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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

My Balsam Hill Home: A Woodland Holiday Celebration

The rustic beauty of the outdoors offer plenty of inspiration when decorating for the holidays. With the ideal tree, ornaments, and other accessories, you can create a beautiful woodland holiday celebration for your home. Bring the outdoors in with these lovely Christmas tree decorating ideas.

Start with a Full-Shaped Tree

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Vermont White Spruce from BalsamHill.com

A full-shaped tree brings a classic touch to your holiday decorating, and sets the tone for your theme. It is perfect for your family ornaments and brings to mind Christmases spent in a ski lodge. With a full tree, you can easily find ornaments and accessories that complement the woodland theme.

Accompany with Woods-Inspired Ornaments

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Balsam Hill’s Woodland Ornaments

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

My Balsam Hill Home: Unmatched Holiday Appeal with Our Bestselling Christmas Trees

Undecorated BH Fraser Fir®

In a previous article, we showed you a few of the advantages artificial Christmas trees have over real ones when it comes to convenience and features. As a follow-up, we are featuring two of Balsam Hill’s best and most beautiful trees here. In this post, we will show why the BH Fraser Fir® and the Vermont White Spruce™ are customer favorites. Discover their special features and see how these two bestsellers can elevate your Christmas décor while retaining a classic look reminiscent of precious holidays past.

The BH Fraser Fir®

BH Fraser Fir®

The Fraser Fir is widely regarded as nature’s best Christmas tree, and with good reason. This magnificent species features an alluring dark blue-green foliage and branches that turn slightly upward, giving it a unique, dynamic look. The Fraser Fir is native to the forests of North Carolina and surrounding Appalachian states. Now, it can be part of your home through our faithful reproduction of this famous wonder of nature.

The BH Fraser Fir® brings with it the natural splendor of its namesake and adds innovative features that enhance the overall experience. A symbol of Southern hospitality, this tree combines rustic country charm and advanced technology. The pre-lit versions of the BH Fraser Fir® come with the Color+Clear™ option and our revolutionary Easy Plug™ feature, making tree decorating a breeze.

Featuring a wonderful mix of our signature True Needle™ and classic needle branches, the five-way split of each branch tip gives the BH Fraser Fir® a full and lush profile.

The Vermont White Spruce™

Vermont White Spruce® Tree

The Vermont White Spruce™ is part of Balsam Hill’s Vermont Signature Collection™. It takes its natural appeal from the White Spruce, a tree species known for its evergreen grandeur. Our version of this tree exclusively uses our signature True Needle™ foliage, ensuring that all who lay eyes on the Vermont White Spruce™ will find it a challenge to distinguish it from the real thing. Pre-lit or unlit, this tree will take your holiday décor to the next level in both design and innovation.

The Vermont White Spruce™ comes with the Color+Clear™ option for trees up to 9 feet and with clear lights for trees up to 12 feet. Whatever lighting option you choose, you will surely enjoy setting up this tree as it comes with our state-of-the-art Easy Plug™ technology. With this feature, you only need to worry about one plug for your tree’s lights.

The upswept branches of the Vermont White Spruce™ give it a vibrant look and feel, making it the perfect centerpiece for your holiday décor. It also comes in a narrow variant that can be used in smaller spaces.

This Christmas, add some unmatched holiday appeal to your Christmas décor by choosing a tree that is known not only for its beauty but also for its quality.

If you want to know more about out Instant EvergreenTM andColor + ClearTM features, check out our in-depth features in the Balsam Hill blog!

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

ASK BALSAM HILL WITH DAGMAR OBERT: PREPARING YOUR PORCH FOR AUTUMN

Hi Dagmar,

I want my family to still be able to gather in our outdoor spaces even as it gradually gets colder deep into the fall season. Is there any way I can make my porch warm and cozy for autumn?

Sharon

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Hi Sharon,

The first thing you have to consider when making your porch warm and cozy for autumn is the theme and atmosphere that you want to showcase. Are you going for a rustic look with natural accents or a more traditional one with bright-colored accessories and fall harvest adornments?

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Choose the Perfect Height and Shape for your Christmas Tree

As the holiday season approaches, you might have your thoughts set out on what type of Christmas tree you want for your home or how to decorate it. Finding the perfect tree is an endeavor in which many embark each year but very few have mastered. Finding the perfect tree is a delicate art, and it will depend on several factors, which include the size and type of your home, your preferred décor theme, and the location you have chosen for your tree.

Making the Measurements

Tape measure extended partially

Photo credit: wwarby via photopin cc

Before you proceed to determining the right tree size, you should measure the height of your ceiling, taking into account the height of the stand and the tree topper. You should also make sure that you can fit the tree’s girth in your chosen location. Make sure that you choose a location close to a power socket or prepare some extension cords beforehand so you won’t have problems lighting your tree after it is set up. Read This Entry