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

Holiday Decorative Accents You Can Use All Year Round

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Every year, we put up our most beautiful Christmas decorations to fill our home with holiday cheer and spirit. When the season ends, there is no reason to let our Yuletide décor sit idly in storage. With a little ingenuity, you can enjoy some of your favorite Christmas accents year-round.

Christmas Ornaments

Glass ornament terrarium

Photo from Little Big

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Decorate with Lanterns and Flameless Candles

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Sprucing up your home often requires making the most of every item you have on hand. Certain pieces, such as colorful throw pillows or wreaths, provide limited flexibility of use as they tend to be identified with certain seasons. Lanterns and flameless candles are timeless accents that offer great decorating versatility and longevity. They can be used in endless variations to suit different times of year, themes, or occasions. Read on for some tips on how to use lanterns and flameless candles to brighten your spaces.

Balsam Hill's Candela Crossbar LanternsYours

Balsam Hill’s Candela Crossbar Lantern

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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