Were you surprised to see a contemporary coffee table by Roman Thomas in the Oval Office makeover? The New York Times rounds up some reactions from the likes of Ellen Lupton, Arianna Huffington, Miles Redd, Dominique Browning, Deborah Needleman and Stephen Drucker who (I think) said it best: "Decorating is the last subject we need in the national debate right now. Even in the best of times, taste is not a subject that brings people together."
You can read all the reactions and see photos of the Oval Office through the years at The New York Times | The Audacity of Taupe.
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