One thing I’ve learned after almost a decade in Sweden is this: Under no circumstances should you move here in November. I did. I left New York, a city that glitters year-round and where there’s almost always some green in Central Park, and moved to Stockholm. Life went from Technicolor to black and white. If you’ve seen Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, in which a man plays chess with Death, that’s how I feel as I walk around the house switching on lights at 3 o’clock on a November afternoon.
What’s a weekend without a little shopping? We visited several distinct garden retailers, each with their own take on garden lifestyle. Terrain, the best known of the three, is just outside of the city in Glen Mills, and offers a full range of plants, products and garden services.
The folks who gave us the fashion oases of Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters have done it again. With the opening in April of Terrain, a new home, garden and lifestyle store, they have launched a new signature shopping experience — this time mixing and matching the horticultural world with high fashion for the outdoor room. It's a concept whose time has come.
Almost everybody I know decorates with fresh cut flowers, but if there's one person who understands living plants as elements of decor, it's Tara Heibel of Sprout Home. Garden Design editors have sniffed out her style this year. Here's why.