President Barack Obama took his time in redecorating his office, but if your place of work is the one and only Oval Office, you want to make sure you take your time and make the right choices… being that it’s pretty much the most powerful place in the whole wide world!
But Obama finally figured it was time for a change. He and designer Michael Smith opted not to do a head to toe redesign, instead they switched up the wall coverings, put in some new furniture, some new accent items and as many presidents before him, he got a new presidential rug.
Here are some of the things Obama changed and how you can steal these looks for less!
The Coffee Table
They went simple and modern with the coffee table. The one that Obama has in his office is made of American walnut and mica by a company out of New York. But you can steal this modern look with the Expedit from Ikea for just $69.00.
The accent lamps were a bold choice with a bright contrasting blue. You can pick up a pair of these blue table lamps – The Hanna Blue Grass Table Lamp by Seascape Lighting – from Velocity Art and Design for $278.
The couches used in the oval office redesign were simple, upholstered and custom made. To get the same kind of feel you can check out the Lounge Sofa by Crate and Barrel here for $1349.
The designer opted to go with a classic yet modern vertical stripe in a yellow, orange, mustard hue. If you’re feeling the stripes, you can pick up this striped wallpaper here for $22.31 per role.
And the presidential rug, which features quotes from four past presidents and Martin Luther King Jr., well you’re on your own trying to find one like that!