Dust Bowl Decorating

Talk about Shabby Chic.

The other day Fausta, who is ever on the cutting edge of all things fashion, had a post about the latest decorating rage – beige. Everything should look old, used, distressed, covered in ancient dust.

Come to think of it, the creepy furnishings and dirt-stained palette go well with the New Depression fad: Dust Bowl colors for a Dust Bowl mindset.

Yikes. Even Old Dowd-dy, who usually spends her time licking The Won’s toes, isn’t thrilled. Imagine that.

While the Obamaites were off on their (n-th) vacation, the Oval Office was redecorated. Nary a trace of American exceptionalism can be found in the new decor. I’m sure the Martha Washington chairs are writhing in their leather covering. Nothing better than a leather mask as a metaphor to stifle the past greatness of America.

Obviously, Fausta was not consulted, as there is not a smidge of red in the room. (The flag doesn’t count. I’m sure Obama will find a way to ditch that soon, when he thinks America is sleeping.)

…replacing the [GW Bush rug with the] sunburst emanating from the Seal of the United States with an ocean of beige is more than just a little symbolic.

Cassandra weighs in, along with some photos of previous Oval Office decorating schemes. Notice something? Every President’s desk was covered with work, books, family pictures, even an Old Glory or two. Obama’s desk? Zilch. Nada. Zippo. Empty, except for a phone. Maybe he needs to phone a friend for the answers to the day’s press conference.

Goes right in hand with the DOJ website relaunch. Bleck.

Oh my, HillBuzz might have discovered the source of all the new furnishings. Caleb cracks me up. We’ve only just begun.

What happened to the previous drapes? Keep an eye out that they don’t turn up, “restyled,” into one of FLOTUS’ horrid ensembles. Scarlett O’Hara, she ain’t, my dear.

Boring. Distasteful and shameful. I don’t care where the money came from; in a time of extreme economic difficulty for the majority of Americans, this latest stunt by the Obamas smacks of disdain.

Maybe there’s a halogram of Marie Antoinette woven into the rug, alongside the socialist quotes. That would be fittin’, real fittin’.


  1. September 1, 2010 at 11:57 pm

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  2. Fausta said,

    September 2, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Went With the Wind 3:23 into the video:
    Captain Butler: Scarlett, I love you. That gown is gorgeous!
    Scarlett: Thank you. I saw it in a window and I just coudln’t resist it.


  3. September 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    […] Previous rants: More on the Oval Office Rug Dust Bowl Decorating […]


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