It has been reported on the extremely fabulous Mrs O blog that Michael Smith, the Obamas’ decorator, ordered the bed below (though not the rest of the furniture) to be sent to the White House. The bed is an 1820s tiger’s eye maple king size four poster from Leonards of New England.
Photo by Leonard’s of New England.
If so, it fits in very well with Michael Smith’s, dare I say it, somewhat boring style. Here are some examples of beds he’s done from the Domino website.
I know the White House is a historic house and he can’t go too funky and modern but I do hope the Obamas are getting something that doesn’t look like it belongs in a cluttered Cotswolds B&B.
While we’re on the subject of White House bedrooms the below made me laugh.
This is Jackie Kennedy’s fabulous bedroom – elegant, sophisticated, timeless and quietly sexy.
And here is the bedroom she created for her husband Jack Kennedy – frilly, awkward (what’s with the bedside table in front of the door?), uncomfortable looking, it’s hardly a shag palace is it? He must have been SO embarrassed bringing Marilyn Monroe back here for a session.