Yep, there’s gold — but he’s not the first to use it.
was only a matter of time (hours, actually) before our new president, Donald Trump, added his personal touch to the historic Oval Office.
The most notable change is to one of our favorite room accessories: curtains. The crimson-colored drapes that once hung from the Oval Office windows during President Obama’s time have been replaced with bright gold ones. We got a glimpse of them on Friday via photographs of President Trump signing an executive order at the White House.
Of course, this update isn’t at all surprising. Gold is clearly one of the Trump family’s favorite colors; we’ve seen it throughout his and First Lady Melania’s New York City penthouse in Trump Tower. However, for the Oval Office, it’s a classic choice. Gold curtains were also favored by President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush (for a time).
President Trump — or at least his decorators — have also chosen to replace the rug, which most presidents do upon taking office. President Obama had a large oval rug, which featured quotes from four former presidents surrounding it, according to ABC News.