Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class.

Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.

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About Dagmar Obert

Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Working tirelessly for long hours to protect and provide for the family make fathers real-life superheroes. One of the best ways to celebrate your dad is by helping him enjoy what he loves to do most, whether it’s with the family or his friends. Here are some Father’s Day gift ideas that will appeal to different types of dads.

For the Golfer Dad

Encourage your dad to take some time off and engage in his favorite sport by giving him practical yet stylish golf accessories. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Summer: Wrap-Up of the Summer Tour 2015

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The Welcome Home: Summer Tour has come to an end, but the fun continues in our households. On behalf of Balsam Hill, I’d like to thank all our blogger friends who participated in the campaign, most especially to Robin of All Things Heart and Home who helped us make it a success! It was truly inspiring to see each blogger’s decorating style and how their living spaces turned out.

Now, I’d like to welcome you to my own home and show you how I decorated my porch and patio. Read on to find out a bit more about the inspiration behind my summer decor.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Summer Housewalk 2015: Cheering up Homes for the Season

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With summer almost here, many of us are looking forward to outdoor parties, family getaways, and maybe even doing a bit of redecorating to keep our homes in tune with the season. Everyone has their own favorite activity, food, and home décor choices for the warmer months. To find out what those are, we asked a group of talented bloggers about some of their favorite things for summer. From pastimes to refreshments, here’s what we discovered:

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Transition your Home from Spring to Summer

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Summer is all about spending time outdoors—enjoying the sights and smells, and taking advantage of the laidback season. As spring gives way to warmer days, spruce up your home with these summer decorating tips to extend and expand your living spaces.

Plant Annuals

Annuals like petunias and marigolds add life to any space with their vibrant colors. This year, I plan to decorate with plants and flowers that coordinate with my new pillows and cushions.

Take note of the light requirements of your plantings. If the planters have no access to direct sunlight, opt for impatiens or other plants that can flourish in full shade. Choose full-sun plantings for containers that are exposed to the sun for 4 to 6 hours.

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