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Modern Palaces: The World’s Most Beautiful Homes

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The concept of the home has changed over the years. It’s no longer a simple place where people dine, rest and live. They have become personal sanctuaries, a delightful space that provides comfort from the stress-filled environment of the outside world.

There are those who have taken this idea further. Instead of creating simple retreats, they have constructed their own paradises, grand houses that not only personify their owners, but also exude luxury and sophistication. In celebration of Landscape Architecture Month, here are five estates that have redefined our notions of what a home can be.

1.) Updown Court in England


Photo by Lord Wishanger via Wikicommons. CC BY-SA 3.0.

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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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Spring Style Guide: Rustic Wreaths for Your Home

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Spring is considered by many as one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. After the silence and coldness of winter comes the warmth of the sun, and with it plants are finally given the chance to grow and blossom. Everyone can finally see and appreciate their vibrant colors, their elegant design and their natural splendor.

With Balsam Hill’s Spring Wreath collection, you can finally bring the lovely appeal of fresh flowers into your very own home. Here are several of our beautiful creations with some suggestions on where they can be placed:

All-natural Preserved Lavender Wreath

1. The Napa Valley Lavender Wreath and Your Living Room


The Napa Valley Lavender Wreath is a splendid addition to any living room. It beautifully combines lavender, caspia, eucalyptus and purple sinuata to create a look that is immensely lovely. Placing this wreath on your mantel piece will infuse your space with a refreshing atmosphere. Guests and family members will smile with delight when they notice this beautiful addition.

All-natural floral pansy and hydrangea wreath

2. The Pansy and Hydrangea Wreath and Your Foyer


The Pansy and Hydrangea Wreath features an exquisite medley of pansies mixed with the lush fullness of hydrangeas and sea green caspia. The attractive combination imbues the piece with the lightness and vibrant colors of spring. Hanging this wreath in your foyer will immediately enchant anyone who comes into your home.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Spring Renewal: Tips on Decorating for Spring

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The 20th of March marks the beginning of spring, the season of fresh flowers and invigorating rain showers. This season is all about starting over, making it the perfect time to redecorate your home. Here are some tips on how to enliven your space in time for spring.


Bright Shades and Pastel Hues

Add a pop of color to your home, a fresh change from the dreary blues and grays of winter, by painting your walls a bright color like light yellow or orange. These shades emit an energetic vibe perfect for the season’s theme of renewal.

Brentwood Regency Estate by Elizabeth Dinkel

Kitchen by Los Angeles Interior Designer Elizabeth Dinkel

A color-infused home, however, does not end with the walls. As pictured above, something as simple as a bit of color on a seat cushion, colored tabletop accents, throw pillows, and even rugs can make a room brighter. Elizabeth of The Mustard Ceiling blog shares some more inspirations on how you can use shades of yellow in your home.

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