Recently, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to New York City to visit Target’s first-ever Holiday House. About a month ago, I was selected by the awesome folks at Target to be a part of their Inner Circle. (I know, I can’t even. I’m still pinching myself!) You all know how much I love their home products, so I jumped at the chance to be a part of this community. Being in the Inner Circle is kind of an all-access pass to Target, including events like this year’s Holiday House. A few of my talented blogger friends, Jen of I Heart Organizing, Gina of Skinny Taste, and Justin of Scout Sixteen, are also a part of this group.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

My first event with the Inner Circle allowed me to head to NYC and check out their Holiday House which was chock-full of inspiration. I thought I’d share a few of my favorite things from the event with you.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Inspire – First things first. This was a gorgeous space with exposed brick walls, huge windows, and even an indoor pool. In fact, this is the same space where Beyonce’s “Halo” video was filmed. How’s that for a fun fact?

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Decorate – There’s nothing I love more than visiting other people’s homes to see how they decorate. Whether I actually love the style or not, I always find inspiration in different spaces. You just have to pull the pieces that you like and give them your own twist.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Wrap – Oh wrapping paper. How I love thee! Wrapping presents is probably one of my favorite things. I was truly inspired by all of the wrapping paper options. I already picked out my favorite for this year’s holiday wrapping!

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Tape – This was probably one of my top takeaways from the event. The team used colored tape to create a fireplace and and mantel. How fun is that? They even added a few candles with ornaments as the flames and gold tape as the light emanating from them. So creative! Don’t have a fireplace? No worries. Create one with tape!

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Create – I was wowed by this idea from David Stark. He took a frame and filled it with gold-wrapped chocolate coins. It’s such a simple idea for easy and unique artwork. Plus, the gold adds sparkle for the holidays. David is a brilliant designer, event planner, and author. He’s actually worked with Target for quite some time. He’s teaming up with them this year for Best.Party.Ever. It’s a genius idea where you can get ideas, crafts, printables, and tutorials free from Pinterest. You can check that out here.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Trim – I’m always inspired by unique tree ideas. I was so enchanted by this colorful tree created out of a ladder and another tree made from garland and ornaments above a fireplace. It’s a fun way to incorporate a tree into your decor if you don’t want the mess of pine or are tight on space.

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Snow – While there are lots and lots of things to love about the holiday collection, I was really digging these adorable snow globes and these metal houses. The bright red just instantly makes me think of Christmas!

Weekend Wanderlust: No. 33 - Target Holiday House

Eat – I also picked up a few recipe ideas while I was there. Since I live a bit far from the nearest Target, the food section was not my go-to place when I visited. That’s all changed now. I now have some super-simple drink and food recipes to share with you soon, including this yummy flatbread!

I have a few more fun ideas to share, but I’m going to save them for another post. In the meantime, Target created a fun video to go along with the event. David Stark talks about a few of the details and shares some helpful holiday tips. And, if you look closely, you can spot yours truly a few times in the video.

So I’m curious, what creative ideas do you have planned for the holiday?

This post was created as part of my collaboration with Target. As always, the thoughts and ideas are my own.  #MyKindofHoliday

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Comments

  • Terri at

    Very very happy for you! Target & Michael Wurm Jr., how lucky are we?!?! Wishing you much success and many more amazing adventures.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww. Thanks a million Terri. I couldn’t be more excited. It’s a great combination.

      xo Michael

  • Roni Faida at

    That shows you how much I’m NOT in the inner circle, I didn’t even know that existed! Great on you for getting such an opportunity and I LOVE your pics.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Well, now you know. 🙂

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. I’m pretty sure we are better off not knowing. 😉

      xo Michael

  • Gabby O at

    I too love the tree above the mantel, so chic! And my favorite take away from the video? Washi tape photobooth props! Genius !!! Looks like a splendid time was had in NYC (always!) and I’m excited to see where your next adventure takes you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Wasn’t that such a good idea!? The video was too fun!

      xo Michael

  • Krystal at

    I picked up the red house snowglobe this weekend…..was bummed they didn’t have the car one left. But I love it!! So cute yet stylish too 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Aren’t they cute!? You could try online for the car … if it’s a must-have! 😉

      xo Michael

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