Seminole State College of Florida’s interior design students have transformed the Leu House Museum into Leu’s Holiday House based on holiday traditions and memories from six Central Florida notables, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, philanthropist Harriett Lake and former Florida Lt. Gov. Toni Jennings.
The College’s interior design faculty reached out to well-known Central Floridians to provide inspiration for this year’s holiday décor.
Each room in the Leu House features a bio and personal story associated with the individual who inspired the décor for that room, says Cheryl Knodel, interior design program manager.
“Harriett Lake tells a story that dates to when she was five or six years old,” Knodel says. “Every year she always wanted a red coat. Now whenever she sees a red coat, she has to buy it. She’s bringing her coat rack with 15 or 20 red coats.”
This year’s themes are:
The holiday display runs through Dec. 31 in the museum, which is at 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. Guided tour hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, visit the Leu Gardens website.
For more than 30 years, Seminole State’s Interior Design Program has been a leader in Florida. Seminole State offers the only public four-year interior design program in Central Florida. For more information, visit the Interior Design website.
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