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

DIY Wall Art Ideas for Spring

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Spring inspires us to be colorful and creative with home décor. Let this beautiful season encourage you to liven up your wall with these wall art projects.

Pressed Botanicals

The color green in home décor and in other art forms signals the beginning of spring. Displaying natural foliage is one way to say goodbye to winter and bring new life into your home. Many flowers and leaves have interesting textures that can make for stunning wall accents. Creating botanical prints helps preserve their beauty and keeps them looking great all year long.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Graduation Party Ideas

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Graduation is a significant event and a graduation party celebrates this milestone in a child’s life. It’s a time to revel in the joy of accomplishment and surround them with family, friends, and teachers who have journeyed on the path with them.

The key to having a memorable graduation party is making it personal and meaningful. I have four daughters and each of them chose completely different settings for their graduation parties. The eldest had a bouncy house, while my second simply wanted to celebrate in a French restaurant with the family. Anna, my third daughter, chose a Mexican theme.

My youngest daughter, Alaina, will graduate from high school this year and we’re currently at the planning stages for her party. I’ll be sharing with you a few tips and ideas on what we have so far.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Decorate for an Easter Brunch

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Easter is a celebration of life and rebirth. Many use this time of year to celebrate this new life and the promise and hope of renewal. Often after a church service, you can honor this significant time of the year by hosting an Easter brunch for family and friends. Here are some wonderful ideas to inspire your event decorations.

Front Door and Entryway

The entrance to your home should signal immediately that a different time is upon us. Start by adorning your porch or front entry with wreaths or signage on the front door. Use topiaries that can last throughout the summer on either side of your door, almost like soldiers standing guard. You can even use garden statues or other animal embellishments like rabbits, lambs, or chicks to indicate that spring’s signs of new life are here.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Home Transition: From Winter to Spring

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The enchanting beauty of snow blanketing the earth is one of the reasons so many people love winter. But the breathtaking colors and splendor of spring is also a welcome sight. Take your cue from the surrounding landscape and transition your home from winter to spring with these decorating tips and ideas.

Forget Red, Think GREEN

Step out of winter by rotating out pieces of red décor that warmed up your home during the cold season. While this color still provides nice contrast in mid-February, it will look and feel tired when March comes around. Even if your geographical area is not ready for the life that spring brings, adding green ushers in the life expected in the coming months.

Mirror the emerging color outside by adorning your home with green décor items. Start introducing decorations that can last through May, such as spring moss topiary and a leafy centerpiece. Pillows on a neutral sofa provide a wonderful backdrop for other colors that might have been lost in the red and glitz of the past holidays.

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