Blue Room

By: Keaton Schulte

Where is it and whats it used for?

The Blue Room is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress.

Flowers

  • Hydrangea- Form
  • White rose- Mass
  • Blue bonnet- Line
  • White Peonis- Filler

Hydrangea

Big image

Pieces Inside Room

Interesting facts

  • This room is not quite 40 feet by 30 feet.
  • On June 2, 1886, Grover Cleveland became the first and only president to exchange wedding vows at the White House, and he and Frances Folsum did so in the Blue Room, accompanied by John Philip Sousa and the Marine Band.
  • The Blue Room is furnished in the French Empire style. A series of redecoratings through the 19th century caused most of the original pieces to be sold or lost.
  • The walls are hung with a chamois-colored wallpaper imprinted with medallions of burnished gold.

Room History

Originally decorated in red, blue was selected as the color for the drape, upholstery, and carpet during an 1837 refurbishing under President Martin Van Buren. Blue walls were introduced in 1902. It has since been redecorated, but has always maintained it's famous blue color scheme. During the holidays, the Blue Room is the location of the official White House's Christmas tree.