Category Archives: Balsam Hill Lifestyle

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

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4 Stunning Christmas Tree Looks with the Biltmore Collection [Video]

Inspired by the enduring beauty of the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, Balsam Hill’s latest line of Christmas décor lets you deck the halls in timeless elegance. Watch the video to learn how Biltmore’s vision was translated into holiday décor you can enjoy in your home.

The Vanderbilt home was first opened to guests on Christmas Eve of 1895. Today, Biltmore continues the family’s tradition of gracious hospitality and passion for Christmas. Every room in the house is lavishly decorated as the season approaches each year.
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When to Put Up Your Christmas Tree

When air gets crisp and leaves start falling, the holiday season can be felt waiting just around the corner. It’s generally agreed that October is the domain of all things Autumn and Halloween related, but once the calendar turns to November, the lines between other holidays aren’t always so clear.

Decorating a Balsam Hill tree

The annual debate of when it’s appropriate to decorate, celebrate, or even think about Christmas decorations can be a bit contentious. Should you set up your tree before Thanksgiving? Only decorate it on Christmas Eve? How soon is too soon, and when does waiting patiently turn into just decorating at the last minute?

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Debbie Macomber’s 6 Steps to a Great Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is a family tradition held around the dining table. Whether you’re serving your family’s favorites or trying out new recipes, cooking up a scrumptious meal is always a labor of love.

Tuscany Cake Stand

Photographed by Stephanie Dyane

Best-selling author Debbie Macomber shares tips on how to prepare for this occasion, including a recipe straight from her latest cookbook, Debbie Macomber’s Table: Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Family and Friends.

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Designer Christmas Décor by Nicole Miller x Balsam Hill [Video]

A household name in fashion since the ‘80s, iconic American designer Nicole Miller brings modern elegance with a twist in this exclusive holiday collection. Watch the video to learn how Nicole combines her signature style with her love for Christmas.

Taking off from a modern take of a white Christmas, Nicole shares her passion for her favorite season through each piece. “I can’t wait ‘til Christmas!” says Nicole. “I’m really looking forward to it, more than ever this year. And I think it’s going to be so much fun.”

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Liz Marie | Liz Marie | Special Holiday Consultant

3 Quick Ways to Transition Your Decor from Fall to Winter

The tricky time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is upon us. The time of year where we are transitioning between fall and winter, and so is our decor.

Orchard Harvest Foliage

Personally, I’m a jump-right-into-subtle-Christmas-decor-and-eat-my-turkey-under-some-mistletoe kind of girl. But I think this transition period in our decor can be quite simple and adjustable by our personal preferences. Read This Entry

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Designer Spotlight: Creating Home Decorations that Bring Joy [VIDEO]

As Balsam Hill’s Product Development Manager, Joana Khatib oversees the design of most seasonal home décor and greenery products. Watch the creative process Joana and her team go through in order to come up with striking designs for your holiday home. Find out the journey your favorite decorations make from the drawing board to the real thing.

Bringing ideas to life

Joana keeps a close eye on designs every step of the way. Her team begins gathering ideas and images based on a list of new products to introduce or best-selling products to expand. Collage mood boards are created to present and narrow down big ideas into themes and categories.

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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

3 Kitchen Decor Ideas to Bring a Touch of Autumn

When it comes to adding a sprinkle of autumn in the kitchen, I like to do just that. Just a sprinkle. And really, that is all you need.

kitchen autumn decor

With a few basic elements like copper, natural wood, and a bit of fresh fruit, you can create a charming look in your kitchen without overwhelming your work area and everyday style.
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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Simple Ideas for Early Autumn Decor

That transition from summer to autumn decor in the house can sometimes be a gradual one. September is usually a hot month where I live and it makes adding all things cozy like tartan plaid and pumpkin spice feel like rushing the season until the weather cools down a bit.

Autumn decor

So to ease into autumn decor, adding simple touches around the house is often the go-to way.

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