Donald Trump Already Redecorated The Oval Office, And Of Course The Curtains Are Gold

Donald Trump Already Redecorated The Oval Office, And Of Course The Curtains Are Gold | The Huffington Post

His love of gold is well known, and we aren’t just referring to money. 

President Donald Trump has already redecorated the Oval Office at the White House, CNN reported Friday night, and photos show the room’s reddish curtains have been replaced with gold-hued drapes.

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That wasn’t all. “They always change the carpet; he changed the carpet. It’s a sunburst pattern,” CNN’s Erin Burnett noted Friday evening.

Though some reports said the rug in question is from the George W. Bush era, it appears to be Ronald Reagan’s former rug ― one that George W. Bush did use for a short time before he had his own similar sunburst style made.

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Gold curtains and a rug from Ronald Reagan. 

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The Oval Office as it looked during Reagan’s time in office. 

The gold drapes Trump chose were also used briefly by Bush, according to photographs, though Bush replaced them, too, for a slightly different gold pair. Trump’s gold drapes seem to have originated with Bill Clinton: 

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Bill Clinton and his familiar-looking drapes in 1999. 

Among other Trump updates, a bust of Winston Churchill is back in the spot where former President Barack Obama replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The turnaround ― such as it is so far ― apparently happened while Trump was being sworn in. As of Friday morning, Barack Obama’s decor, installed in 2010 at the expense of the non-profit White House Historical Association, was still in place: 

How much more gold might things get? Judging from Trump’s personal properties, one can only guess. 

Everyone now personalizes it,” historian William Seale told the Washington Post of the Oval Office. “They usually don’t change much right away. But then they might change the curtains, and everyone eventually gets a new rug.”

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A previous version of this article cited a report describing Trump’s current rug as “Bush-era.” It has been updated to reflect that although George W. Bush used the rug for a time, it originated with Ronald Reagan. 

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