On October 21st, the Nate Berkus Collection will debut at Target. The Oprah-anointed design star found inspiration for the line in "everything from Swedish antiques to midcentury modern to Milan design from the ’70s." An affinity for "crafts, basketry and metalwork" can also be seen in the 150 pieces. Berkus has created items reflecting his signature style of a "collected" environment: "The whole [collection] is focused on accessories and objects. I see every horizontal surface as an opportunity."
The line, a long-term design partnership, will be refreshed twice a year: "My colors for the fall are deeper and earthier. Then they will lighten up in the spring. I only used two colors in each product because they’re easier to incorporate." Berkus cites the work of fellow designers Jacques Grange, Gio Ponti, Axel Vervoordt and Andrée Putman as personally influential: "In the mass market you need to know what the best things are."
Lacquer faux tortoise wall decor, $39.99 each.
Brass bowls, $7.99-$14.99.
Curtain panels, $24.99 each.
Towels, $5.99-$9.99 each.
Shower curtain, $24.99. Bath mats, $19.99 each.
Brass vases, $19.99-$24.99.
Throw pillows, $24.99.
Fabric-covered tray, $24.99. Decorative urchin, $9.99.
Ram's head, $14.99. Photo frame, $12.99. Studded tray, $24.99.
Branch lamp base, $49.99. Drum shade, $24.99.
Photos courtesy of Target.
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