Honoring Presidents Day: A Tour of Our House, Pt. 2

THE YELLOW OVAL ROOM

The Yellow Oval Room ca. 1890. Courtesy Library of Congress.

The Yellow Oval Room ca. 1930. Courtesy NARA

Yellow Oval Room, decorated by Sister Parish for Jackie Kennedy, 1962 Courtesy White House Historical Association
The Yellow Oval Room AD’s book Private Views: President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan’s White House. Architectural Digest

THE STATE DINING ROOM

The State Dining Room ca. 1902 (Teddy Roosevelt). Courtesy The White House

The State Dining Room ca. 1904. Courtesy of Library of Congress

William Howard and Helen Taft’s State Dining Room, 1909-1913. Courtesy Library of Congress

State Dining Room, 1948 before Truman reconstruction. Courtesy Library of Congress

The State Dining Room, Kennedy renovation, 1962. Courtesy Kennedy Library

State Dining Room, 1996, Courtesy Clinton Library

State Dining Room, 2006. Courtesy The White House

THE EAST ROOM


The East Room etching, around 1858. Courtesy The White House
The East Room ca. 1890. Courtesy Library of Congress

The East Room, ca. 1900. Courtesy of New York Public Libary

Theodore and Edith’s East Room ca. 1902. Courtesy of Library of Congress

The East Room, 1909. Courtesy Library of Congress

The East Room, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957. Courtesy Eisenhower Museum. Note, this was done during the Truman Renovation.

The East Room, Richard Nixon, 1972. Courtesy The White House

The East Room, President Bill Clinton, 2001. Courtesy The White House

THE MASTER BEDROOM

Master Bedroom – The Hayes’ – 1877

Jackie Kennedy’s Bedroom (master bedroom) 1963

Master Bedroom – The Fords – 1975

Master Bedroom – The Carters – ca. 1977

Master Bedroom – The Reagans – 1985. Architectural Digest

And some additional photos from the Architectural Digest March 2008 issue. I also wanted to note that Laura Bush used Texas interior designer Kenneth Blasingame on this project. He’s also worked with Mrs. Bush on Camp David and the Bushes Texas Ranch.

The Vermeil room – Laura Bush Renovation – 2001-2007. Architectural Digest.

The Library – Laura Bush renovation – 2001-2007. Architectural Digest.

The Queens Bedroom. Bush renovation 2001-2007. Architectural Digest.

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2 thoughts on “Honoring Presidents Day: A Tour of Our House, Pt. 2”

  1. Linda – this is fabulous!!!! It is so interesting to see the changes like this. I’ve always wanted to do this, but you’ve done it perfectly. The chandeliers are especially notable to see how they’ve been changed around. Jackie’s Green Room, Blue Room and the master bedroom are still the best. Nancy did a great job. I like the Bush state dining room. I think Kiki did a terrible job during the Clinton’s though. Very very interesting!!! kudos!

  2. Love this series of images. It is too bad that every First Lady is allowed to dabble in the interior decorating business at the White House. One wishes that some of the rooms were preserved as they were. Not everyone showed restraint. The Reagans’ bedroom, for example – Yikes!!

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