I added a quote from Rep. Charles Ogle (W-PA) to the Blue Room from his “Gold Spoon” speech decrying President Van Buren’s living habits. It’s a notoriously unfair tirade (which I tried to make clear) but points out some interesting things and is nicely indicative of the haranguing that many presidents take over ordinary expenditures. Seale has an article on it in PDF format.
His speech also covered the East Room and State Dining Room and mentions the Green and (at the time) Yellow Parlors. The dining room bit is especially nasty, in that Ogle implies that Van Buren–and not Ogle’s fellow Whig, Monroe–bought the great gold “plateau.”