Author Archives: Dagmar Obert

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 Nature-Inspired Home for Christmas

Balsam Hill™ is known for the stunning lifelike quality of its Christmas trees, which faithfully depict the breathtaking evergreens in the mountains. Always inspired by the beauty of nature, our designers are committed to create realistic foliage products and quality Christmas ornaments to help you make your home an extension of the gorgeous outdoors.

In this edition, we feature the homes of some of our favorite bloggers to find out how they used Balsam Hill items to create a nature-inspired holiday home. Here are my thoughts about their exquisite creations.

White Buffalo Styling

BH Fraser Fir™ Meadow Wreath from Balsam Hill

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

The Balsam Hill Traveler: Norway

Deep within the valleys and fjords of Northern Europe lies one of the world’s most captivating winter paradises: the magnificent kingdom of Norway. Throughout the centuries, this affluent Scandinavian country has been the center of rich traditions and luxurious holiday celebrations. It is also the home for some of the best live Christmas trees in history.

Norway Fjord

In this fourth edition of our Balsam Hill yuletide trees special, your friendly neighborhood traveler visits the beautiful and majestic country of Norway. Take a stroll through the famous Norwegian landscape and marvel at its natural wonders. Find out what makes this great Nordic realm a fine inspiration for our signature Christmas tree designs.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Wrap Up and Giveaways

Now that Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas has come to an end, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our dear bloggers for warmly welcoming us into their homes and for sharing their delightful holiday decorations with us. I was so amazed at the hard work each of them had put into their Christmas display that I became even more excited to celebrate the holidays!

Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2014

From whimsical to sophisticated, the Christmas trees let the personality of each blogger shine through. I am more than glad to know that Balsam Hill’s realistic Christmas trees, foliage and ornaments were in good, creative hands.

I would also like to thank Jennifer Rizzo for hosting and helping us launch and organize the campaign. Many thanks to Jen for always welcoming Balsam Hill into her lovely home.

And to our dear readers, I offer my heartfelt gratitude to you for checking out the posts of the bloggers and supporting Balsam Hill’s campaign. I hope that our lovely friends have inspired you the same way they inspired me this season.

Exciting Gifts from Balsam Hill

In return for all your love and support, we will be giving everyone a treat by offering $25 off on any purchase of $200 or more from Balsam Hill until December 22! Visit Jen Rizzo’s blog post to check out the coupon code to use.

Now, for the most awaited surprise, Balsam Hill will be giving away over $2,000 worth of prizes for our lucky readers! There are several ways to enter for more chances to win. Check out this post or click the image below for the details and mechanics.

12 Bloggers of Christmas by Balsam Hill Artificial Christmas Trees

Click on the following links to check out the blog posts, and our feature on each blogger:

Blog Site Blog Post Blogger Feature by BH
Four Generations One Roof Jessica
Craftberry Bush Lucy
Ella Claire Kristen
Dear Lillie Jennifer
My Sweet Savannah Melaine
Liz Marie Liz Marie
Yellow Cape Cod Sarah
So Much Better With Age Jamie
Eclectically Vintage Kelly
French Country Cottage Courtney
At the Picket Fence (Vanessa) Vanessa
Jennifer Rizzo Jennifer

We hope to see you again next year for another inspiring round of the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign. Have a happy holidays!

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

12 Bloggers of Christmas: Jenn of

Let me introduce Jen! A blogger, designer, wife, and mother, Jen is committed to her family, friends, and to helping people make their home their own and feel good about it. Her blog is full of wonderful DIY projects and ideas that are resourceful, unique, and that bring a wonderful look to your home.

A friend of mine, who is a follower of her famous blog, had seen a post wherein Jen was asking me some questions about Balsam Hill. Naturally, I was very excited to tell Jen, who also happens to be a friend of mine, about it.

It was such a delight to interview Jen! I asked her three sets of questions. The first set was about how she got started and how blogging had changed her life over the years. The second set delved into her decorating style and how that translates into holiday style, as well as her must-have Christmas decorations, if any. The last set was about the Balsam Hill tree she had chosen and why she had chosen that particular one. It’s fascinating to understand why people select a certain type of tree. The following is a written version of my phone interview with Jen. Read This Entry