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Designer John Derian’s New Halloween Collection for Target Has Chic Pieces You Can Use Year-Round

published Oct 10, 2020
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John Derian for Target Halloween Collection
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I love Halloween decor, and I especially love the kind that complements with the rest of your decor that you can keep it up all year round.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to get a peek at Target’s limited-edition Halloween collection with New York-based artist and designer John Derian, which launches today. So many of Derian’s quintessential, vintage-looking decoupage pieces and found ephemera already have an other worldly, ethereal quality to them that this partnership for Halloween makes so much sense to me. Plus, they have just enough spook to feel truly festive.

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The collection, which is 50 pieces strong, includes an assortment of eerie oddities and decor items for every room in the home. You’ll find decorative throw pillows, scented candles, glassware, and more, all inspired by Derian’s aesthetic, but at much more affordable prices than his eponymous boutique. “When I think about my work, imagery collection, and creative process, I imagine ‘casting a spell’ with my things,” says Derian of this assortment. “That vision inspired me throughout this design process.”

I pulled out a few standout items that I think are worth investing in, so you can cast your own spell for Halloween at home this year. Here’s my pick of Derian’s spooky litter, starting at just $10.

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Long Lost Friend Pillow

Skeletons are always a fixture in Halloween decor, but I’ve never seen a life-sized, opposable pillow version before. You’ll get a lot of mileage out of this unlikely cuddle buddy, whether you set yours out on a chair or the sofa.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Long Lost Friend Pillow, $60.00

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Potion Candle

Add a touch of eerie charm to a coffee table tableaux with this apothecary jar candle that’s available in three scents. The frosted black glass and retro labels give these pieces an old school look and feel.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Potion Candle, $10.00

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Whoo’s Hungry Melamine Appetizer Plate Set 

I’d actually use these dishwasher-safe melamine owl plates all year long, though they’d certainly work well with a Halloween tablescape, too. They’re the perfect size for serving desserts and apps.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Whoo’s Hungry Appetizer Plates, $15.00 for a Set of 4

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Beads & Bones Skull Pillow

If you don’t want to deck your sofa out with a big anatomical skeleton pillow, you can go with this subtle cross and bones style instead. The gold beading and black cord piping make it look much more expensive than it actually is.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Beads & Bones Skull Pillow, $20.00

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Go to the Light Lantern

Whether outfitted with LED or real pillar candles, these punched tin lanterns will throw beautiful patterned shadows wherever you put them. Try a couple with your pumpkin display outdoors or use one to anchor a table centerpiece.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Go to the Light Lantern, Starting at $25.00

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Midnight Dreary Black Bird Glass Drinkware Set

Get your bar Halloween ready with a set of creepy crow tumblers. When not being used for beverages, you could repurpose them as votive candle holders on a mantel or shelf in a spooky vignette.

Buy: John Derian for Threshold Midnight Dreary Glasses, $15.00 for a Set of 4