A funny review of the Oval Office makeovers of the recent Presidents. View them all here….
Let’s highlight the three most recent inhabitants.
Obama’s new makeover:
The current denizen of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave recently brought Change to the Oval Office in the form of monochromatic beige-and-cream. Apparently Mr. Excitement is not a big risk taker. But if you find yourself bored by all the creamy wonderfulness, you can always occupy your time by reading the Presidential rug:
…..This is fare for troubled times, and the White House is, uh, very transparent about it all. The carpet-bound philosophies are:
• “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
• “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” (Martin Luther King Jr.)
• “Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” (Abraham Lincoln)
• “No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” (John F. Kennedy)
• “The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.” (Theodore Roosevelt)
Love that last one…
George W. Bush:
The Shrub’s decor is likewise restrained – no irrational exuberance here. It’s hard to see in the photo but the drapes pick up the pale gold stripes on the Martha Washington chairs and both coordinate with the blue and gold border on the rug, pulling the room together nicely. Her only criticism is the cream pillows on the cream sofa. Booooooooor-ing! She would have found a snazzy blue-and-gold braid or silk cord to sew around them and thrown one or two small accent pillows on the sofa.
Well, I actually kind of like W’s office myself…but then I always was partial to Federal Blue, Remington’s work, Churchill’s bust (the bronze kind), and pro-American Presidents. Classy is as classy does.
And who can forget Mr. William Jefferson Clinton?:
Looking at the Clinton Oval Office, it’s easy to see why the Chimperor-in-chief opted for the relatively sedate azure and gold scheme. The eye popping colors are enough to make a guy choke on his pretzel and that dark blue rug is just… wrong. The candy striped sofas, while undeniably perky (not to mention reminiscent of interns), are a tad much when combined with a bright blue rug and bright gold curtains. Hard on the eyes………Sometimes, less is more.
My first thought was: “As any mother knows….the stripes on the couches are great….they hide stains.”
The Clinton-inspired, Blue Dress Democratic style is so not vogue now, but darn practical for all of those evenings with the interns, I tell ya.
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