A White House Christmas: Including Floral Design Tutorials
“A White House Christmas: Including Floral Design Tutorials” By Laura Dowling.
ISBN 978-90-5856-575-4. Copyright 2017. Hardcover 160 pages.
Christmas at the White House is the most beautiful and grand celebration of the year. As Chief Floral Designer during the Obama administration, Laura Dowling was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Here, she invites readers behind-the-scenes of this complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details including intricate hydrangea-covered archways, illusion cube-patterned column covers, and gilded maple leaf rosette panels to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, the décor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from across the country and around the world.
In addition to her White House experiences, Laura shares advice and ideas, tips and techniques for planning holiday displays at home, including step-by-step instructions for re-creating some of the most popular and original White House holiday designs. Includes 15 how-to projects for recreating a White House Christmas at home.
A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase.