Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Autumn: A Warm Welcome in Your Porch, Patio, and Portico

The vast outdoors rapidly change once fall arrives. A fine way to welcome the gorgeous new season is to redecorate your home exteriors and give them a wonderful look that perfectly matches autumn. In our second feature on Decorating for Autumn, we give you marvelous ideas for your porch, patio, and portico that will brilliantly complement the deep and spectacular colors of everyone’s favorite season.

the autumn season brings different shades of color to the outdoor landscape

Photo by blmiers2 via flickr. CC BY NC-SA 2.0.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Autumn: How to Use Pumpkins and Gourds as Elegant Décor

Pumpkins and gourds are among the simplest and most charming decorations that abound during the fall season. These nature-inspired accent pieces represent a bountiful harvest. Their vibrant colors and smooth texture and contours bring to life even the quietest corners of your home. The first post in our new series, Decorating for Autumn, will give you creative ideas for turning pumpkins and gourds into elegant home décor.

Pumpkins as Candle Holders

Enhance the warmth and coziness of your home to match the cooler climate of autumn by adding a few candles placed in small orange pumpkins. The solid round base of the vegetable provides an excellent and sturdy support for the candles while its orange color adds a warm and cheerful look to your space.

Balsam Hill Pumpkin Candle Holders

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: Michelle Obama’s Modern Elegance

Michelle Obama’s unmistakable style and grace have turned her into one of the most iconic first ladies of all time. Fusing classical and contemporary aesthetics, her signature look is a fresh and bold statement that comes from a mixture of simple colors. Bring her contemporary elegance into your living spaces with these ideas from the Balsam Hill blog.

a radiant Michelle Obama addresses a crowd regarding her policies

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