State Department Holiday Decor by David Stark

State Department Holiday Decor by David Stark

Aaron Able
Dec 14, 2010

The Halls have been decked with holiday decor in the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms! InStyle asked David Stark to mastermind the seasonal decor in the historic rooms that regularly host foreign guests and dignitaries. Stark masterfully played it cool with modern updates to traditional holiday themes — making certain not to overwhelm the historic rooms by adding the perfect dose of holiday glitz.

As is his trademark style, Stark used everyday materials like ribbon and wrapping paper to create festive touches to architectural elements like the grand archway in the Thomas Jefferson Room. Want to see the rooms in person? They're open for public tours!

See more images and find descriptions of David Stark's decor at InStyle | InStyle Decorates the State Department's Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

Images: Susan Montagna

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