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

How to Decorate for a Backyard Barbecue

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Summer is all about spending time outdoors in the company of close family and friends. If you’re planning to host a backyard barbecue, organizing it around a cohesive theme will help make your gathering more fun and memorable.

A theme provides a clear direction not only for your decorations, but for other details as well, such as the time of day and duration of your party. It helps you decide on who to invite, what refreshments to serve, and the type of table setting to arrange. Today, let’s look at some tips and ideas on how to dress up a backyard barbecue with a bit of country flair.

Send a Fitting Invitation

Invitations help set the tone for your party by giving guests a glimpse into the festivity that awaits them, so choose your design carefully. The design of this invitation is simple yet bold, and reflects the country style of the party.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

6 Ways to Decorate the Fireplace During Summer

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The fireplace is an often overlooked but very interesting part of the house to decorate. With just a few changes to the firebox and some additions to the mantel and the surrounding area, you can bring new life to your home while signaling the start of the new season. This summer, make good use of the fireplace with these decorating tips:

A Decorative Fireplace Screen

Tea Light Fireplace Screen from Balsam Hill

Spruce up your hearth with Balsam Hill’s Tea Light Fireplace Screen

A beautifully designed firescreen works as a decorative accent when the hearth is not in use, especially during the summer months. Balsam Hill’s Tea Light Fireplace Screen is a stylish screen that can brighten up a fireplace no matter the season. It holds 14 votive candles and features an intricate design that adds an elegant touch to any room.. Read This Entry

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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