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November 03, 2008

Modern Design and the White House

Those of us who look forward to touring the White House via TV every year at Christmas time understand the effect every First Lady has on interior design at the White House. With that in mind, I can't help speculating on how Cindy McCain or Michelle Obama would inject her own style into the nation's most storied manse.

To help whet your imagination, here is an image of John McCain at home in a room he and his wife, who designed it, refer to as "The Indian Room." (I think "Native American" would be a better choice, but that's what they call it.)

Read the full commentary and explanation of each numbered item in the room, here, at


 And here's a shot of Obama's house, I admit not a great one.


Oddly, both have Southwest style rugs, and what any modernist would consider a lot of clutter. Other than that, it's difficult to pull too much from these photos. Still, we know you have an opinion and we want to hear it.

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Michelle looked fabulous in that dress. I read here ( about how she struggles to squeeze a workout in her busy program. No wonder she wakes up at that crazy hour to do her exercises.

Posted by: Helen | Nov 7, 2008 6:58:19 AM

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