A Look at President Obama's Newly Decorated Oval Office
Photos of President Obama's newly redecorated Oval Office were released this week, giving us the first glimpse at the new White House décor since Los Angeles-based designer Michael Smith was selected as the decorator in chief. While the first family vacationed in Martha's Vineyard, Smith and his crew installed a new rug, carpet, couches, wallpaper, and more. While some, as the New York Times points out, are calling it "too brown, too dowdy, too ho hum," I think Smith made appropriate updates, maintaining a sense of history, whilst bringing it up to speed with contemporary styles. Let's take a look at Obama's new digs.