Oval Office gets fresh look with understated tones

Sep 1 2010

Oval Office gets fresh look with understated tones
Oval Office gets fresh look with understated tones
The Oval Office is one of the most iconic rooms in America. It has been the backdrop of the most important presidential addresses and some of the most powerful men in United States history have sat at its famous Resolute Desk. Even so, the room can always use a fresh look and, according to The Washington Post, it just received an update.

The news source reports that, while the Obamas were on vacation last week, designers were fast at work making changes. The office was outfitted with neutral, beige hues and includes several elements that pay tribute to former presidents, including famous quotes by Franklin Roosevelt.

The room was outfitted with plush couches and a brown rug that is made from 25 percent recycled wood. Although he did not confirm it, the news outlet reports that Michael S Smith was responsible for the design.

Homeowners looking to mimic the beige-centric design of the Oval Office may want to consider hanging Roman shades. Industry experts at HGTV.com report that Roman shades offer a classic elegance that can provide the perfect backdrop to a room that is replete with neutral colors.
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