Emily Henderson Wants You to Get Ready for Fall With This
See the designer's favorite picks from Target's new Threshold collection!
Updated Oct 12, 2018 7:54 AM
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For those beginning with a blank slate, Henderson advises establishing the foundation of the room with larger furniture pieces that come clad in a neutral scheme. “The wingback chair is timeless and comes in a soft, muted gray that works so well for layering,” she notes. To complement the traditional character of the piece, Henderson paired the chair with an “edgy” detail, which came by way of the sleek, black coffee table for a modern touch. Natural wood accents, vibrant greens, and a pop of color courtesy of the blue plaid throw pillow were added to seal the deal.
Henderson, who is a self-proclaimed believer in mixing styles, put the play into practice by beautifully merging modern-traditional with industrial chic—namely when it came to the transformation of the living and dining room area of the home. “I made sure all the major furniture pieces felt refined but casual,” she notes of the sofa that is comfortable yet entirely functional and style-focused all the same—highlighting its slim arm, which gives the piece a refined feel. “These larger items serve as the anchor for the space. From there, I added unique elements through pottery, art, and candlesticks to help give the rooms character.”
The (arguably) most important decorative element to consider for fall? It’s all about texture. “I love patterns, both bold and subtle, and enjoy experimenting with different materials,” says Henderson. “Incorporating soft textures through rugs, pillows and upholstered furniture helps make a room feel warm and inviting.” Going beyond that, Henderson is a proponent of the integration of greenery, as well as decorating with pieces that factor in a natural element or two: wood and sandstone come at the top of her list.
As for Henderson’s favorite pieces from the new collection? It’s all about that classic chair. “I’ve already mentioned how much I love the wingback chair, it is by far my favorite piece in the collection! It is so good,” she exclaims.
Coming in at a close second and third, Henderson highlights the black wood turned bowl and burl wood side table. “It is such a great accent piece and looks way more expensive than it is (it’s only $25!),” she notes of the former, adding that “The burl wood side table is the perfect scale and the modern legs keep it feeling very ‘now.’ If you have a little more space to work with, you can even group a few of these tables together to create a coffee table!”
We’ll be taking Henderson’s words of wisdom straight to Target to stock up on these cozy, fall classics. The new Threshold collection will be available online and in stores September 16th.