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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: The Sophisticated Style of Jackie Kennedy

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Jackie Kennedy
Photo by Sacheverelle via flickr. CC-BY-NC-SA-2.0.


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

Homes Inspired by Icons: The Classic Elegance of Hillary Clinton

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Most people are aware that Hillary Clinton is a driving force in today’s political arena, but what many don’t know is that she also has a flair for interior decorating. She even considered having her own home decor show after her husband Bill Clinton left public office. How would a home influenced by Hillary’s classic elegance look? I’ve listed down some of her unique traits as translated in the design aesthetic of different rooms:

Stately Elegance in the Living Room

A living room decorated in yellow
Traditional Living Room by Westfield Interior Designers & Decorators Kingsley Belcher Knauss, ASID

Hillary absolutely loves yellow – and for good reason. The vibrancy immediately conveys a touch of freshness reminiscent of spring. Using this as the principal color of your living room creates a lively yet cozy atmosphere. Remember to follow the 60-30-10 color combination when using such a striking hue. Balance it off with hints of white, or even gray or black, to soften the glow of yellow.
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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

5 Top Female Home Designers

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In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, let us give a toast to five women who have raised the bar in interior design. Known for their luxurious styles and refined tastes, these women have become a force to be reckoned with in the design field.

Photo by Rei-artur via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0


Victoria Hagan

The founder of Victoria Hagan Interiors and Victoria Hagan Home has been in the interior design business for almost three decades. Known for her clean, sleek style and use of neutral and sophisticated colors, Victoria Hagan creates designs that are a mix of natural, modern, and traditional elements, among others. She has designed residential and corporate interiors as well as her family’s home in Connecticut, which showcases her impeccable style.

Hagan’s expertise in the field has not gone unnoticed; she was inducted into the Design Hall of Fame in 2004 and was named “Furniture Designer of the Year” by ELLE Décor and Architectural Digest in 2006.

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