Fab Home Finds, Under $250.

By: Jen Shoop

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First up: Target launched a fab new collection with Studio McGee this morning, and you need to know about it. I shared all of my favorite finds here. Run! I predict that many of these items are going to sell quickly. I especially love this lamp and this large, wavy bowl, but everything is amazing! (Like these string lights?!)

Second, a roundup of fabulous home finds under $250 — almost all of which I own…

+Beadboard drying racks. I am absolutely obsessed with this drying rack. Perfect for air-drying performance running gear, anything hand-wash or not to be run through the dryer. I love the look and especially the fact that it can “collapse” so its flush against the wall when not in use.

+Bee door knocker. Every time I share this little guy, you all go crazy for him! I love the whimsy of it on a front door.

+Waffle bed blanket. We use this in our guest room and primary bed room. Perfect, ultra-soft weight. Love the visual texture contrast it offers, too.

+Sferra bath towels. Mr. Magpie surprised me with a new set of fluffy white towels last year from this Italian brand and they are divine. I also love the styles from Matouk and Yves Delorme. All three ultra-plush and long-lasting. (Towels have slowly become my go-to wedding and/or housewarming gift — who doesn’t love and need a thick stack of fluffy, splurge-y white towels?!)

+Bolster pillow in a designer fabric (seen in photo at top; full primary bed details here). These might run a tad over $250 depending on the fabric you choose, but if designer wallpaper isn’t in the home decor budget, these dramatic bolsters are a fabulous way to introduce high-end textiles into a bedroom. We just added one to our primary bedroom over the summer and it brings joy every single day. It’s also a great, semi-temporary way to test out a fabulous pattern without investing in an entire suite of new bedding. This way you can stick with white pillows / duvets / etc but change out the pillow over time. Side note: I love that this brand sells the pillows by the bed side (twin / queen / king) so you don’t need to guess at the appropriate length!

+Brookings table lamp. I bought one of these in the punchy orange hue for my son’s room. My husband told me the next day how much he loved it — how much warmth and coziness it introduced to my son’s room at bedtime. Good lighting is magic! Can completely transform a space or a corner of a space into a nook you want to relax in.

+Chappywrap blanket. We got our first this past fall and I totally understand the hype now. These are soft and big — my kids fight over it, and I love curling up beneath it while watching TV. The patterns are fabulous, too. Like the bolster pillow above, such a clever way to introduce a bold pattern or motif into a room without a huge commitment (e.g., drapes, upholstery, etc.)

+Monogrammed tissue box cover. Such a small, chic, and meaningful way to elevate a bedside table! I love this style and this one. This one is adorable for a girl’s room!

+Stainless steel Julep cups. I have these sprinkled throughout our home. I use as a pen cup, small vases, toothbrush holders, you name it! They even look great clustered together on a mantel.

+Ouai detergent. Have heard such good things about this beautifully-scented detergent from one of my favorite haircare lines. It’s in my cart as a little treat to self as we head towards the new year. I’ll reserve this for bedding and towels!

+Pottery Barn Beachcomber Basket. I have and LOVE the tall shape. I keep it in my studio for organizing packages and returns — it is enormous and keeps everything in one place (and relatively disguised). Would also be great for toys, games, throws, etc. So chic!

+Attractive step stool. I love the bold Scandi vibes of this aesthetically pleasing step stool.

+Kassatex has the most attractive bath accessories. I use them in our primary bathroom, guest bedroom bathroom, and powder room. My favorite patterns are The Scala, the Marais, and the Rattan.

+OKA lampshades. The most fun and fabulous patterns!

+Weezie bath mats and rugs. Weezie really did their homework when designing these! I love these bath mats; the undersides have little grippies that keep them in place, but they’re still machine-washable, and have great monogram options.

+Acrylic robe hooks. Such a chic little upgrade for your bathroom!

+Tucker dining chairs. A Magpie reader favorite, and with good reason. I love the fun / bold colors and the fact that they have no fabric on them. If you have young children, these are your best bet for a chic, colorful pick.

+Half Past Seven rattan tray. A fabulous (large!) size for a bar area or coffee table. The scalloping calls my name. We use this on our coffee table!

+Aerin scalloped frames. These are beyond gorgeous. I love the texture and slight drama they’d add to a mantel / bookshelf / bedside table.

+Cordless rechargeable LED lamp. So handsome?!

+Minimalist candlestick holders. I love the Scandi-inspired style. I think I might order a few to style our dining room mantel.

+Hill House patterned sheets. I usually reach for white ones, but I’m obsessed with these green trellis patterned ones (on sale!). Grandmillennial chic.

+Scalloped rattan plant pots. Majorly aesthetically pleasing way to keep a house plant looking pretty.

+Brass fireplace screen. Handsome upgrade!

+Porcelain umbrella stand. We have one of these by our front door and I love the way it introduces pattern in such an unexpected shape / place!

+Custom house number. LOVE these vintage/Euro-inspired plaques. Gorgeous in the stately green!

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