If you were a king, queen, or foreign diplomat visiting the U.S. president in Washington, D.C., you might stay at Blair House, the president's ultraluxurious guest home. To get Blair House ready for its many visitors this holiday season, the U.S. State Department honored Better Homes and Gardens® with an invitation to help decorate the home as part of the Magazine Holiday Showcase.
Once the Blair House halls, walls, mantels, and rooms were decked, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted a special holiday event for the families of government employees serving overseas. Better Homes and Gardens editor in chief Gayle Goodson Butler traveled to Washington to share the special night with Clinton and the families.
Better Homes and Gardens designers used Christmas decorating tricks you can easily re-create in your own home. You might not be hosting dignitaries this holiday season, but you can make your guests to feel like royalty.