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About Jessica

Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.

Celebrate with Balsam Hill: Beach Weddings
Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Celebrate with Balsam Hill: Beach Weddings

The world is glistening in the summer sunshine – and just as radiant are happy couples getting ready for their summer wedding. Those who love the sand, surf, and sea can look forward to a vibrant beach wedding that is sure to be unforgettable. Celebrate in style as Balsam Hill lists down the essentials of an elegant wedding at the beach.

Celebrate with Balsam Hill: Beach Weddings
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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

My Balsam Hill Home: Houses Inspired by Iconic Films

Films have the power to transport viewers to a different dimension: one that exists only in the realm of the imagination. You can journey back to America’s luxurious Jazz Age, hang out with great thinkers before the Second World War, walk on the beaches of Hawaii, and even join Luke, Han and Leia in their fight against the galactic empire.

Film viewers become so engrossed that, even after the credits are over, they find themselves wanting to relive their favorite cinematic moments once again – even within their own dwelling spaces. Bring the magic of iconic films into your home.

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Great Gatsby’ and the 1920s

This 2013 film not only depicts a gripping love story, but it also portrays the glamour of the elites and their undeniably timeless elegance. You can bring the design aesthetic of the Roaring Twenties into your home by adding fixtures inspired by Art Deco. Chandeliers with Gothic elements, lavish curtains, and the pillars in this room, for instance, create a bold statement of opulence defined by the era.

Traditional Dining Room by Miami Photographers Craig Denis

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Summer Style Guide: Yachts as Holiday Homes

Living on a yacht highlights your taste for the finer things in life. A yacht as a summer holiday home has become more accessible to many these days. And it allows you to take pleasure in all the amenities life at sea accords, while letting you express your joie de vivre. Join Balsam Hill as we take a closer look at how a luxury boat can transform into an excellent home away from home.

Fine Dining

Create a unique dining experience by anchoring your yacht in some of the world’s most scenic destinations. Enjoy your breakfast off the coast of Cape Cod. Have lunch amid the gentle waves of the French Riviera. Or savor an intimate dinner in the warm evening air of the Caribbean. The ambiance alone is enough to guarantee an exquisite fare.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Summer Style Guide: Stylish Swimming Pools

Swimming pools were once created by the ancient Romans and Greeks primarily for their athletic and military training. Today, pools serve a more leisurely purpose: you can relax in this haven after a long day. But beyond such functions, they have also become an important design element and focal point in modern abodes. Make the most out of your pool with design ideas that range from the rustic to the futuristic.

Natural Wonders: River Pools and Boulders

Taking inspiration from the rugged outdoors, the river pool mimics the free form and flow of this body of water. The name suggests a naturally elongated design, but with a few architectural innovations, this type of pool can take on a slightly more modern approach.


Swimming Pools And Spas by Penryn Pools and Spas Jim Chandler Pools

The river pool from Jim Chandler Pools features a vanishing edge, also known as a negative or infinity edge, which, when surrounded by trees and greenery, heightens that feeling of oneness with nature. But the vanishing edge design also gives the pool that sleek glass-like visage. The pool’s surface mirrors the beauty of the skies, whether during a picturesque sunset or delightful sunrise.

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