When it was announced that the beloved Barnes & Noble in my hometown of Bethesda, Maryland, would close and be replaced by an Anthropologie store, the community was devastated—seriously. It may sound silly, but that Barnes & Noble was a true fixture in our little downtown area—it was where teens would wait to get picked up after nights out (my friends and I spent many an evening in middle and early high school waiting for someone's mom or dad after we'd sneakily flipped through Cosmopolitan in the upstairs café area) and where families would gather on weekend mornings. But while that Barnes & Noble will always hold a sentimental place in my heart, the home decor enthusiast in me definitely isn't disappointed by the new Anthro and its sister store, Terrain, both of which are now conveniently a short metro ride away from my apartment in D.C.
Though I've been an Anthropologie fan for years, I only recently learned about Terrain while browsing for holiday gifts online, and I had no idea that there was an actual brick and mortar storefront until friends started posting photos of their trips to the new Anthropologie. As the name suggests, Terrain specializes in garden and outdoor goods, but there are also plenty of traditional home accessories including candles, coffee table books, and serveware, as well as specialty items such as jewelry and gourmet truffle honey. The Bethesda store—connected to the Anthro—is overflowing with beautiful terrariums, green friends of all shapes and sizes, and everything else you need to fully embrace your #plantlady status. The last time I went, they were having a storewide 20 percent off sale for what seemed like no particular reason, and let's just say I was unable to practice a lot of restraint.
At this time, there are only seven physical Terrain stores—with locations in Maryland, Pennsylvania, California, and Connecticut—but if you don't live in one of these states, fear not; Terrain's website is vast and has everything a home and garden lover could every truly need (and more). I'll admit that some of the offerings seem a little outlandish, with products including a $48 honey flight (marked as an "editor's pick") and a reclaimed oak serving board for $248, but like Anthropologie, there are a range of price points available.
Any cocktail lover will swoon over this $4 monogrammed drink stirrer, and I'm kind of swooning over this adorable vase that's on sale for $16.95 (that's closer to Target prices, y'all!). And if you're gearing up for spring gardening and need more practical items, Terrain also sells watering cans (the brass one above is a beauty), rain boots and gloves, and everything else under the sun (ha!).
Have you visited a Terrain store or browsed the site? What products are your faves?