Look! IKEA Recreates Oval Office in Union Station

Look! IKEA Recreates Oval Office in Union Station

Colleen Quinn
Jan 13, 2009

In addition to the pre-Inauguration Embrace Change 09 advertising blitz we wrote about yesterday, IKEA has set up a mock Oval Office in the main hall of DC's Union Station. Complete with Secret Service officers, the display offers low cost suggestions for redecorating the most famous room in the White House...

Though we doubt the Obamas will be moving Billy bookcases into the Oval Office, the room was a fun exercise in re-imagining an iconic space. Drop by until Wednesday night and take a seat in the executive chair; you can survey your domain while writing a note to our next president.

If you don't like the mock room, or you can't drop by Union Station, you can design your own Oval Office at the Embrace Change 09 site as of January 16th, and even enter for a chance to win one of three $1500 IKEA gift cards.

Speaking of IKEA, we were at the College Park store on Friday night, and saw a fellow customer wearing an Apartment Therapy t-shirt. Unfortunately, we were stuck in the long checkout line just at closing, and weren't able to run up to say "hi" but we'd love to know which of our loyal readers we could have met had our checkout line moved faster...

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