Monday, February 21, 2011

President's Day

Since today is President's Day, I thought you might like seeing the interiors that Ken Blasingame designed in the White House with First Lady Laura Bush.  Pictures are from Architectural Digest.

The Queens' bedroom, part of the family quarters.  In the past, this room was an office for presidents' staff.  I would love to stay in this room.  I love the pink!

The Palm Room takes you to the West Wing and the Rose Garden.

The Green Room

The Oval Office during George W. Bush's presidency.  The president left the design decisions to the first lady and Ft Worth designer Ken Blasingame.

The Oval Office received new draperies, upholstery, personal artwork, and accessories.

Another shot of the Oval Office and the new upholstery on the chairs.

The Library, which houses the White House's permanent collection of books.  This room has also been used as a laundry room, a storage room, and a waiting room.

The Lincoln Bedroom was restored with period details.

The Vermeil Room is a formal sitting room.  The portraits are of Lady Bird Johnson above the mantle, and Jacqueline Kennedy above the sofa.

The Roosevelt Room is used for staff meetings and press conferences and is across from the Oval Office.

With a new administration comes new interiors.

Here is a picture of the Oval Office today, decorated by LA designer Michael S. Smith.

The New Oval Office

Another shot of the Oval Office.  Michael S. Smith's version is a little less formal, more trendy.

So which version of the Oval Office do you like best?  Do you have a favorite?

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