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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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Balsam Hill Designer Spotlight: Nicole of So Haute

Nicole of So Haute

Eclectic, sophisticated, and with a modern edge—those are but a few ways in which to describe Nicole’s distinctive design sensibility. Her lifelong passion for design and decorating has borne fruit in the form of the Nicole Gibbons Studio, LLC, her very own design firm, which specializes in high-style interiors that emphasize bold design and fresh ideas. Nicole is an interior designer, tastemaker, blogger, and on-air personality, best known as the designer who helps transform families’ living spaces on the Emmy-nominated TV show Home Made Simple, which airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Nicole has been featured on several top design and lifestyle outlets including HGTV, TLC, InStyle, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Apartment Therapy, Lonny, The Nest, and Elle Décor, and is an online contributor for Domino magazine. She has also collaborated on special projects with top home & lifestyle brands including Target, One Kings Lane, and Pier 1 Imports.

With the goal of sharing her design inspiration and being an authoritative guide to stylish living for décor-obsessed readers around the globe, Nicole created her blog So Haute, which covers topics ranging from inspirational interiors, decorating advice and trend reports on the latest design news, entertaining tips, and shopping resources. The goal of So Haute is to help her readers create a home they will love—and do it in style. Nicole’s fun, personable approach to decorating makes her, and So Haute, worth watching out for in the design and decorating world. Read This Entry

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The Balsam Hill Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Shopping for gifts can be challenging, especially if done at the last minute. This holiday gift guide from Balsam Hill will help you get it done right by giving you an idea of gifts that suit different people.

Gifts for Her

Gifts for the ladies from Balsam Hill

Most women love hosting gatherings and decorating, so it’s wise to look for presents related to entertaining, and home and holiday décor. We divided the category further to cater to women with different interests. Read This Entry

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Celebrities for Smiles: Spreading Smiles and Good Will for the Holidays

Gwen Stefani signs a glass ornament

Join celebrities like Gwen Stefani in spreading smiles to more than 60 countries this holiday season.

Add some star power to your holiday décor and put a smile on the faces of children and families in different parts of the world by joining Balsam Hill’s Celebrities for Smiles Campaign.

In cooperation with Operation Smile, an international medical charity serving children and families in more than 60 countries, Balsam Hill formally announced the Celebrities for Smiles Campaign last December 3. The campaign’s main objective is to provide life-changing surgeries to children who have cleft lips and cleft palates. To raise funds, Balsam Hill and Operation Smile are auctioning ornaments autographed by famous celebrities on eBay from December 9-16. Read This Entry