HOME UPDATES For the Holidays & Beyond

Ok, so we can’t all have a ski lodge in Aspen, but we can all take cues from Aerin Lauder’s. If you’re entertaining guests this holiday season like I am, you might be looking for a few last-minute updates that you can take beyond the new year, inspired by a winter-appropriate look. We’re talking essentials like fur pillows and throws, cable knit anything, a little sparkle and a little rustic — and lucky for us, your local Target has it all…


All at your local Target, where available:
pillow / barware / ram’s horns / side table / bolster / box / turtle shell / cableknit throw / fur throw / rug / lamp base


Are you doing any extra decorating around the house for holiday guests? (Translation: freaking out post-gift shopping once you’ve remembered you’re entertaining holiday guests? Moi?)

**If you missed it: be sure to enter my giveaway for a $220 flokati rug from Lulu & Georgia!**

Photos via Vogue.com

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

  1. great picks! that house is so so lovely! especially love the huge painting in the bedroom. can’t wait to hit up target for some of those gorgeous items! want that cable knit pillow!!

  2. love her home!! its like a breath of fresh air and relaxation rolled into one. Love your ideas. For the holidays I just put the tree and some decorations around….but I don’t really change much.

  3. What!? Even Target is doing a faux Beni rug now!? Too bad I just moved to Germany. I would SO get that thing! Best price ever! And the Nate Berkus line rules. I love it ways more than anything in the Neiman Marcus collab. Just sayin.

    Merry Christmas, Erika, to you and yours!


  4. Erika!!! I am buying that rug from Target, wouldn’t have known about it if it weren’t for you! Thank you!!

  5. WOW! This place is insane!!! I’ve never been to Aspen but I wouldn’t mind staying in a place like that!! I cannot believe that rug is $129!!!!! I love Target.

  6. Love this sooo much, and I will be a tiny little step closer to that look if the faux fur throw I ordered from Restoration Hardware showed up! Can you tell it’s been a long wait? 😉