White House Floral Arrangement

The Vermeil Room

The Vermeil Room

“The Vermeil Room takes its name from the display of a collection of gilded silver, ‘vermeil’ in French, given to the White House in 1957. Although portraits of the most recent First Ladies hang in the corridor, the portraits of five 20th century First Ladies, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Jacqueline Kennedy, hang in the Vermeil Room.”
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Materials

  • Brown glass vase

  • Wet floral foam

  • Floral knife

  • Floral foam knife

  • Pink snapdragon, red tulips, light pink lilies, baby’s breath

  • Chicken wire

  • Wire cutters

  • Water

  • Packaged floral preservative

Flower Categories

  • Line - snapdragon

  • Mass - red tulips

  • Filler - baby’s breath

  • Form - lilies

Design Style

American

Vermeil Room Facts

It is sometimes called the Gold Room.

It is considered the room of the First Ladies.

The room is about 27 1/2 by 22 1/2 feet.

Much of its decoration is inspired by 19th century designs.