Get an insider’s look into the sophisticated floral stylings of a White House Chief Floral Designer. Join Laura as she shares her White House experiences, tips and techniques. Learn how she gleans inspiration for her trademark casually elegant, nature-inspired floral creations, and discover new trends and ideas for creating seasonal decorations and strategies for festive entertaining at home. Lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn is included. 

 

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Add to Calendar 10/26/2019 09:00:00 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco Floral Design Presentation with Laura Dowling

Get an insider’s look into the sophisticated floral stylings of a White House Chief Floral Designer. Join Laura as she shares her White House experiences, tips and techniques. Learn how she gleans inspiration for her trademark casually elegant, nature-inspired floral creations, and discover new trends and ideas for creating seasonal decorations and strategies for festive entertaining at home. Lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn is included. 

 

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Laura Dowling

Laura Dowling served as Chief Floral Designer at the White House from 2009 until 2015. As creative director for flowers and décor, she managed White House floral design for thousands of official and private events, including state dinners, parties, receptions and large-scale installations, such as the Fourth of July, Halloween and the iconic White House Christmas. Her lush and lively floral creations also graced the White House state rooms, East and West Wing offices, Camp David and the Presidential private residence. Laura’s idea is that the White House flowers and décor should carry represent both the best of American design and the American spirit, conveying a sense of warmth, optimism, hopefulness and a spirit of generosity. This philosophy serves as the basis for her signature designs.

Books

Laura Dowling has written several books on flower arranging based on her experience in the White House. Signings will be held in the gift Shops following her program. Additionally, china used by at least six presidents and their wives will be on display, and the floral arrangements Laura Dowling created earlier during the day will be available for purchase as well.

 

 

 

 

 

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John-Aubrey Stone

Library Projects Assistant

703-667-3620

jastone@mountvernon.org

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