Monthly Archives: September 2013

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: Audrey Hepburn’s Timeless Sophistication

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No one in popular culture embodies elegance the way Audrey Hepburn did. She exuded class, sophistication, and confidence that were manifested on the silver screen. Bring the iconic style and grace of Audrey’s most unforgettable characters into your home with design ideas from the Balsam Hill blog:

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: Marilyn Monroe’s Unmatched Flair

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After all these years, Marilyn Monroe remains one of the most influential personalities in Hollywood. She continues to be a muse for stylists and dressmakers, and her carefree yet sophisticated style has become a constant source of inspiration for home and interior decorators. You can bring the flair of Marilyn Monroe into your living spaces with these design ideas:

The Classy Marilyn Monroe
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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Design Ideas from Luxury Resorts and Spas

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For people who live a fast-paced and hectic lifestyle, a stay at a world-class resort and spa is enough to rejuvenate the spirit. But aside from giving us inner peace, luxury destinations offer us something extra: the inspiration for creating a truly relaxing retreat. Here are design ideas for capturing in your own home the serene atmosphere of the best resorts and spas across the globe:

The Calming Colors of the Equinox Resort and Spa

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Colors play an important role in fashioning your home into a relaxing year-round sanctuary. A white backdrop not only allows you to use a variety of shades as accent colors, but it also provides a clean and uncluttered atmosphere. White walls help make rooms appear larger and more spacious, a design often seen in luxury hotels and resorts. Match these walls with calming earth tones, such as green and brown, to enhance the serene ambiance of your home.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: The Sophisticated Style of Jackie Kennedy

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Beyond her image as a fashion icon, Jacqueline Kennedy was also a brilliant interior decorator. Her appreciation of the finer things in life influenced her as she led the restoration of the White House to its old grandeur. Her stylish additions to the presidential residence in the 1960s continue to be hallmarks of her timeless elegance. You, too, can bring Jackie’s iconic designs into your home with these ideas on the Balsam Hill blog:

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