First Look: A Gilded Nate Berkus for Target Fall/Holiday Collection
’Tis the season to start dreaming of the holidays! Today, we’re sharing a first look at Nate Berkus’s newest collection for Target for fall and holiday 2015— it’s a beauty. We’re loving the gold, the geometric lines, and the versatility of the pieces. The new father was inspired by his recently changed role come entertaining season: “Now that I have a daughter, I’m seeing the holidays in a whole new light.” But baby-proofing his holiday home is just the tip of the iceberg; Berkus is prepared for a season of giving in which he has a bit less time for the fuss of formality. “So, this season I wanted to dream up a few items to easily dress up your space, but not feel so holiday-specific that you’ll be on a timeline to tuck them away before New Year’s,” he shared.
The result is a collection of glamorous but adaptable pieces: gleaming metallic serving trays, pieces perfect for host gifts, and home décor accessories that will make your home feel festive—but not overly so! Scroll now for a look at some of our favorite pieces from the Nate Berkus for Target fall/holiday 2015 collection (set to hit stores September 20), as well as a Q&A with Berkus himself!
MYDOMAINE: What are your favorite pieces from the collection?
NATE BERKUS: I really love the collection as a whole. I feel like whether you buy just one piece or a bunch of things, the intention is that they will work with what you already own. I will say, though, I’m a huge fan of the metallic plaid dessert plates and bowls. They are great for your table décor year-round, or use in unexpected ways come the holidays. Like putting small baubles in, or use the plates as wall art.
MD: How are you imagining these pieces being used around the holiday season?
NB: There are lots of metallics and gold accents in the collection. And lots of geometric shapes, which instantly up the glam factor and add dimension … to any tablescape, wall, or horizontal surface.
MD: What inspired you for this collection? Any exciting design notes?
NB: I really wanted this collection to be hardworking. By that I mean I want people to be able to live with these pieces past the holidays. I like the idea of having things that can be used in new ways come the New Year. Like the angled metal mirrors. They are so handsome and can move from your mantel to a bedroom or bathroom and feel fresh even as the seasons change.
MD: Midcentury is still going strong—how are you updating the aesthetic for holiday?
NB: It’s about simple geometric shapes, metallic accents, and unexpected details … like faux fur paired with wood on the striated stool. These details will always feel cohesive and modern.
MD: What’s your philosophy on trends, for holiday and beyond?
NB: I’m always saying this: I don’t believe in trends. They are designed to make people feel bad about what they don’t have. Buy something because you love it and it makes you happy. The best interiors are ones where people haven’t followed any rules. Live only with what you truly love.
MD: Anything new and exciting on the horizon for the New Year?
NB: It’s the 20th anniversary of my design firm in October, which feels like such a huge milestone. I can’t believe that I’m old enough to have had a firm for 20 years, though. It’s a scary thought!
Congratulations, Nate! Scroll to get a look at some of the fall/holiday 2015 wares now.