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

Creating a Beautiful Bridal Shower Display

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June has always been a popular time for couples to exchange their vows. With this momentous month just weeks away, many are busy preparing pre-wedding celebrations and bridal parties. Today, I’m sharing a few tips on how to put together an elegant tablescape for your bridal shower.

Glass cloche with garland and ribbon display
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Mother’s Day Brunch Blog Hop with Balsam Hill

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Mother’s Day is an event that is near and dear to Balsam Hill, and to me as well. It is one of our favorite occasions, and we take this day to give thanks to the strength and unconditional love that mothers have.

Today, I’m happy to welcome you to Balsam Hill’s special campaign, our Mother’s Day Brunch Blog Hop. Four of our blogger friends will be joining me and Courtney of French Country Cottage as we reveal our favorite Mother’s Day brunch recipes, share our thoughts on motherhood, and decorate for the day itself with beautiful floral arrangements. Read This Entry

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Decorating with Dagmar: Welcoming Spring Into Your Home

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Spring is one of my favorite times of year, with its promise of new beginnings. As the seasons change, it’s time to transition your home’s décor from subdued hues to bright colors and patterns. Even just a few carefully selected pieces will give your home a fresh look in keeping with the season of rebirth. Let me show you how I transformed my upper deck into the perfect spot to watch nature’s beauty unfold.

Dagmar presents a welcoming, spring-themed space
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Tips and Videos: How to Store Christmas Decorations

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Another wonderful Christmas season has passed and now you’re faced with the not-so-wonderful job of packing away the tree and other decorations. Today, I’m sharing some short videos on how to store your holiday greenery efficiently and conveniently.

Storing Your Topiary

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Dagmar Decorates: Debbie Macomber Book Signing Event, Part Two

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Welcome to the second half of our two-part feature on Debbie Macomber’s Merry Market. Last December 5, Random House hosted a special book signing event for Debbie’s latest novel, Dashing Through the Snow, and I had the pleasure of decorating the venue.

Balsam Hill’s Sparkle Red and Green garland adorned the event’s marquee-style lights | Photo by Danielle Siess

Balsam Hill’s Sparkle Red and Green garland adorned the event’s marquee-style lights

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Decorating with Dagmar: Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice

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Last November, I, along with Judy Keosaksith and other members of Balsam Hill’s Design Team, had the distinct pleasure of decorating the stage for the North Carolina stop of the Pandora Unforgettable Holiday Moments on Ice show.

Skaters during rehearsal

Skaters during rehearsal

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Dagmar Decorates: Debbie Macomber’s Book Signing Event

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Last December 5, I had the distinct pleasure of decorating for the book signing event of New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s latest release, Dashing Through the Snow.

Dagmar Obert with author Debbie Macomber

Participants in Debbie’s festive Merry Market event were given gift bags from Random House, which included a signed copy of the book and Balsam Hill’s 2015 Holiday Catalog. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas: Dagmar’s Advent Calendar

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Earlier today, I posted about the launch of our exciting new campaign, Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas. I invite you to join me and 23 very talented bloggers in this special holiday blog hop as we mark the days leading to Christmas with photos of our Balsam Hill advent calendars and some personal thoughts on what Christmas means to us.
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Balsam Hill’s Countdown to Christmas

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Balsam Hill Countdown to Christmas
Christmas is a treasured time of year for both the young and young at heart, a season full of anticipation, cheer, and love. At Balsam Hill, Christmas is made all the more special because of their mission to make your holidays picture-perfect while emphasizing the importance of family, traditions, and the meaning behind the season itself.

I’m thrilled to announce that Balsam Hill is hosting a Countdown to Christmas campaign, featuring myself and a gathering of talented bloggers. We were asked to choose from a selection of their beautiful advent calendars, and to complete the thought, “Christmas is…”
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12 Bloggers of Christmas: Carmel of Our Fifth House

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Carmel is no stranger to hard work and jumping right in with both feet. Although skill and expertise go a long way when it comes to decorating and design, she believes that fearlessness is a vital ingredient in the dish that is interior decorating—served with generous helpings of inspiration and creativity. Every home has its very own personality and for Carmel, this should always be a reflection of the people who live under its roof.

Carmel Phillips

The blogger behind Our Fifth House, Carmel endeavors to infuse fun into her design projects. She is an avid fan of under-an-hour DIY projects; although she also does her fair share of complicated crafts and designs. Through her blog, she aims to bring out the fearlessness in people like herself so that they can find their own style, and the courage to display it for all to see.

Carmel was kind enough to make time for a short interview despite her busy schedule. In the following Q&A, she answers a few questions regarding her holiday decorating style and how she gets inspiration for her design ideas. Read This Entry