Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Entertaining on the Patio with Fairy Lights

Entertaining outdoors is always on the agenda in summer. By adding a few extra twinkly touches, you can create a lovely ambience and magic for a night to remember.

fairy light cloches

I am sharing 4 elements that I used for the centerpiece to create an inviting ambience for this table recently. And the best part? It is so easy to recreate the look.

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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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Create Arrangements Like A Pro Using Artificial Flower Stems [VIDEO]

Flower stems are quite literally the foundation of any artificial flower arrangement, as they are the ones that hold up our beloved blooms. That being said, their role is not only limited to support — there are ways that you can decorate with floral stems to create a stunning display for your home.

Stems and artificial flower arrangement

The video above is an excellent start to knowing how best to prop up your faux florals, but there are also a variety of ways you can play around them in order to make even the barest of arrangements into an impressive statement. Here are a few:

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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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The Most Lifelike Flowers Ever [VIDEO]

So Realistic You Can’t Tell the Difference

Balsam Hill’s handcrafted flowers are long-lasting, never fading or wilting. Low maintenance, no watering or trimming required, and pollen free with no removal or fallout. Our collection recreates the look of real flowers in various stages of bloom and has been curated by design experts for stunning beauty and realism.

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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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Spring Decorations That Last: Vibrant Handcrafted Florals

The bright colors of spring florals symbolize new life in nature. Brighten your home with spring decorations that last throughout the season and beyond. Handcrafted florals and greenery add a fresh dash of color and charm into your living spaces.


There are different varieties of spring floral arrangements and flower stems to choose from for every room in your home. Place them on mantels, set them on tables, or hang them on your front door. Use pre-arranged florals to decorate your outdoor areas as well.

Display the most beautiful blooms of the season with spring home decor that stay bright and colorful every day. For more spring decorating ideas, visit Balsam Hill today.