President Obama's Redesigned Oval Office

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One of the most famous rooms in the country just got a makeover. Done at no cost to taxpayers, the project was funded by an non-profit group, the White House Historical Association. The redesign is dignified, calm and quiet - as defined by…

… the neutrals - browns, wheats and creams - used throughout.

According to today's piece on the new design from the New York Times (thanks to Jocelyn for the link!), there are a few new pieces:

• A (donated) carpet featuring the presidential seal surrounded by 5 quotes chosen by President Obama
• Two brown velvet-like cotton upholstered sofas
• An American walnut and mica coffee table

And, some classics that remain:
• Lincoln and Washington portraits
• Grandfather Clock
•The "Resolute", the desk that has been around since Rutherford B. Hayes.

Check out all the details of the makeover, including the quotes included on the new carpet at: The New York Times

Image: ©2010 Doug Mills/The New York Times