Oval Office in different presidencies

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The Oval Office, created in 1909, is the U.S. President’s formal workspace where he meets and has conference with the heads of the state or diplomats. As an expansion of the West Wing inside the White House, it was inspired by the Blue Room. Whenever a new president takes office, he tends to make several renovation to the White House decor to suit his own taste such as selecting new furniture, putting a new rug on the floor, or changing a new drape. Therefore, many Americans generally associate their commander in chief with the Oval Office. In this article, we will have chances to discover the Oval Office during different presidencies.

 


John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States between 1961 and 1963, was at the Oval Office on his Inauguration Day

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States between 1961 and 1963, was at the Oval Office on his Inauguration Day

 


Former U.S. President Gerald Ford’s Oval Office was decorated with pumpkin drapes and a pale gold carpet which has patterns of florets.

Former U.S. President Gerald Ford’s Oval Office was decorated with pumpkin drapes and a pale gold carpet which has patterns of florets.

 


The 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan made no change to the Oval Office decor in his first term. However, he put a new rug in his second term

The 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan made no change to the Oval Office decor in his first term. However, he put a new rug in his second term

 


Like U.S. presidents before and after him, George H.W. Bush worked at the Resolute Desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880

Like other U.S. presidents, George H.W. Bush worked at the Resolute Desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880

 


Clinton’s Oval Office was put a navy blue rug

Clinton’s Oval Office was put a navy blue rug

 


President Bill Clinton later chose a different color carpet with a new eagle emblem

President Bill Clinton later chose a different color carpet with a new eagle emblem

 


The 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush renovated the Oval Office in a Western theme with the figure of a cowboy astride a horse on the left

The 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush renovated the Oval Office in a Western theme with the figure of a cowboy astride a horse on the left

 


The rug with the radiating lines in President Bush\'s Oval Office was designed by First Lady Laura

The rug with the radiating lines in President Bush\'s Oval Office was designed by First Lady Laura

 


The carpet of current U.S. President Obama’s Oval Office features with the presidential seal in the center and is filled with historical quotes around the border

The carpet of current U.S. President Obama’s Oval Office features with the presidential seal in the center and is filled with historical quotes around the border

 


President Obama in his newly redecorated Oval Office

President Obama in his newly redecorated Oval Office

 

 

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This article was published on 2010/09/08