On December 1, the first lady unveiled the 2019 White House Christmas Decorations!
The “Spirit of America” was this year’s theme. Elements of the theme are seen throughout the White House, floral emblems of every US state and territory hangs from the official White House Christmas Tree and design moldings representing some of America’s greatest landmarks line the walls of the East Colonnade.
Being a native Washingtonian myself, I grew up with the Washingtonian Magazine. I remember the magazine being delivered to our home and I would sit on the sofa for hours looking at the glossy photos and being particularly interested in the food and DC real estate sections. My dad was a french chef working in DC and often was reviewed by the Magazine. It was always very exciting when my dad’s restaurant made the list of top 100 Best Restaurants in DC. To this day..there is no better local restaurant guide than the 100 Very Best Restaurants in Washington DC .
As I love the magazine, it is my go to source for magnificent pictures of the White House Christmas decorations. Enjoy the tour!
The East Colonnade highlights a timeline of American design and architecture from the country’s early days through the modern era.
This is the cross hall of the White House adorned with green and gold trees of varying sizes.
The reflection on the marble floor adds to the magical look of the glistening trees.
A view of the East Room from the State Dining Room.
The entrance to the Blue Room, which houses the official White House Christmas Tree.
Measuring over 18-feet tall, the 2019 White House Christmas Tree comes from Mahantongo Valley Farms in Pennsylvania.
The Gold Star Family Tree honors US military members and their families and is the very first tree to welcome guests to the East Wing.
The White House Crèche inside the East Room. Two magnificent trees decorated with blue velvet ribbon flank the Crèche.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s portrait sits on display in the Vermeil Room, which features bouquets of blush roses and soft hues of gold.
A small part of the 1,600 piece White House silver vermeil collection sits on display in the Vermeil Room and check out the garland on the mantle!
The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall boast a “glistening winter garden” theme this year, including 22 evergreens, 14 golden magnolia topiaries, and 10 floral urns.
The State Dining Room’s mantle is very elaborate and adorned with a garland of red roses.
Christmas tales adorn the mantle and Christmas tree inside the Green Room.
The ground floor corridor has white marble walls and a portrait of former First Lady Laura Bush.
The annual Christmas cards of recent presidents and first families hang in the East Garden Room.
The Library is adorned with White House Historical Association ornaments.
The Grand Staircase connects the White House’s State Floor with the First Family’s official home on the Second Floor.
The Red Room is decorated with wreaths, garland, and a gorgeous tree.
The White House advent calendar hangs in the windows of the Green Room.
The entrance to the Blue Room, viewed from the Grand Foyer.
A decorative “house of cards” sits in the Red Room, made from official White House playing decks.
This year’s Gingerbread House is constructed from 200 lbs. of dough and covered in 25 lbs. of icing.
Members of “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band perform inside the Grand Foyer.
WOW, what a magnificent display of Christmas Decor! Check out the official White House 2019 Christmas Video HERE
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I hope you enjoyed, as much as I did, a tour of the White House 2019 Christmas Decor. I get so much inspiration from these pictures and I love learning how the designers incorporate Christmas into the elaborate decor of the White House. I’m done drooling over these photos for now, and have to get back to my own decorating!! More to come!
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