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

A Night of Festivities: A Look Back

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The contest-winning wreath

The winning wreath in Balsam Hill’s Showroom Event

As the holidays conclude, so too does Balsam Hill’s Showroom Sale. As a token of gratitude to all who participated, we would like to look back at what took place last December during the special event dedicated to our Bay Area blogger friends. The night was definitely a night for the holiday-decorating enthusiast, with décor giveaways, a wreath decorating contest, and of course, great wine and good food.

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Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Keeping your White Christmas Tree Looking Pristine

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Dear Dagmar,

I recently bought a white Christmas tree for our home. Can you give me advice on how I can better care for it so I can keep it looking pristine?

Angelica

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Dear Angelica,

To keep your white Christmas tree clean and pristine, I suggest you store it as soon as the holidays end. This will reduce the amount of dust it can accumulate. However, before you do that, you must first clean the tree and its tips with a feather duster or a bottlebrush. You can use the vacuum to get some dust off, but use it carefully and with caution. Wrap it up in paper then keep it in the Christmas tree storage bag it came in. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions if there are any.

Rolling Christmas tree storage bag from Balsam Hill

Balsam Hill offers storage systems that allow you to conveniently store and retrieve your artificial Christmas tree.

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Ask Balsam Hill with Dagmar Obert: On Storing your Foliage Décor

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Dear Dagmar,

Most of the holiday decorations in our home this year are foliage-based. I want to store them properly so they will still look great for next season. Can you share some ideas on how I can store my wreaths and garlands properly?

Rachel

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Dear Rachel,

To keep your wreath looking vibrant, prevent it from being squished during storage. Keep it in a box with more than enough space like a large plastic container. You can also hang it from a clothes hanger to keep it away from larger boxes. Invest in storage products like Balsam Hill’s wreath storage bags, which are designed to keep your wreath in its best shape for the next holiday season.

Garlands can be stored in large boxes too. Make sure to wrap them first in tissue or bubble wrap to protect their needles and embellishments while not in use.

Wreath and Garland Storage Bag from Balsam Hill

Store your wreath or garland in a wreath storage bag and keep it in a cool, dry place.

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My Balsam Hill Home: The Perfect Place for Man’s Best Friend

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The holidays are best enjoyed with loved ones, which sometimes include the furry creatures that are part of the family. Always willing to give their love and loyalty, pets deserve nothing less than our care and affection. This season, make your dog feel loved and comfortable by adding special touches to your home.

Create a Relaxing and Comfortable Space for your Dog

Cozy Microfiber Pet Sofa from Balsam Hill

Keep your dog comfortable at all times with the Cozy Microfiber Pet Sofa from Balsam Hill

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