A Visit to Terrain at Styer’s

Untitled

Not everyone may know this about me, but I’m a country girl.  I have small town roots, growing up in Harleysville, PA, an hour outside of Philly.  Sometimes I enjoy getting back in touch with the things that made small town living so much fun – wide open spaces, lush gardens, and even passing a farm or two with horses and cows grazing the fields.  While I absolutely love the city life, it’s always nice to get away and enjoy a little bit of the country and outdoor living.  A visit to Terrain at Styer’s last week did just the trick.

Untitled
I was excited to join Anh-Minh Le and Alexis Birkmeyer of Anthology Magazine on their road trip to Terrain.  While the store is about 30 minutes outside of Philly, I had never had the opportunity to go, and was looking forward to seeing another Urban Outfitters Inc. company in action.  A walk inside, and Terrain was everything I imagined and more.  Imagine Anthropologie for gardeners.  The displays, the pieces, and the plants were absolutely beautiful.  It was as if we landed in gardening heaven, and I wanted to waste away the day there for hours.

Untitled

Terrain is beyond your normal nursery.  While there are hundreds and hundreds of plants to choose from for your garden, there are also fantastic decorative pieces that you’ll want to take home whether you are a city or country girl.

Untitled

I fell in love with these perfectly patterned ceramic trays.  How nice would these be as serving dishes for your next party?

Untitled

And pierced Moroccan lanterns were throughout the store.  I have to get one of these for the rooftop deck this summer.

Untitled

Of course, the outdoor furnishings were also stunning.

Untitled

The seating offered bright bursts of color among all of the greenery and rustic elements.

Untitled

Gorgeous displays were everywhere, made of reclaimed wood and old pallets.

Untitled
Here you could pick out stationery, and the perfect gift for the gardener in your life.

Untitled

For those in the mood for a little spring cleaning, there were loads of beautiful bath items, from soap dishes to sponges.

Untitled

And many of the items were presented in simple and understated packaging that let the product inside shine through.

Untitled

For those who were planning to buy some veggies from the garden and whip up a quick meal, there were some nice culinary pieces.  I really like these “pinch” “dash” bowls.  Aren’t they adorable?

Untitled

I also couldn’t get enough of the rows and rows of beautifully canned goods – pickles, peppers, preserves, and my favorite – yummy, yummy jam.  I couldn’t resist going home with a jar of Bonnie’s Jams, and let me tell you I put it on my toast every morning and it is the best jam I have ever had in my life!

Untitled

As if the canned goods weren’t enough, the food inside Terrain’s cafe is absolutely delicious.  All of the dishes are made fresh daily from local ingredients.  I enjoyed the mushroom soup, and a rich chocolate lava cake at the end of our lunch.

Untitled

I am so glad I went along with Anh-Minh and Alexis to Terrain.  It was a great time with great friends.  For anyone who lives in Philly, or is coming to visit, Terrain is definitely a must-see.

{Images taken by me for the AphroChic blog (except for the lunch photo which was taken by our sweet hostess).}

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *