Monthly Archives: September 2013

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Bold and Beautiful Bay Windows

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For homeowners who value both style and practicality, bay windows offer a smart way to upgrade living spaces. The angled design helps give depth to your view of the outdoors that traditional picture windows don’t offer.

Bay windows also provide your home with natural lighting and ventilation, while also adding an aesthetic appeal. In this edition of My Balsam Hill Home, we take a look at some ideas for highlighting this elegant and functional window design.

Bay Windows with a Panoramic View

Turn your bay windows into a canvas for your beautiful outdoor space. With their characteristic polygonal design, these windows present a broad field of vision not possible with a regular window. This feature allows you to have an excellent panoramic view of your environment.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: The Classic Elegance of Hillary Clinton

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Most people are aware that Hillary Clinton is a driving force in today’s political arena, but what many don’t know is that she also has a flair for interior decorating. She even considered having her own home decor show after her husband Bill Clinton left public office. How would a home influenced by Hillary’s classic elegance look? I’ve listed down some of her unique traits as translated in the design aesthetic of different rooms:

Stately Elegance in the Living Room

A living room decorated in yellow
Traditional Living Room by Westfield Interior Designers & Decorators Kingsley Belcher Knauss, ASID

Hillary absolutely loves yellow – and for good reason. The vibrancy immediately conveys a touch of freshness reminiscent of spring. Using this as the principal color of your living room creates a lively yet cozy atmosphere. Remember to follow the 60-30-10 color combination when using such a striking hue. Balance it off with hints of white, or even gray or black, to soften the glow of yellow.
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Frame of Mind: Art that Inspires Positivity

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Surrounding yourself with beautiful art can create an impact on your everyday outlook. When crafted with sincerity and thoughtfulness, any artistic creation can speak to the heart, and convey a message of inspiration and encouragement. In this edition, the Balsam Hill blog features artworks that resonate a positive vibe in your home:

Rio Grande Spring, 2011

Rio Grande

Painted along the Rio Grande in New Mexico, this oil palette knife painting by Roger Alderman presents a one-of-a-kind texture that beautifully captures the dynamic spirit of the landscape. Exhibiting gorgeous hues, the work is an interesting creation that draws the eyes of your guests to the breathtaking visage of the river. The masterpiece inspires conversation and serves as a great accent to brighten up a modern living room.

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