Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Autumn: 5 Gorgeous Fall Mantels for Your Home

With the cooler climate of autumn finally settling in, it is time once again to redecorate our home to relish the season. And as we shift to a warmer and cozier focus, we begin by updating the look of our favorite area for the family to assemble, the fireplace. Join Balsam Hill as we review five stylish ways to transform your mantel to promote the autumn season.

man/t’l n. – The facing of stone, marble about a fireplace, including a projecting shelf or slab above it

Pumpkins and Gourds

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Transform your fireplace into a vision of nature-inspired elegance by placing the bounty of harvest on your mantel. By using accents from nature, such as pumpkins, gourds, and feathers, you can present the sense of the autumn season into your home. Placing autumn flowers and dried foliage can also add to the pastoral look of your mantel. Read This Entry

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Autumn: How to Choose the Perfect Wreath

Fall wreaths are a great way to bring the best of autumn into your home. Depending on your style and needs, you can choose from a myriad of autumn wreaths that reflect the aesthetics of your home. Here are some ideas to help you in selecting the perfect wreath to welcome the season.

Fiery colors on this autumn wreath stand out against the indigo door

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Decorating for Autumn: A Warm Welcome in Your Porch, Patio, and Portico

The vast outdoors rapidly change once fall arrives. A fine way to welcome the gorgeous new season is to redecorate your home exteriors and give them a wonderful look that perfectly matches autumn. In our second feature on Decorating for Autumn, we give you marvelous ideas for your porch, patio, and portico that will brilliantly complement the deep and spectacular colors of everyone’s favorite season.

Sara's front porch, transformed

Pumpkins and and Autumn Abundance Wreath and Garland added lively colors to this entryway

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

5 Ways You Can Use Pumpkins and Gourds as Elegant Décor

Pumpkins and gourds are among the simplest and most charming decorations that abound during the fall season. These nature-inspired accent pieces represent a bountiful harvest. Their vibrant colors and smooth texture and contours bring to life even the quietest corners of your home. The first post in our new series, Decorating for Autumn, will give you creative ideas for turning pumpkins and gourds into elegant home décor.

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Uncarved pumpkins make a bright display on any holiday

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Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Homes Inspired by Icons: Michelle Obama’s Modern Elegance

Michelle Obama’s unmistakable style and grace have turned her into one of the most iconic first ladies of all time. Fusing classical and contemporary aesthetics, her signature look is a fresh and bold statement that comes from a mixture of simple colors. Bring her contemporary elegance into your living spaces with these ideas from the Balsam Hill blog.

a radiant Michelle Obama addresses a crowd regarding her policies

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