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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’s 10 Reasons to Smile for the Holidays

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Coming from the success of our 12 Bloggers of Christmas Campaign, excitement is definitely running high at Balsam Hill—especially with Christmas just days away. In this post, we share 10 more reasons why the holidays are extra merry for all of us here at Balsam Hill. Our high-quality products have been making rounds in the blogosphere, and we are doubly happy that they have put smiles on the faces of several décor enthusiasts and their families. Let’s look at how some designer-bloggers used Balsam Hill’s holiday décor to spruce up their lovely homes.

Porch Transformation

Balsam Hill Bay Laurel with Mixed Berries Foliage decorating the front porch

The reds and greens of the Balsam Hill Bay Laurel with Mixed Berries Foliage make your front porch merry and bright.

Megan of Balancing Home gave her front porch a well-deserved makeover after seven long years, and Balsam Hill was her holiday décor of choice. Megan’s home now welcomes guests with a refreshing ensemble of Bay Laurel with Mixed Berries Foliage, featuring a wreath, garland, and topiaries. She also added touches of red using our Holiday Script Coco Welcome Mat and, Megan’s personal favorite, our Leather and Brass Belsnickel Bells. Read This Entry

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Designer Spotlight: Jeff Andrews of Jeff Andrews Design

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Jeff Andrews of www.jeffandrews-design.com Known for creating sophisticated homes for families and celebrities alike, Jeff Andrews is not afraid to push creative boundaries while aligning with his clients’ needs. He sees to it to make his design aesthetic and his client’s ideas and needs work together for a harmonious outcome. Aside from making a space look beautiful, the sought-after interior designer never forgets to give it a feel of what a home should be – a place to rest and enjoy with your loved ones.

Jeff is always full of ideas, adding a fresh twist to classic design through an innovative way of seeing things. With a clientele that includes the likes of Ryan Seacrest and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Jeff and his team aim not only to meet design goals, but also to exceed expectations through careful planning according to what fits within the client’s lifestyles, needs and dreams.

Jeff Andrews has chosen to use Balsam Hill products in a few of his projects in the past. He was kind enough to do an interview with us— find out more about his design background, creative process and his thoughts on Balsam Hill’s premiere products! Below is the transcript of our conversation with the renowned designer.  Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Designer Spotlight: Nicole of So Haute

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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

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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