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Virtual Holiday Décor Tour

Tune in from home to feast your eyes on Hillwood’s elaborate Christmas trees and immerse yourself in the layered details with the designers behind the décor. 

Hillwood founder Marjorie Merriweather Post’s life inspired the visitor center tree, designed by Quintece Hill-Mattauszek, principal designer and owner of Studio Q Designs, a firm specializing in designing luxury interiors located in Alexandria, Virginia. Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, drew details from the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior to inspire four trees in the mansion.

Join Quintece and Ami as they share their approach to blending holiday favorites with a fresh twist each season and respond to your questions in real time. 


This virtual tour is presented live via Zoom. Participants can submit questions via the chat feature. 

Registered users will be emailed a link to join this Zoom program. To get started, please download Zoom on your chosen device and explore the Frequently Asked Questions. This program will be recorded. 


Quintece Hill-MattauszekQuintece Hill-Mattauszek grew up learning how to design and create beautiful things, learning how to sew draperies and slipcovers with her mother and accompanied her father in his passion project, a part-time landscaping business. She studied mechanical engineering and interior design at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. Quintece worked under some of the area’s most accomplished designers before establishing Studio Q Designs in 2012. Through her own business, Quintece regularly employs her engineering background to craft truly unique environments for her clients. 

In 2016, The Washington Post featured the roof-terrace design Quintece produced for the DC Design House. She’s since been featured in several publications and TV programming that have highlighted her diverse skillsets. 

Photo Credit: Nova Soul Imagery 

Ami Wilber headshot pink yellow florals white orchidsAmi Wilber (she/her) became the floral and event décor designer at Hillwood in November 2016. Ami has years of experience as a floral designer. She received a bachelor's degree in fine art from Miami University of Ohio and a Master's of Fine Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Crafts. Prior to joining Hillwood, Ami created sculptures and exhibited her installations at galleries and public spaces in Washington, DC. 

2018 Holiday display in Hillwood's entry hall
2014 holiday display in Hillwood's pavilion
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Haute Holidays at Hillwood draws inspiration from the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior with resplendent Christmas trees and holiday decorations throughout the estate.