18 February 2008

Presidents' Day - The White House.

The President's Home

In the current issue of "Architectural Digest" readers are taken on a tour of the newly redecorated rooms in The White House. In honor of Presidents' Day I thought it would be only fitting to show the beautiful interiors here.

These photos are taken from "Architectural Digest", March 2008. The article that appears in the magazine is as follows. Please follow the link below for the remainder of the text.

"It is the most famous building in the world. People who have never heard of 10 Downing Street or the Élysée Palace know exactly what the White House is and even what it looks like. It is more than four walls and a roof. It is a symbol. Every day, in dozens of languages, television commentators report “the White House said today”—as if the building had a life and personality all its own.

And in fact it does. For more than 200 years the White House has been a living home to American presidents and their families. Everyone who walks its halls is conscious of all those—Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt—who have gone there before. “There’s a great reminder of history when you live here,” says Laura Bush, the wife of the current and 43rd president."

The Queens' Bedroom

The Lincoln Bedroom

The Palm Room

President's Park - The Gardens cover 82 acres

The Cabinet Room

The Roosevelt Room

The Family Theatre

The Family Theatre

The Vermeil Room

The Oval Office

The Oval Office

The Oval Office

The Green Room

The White House Library