A striking change from President Obama’s Oval Office is the curtains. President Trump has opted for gold tinted yellow with blue, in an old school style with rounded drapes. Trump really loves gold, and this was one of the immediate changes he made upon taking office.
President Trump switched out the leather chairs that Obama had in the sitting area and opted for upholstered chairs instead. In signature Trump style, these are in a yellow fabric that complements the gold frames above the fireplace.
Trump added a couch with intricate designs in brocade, a fancy decorative fabric that typically includes gold or silver threads. These add a more formal vibe to the entire room but it is evident that the designer and Trump had this in mind when making all the changes they did.
A colorful sunburst rug that Trump added contributes more color to the Oval Office, whereas Obama had opted for a more neutral rug. In fact, Trump brought back the Laura Bush-designed rug used in the early days of the George W. Bush administration. According to Trump, this rug better reflects his “optimistic” attitude and outlook.
Another furniture choice that President Trump has opted for is a coffee table that is wooden and classic looking. This adds to the traditional but classic look of the entire office, and goes along with the general theme of the entire room.
Decor changes to the room include a number of flag stands, fewer pictures on the desk (as of now), a bust of Winston Churchill, and additional portraits. After taking a look at the different artwork options available in the White House collections, Trump picked a portrait of Andrew Jackson to hang in the Oval Office.
Some of the key items that remain from the previous administration are “The Resolute” desk, the beautiful phones, a grandfather clock, and additional portraits.
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