Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

ASK BALSAM HILL WITH DAGMAR OBERT: ON HOSTING AN OUTDOOR FALL PARTY

Dear Dagmar,

We just moved into a new home, which has a really gorgeous patio and a roomy outdoor space. I was thinking of inviting my friends over to celebrate our recent move and celebrate the lovely season. Can you tell me what things I should consider if I want to host an outdoor party in autumn?

Michelle                                                                                      

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Dear Michelle,

First, I would like to congratulate you on the new home. I am sure you are both excited about setting up the space that your family will enjoy over the coming years. Trying to get everything in order is daunting. Having friends over to celebrate your new space might just be a great way to relieve stress.

Fall is a festive season on its own. I have recently been saddened by summer’s end, and since I just came from one of the busiest summers I have ever had, I began to miss those extended daylight hours.

Hosting an outdoor party is one way to make up for summer’s disappearance. This way you can extend the outdoor activities and have a sense of community before winter. It is also a great way to bring people together before the holiday rush. To throw a great autumn party, here are things you need to help accommodate your guests in the changes brought by the season.

1. Coziness of outdoor temperature

An outdoor fireplace is a great way to extend the use of your outdoor spaces throughout the year. It can also make the cold months and that cabin fever feeling seem shorter. This addition serves three purposes: it provides warmth in your patio or garden, it serves as a wonderful focal point and, finally, it adds a decorative element to the landscape.

Heirloom Copper Fire Pit by Balsam Hill

The Heirloom Copper Fire Pit from Balsam Hill is an outdoor fireplace you can set up wherever you want. When rested on its die-cast aluminum base, it doubles as an elegant accent that draws everyone’s attention. Rust-proof and light for easy setup, the fire pit is crafted to last a lifetime.

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Choose the Ideal Tree Topper for Your Artificial Christmas Tree

The crowning glory of every Christmas tree, the tree topper is an essential component that enhances the holiday atmosphere in your home. From intricate stars to beautiful angels, tree toppers keep the Christmas spirit alive with familiar symbols of the yuletide season.

Many trees today are topped with thematic accessories that represent something close to the family’s heart. Trendsetters often employ the novelty of decorations or objects found during their travels to give their tree a unique and inimitable look.  Still, some go for items that possess significant meaning to them in one way or another, giving further testimony to the limitless possibilities open when it comes to tree decorating.

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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!