Tagged: At Home

  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 35

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    How to grow a meadow. (via Modern Farmer)

    Ready for bonfire season? Here are a few practical tips for campfire cooking. (via Design Mom)

    Before you head to the orchard, some suggestions for freezing fruit. (via The Kitchn)

    Three great menus for homemade picnics. (via NYT)

    We'd love to spend Labor Day weekend on this dreamy porch. (via Instagram @haskellharris)

    A show-stopping cake for late summer, and some sweet garden bites (via The Cake Blog)

  • Best Guests

    August 24, 2014

    Outdoor Living
    , At Home

    Photo credits below.

    Ever on the hunt for the perfect present for the hostess, we asked six friends of terrain to choose the gift that they would bring to their ideal, end-of-summer gathering. From tablecloths to totes, each styled their picks in the photographs above to offer a unique take on this entertaining tradition. 

    Amanda Jones – Designer | @amandajanejones
    Where She's Going: A Laid Back Dinner Party
    "It seems my summers have been filled with these laid back, lazy gatherings. The best kind of dinners where, after the kids have gone to bed, you can sit with your friends late into the evening and chat by the fire pit, lemonade in hand." 
    What She's Bringing: Hungarian Storage Jar
    "I chose the storage jar as my go-to hostess gift, because it's the perfect size to fill with either fruit from the farmers market or a bunch of your favorite seasonal branches. It can be enjoyed in the moment and again and again!"
    Brittany Wright – Food Photographer | @wrightkitchen
    Where She's Going: Cooking with Friends 
    "A weekend gathering of my friends, where we bring ingredients and work on our dishes together." 
    What She's Bringing: Jadeite Mixing Bowls
    "I always bring a little something for the friend who’s letting us dirty up her kitchen. And because I often end up with large amounts of fruits and vegetables from creating my photographs or from picking up curious finds at the market, I try to bring food gifts along with me when I can. These bowls make the natural colors of the fruit pop." 
    Sarah Sherman Samuel – Designer + Owner of Smitten Studio | @sarahshermansamuel
    Where She's Going: The Great Outdoors
    “My ideal end-of-summer gathering is always a picnic. Food tastes better outside and surrounded by friends!
    What She's Bringing: Ombre Wool Throw
    "This throw would make a perfect picnic accessory or gift for the hostess, as a shoulder wrap when the sun goes down.”
    Aran Goyoaga – Food Stylist, Photographer & Writer | @cannellevanille
    Where's She's Going: An Afternoon Picnic
    "A picnic with friends is the best way to say goodbye to summer and welcoming autumn." 
    What She's Bringing: Rose Washed Linen Tablecloth
    "This linen lends itself to casual gatherings, and because tablecloths are not just for tables or dining rooms this one is perfect for year-round picnics.
    Ginny Branch – Stylist | @ginnybranch
    Where She's Going: A Summer's End Celebration
    "My friend and photographer Kathryn is actually having a party this weekend to celebrate the end of summer. We'll be taking advantage of the last crops of fresh Georgia corn, tomatoes, and stone fruit." 
    What She's Bringing: Marble & Wood Cheese Board
    "I thought this would be the perfect board to bring along with summer seasonals like rosé and my favorite cheeses from our local Many Fold Farm." 
    Hannah Queen – Photographer | @hannahqueen
    Where She's Going: Dinner on the Farm
    "There isn't much better than an outdoor dinner at my favorite local farm.”
    What She's Bringing: Canvas Stripe Tote
    “I’d bring this bag along to tote a Blackberry Hazelnut Galette for dessert, made with a few handfuls of berries that grow wild nearby."
  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 34

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    A gorgeous seafood feast on the Pacific coast. (via Cannelle et Vanille)

    The surprisingly complex and entertaining history of garden gnomes. (via Modern Farmer)

    We'd love to visit this art installation floating on the river in Philadelphia. (via WetLand)

    These photos make us wish summer could last forever! (via Design*Sponge)

    An urban farm right around the corner from our office. (via Free People)

    Organic gardening with Prince Charles. (via Maria's Farm Country Kitchen)

  • Seeing Stars

    August 18, 2014

    At Home

    Our best-loved way to brighten up decor indoors and out, we just can't get enough of tiny, twinkling Stargazer Lights. As the days get shorter and fall approaches, we're thinking more than ever about decorating with lights. An expanded collection of Stargazers that includes new colors and lengths has just arrived, so we're finding even more places to incorporate these adaptable strands. Take a peek above at a few of our favorite ways to illuminate the table, garden, and anywhere in-between with Stargazers.

  • What's the most fun job at terrain? It's hard to say, but we'd have to guess that our Installation Designer, Matt M., has one of the best, since he gets to spend so much time surrounded by flowers! He says, "I've been with terrain since it launched in 2008. As Installation Designer, I do all sorts of styling, planting, arranging, building, foraging, climbing, hauling, and Instagramming-- and then I do it all over again." Around the office, Matt's known for his gorgeous floral creations and amazing Instagram photos, so we picked a few of our favorites and asked him to tell us what he's been up to this summer, both in the nursery and on his days off.

    Visit to Chanticleer Garden: Chanticleer, just outside of Philly, is one of my favorite places to get lost for a day. Its gardens are endlesslessly inspiring and whimsical.

    New York Flower Market: The flower district in New York City is the mecca for all things floral.  No matter how often I visit, I find something new every time. If you've never been to the 28th Street markets, you absolutely must check them out. Imagine the fleetingly beautiful lifespans of the most incredible flowers from all over the world, right in the heart of the most frenetic city on Earth. It's dazzling.


  • August Bounty

    August 1, 2014

    At Home
  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 31

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Headed on vacation? We’re trying out these tips for taking great travel photos. (via Apartment Therapy)

    A stunning Parisian shop we’d love to visit. (via Gardenista)

    This just might be summer’s most refreshing drink. (via The Kitchn)

    A patriotic peek into gardening history. (via Modern Farmer)

    Expand your garden in an instant with a clever DIY. (via Design*Sponge)

    A Japanese artist's plants take flight into the stratosphere. (via T Magazine)

  • Habit + Habitat: Sarah Stern

    Ever wonder what the folks at terrain do when we're not in the garden? In our monthly series, Habit + Habitat, we're finding out by asking one person to share a favorite habit and a beloved habitat. This month, we’re chatting with Associate Buyer Sarah Stern about settling into her recently-remodeled beach house, a tranquil space filled with summer fun and family memories.

    terrain: What is your role at terrain? Can you describe your typical day?

    Sarah: I buy gifts, textiles, and accessories for terrain. I love my job because on any given day I use most, if not all, of my senses to evaluate product-- smelling candles and lotions to pick the perfect scent, feeling the weight and texture of a soft linen tablecloth, tasting multiple mustards to find our favorite for the summer, and of course looking at potential product all day long. I also do a lot of “looking” at Excel spreadsheets. It’s taking a toll on my eyes!

    terrain: What’s the one word that describes your habitat—your recently remodeled beach house, and your habit—hosting barbecues at the beach?

    Sarah: Tranquility. Even in the crazy and cold months of winter, I can close my eyes and think about sitting in my living room with the sea air blowing in. It brings me an indescribable sense of peace and tranquility, and I’m very attached to the house because of that connection. This is a family home that was on the market before Hurricane Sandy; my parents were moving to Vermont and I was so heartbroken over the impending loss of my favorite place that I couldn’t even talk about the subject. Then Hurricane Sandy happened and we had 3 feet of water sitting in our house for a month. Renovation was a complete gut job, and my husband and I took on the responsibility and decided to buy the place.