This week, Michelle Obama unveiled her “modest” changes to the White House State Dining Room. These “little” changes ended up costing American taxpayers $595,000, and they come just a year after Michelle’s major changes to the Old Family Dining Room.
These changes also come just months after White House florist Laura Dowling abruptly quit her post and was escorted from the building by security. Sources revealed that Dowling left because of “infighting” with the first lady and her staff.
“She is very sad about leaving the White House,” one source told Daily Mail. “She was very proud to work there and this has come as a shock. It’s all about jealousy – Laura has not put a foot wrong.”
“She was very hardworking and she has always been professional and passionate about her work. She and her husband have said they can’t talk about it now,” the source added. “But they’ve said that when the time comes they will reveal what really happened.”
Others have sad that Dowling left because of Michelle’s “mission” to modernize the White House. In typical Obama form, Michelle has no respect for the first families that have been in the White House before her. Instead, she wants to make the home as “modern” in design as possible.
Indeed, her changes to the state room are a clear attempt to make the room more modern. The new draperies are made of silk, and include vertical stripes of peacock blue and ecru. These replace the former curtains, which were made of ivory silk brocade and designed with flowers, baskets and ribbons.
The side and armchairs, which were upholstered in golden yellow fabric, have been replaced with new chairs done with brown, grid-patterned ‘horsehair’ fabric and trimmed with brass nail heads.
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