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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: Audrey Hepburn’s Timeless Sophistication

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No one in popular culture embodies elegance the way Audrey Hepburn did. She exuded class, sophistication, and confidence that were manifested on the silver screen. Bring the iconic style and grace of Audrey’s most unforgettable characters into your home with design ideas from the Balsam Hill blog:

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My Balsam Hill Home: Stylish Ways to Store Wine

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Wine has been a significant part of life, food, and culture for centuries. These fine spirits elevate your dining experience and complement sumptuous dishes. Having a personal wine collection at home also implies luxury and class. Store your bottles of vino in style and bring an air of refinement into your living spaces with Balsam Hill’s favorite wine storage ideas:

1. Display Wine Bottles on an Empty Wall

Wine bottles displayed on the wall

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

My Balsam Hill Home: 5 Elements of a Cozy Reading Room

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Reading a book is a wonderful way to escape the many stresses of work. A compelling novel or an awe-inspiring memoir transports you to a different place and time, and gives you the marvelous opportunity to unwind and gain new and valuable insight into life.

More than just a pastime or simple hobby, reading requires utmost concentration in your own intimate corner of the universe. A reading room provides exactly that: a sanctuary where you can relax and delve into the pages of your stories, far from the distractions and noise of home life. Here are five elements of a tranquil reading room for your literary adventures:

1. A Comfortable Chair

Pick out a wing or club seat that gives you maximum comfort. A large chair with a soft cushion can give your back the proper support it needs and will even let you move around. You can add a footstool to prop up your legs after a long and tiring day at the office.

Choose a chair that has soft fabric in a subtle color to complement any design scheme. Don’t go for leather. While it looks bold and sleek, leather can feel uncomfortable after hours of sitting.
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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Vintage Finds: Antique Home Décor

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Vintage home décor can give your living spaces an air of  nostalgia. With unique pieces placed in the right corners, your home allows you to embark on a journey back in time. But hunting for that ultimate vintage piece can be tricky.

Sammy Davis of sammydvintage.com encourages buyers to invest in antiques with a “modern day purpose” while highlighting the buyers’ personal style. Here are four design ideas that achieve a balance of functionality and timeless chic.

Classic Comfort

Breathe new life into vintage décor by updating their features. This antique industrial chair exhibits a brightly colored back cushion that not only adds pizzazz but also comfort. This minor adjustment can transform an otherwise ordinary piece of furniture into one full of character.


Eclectic Home Office by Idledale Furniture And Accessories Vintage Renewal

 
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