Based on the recent video Melania Trump just posted to Twitter, the First Lady has been very busy as of late overseeing the decorating of the White House for the Winter holidays. In the video, the White House’s dramatic transformation is revealed, and it’s everything you imagined and more from the extravagant president’s administration. This year’s theme is time-honored traditions.
Fitting with the theme, classic wreaths tied with red bows have been hung from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue’s exterior windows – but the interiors are over-the-top, whimsical, and like nothing we’ve seen before. Rows of dramatic, up-lit white birch branches create an archway through the East Wing corridor. The Grand Foyer and Cross Hall are filled with soaring, sparkling trees dripping with snow and silver tinsel to create a Nutcracker Suite motif. The makeover includes subtler decor additions as well, such mistletoe dangling from the ceiling. The entire endeavor took some 53 Christmas trees, 70 wreaths, and the help of more than 150 volunteers. Tour it yourself in the slideshow ahead.