Tagged: At Home

We're longtime fans of Charleston photographer Olivia Rae James, especially when it comes to her gorgeous shots of landscapes and gardens. So, we were thrilled when she kindly agreed to share a beautiful family tradition, just in time for Mother's Day. A Nashville native, she returns to the city each spring for a garden brunch with the women in her family-- her Mom, sister, and grandmother. Known in the family as Nan Nan, Olivia's grandmother is her muse thanks to the style and sparkling personality that show so clearly in the photos above. For this year's brunch, Olivia set the table with picks from our spring tabletop collection, creating a rosy-hued color story to match her Mom's pink brick garden wall. Take a peek, above, and read on for some favorite moments from this three-generation gathering. Thanks, Olivia!


As we head back into the garden for spring's first outdoor gatherings, we're taking along our string lights and lanterns to deck doorsteps, patios, and pathways. We're also brightening indoor spaces with lights in new finishes like glazed pastels and brushed gunmetal. Our top picks for spring are cutout styles; we're loving lacework lanterns in ceramic and metal, as well as pindot perforations in string lights and our brand-new Garden Trellis strand. These intricate details will cast a dancing glow over our homes and gardens well into the summer. Above, we're sharing some favorite ways to use our latest lights.


For a luxe accent in the Easter home, we're dressing up tiny egg tie-ons with a touch of gold. A gold leaf kit and stencil brush are all you'll need to craft these sophisticated toppers for a grown-up take on the traditional egg hunt. This simple DIY has a big impact on Easter decorating, adding lustrous shine to Easter trees, tablescapes, or baskets. We especially love pairing them with blooming branches and mixed material eggs in verdigris and natural hues, as shown above, for a striking spring arrangement.

What You'll Need:
Miniature egg tie-ons
Gold leaf
Metal leaf adhesive (may be included with gold leaf sheets)
Dry stencil paintbrush

1. Start by brushing an individual egg with adhesive. For a mottled look, brush sparingly; for a fully gilded look, cover the entire egg.

2. Press the golf leaf onto the egg, shiny-side down. Burnish with fingertips, smoothing any imperfections or seams. 

3. Peel away the paper backing and use the dry stencil brush to remove a bit of the gold leaf if you'd like a more mottled finish. For a fully gilded look, leave as-is.


Our Best Baskets for Easter Gifts

Easter baskets don’t have to be for just the kids; this year, we're using these classic carriers as unconventional wrap for springtime gifting. Whether you're thanking a hostess, celebrating a shower, or simply surprising a friend, a bountiful basket is sure to be a welcome treat. Even better, the gift wrap is a gift in itself! Simply decide on a theme – we chose gifts for the food lover (left), and a spring celebration (right)—then create a base of fresh greens and flowers in your favorite basket, tucking all the goodies among them. Read on for our basket ingredients, or dream up your own springtime gifts.


A Spring Giveaway

March 20, 2015

At Home
, Outdoor Living

We're celebrating the long-awaited arrival of spring with an Instagram giveaway! For a chance to win (it's easy!):

1. Follow us on Instagram here
2. Post your own #terrainsignsofspring and tag us @shopterrain

On April 1st, one winner will be chosen for a $500 terrain gift card to spend readying her garden and home for the new season!


While we love bunnies and blooms, undoubtedly the best part of Easter is a basket overflowing with candy. This year, we're welcoming a bigger confection collection than ever, filled with elegant eggs, playful critters, and delicate spring pastels. Some of our most exciting arrivals are from a local maker-- Delaware's Lock and Key Confectionery; we're beautifying our baskets with their indulgent, gold-topped chocolates and a cheerful crop of veggies. Recently, Lock and Key's Samantha Betley stopped by our office to make a batch of her spectacular sweets and chat about all things candy. 


Bringing a hint of spring to the table as we await its arrival outdoors, our botanical napkin rings are a simple and impactful accent for seasonal gatherings. We started with linens in pale pastels and crisp neutrals, then plucked a few of our favorite sprigs-- dried cotton, roses, eucalyptus, and margarita flowers are pictured above. If it's warm where you are, garden fresh cuts would also make for lovely toppers. Simply tie your specimen atop the napkin with a length of delicate ribbon, then finish the look with a sweet Easter embellishment like a tiny, speckled egg.


How-To: Tabletop Twig Nest

March 11, 2015

At Home
, How-To

Not just for the birds, nests are taking shape as some of our favorite adornments for a natural Easter. In a few simple steps, you can create your own decorative nest to welcome spring around the house. Begin with a handful of moss-covered twigs and wet them for easy shaping. Weave the flexible twigs together loosely to form a rounded base, then tuck in your choice of foraged accents-- we picked dried grass, moss and lichensprigs of fern, and dainty angel vine clippings. Add a few blossoms for a pop of color, and top off your nest with tiny, speckled quail eggs. Place the finished nest in a favorite tray or dish as a sweet Easter centerpiece, or use it to enliven a spring basket or planter.