploring quaint artisanal shops and a Target-style dinner, decked out with Target’s Home must-haves for fall—all meant to put us in that autumn mindset. Pumpkin spice latte, anyone? 

Emily Henderson at a group dinner during the Hudson, NY, trip.

After the trip, we asked Emily to offer up a few entertaining tips and must-haves inspired by what she saw as the group explored Hudson. 

Home accent pieces from the new fall collections

Graphic image of different home accents from the new fall collections

“The selection of entertaining-themed décor this season is really impressive,” said Emily. “The pieces look and feel really elevated because of the materials and finishes used to create them—marble, wood, copper and brass with touches of gold and other metals. The Threshold Marble Mortar and Pestle Set, Marble and Wood Top Salt Cellar and Marble and Copper Handle Serving Tray are some of my favorites. I also love all of the lighting. The Threshold Copper Menlo Collection Desk Lamp and Edison Bulb Lamp are favorites.”

Graphic image of a blanket and furry stool

Emily also suggests introducing different textures and fabrics into your home to up the warmth factor—the Threshold Frosted Gray Fur Stool and Threshold Plaid Decorative Blanket in Black and Cream are the perfect ways to do just that!

Home accents from the new fall collections

Graphic image of selects from the new home collections

As for fall entertaining, Emily’s has two tips: Always have plenty of throw blankets on hand for when warm fall days turn into chilly nights, and stock up on a surplus of serveware.

“There’s nothing worse than scrambling at the last minute to find a serving dish for a certain part of your meal! Plus, you can use [serving trays] for other purposes, like controlling clutter.”

Dinner table set with new items from the Target home collections

Dark wood selects from the new Target home collections

Other fall trends to keep in mind as you’re shopping for the season? Rich, jewel tones and wood accents.

“I love the rich natural colors that pop up this time of year, like berry tones, navy and deep reds,” Emily said. “You’ll notice a lot of wood accents on décor pieces throughout the Target fall assortment, like the Threshold Marble Tic Tac Toe Set, Walnut Wall Mirror and Wood and Leather Accent Table.”

Ready to give your home a fall facelift? Scoop up products from the new Threshold and Nate Berkus collections at Target stores and Target.com starting Sept. 11!

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