The White House of the United States of America, also known as the U.S. President's house, has recently showed us a better view of what's inside of the private rooms where the Obama family lived for almost eight years, for all the people to see.
Michael Smith, who was introduced to President Obama and his family after the 2008 election by a mutual friend in Chicago, is the Los Angeles-based interior designer who was responsible for the design and decorations of the Obama family's "sanctuary".
United States' First Lady, Michelle Obama, praised Smith on how he reflected her family's tastes at the same time, maintained the White House's history.
"Above all, it has truly felt like a home for our family" according to Mrs. Obama during an interview.
Images show the Yellow Oval Room; the Treaty Room, where President Obama usually reads his briefing material prior the next day; the dining room; the living room; and the master bedroom. The rooms are decorated with various modern and contemporary art pieces, which were lent by the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian museums and other well-known art institutions.
According to the Salt Lake Tribune, the Architectural Digest magazine also showed photos of the living quarters of former Presidents John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush during their stay in the White House.
According to Amy Astley, Architectural Digest's editor in chief, the Obama family's personal style, combined with the nation's history and diverse culture, are greatly shown through the living quarter's decors and art displays. The Architectural Digest also scheduled the photos of the Obamas' living place to be shown on the upcoming issue, which will be released on Election Day, November 8.
The master bedroom was colored in tones of beige, complete with an antique canopy-type bed adorned with high quality Italian linen. There are also twin footed tables placed at both sides of the bed, with one displayed with family pictures and the other with books, and a sitting area composed of upholstered chairs and a sofa.
Smith designed the Obamas' bedroom as comfortable as possible.
"You really want to make sure that the president of the United States gets a good night's sleep" according to Smith during the interview.
"I have a phone right by my bedside and every morning somebody calls and says, 'Mr. President, it's your 7 a.m. wake-up call" Obama said during a guest appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", according to Fox News.
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