An earlier post today indicated shock at how rather…cheap the Obama Oval Office appeared in a recent photo. From the colors to the wall art to the what may very well be the worst drapes of any current national leader in the entire world. (They really are that bad) So let’s take a quick compare contrast of today’s Barack Obama Oval Office and compare it to some past presidents.
Stay classy Barack…
Here is the photo of today’s Oval Office that caused many to remark at how badly the decorating was. Note the odd linoleum-looking table with what appears to be plastic apples placed as a centerpiece. The couches, from the material to the coloring, hardly seem fitting for the workplace of the Leader of the Free World. But perhaps it’s those oddly colored drapes in the background that truly shock most people’s fashionable senses. And are the painted lines on the wall there to make the Oval Office appear thinner? Yikes.
This is the George W. Bush Oval Office from 2008. Much more solid colored – and no sign of any pinkish hue in those drapes. And that coffee table is proper presidential stuff right there.
Clinton-era Oval Office. Definitely a red-white-and blue motif going on here, but again, no sign of pink drapes thank God. And the couches, while a bit bling-bling, do at least provoke the colors of America. (And are likely great at hiding stains as well. Sorry…had to go there)
George HW Bush Oval Office. Just a glimpse of the lighter colored couches – similar to those used by Ronald Reagan. The gold and grey drapes, though not the best look to grace the Oval Office, are still far superior to those now being used for the Obama years.
Of the last forty or so years, I have been told that Ronald Reagan’s Oval Office was by far the best combination of space and decor of any of his contemporaries. (Its’ tougher to furnish than you might think, as it’s not nearly as large as most people believe) First Lady Nancy Reagan personally oversaw its update to suite the tastes of her husband and his sunny-California demeanor. It oozes class, strength, and dignity – just like Ronald Reagan did. That carpet is amazing. But wait…those drapes…say it ain’t so! Ah…the 1980′s…what a growing number are calling the last truly great decade for America…