Lincoln Sitting Room

Steven B has come up with a nice pic of the Lincoln Sitting Room from around 2006. Hurray!

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18 thoughts on “Lincoln Sitting Room

  1. LOL. All I can see when I look at that particular corner of the room is Anthony Hopkin’s beady little eyes peering over his tape recording in the movie Nixon.

  2. Way,WAY better – One of the best of the Bush II interiors! The carpet flows in from the bedroom and the lighter wall treatment is very nice – and very accurate to the time period they’re recreating – and the simpler window treatments – yes, hung *within* the windowframes, (or what can be seen of them at any rate) look SO much better. I’d love to see the whole two-room ensemble, but then wouldn’t we all!

    A friend of mine has a house here in New Orleans – circa 1857 – with a very similar wall treatment, but painted onto the actual wall plaster of the dining room. Katrina unfortunately did sort-of a number on it – but it’s repairable…

  3. I agree- the room looks much better and more authentic to the times of the Lincolns. It will be good to see the new Architectural Digest to see what else Laura has been up to.
    Wingnut’s right- the corner that is pictured is the very same where
    the infamous Trickster liked to hang out. Sitting in a brown velvet easy chair owned by the Nixons, Dickster liked to write, record and drink martinis. Evidently he liked having a fire in the fireplace even in warm weather- cue the air conditioning!

  4. Well I have to say this is lovely. It’s one of the more pleasant surprises. It’s not so busy I have to close one eye to keep from getting dizzy when I look at it.
    It’s a beautiful room now, and it looks sunny and not dreary like it has looked in the past. Mary belongs there and it’s good to see her there.

  5. One other thing…Anon mentions Architectural Digest…has it been announced that the White House will be featured? Hope so!

  6. I agree. The sofa is now on the long unbroken west wall…no doors and windows. Much Better. I’m not a big fan of most of Laura’s decor choices…but this I like!

  7. I agree. The sofa is now on the long unbroken west wall…no doors and windows. Much Better. I’m not a big fan of most of Laura’s decor choices…but this I like!

  8. The White House Visitor Center was evacuated this morning after an accidental ammonia spill sickened some members of a tour group and briefly put chemical specialists on alert, officials said.

    About 11 a.m., someone accidentally knocked over an ammonia bottle inside a construction storage shed at the east side of the White House, next to the Visitor Center, said U.S. Secret Service spokesman Malcolm Wiley.

    Police closed East Executive Avenue, the road between the White House and the Treasury Building, while chemical experts tested the surrounding area. It turned out to be a minor, manageable spill that was contained within the shed, Wiley said.

    But the smell affected nine people, including three children, who were taken to hospitals, treated for minor symptoms and released, said D.C. Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Alan Etter.

  9. d’aubert – the March 2008 issue of Architectural Digest features (most) of the rooms that Laura Bush has redecorated (Look for the issue with the White House on the cover). For some reason, not the Lincoln Sitting Room – but we have that right here anyway!

  10. Thanks John, I do like the Lincoln bedroom in its new incarnation. I guess I was mostly referring to the redos of the east and west sitting halls – all that yellow and the bare rods where the valances used to be. Cannot wait to get my hands on the new A.D. Heading to the bookstore in the morning.

  11. Thanks John, I do like the Lincoln bedroom in its new incarnation. I guess I was mostly referring to the redos of the east and west sitting halls – all that yellow and the bare rods where the valances used to be. Cannot wait to get my hands on the new A.D. Heading to the bookstore in the morning.

  12. Is the A.D. available through Amazon? Just wondering if anyone could help me with the proper volume or search words I should be using to find it.

  13. Wingnut,
    Just go to Amazon.com and type in Architectural Digest March 2008 and it will pull up the issue. That’s how I ordered mine.

  14. Since I’m in Canada it’s not available on Amazon.ca. Amazon.com has it but only for pre-order. Isn’t it supposed to be available now?

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