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Diplomacy at Home for the Holidays: Natural Home Decorates Blair House and U.S. State Department

The Magazine Publishers of America invited Natural Home to decorate the Blair House and rooms in the Harry S. Truman building as part of a holiday reception hosted by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.



The Blair House’s traditional annual 9-foot Christmas tree is visible to passersby on Pennsylvania Ave. We decorated it in eco-friendly style with natural quartz crystals and LED lights.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Our handmade recycled newspaper tree crowns a table of gifts in recycled and reusable wrapping. Our recycled cardboard trees, “planted” in terra cotta planters, add a touch of whimsy.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Natural Home and Associates III decorated the Jackson Entry with Dried Flower Mistletoe Balls from Ten Thousand Villages. The mistletoe balls are handcrafted out of eucalyptus, wheat, caspia and salal by artisans in Lima, Peru.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
A birch bark tree adds to a recurring theme of Christmas trees throughout the room.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Cotton buds and pussy willows from a local florist and mistletoe kissing balls soften the marble mantel in the Jackson Conference Room.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
A recycled glass chickadee vase invokes thoughts of peace this holiday season.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Reclaimed metal temple bells, oil drum angels made in Haiti and holiday centerpiece made with organic, wild-harvested cedar and hydrangeas—all from Viva Terra—showcase a perfect blend of elegance and sustainability.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Natural Home’s theme for the room was one of conscientious, simple luxury.
Photo By Rob Cardillo
Decoupaged 1960s bulb ornaments are just one of many handcrafted decorations.
Photo By Rob Cardillo











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