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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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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: The Sophisticated Style of Jackie Kennedy

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Beyond her image as a fashion icon, Jacqueline Kennedy was also a brilliant interior decorator. Her appreciation of the finer things in life influenced her as she led the restoration of the White House to its old grandeur. Her stylish additions to the presidential residence in the 1960s continue to be hallmarks of her timeless elegance. You, too, can bring Jackie’s iconic designs into your home with these ideas on the Balsam Hill blog:

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

5 Classy Breakfast Nooks

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The always dainty breakfast nook is proof that there is beauty in simplicity. While it may not seem as prominent as other areas of the house, what this niche lacks in size it makes up for with its warm and cozy appeal. It is appreciated for its ability to function both as a dining space and a relaxing corner of your home. Join My Balsam Hill Home as we take a look at five stylish design ideas for an intimate breakfast nook.

1. Breakfast Nooks with a Beautiful Banquette

A breakfast nook is always an idyllic feature in any kitchen, especially for homes that have limited space. You can maximize the available room in your kitchen by transforming one of its empty corners into a casual dining area. But instead of using the more traditional dining chairs, you can supplant them by installing a comfortable banquette. The angled structure of this type of seating allows for more room since it can be placed in a corner without requiring additional space.

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My Balsam Hill Home: 5 Marvelous Ways to Highlight Hardwood Floors

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Floors help to anchor the look of a room. Of the multitude of options available to homeowners, hardwood floors offer you timeless elegance like no other. With proper care, they may also increase the market value of your house. After examining the factors in choosing the perfect floor type, My Balsam Hill Home now gives you five elegant ways to let your beautiful hardwood floors take center stage:

1. White Oak Floors in Minimalist Spaces

Unstained white oak floors provide a clean ambiance in your indoor space because of their muted color palette. They do not compete for your attention, but simply help to ground the major pieces included in your decorative scheme. Pairing these wooden floors with minimalist home fixtures, such as simple table counters and austere light fixtures, lets your room shine with an exquisite glow, and even makes it look more spacious.
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