Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

6 Ways to Decorate the Fireplace During Summer

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

Balsam Hill | Balsam Hill Editors

Balsam Hill’s Christmas in July Campaign: Give Christmas Love this Summer

It’s July once again and to continue Balsam Hill’s efforts in giving back to the community, we’re hosting another Christmas in July Campaign to raise funds and awareness for worthwhile causes. We’re inviting everyone to make a donation to select charitable institutions through the crowd-funding site, Indiegogo. In return, we will match 100% of donations up to the first $1,000 raised for each charity, and then 10% of any donations on top of that. Anyone who contributes $50 or more will receive a special gift from Balsam Hill.

Below are our partner charities that need your love and support:


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Embrace’s mission is to save the lives of infants affected by neonatal hypothermia by distributing effective yet inexpensive infant warmers. They also provide communities around the world with education programs that address the root causes of the said condition. You can donate to Embrace via this link. Read This Entry

Rachel Faucett | Special Holiday Consultant from Handmade Charlotte

The Perfect Giveaway to Top Off Your Winter Wedding

Ornament Cake Toppers

I always look forward to the cake at wedding receptions! It’s a reflection of the combined aesthetic and culinary tastes of the bride and groom, and I always love seeing what they land on! For me, it’s the star of the reception. Nowadays, people are skipping over the traditional layered cake and opting for more original presentations. And with ornaments and ribbon and greenery galore, winter weddings are the perfect opportunity for dessert decor. Balsam Hill designs make whipping up one-of-a-kind cake toppers easier then saying “I do.” Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Simple & Elegant Christmas Tree


A Christmas tree dotted with twinkling lights and delicate glass ornaments is always something that brings beauty to a room — but a Christmas tree dressed for a Christmas wedding? Even more enchanting.

In my previous post,  I shared a look at a Christmas table setting with a garland centerpiece…


… and today I am sharing a closer look at the Christmas tree decorated for a wedding. As with the table, I wanted the tree to be simple yet elegant and dotted with shades of shimmering golds, delicate creams, and soft shabby aqua. Read This Entry