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Michelle Obama renovates White House dining room

 Tuesday, May 5, 2015

White HouseThe health statement of American administrative head lays on the Old Family Dining Room of the White House which was an unexplored entity for American kitchen lovers as it was not open to public visit. For the first time in history transformation of White house dining room comes in public domain, courtesy to first lady Michelle Obama. She has just completed a project renovating the dining room into heartwarming publicly viewed space.



The project, which has been five years in the making and used no public funds, includes:

• Repainting the room from yellow to gray;
• Burgundy window treatments and four gilded bronze sconces;
• A custom rug adapted from a 1950 pictorial weaving by Anni Albers, and
• Hanging original pieces by Robert Rauschenberg, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, and Alma Thomas.

The Thomas piece, “Resurrection,” was purchased from a New York gallery last year for $290,000, and it’s especially significant because she is the first African American woman whose work is included in the White House permanent collection.

The room’s antiques include a 1780 chandelier, an 1800 mahogany table and a sideboard that once belonged to Daniel Webster.

The dining room “has a more streamlined, cleaner look now,” said William Allman, White House curator tells The Washington Post “It’s more like what you would expect at an art gallery.”

Source: The Washington Post


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