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Book cover of Laura Dowling's A White House Christmas, featuring interior living room with white and green marble fireplace. adorned with green, red and orange decorations. Published by Stichting.

A White House Christmas

By (author) Laura Dowling


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  • From the best-selling author of Floral Diplomacy (ISBN: 9789058565587)
  • Christmas is the busiest season of the year with over 100,000 visitors to the White House during December
  • Includes 15 how-to projects for recreating a White House Christmas at home
Full Description

Christmas at the White House is the most beautiful and grand celebration of the year. As Chief of Floral Design 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 hand-made craft displays were created. From architectural details including intricate hydrangea-covered archways, illusionary cube-patterned column covers, and gilded maple leaf rosette panels, to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family’s 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-themed displays at home, including step-by-step instructions for re-creating some of the most popular and original White House holiday designs.

About the Author

Laura Dowling is an award-winning florist and designer. She is the recipient of the American Horticultural Society's "Great American Gardener Award" for achievements and contributions in floristry and is a featured speaker at leading flower shows, museums and cultural institutions across the country. In 2016, she received the "Distinguished Flower Ambassador" award from the Royal Horticultural Society of Belgium at a ceremony honoring international floral diplomacy in Ghent, Belgium. A native of Chehalis, Washington, Laura received her B.A. degree in political science and Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Stichting Kunstboek
8th Sep 2017
World excluding Benelux, Germany, Switzerland and Austria
260 mm x 210 mm
144 Pages
100 color
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