State Dining Room

White House Floral Arrangment-Maddie Krueger

Facts:

  1. Larger of the two dining rooms on the State floor of the Executive Residence of the White House
  2. Used for receptions, luncheons, large formal dinners and state dinners for visiting heads of state on state visits
  3. The room seats 140 people
  4. Measures approximately 48 by 36 feet
  5. Received name during the presidency of James Monroe
  6. Originally used as office space
  7. Michelle Obama refurbished the room on June 25, 2015

Materials for Arrangement:

  • Vase
  • Foliage (filler flowers)
  • Waterproof clay
  • Waterproof tape
  • Floral stem tape
  • Floral wire
  • Wire Cutters
  • Greenery
  • Blue Dye
  • Scissors
  • Clippers
  • Etc.
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Categories:

  • Foliage/Greenery
  • Line Flowers: Tall blue flowers
  • Mass Flowers: White and Blue flowers; focal point

History:

The room was refurbished multiple times in the early to mid 1800s. Doors were cut through the west wall in 1877. The State Dining Room went through a major expansion and renovation in 1902, transforming it from a Victorian dining room into a "baronial" dining hall of the early 19th century including stuffed animal heads on the walls and dark oak paneling. The room stayed in this form until the White House's complete reconstruction in 1952.