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  • For a recent gathering at our offices, Design By Terrain crafted breathtaking floral arrangements that welcomed visitors with an abundance of blooms in fall hues. Folks from the office and guests alike were wowed by the overflowing urns, autumnal planters, and suspended orbs that decked out our event space. We asked the creator of these dramatic displays-- Installation Designer Matt M.-- to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his fall creations. Take a peek, above, of Matt with his works in progress, then read on for his insights about a few favorite pieces.

    Hanging Orb: "These suspended pieces needed to be dramatic enough to create a presence within a large tent. We hung metal orbs that I filled with all manner of fall color and interest: amaranthus, willow, coleus, bittersweet. I wanted the base of the orbs to have a nest-like quality, so we used clumps of grass cuttings to give a wild feel."

    Floral Urn: "I wanted to counteract the lush, saturated florals with foraged grass plumes and crabapple branches. The combination allowed for an amazing amount of texture and movement within the arrangements."

    Autumn Urn: "I attached a wire orb to the top of a metal urn and filled it with armloads of fresh cuts in a muted palette for a twist on the bountiful cornucopia. A large piece of foraged tree root anchored the piece and added some unexpected verticality."

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  • terrain + The Lowline

    October 15, 2014

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    Since its introduction in 2011, the Lowline project has been a point of interest and inspiration for all of us at terrain. The brainchild of co-founders James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, the Lowline is a planned underground park-- the first of its kind in the world-- in New York City's Lower East Side. Using innovative solar technology to bring sunlight below ground, a historic trolley terminal will be transformed into a stunning, subterranean space for relaxation in the midst of a dense urban environment (check out their conceptual sketch in the final slide, above). Fundraising for the Lowline began with a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, and continued this week with the organization's annual Anti-Gala. Hosted by director Spike Jonze and writer/Girls creator Lena Dunham, the evening was set against a backdrop of greenery designed and built by terrain's garden team. 

    Upon arrival, guests were greeted by a living wall of soft, woodsy sedum where they could pause for a photo-op. As they headed inside, they enjoyed cocktail hour in the shade of a 20-foot olive tree at the center of the bar, then headed beneath swags of lush fern garland to dinner. The highlight of the evening was a Lowline-inspired pathway leading to the tables, complete with illuminated trees, abundant blooms, and drifts of autumn leaves. At their seats, guests were greeted by cheerful, fall troughs filled with mossy plantings and scattered pumpkins. In keeping with the green spirit of the Lowline, terrain's living plants from the event will find homes at the LES Ecology Center and other locations around the Lower East Side. 

    The Lowline is projected to open in 2018. Learn more about the project and how you can contribute. Images courtesy of the Lowline.

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  • We recently celebrated the arrival of fall at terrain as each store hosted to our Autumn Bounty Festival. In Glen Mills, the day greeted visitors with blue skies and warm temperatures, making for a perfect afternoon to explore the marketplace of over 25 local makers and growers. We also welcomed local farmers via The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based nonprofit who received 10% of the day's proceeds. In Westport, a donation was made to the Westport Farmer's Market, whose vendors offered an abundance of fresh produce and local goods.

    Festivalgoers at both stores enjoyed live music and browsed rare and unusual pumpkins as they sampled hard cider, freshly toasted s'mores, and fire-roasted corn. Creative visitors could take part in seasonal workshops, while the youngest green thumbs enjoyed face painting and garden crafts. At Styer's, locally acclaimed pumpkin carver Linda Allan stopped in with some fantastical fall creations, and terrain staff joined in the fun with the annual pumpkin carving contest. Westport visitors sampled sweet treats courtesy of the ever-popular staff pie baking contest, shopped trunkshows from terrain favorites Elizabeth Gillett and Lily B., and rounded out the day with a harvest dinner featuring Westport Farmer’s Market produce that highlighted the best of the season's crops. 

    If you couldn't make it to the festival-- or you're just in the mood for more fall fun-- stop by our events calendar to see what we've got planned for October.

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  • October Harvest

    October 1, 2014

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  • Autumn Bounty Poster Giveaway

    September 18, 2014

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    Fall is in full swing, and we're celebrating the season with our annual Autumn Bounty Festival! This year's festivals will be held on September 27 in Glen Mills, PA and October 4 in Westport, CT. Highlights of the Styer's celebration will include the ever-popular staff pumpkin carving contest, fireside treats, kid's crafts, and harvest decor workshops. The Westport festival will offer harvest crafts, a staff pie baking contest, trunkshows from Elizabeth Gillett and Lily B. & Co., book signings with Ample Hills Creamery and Fairfield County Chef's Table, and much more.

    We're also thrilled to be teaming up with two fantastic local organizations-- The Food Trust and the Westport Farmer's Market. They're partnering with us to plan Harvest Marketplaces filled with local growers, artists, and makers, and we'll be donating 10% of the day's proceeds to support their efforts. The Westport Farmer's Market will also be joining our cafe for a post-festival dinner featuring local offerings. For a complete lineup of events and workshop registration, visit our festival pages for Glen Mills and Westport

    In the spirit of bounty, we're giving away five of the laser-cut posters shown above! Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. We'll be annoucning the winners and mailing out the posters on Monday, September 22. You can also click the image to download your own printable PDF. Good luck, and see you at the festival!

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  • A September Bouquet

    September 1, 2014

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  • Terrain at Diner en Blanc

    August 28, 2014

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    This week in our hometown of Philadelphia, 3,500 partygoers dressed their best for the summer's most festive evening. Started in Paris 25 years ago by a a small group of friends, Diner en Blanc is a pop-up picnic that now takes places in cities around the world. Every attendee dresses in white and brings an entire, all-white table-- furniture, place settings, and food included! A top-secret location is announced just before the event; this year's Philadelphia Diner was held on the city's most famous thoroughfare, Broad Street, in the shadow of City Hall. terrain joined in the fun with a pair of tables, one styled by Styer's Visual Manager Jenny J. (above with the amazing braids). The evening included music and dancing, a sparkler celebration, a visit from Philly's traditional Mummers, and two proposals! Our Pressed Flower Plates, Milk Glass Votives, and new flatware fit in perfectly on the table. We're already planning our picnic for next year!

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  • Calling All Brides

    August 27, 2014

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    This Saturday, Styer’s hosted a Bridal Open House that offered brides-to-be a taste of what it’s like to get married at terrain. Favorite local vendors including Love Me Do Photography, BHLDN, Styled Bride, Sophisticakes, and more set up shop to provide everything from music and décor to delectable cake samples. The terrain events team was also on hand to answer questions and offer tours of the venue. “One of the most appealing aspects of a terrain wedding is our attention to detail,” says our weddings and events expert, Brianna A. “From our bar setup and passed hors d’oeuvre displays to our room details, what couples enjoy most is that each event is unique-- nothing is cookie cutter. Our team takes great pride in seeing and orchestrating an event from beginning to end.”

    Interested in hosting a wedding or event at terrain? Click here to request more information.

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