Terrain

Ideas and Inspiration for Decorating the Home and Garden

By Greg Lehmkuhl

Founded in a historic nursery in southeast Pennsylvania, Terrain is a nationally renowned garden, home, and lifestyle brand with an entirely fresh approach to living with nature. It’s an approach that bridges the gap between home and garden, the indoors and the outdoors. An approach that embraces decorating with plants and inviting the garden into every living space.

Terrain, the book, not only captures the brand’s unique and lushly appealing sensibility in over 450 beautiful photographs but also shows, in project after project, tip after tip, how to live with nature at home. Here are ideas for flower arranging beyond the expected bouquet, using branches and wild blooms, seed heads and bulbs. Ten colorful container gardens inspired by painterly palettes. Dozens of ideas for making wreaths out of vines, dried stems, evergreens, and fresh leaves and fern fronds (which you learn to preserve in glycerin). Here are secrets for forcing branches to bloom in the middle of winter. Decorating with heirloom pumpkins, including turning them into tabletop planters. Simple touches—like massing high-summer hydrangeas into weathered baskets and scattering them around the patio—and more involved projects, including taking inspiration from Scandinavia and Britain to create a truly natural Christmas.

With inspiration for every season, Terrain blurs the indoors and out to bring the subtle and surprising joys of nature into our lives every day.

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Review quotes

“A crafty guide to plants as décor. . . . Provides rustic-chic project ideas for incorporating botanical elements into your home.”
Sunset

“Offers a way to express the beauty of nature through pleasing interior design in one’s home. The text offers step-by-step instructions for home design projects—such as tabletop arrangements and entrance-way staging—that bridge the divide between living indoors and celebrating the aesthetics of the out-of-doors. Ordered by the seasons of the year and their associated horticultural offerings, this well-appointed resource, with more than 450 stunning color photographs, makes for an inviting adventure both in the garden and in the living room. . . . By exploring the creative use of common elements of nature (twigs, berries, bark, grass), in combination with stylish design, these approachable projects empower anyone with garden snips and a willingness to learn innumerable ways of elevating one's living space while celebrating nature.”
Publishers Weekly

“Be prepared for this beautifully photographed book to become the well-thumbed, bookmarked, go-to manual you reach for every time you want inspiration or step-by-step instructions for clever (and easy!) gardening projects. My copy is already dog-eared.”

—Michelle Slatalla, author of Gardenista
 
“When I imagine what my version of heaven looks like, it’s Terrain. It makes me feel like any green-thumb fantasy I have is possible.”
—Grace Bonney, author of In the Company of Women
Product Details
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Number of pages
400
Publication date
October 23, 2018
ISBN
9781579658076