The Terrain Summer Gathering Guide


Summer is officially here and we’re ready to celebrate the warm weather with long weekends lounging by the pool, quiet mornings spent in the garden, and weekend evenings hosting friends for dinner on the patio. We’re all about making entertaining an effortless and fun endeavor, especially in the summer, so we tapped five of our team members from our community and events teams to share their favorite products that help them make hosting a breeze. Read on to hear their picks and scoop them up for yourself.

Cat King, Community Director: "I’m a big flavored water person when it comes to having people over in the summer. It’s a refreshing option for anyone who doesn’t want a cocktail, and filled with summer fruit in a big pitcher like this one it looks beautiful on the table too."

Diane Stulb, Communications + Events Manager: "I’m always entertaining friends during the summer months and like to use color as my starting point when I set the table. Sometimes it’s a bunch of bright flowers, sometimes it’s big bowls of fresh fruit, and other times it’s a mix of patterned melamine plates like these with prints by Walter G. I love the idea of pairing them with natural sea grass chargers to ground and unify the sunny mix of colors."

Emily Smith, Event Director: "Probably my favorite trend that’s come out of events recently is to move towards more textured flatware with a range of color. Flatware has always has such a large impact on the dining experience, because it is so tactile and central to how we enjoy food. So why not have fun with it? The lift to any dining table, makes a metallic flatware set my go-to piece to make any tabletop instantly intriguing."

Deb Herbertson, Design by Terrain Supervisor: "This Habit + Form trough is the perfect summer centerpiece for your long teak table. I'd plant it with a mix of greens, grays, and silvers—paired with the metallic finish on the trough, it would just glow in the moonlight during evening dinner parties!"

Matty Muscarella, Design Manager: "A beautiful textile is my favorite way to elevate any gathering, and these linen napkins are the perfect item to make even the simplest summer picnic feel updated. They are such an effortless addition in any setting and then you just wash and reuse for your next party! The gold color is my current obsession because it adds an amazing pop to any palette.”

Don’t forget! We host private events for special occasions at many of our stores year-round. Click here to learn more about what each location offers and get started planning your next event at terrain today!

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