Category Archives: Balsam Hill Lifestyle

Travel and lifestyle tips that reflect Balsam Hill’s signature elegance

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

ASK BALSAM HILL WITH DAGMAR OBERT: HOW TO MAKE YOUR PORCH WARM AND COZY FOR AUTUMN

Dear Dagmar,

Can I wash all my blankets the same way? Can you suggest ways on how I can care for my cashmere and wool throws?

Elizabeth

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Dear Elizabeth,

Throws have become popular in recent years due to their ability to extend the warmth of the home to an outdoor space. With their color, texture and weave, they can evoke a  certain atmosphere that fits the general theme of your living areas. Soft fabrics are perfect for rustic homes, while an elegant color scheme can add a punch of color to typical modern rooms. Throw blankets are the perfect finishing touch and they can be placed anywhere you please,  from sofas and beds, to sectional chaises.

The market today offers a myriad of choices when it comes to throws and small blankets. But the differences in these choices mean there are different ways to care for them, to keep them looking new.

How to clean a wool throw

Wool does not have to be washed often unlike other fabrics. If there are stains, do some spot cleaning, and then air it out to keep it fresh. When it’s time to wash, keep in mind that wool can shrink if not handled well.

Plaid Wool Throw from Balsam Hill

This Plaid Wool Throw from Balsam Hill is a cozy addition to your couch,
and a rustic accent both for indoor use and outdoor fun.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

My Balsam Hill Home: Exquisite Bar Essentials for Every Occasion

 

Exquisite Bar Essentials
From a simple celebratory dinner to a four-course party, having a stocked bar at home makes entertaining easier and more successful. Barware is as important as the kinds of liquor your bar has. Ensuring that you have the right type of equipment helps you serve the right drink for the perfect party. Achieve a successful event and complete your entertaining needs with these exquisite bar essentials.

Glassware

balsam hill stemless wine glass

Wine glasses help set the atmosphere of your event, so your bar requires the perfect glass for any celebration. This stemless wine glass has an impeccable design that goes well with a casual dinner or a full-fledged classy event. The shape of the bowl also retains the wine’s distinct taste, regardless of the kind of wine.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

My Balsam Hill Home: An Elegant Outdoor Escape

The outdoors is a remarkable place where you can just sit, relax and stare at the stars while you renew yourself for the next day’s work. Create a tasteful and warm spot for your family in the backyard with this decorating guide from Balsam Hill.

Creating an outdoor retreat

Decks, patios and porches can be treated much like the inside of the home where you can use your own sense of style. Add a few pieces of furniture as you would in the living room, but vary according to how you want the space used.  For example, if you want to have a picnic area, invest in an outdoor grill and an outdoor dining table.

If you wish to have an al fresco lounge, adding the comfiest couch will do. But a couch is only as good as how warm it feels. Make your seats comfortable by cozying them up with a few throw pillows or blankets.

The Plaid Pendleton Blanket from Balsam Hill is made of wool, a natural thermal insulator that keeps you warm no matter how lightweight the fabric is. This premium plaid throw does not only make your seats look elegant and inviting, but also makes you feel cozy. Just relax on the couch with the blanket on your lap and you will find how warm and comforting your outdoor sanctuary is.

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Balsam Hill Special Feature: Heavenly Lights™

Christmas tree with lights

Whether your Christmas tree comes pre-lit or unlit, no tree is complete without a medley of bright lights. Clear or multicolor, your choice of lights will depend on your personal preference, the type of look you want and whether you’re going for a certain décor theme. With the myriad of Christmas lights available today, it can be a chore to choose the one you want—the perfect one for your home.

Color+Clear™

Color+Clear™ lights

Many pre-lit trees from Balsam Hill come with the Color+Clear™ option; this is an innovative combination of our clear and colored Heavenly Christmas™ lights. Our clear Christmas lights give off a soft glow, while the colored ones feature rich jeweled tones. Color+Clear™ gives you the power to experience the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to change the light color to suit your holiday mood. It even comes with a handy remote control that allows you to choose between clear lights, colored lights, or both even from a distance. Our clear and multicolor lights are also offered for purchase separately.

Candlelight™ LED Lights

Candlelight™ LED lights

Mimicking the soft, warm glow of natural candlelight, our Candlelight™ LED lights provide a sense of warmth during the holidays. Unlike candles, however, these feature premium energy-saving LED lights that never burn out. The warm glow of our Candlelight™ LED lights is a nice contrast to the cold light emitted by traditional LED’s.

Multicolor LED Lights

Multicolor LED lights

Using the same premium LED lights, our multicolor lights are guaranteed to make your holidays glow with vibrant color for years to come. As festive as a rainbow and as elegant as a peacock, these multicolor lights are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. If you’re looking for splashes of color in your home décor, these multicolor lights will ensconce your home in a cheerful mood throughout the season.

Why pre-lit trees?

One major benefit of pre-lit trees is that you don’t have to string the lights yourself when setting up your tree and then unstringing them after the holidays when you need to store your tree. This ensures that your tree looks evenly lit every year and that you don’t need to worry about untangling wires and light strings when it comes times to decorate for Christmas.

Patented trunk design with Easy Plug™ technology

A number of our pre-lit trees also come with our patented trunk design referred to as Easy Plug™ technology. These trees are designed to make lighting a breeze. It comes with pre-made light connections within the trunk, hiding unsightly wires and connecting all the tree’s lights. Lighting Easy Plug™ trees is as easy as plugging it into the wall.

The next time you’re planning on decorating for the holidays, don’t fret about what type of light to use. After choosing from the options listed above, all you need to worry about is what type of tree you want and what other décor to use with it.