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Donald Trump adds touch of New York glitz to White House

In the first week of his Presidency, Donald Trump hasn’t wasted any time in pushing for his new policies, and as it turns out, he’s not wasting any time in redecorating his new crib either.

The White House has already begun getting the Trump makeover with new curtains, new couches and a new rug for the Oval office.

There are also rumours that a glam room will be built for Melania.

 

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The White House is the most expensive property in the US and is worth around $US400 million. Picture: Getty Images

While the billionaire entrepreneur is used to choosing decor for multi-million dollar properties, like his New York penthouse, he’s now choosing it for the most expensive property in America.

The new POTUS seems to be adding a glitzy New York touch to the museum-like home, updating it with gold drapes, that are anything but understated.


President Trump has added his own golden touches to the Oval Office. Picture: Getty Images

The opulent gold curtains behind the Resolute desk replaced the crimson-coloured ones that adorned the windows during the eight years of the Obama administration.

The drapes became noticeable on Trump’s inauguration day, last Friday, while he was in the Oval Office signing his first executive orders.


Obama had crimson curtains during his presidency. Picture: Getty Images

Trump has also changed the rug in the Oval Office – with every new president’s first decorating decision being whether they’ll keep the current one, dig out an old one or design their own.

The property mogul has removed the large circular rug that featured inspirational quotes from leaders including Martin Luther King and four past presidents and has pulled out a brighter one from the George W Bush administration, according to the NY post.

The rug is a $US62,000 gold and yellow ‘sunburst carpet’ that Laura Bush designed during her time as First Lady.


Laura Bush designed the carpet for her husband’s presidency. Picture: Getty Images

Another visible change in the Oval Office is the removal of the brown suede couch Obama used, with Trump swapping it for a ‘brocade’ couch similar to the one in his New York home.

He’s also returned a Winston Churchill bust that Obama replaced with a sculpture of Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Trump has not removed the Martin Luther King Jr. bust, but has moved its location in the Oval Office.


Trump has chosen the same rug for the Oval Office that George W Bush used. Picture: Getty Images

While Trump has a gold-dipped apartment in New York that’s anything but traditional, when it comes to the White house, he told People in 2015 that he wouldn’t like to change it too much.

“If I were elected, I would maybe touch it up a little bit,” he says, “but the White House is a special place…you don’t want to do too much touching.”

It is unclear whether Trump will use the $US100,000 allowance given to new presidents to redecorate, or if he will pay for them himself like Obama did.

Source: Realestate.com.au
Author: Bree Guthrie