An Autumn Party with Design By Terrain


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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