After three weeks of renovations, the Trump Oval Office is complete and the last remnants of the Obama era have been removed. Gone are are the striped wall paper and suede couches, replaced by more neutral solid walls and off-white jacquard couches.
Perhaps most notable are the addition of U.S. military flags that now surround the presidential desk. During the Obama years there were only two flags in the office of the Commander in Chief – none of them military. POTUS Trump has brought in several more stars and stripes than his predecessor, as well as flags representing each branch of the military.
Mr. Trump also had the Obama rug removed and in its place is the same rug used by President Ronald Reagan.
The only thing the same is the Resolute Desk, first used by President John F. Kennedy and several presidents to follow.(Which Mr. Obama would sometimes put his feet on.)
Here is the Obama Oval Office: (Which many noted was perhaps the most “feminine” of Oval Offices and which Mr. Obama actually rarely used – except for prepared photo shoots. He favored a second-floor private study that was just down the hall from Valerie Jarrett’s office(s) )
And here is the newly-updated Trump Oval Office that strikes a tone that is both more masculine and traditional than his presidential predecessor and compliments the current “America First” theme of the administration.