Target’s collaborations with designers like Joanna Gaines of Magnolia and Shea McGee of Studio McGee reliably produce some of the greatest deals on trendy home furnishings you’ll find anywhere. The offerings feel fresh and of-the-moment, but clock in with the kind of price tags you expect to see at the big-box retailer (blessedly affordable). When you’re trying to refresh your furniture and home decor on a budget, Target is a great place to start. That’s why we’re excited about the brand’s latest Threshold x Studio McGee Collection, which is bringing us dozens of items designed with 2022 trends in mind.
Released on February 13th, this line is chock full of pieces that’ll help you welcome spring in style. Pieces start as low as $12, and the collection includes everything from vases, photo frames, and decorative objects to glass-front cabinets, petite sofas, and patio furniture. On her blog, McGee says she’s leaning into the “romantic textures” trend this year, like ruffles, scallops, fringe, and floral patterns. You can definitely see those influences here, balanced by clean lines and simple color palettes. The overall vibe of the collection is light, casual, and natural — easy to work into any existing decor.
McGee says she’s the most excited by the Large Ceramic Table Lamp, Etched Neutral Floral Pillows, Scalloped Bowl, Midway Outdoor Seating Collection, Marble Links, and the Checkered Resin Boxes. “We designed these boxes to play into the fun checkered pattern we’ve seen on the runway and in the home for quite some time now, and I love how the minimal tones contrast the bold print,” she writes on her blog. “I would style these anywhere from a bookshelf to the entryway to tuck away everyday essentials like remotes and keys.”
Of the Midway Collection, McGee writes, “It’s hard to imagine an outdoor space in which the Midway Outdoor Seating collection wouldn’t look great. The piece’s clean, modern lines make them versatile enough for any style, while the designer details in the small gold knob and cut-out back elevate the look from every angle.” The set includes black metal club chairs, a loveseat, an ottoman, and an outdoor coffee table.
Other standouts from the new collection include a sleek black TV cabinet with on-trend caned doors, a matching console table, a brass wall sconce with a rattan shade, and a series of chairs, ottomans, and sofas upholstered in creamy sherpa that looks as soft as a cloud.
Target offers a few tips for styling a perfectly curated display cabinet full of Studio McGee finds. Start with the 72” Promontory Cabinet with Sliding Doors ($600) and add objects like the Handled Vintage Vase ($30), your favorite books held in place by the Brass Bookend Set ($30), the Light Woven Vase ($30), and the Short Brass Canister ($20).
The site notes that “by mixing and matching textures and sizes, you can create depth and visual interest. Another secret to maximizing a display cabinet is to use baskets, bowls, or jars as a way to keep smaller items out of sight but still close at hand. Neutral woven pieces contrast with neutral ceramics to bring a freshness to your space.”
Considering the collection also includes stoneware dishes, gold utensils, a variety of moody framed landscape art, realistic-looking faux plants, rugs, throw blankets, and decorative baskets, you could easily outfit an entire home with these finds. But seriously, don’t. You’re going to want to integrate some of your own personality and life into your home so it doesn’t look like a store display. Check out our guides to decorating without spending a penny, getting into the Sicilian design trend, and other design trends to try out in 2022.