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Travel and lifestyle tips that reflect Balsam Hill’s signature elegance

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[VIDEO] How to Speak the Language of Flowers

Whether used in a flower arrangement for decoration or as a bouquet to gift on a special occasion, flowers easily add beauty and charm to any setting. In different cultures throughout history, flowers have become associated with multiple meanings and varied symbolisms.

The language of flowers, or floriography, grew in popularity during the Victorian times, when flower arrangements were used to convey coded messages in society. The secret language of flowers can be used to communicate one’s feelings, moods, and style.

Watch this video to find out how to express yourself using different types of real or artificial flowers.

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[VIDEO] Expert Tips On Matching A Vase To Your Flower Arrangement

Decorative vases provide a beautiful home for your fresh or faux flowers. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes that you can choose from. There are vases made of different materials such as glass, ceramic, porcelain, clay, rattan, and non-rusting metals like aluminum, brass, bronze, or stainless steel.

Instantly liven up any room or add some accent to your decor with a flower arrangement in a vase. The following video can give you some ideas on matching different containers to different flower stems.

When choosing your vase, consider the length of the stems as well as the colors and sizes of the flowers you’ll use. You can stick to a palette of similar hues, or use complementing colors to come up with striking designs.

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‘Tis the Other Season: Balsam Hill Gives Back

Give others a reason to smile  by participating in Balsam Hill’s annual Christmas in July event.

'Tis The Other Season To Give Back - Christmas in July

Balsam Hill will feature four charitable organizations on its Facebook page, from July 2 to 31. You can participate and raise awareness by liking, reacting, and sharing the posts about each organization. Each like, love, and wow is worth $0.50, while a comment and share are worth $1 each. Balsam Hill will match every cent made for each organization during the campaign period with a corresponding donation. On July 31, you will have one more chance to donate by simply commenting the name of your charity of choice on a special post for another $1 contribution.

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3 Questions Great Hosts Ask When Creating A Tablescape

Entertaining guests at home comprises multiple elements. From food and timing to venue and set-up, all these details need to come together to create the right ambience for your guests. Great hosts aim to have a warm and inviting atmosphere in order for their guests to have a pleasantly memorable time.

Tammy Damore Tablescape

Design great-looking tablescapes that lend an air of elegance and make any occasion feel special. Here are three questions to set you on the right path to creating beautiful tablescapes.

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13 Floral Decor Ideas That Will Inspire You

Be inspired to add touches of floral decor throughout your home with beautiful displays by our blogger friends. Here are some design ideas to incorporate flower arrangements, wreaths, and greenery to your home decorating.

Plan a Wonderful First Impression

First impressions are important—and for your home, it will most certainly come from the entryway. A great way to design this is based on how you would like to be greeted each time you enter your home. Do you want a relaxed welcome or a more vibrant reception?

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Designer Spotlight: Courtney’s French Country Florals

As the founder of lifestyle blog French Country Cottage and editor of Romantic Homes magazine, Courtney is known for bringing chic aesthetics and vintage elegance to her designs. In this video, you’ll get to know her creative process and inspirations for her first line of artificial florals with Balsam Hill.

From Home Décor to Floral Design

From renovating her 1940s home to creating her own line of home decorations, Courtney’s designs have a refined yet rustic French Country feel. Her signature style is present in her work as a freelance photographer, brand stylist, and writer—for which she constantly searches new sources of inspiration. “I draw my inspiration for the creative process with what’s around me—with nature, with anything I’m working on, [or] when I’m traveling,” she explains. “Or at home, it may be something as simple as how the light hits the floor when it bounces through the French doors. I’m just inspired constantly. That’s why I have my camera with me all the time, because I want to capture those things that inspire me.”

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4 Ways To Refresh Your Home With Spring Decorations

After bidding winter goodbye and with spring in full swing, you can easily refresh your home interiors with ready-to-display spring decorations. Channel the breathtaking beauty of the season into your rooms, and even your outdoor spaces, with spring-inspired floral arrangements and décor.

Marseille Meadow Garland

The Marseille Meadow Garland as rustic mantel décor. Photo from Liz Marie Blog

Replace Red with Green

Start by switching red décor that warmed up your home during the colder season for green-colored pieces. Green represents nature, renewal, and energy to instantly breathe new life into your interiors.

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