Donald Trump will be moving into the White House on January 20th once he is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. One of the perks of being the president is having the ability to have the White House redecorated. However, there are rules and decorum to which the president must adhere, and this surely angers Trump.
The book “The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House” was written by Kate Anderson Brower, who is an expert on the White House’s decor. She said:
This is the really sexy topic — people are desperate to know. Reading the tea leaves and talking with people in touch with the residence staff, I don’t think (the Trumps) are going to do that much, this is not a priority for them. This is unprecedented, that there’s not that coordination by this point.
Brower went on to say that certain standards must be adhered to when redecorating rooms of specific historical significance:
You can’t redo the Yellow Oval Room in pink. You have to go through the Office of the Curator, who fiercely guards the White House. You can bling out the family bedrooms and the sitting rooms but not the (rose-colored) Queen’s Suite (named for all the royals who have stayed there) or the Lincoln Bedroom (named for the 16th president).
Given Trump’s penchant for gaudy looks of turning everything to gold, his ideas may clash with that of the White House decorators. It does seem highly unlikely that Trump will take orders from anybody and that if he wants to paint the White House pink that is exactly what he will do, despite the horror of everyone else involved.