FLOTUS Recruited Some of Her Favorite Designers to Decorate the White House This Year
As far as first lady style goes, Jackie Kennedy is hard to beat, but Michelle Obama has definitely been giving her a run for her money over the past six years. And with so many public appearances and fancy events, it’s no surprise that FLOTUS has formed a close bond with some of America’s coolest brands. So it should come as no surprise that the most stylish lady in DC has recruited a few of her favorite folks in the fashion industry to help her decorate the White House one last time.
Michelle has enlisted the help of Carolina Herrera, London-based Duro Olowu and Opening Ceremony’s Carol Lim and Humberto Leon (who are also co-creative directors for Kenzo) to deck out three rooms with their own personal touch. Well, their own personal touch that still looks very presidential. Here’s a look at how each room turned out.
Opening Ceremony: Carol and Humberto had the honor of adding a festive touch to the house’s esteemed library room. As an homage to the important piece of literature housed here, you’ll find custom-made book ornaments, hand-painted marbleized globes, original quill arrangements, handmade snowmen with quote scarves and origami trees. (Photo via Opening Ceremony)
Carolina Herrera: Carolina dressed up the China room by draping fresh pine and greenery obelisks over the doorways while an evergreen and eucalyptus garland runs across the fireplace. The room also includes an eight-foot tree and a central table that has been wrapped in a super festive plaid and topped with a pine tree and vibrant red gift boxes. (Photo via @carolinaherrera)
Duro Olowu: Duro decorated the Vermeil Room with two eight-foot Christmas trees that have been draped with vintage fabrics, ornate appliqué, vintage ribbons and encrusted hanging ornaments. The room also features a centerpiece diorama consisting of miniature Christmas trees and an adorned mantel packed with even more miniature trees as well as beaded and upholstered ornaments, fabric pom-poms, bows and ribbons. (Photo via @duroolowu)
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