we met as coworkers, amidst the wonderful gorgeous chaos that was the launch of terrain – a beloved home and garden brand hatched by urban outfitters. the friendship that began there grew to be a trusted design collaboration. working together on a floral design series and numerous events, our eyes were opened to the need for an open-minded, multi-faceted styling firm to address thoughtful design in a variety of arenas. with the support of good friends, we took a leap of faith and conceptualized a company that caters to a client seeking design that is innovative, details that are handcrafted, and beauty that is inspired primarily by nature. we are thankful for the opportunity to work together as friends, and to work doing the things we love.
matthew ryan grew up in the green hills of western pennsylvania, and was always inspired by big city design. ever marching to a beat of his own creation, he was a young trendsetter, styling and making magic happen wherever he went. a love of design and the pursuit of a landscaping design degree brought him to philadelphia, where he has been building a star studded client list ever since. scooped up to help define the visual presentation at terrain’s inception, he became a widely sought-after design guru to the ladies of philadelphia, chester county, and beyond.
melissa jane’s knack for recognizing, uncovering, and cultivating beauty takes its root in the chester county countryside. as a young girl, she followed her mother around the garden where they whisked flowers and vines into one-of-a-kind bouquets. this backyard exploration marked the beginning of a lifetime of adventures. photographing her way through unforgettable neighborhoods around the globe, melissa honed her ability to find beauty in the most unexpected places. over the past seven years she has offered her expertise as an independent wedding designer and event consultant while taking time to hone her creative vision as a buyer and trendsetter for two of philadelphia’s horticultural landmarks, waterloo gardens and terrain.