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.