First Lady Melania Trump Has Made Some Interior Upgrades to the White House
The First Lady, Melania Trump, has always expressed an interest in history, and she took things a step further by singlehandedly supervising the renovations taking place at the White House.
Presidents and their First Ladies come and go, but the White House in Washington remains. Melania Trump, like most of her predecessors, is putting her personal touch on the interior of the White House, with the help of the White House Historical Association.
Melania, so far, has worked on the historic blue, green, and red rooms. Stewart McLaren, the President of the association, told the Associated Press that the First Lady has been working with them to return the rooms to their former glory.
She equally changed the rug in the diplomatic reception room, ahead of the state dinner this Friday.
McLaren said that the rooms should always look perfect, and the red room which has a fabric design was in bad shape. He explained that due to sunlight, the fabrics on the east side of the room were looking more pink than red, while the west side still maintained some of its colors.
To make it even, Melania changed it to a crimson design, thereby maintaining the room's historical integrity. In the green room, the FLOTUS turned the drapes inside out rather than change everything, thus saving money.
Our family is grateful to live in this true symbol of our nation's history.
In the blue room, the mom-of-one refurbished the furniture, and she equally changed the rug in the diplomatic reception room, ahead of the state dinner this Friday. The First Family will host the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morison, and his wife, Jenny.
Melania also worked on the bowling alley that dates back to Nixon's administration. The alley was last renovated in '94 when Bill Clinton was President. The elevator that President Donald Trump rides to and fro the private living quarters also got some touch up with wood brass and lightning in the interior.
Back in May, the FLOTUS showed her passion for America's history during a public speaking engagement. She said,
"Our family is grateful to live in this true symbol of our nation's history. But we are even more honored to play a part in restoring, and enhancing our country's sacred landmark."
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Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. @realdonaldtrump & @FLOTUS are seen Saturday, December 15, in their official 2018 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
The White House Historical Association is a nonprofit created by Jacqueline Kennedy when she was First Lady in 1961. Its sole purpose is to fund renovations carried out in the White House, to avoid using taxpayers money.