Holiday Tour: The Grand Foyer

Grand Foyer

Holly Leaves The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are trimmed with eight cone-shaped tress fashioned by designer Robert Isabell. The magnificent tress are decorated with fruit, hydrangea and rich burgundy ribbons to create a warm and elegant look for this welcoming foyer. Pier tables in the Cross Hall also highlight art from the White House Collection of American Crafts. The pier table on the landing of the Grand Staircase showcases a vignette of ornaments made by architects and architectural students for our 1995 theme, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Photo The pier table in the Grand Foyer reflects our 1994 theme, The Twelve Days of Christmas, with whimsical ornaments made by students from art schools and universities around the country. The wooden ornaments were created and designed by members of the Society of Decorative Painters. Before departing the Grand Foyer, you might want to steal a kiss from a loved one below the mistletoe that hangs from this year's kissing ball, which was designed, painted and stitched by Hyla Hurley and Gail Hendrix of Washington, DC, to portray each of our past holiday themes.

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