First Lady Melania Trump left her mark on White House decor
Melania Trump's office said in a statement about her White House enhancement, "From the tennis pavilion to the Rose Garden
Part of the first woman's legacy is the preservation and decoration work done at the White House, a living museum of the nation's history.Every departed first family living in a 132-room mansion leaves something behind. And while Melania Trump did not refine a major focus, there were some significant reforms and reforms during her tenure. They included a bronze statue by Isamu Noguchi, restoration of the former chamber and sun-damaged furnishings in the red room and new clothes to replace the walls. There were also practical projects, such as the modernization of the subbasement curatorial storage room and the restoration of historic wooden doors that had been dinged by presidential dogs for decades.
Melania Trump's office said in a statement about her White House enhancement, "From the tennis pavilion to the Rose Garden, Mrs. Trump worked on several restoration projects as a woman for the first time." "She is passionate about the historic preservation of the White House and its grounds, to ensure that history and beauty are preserved for generations to come."
Given the Kovid-19 epidemic, the strained relationship with his press and low profile, however, his design projects often do not make headlines."Jackie Kennedy is what Melania has modeled after herself," says Kate Anderson Browner, a presidential historian who has written five books about the White House, including "the first women." "But I think her background as a model and in the fashion industry in New York, she was more concerned with her appearance than opening a home."
Redo of the iconic Rose Garden was not happy about removing the crab apple trees traditionally included in the original design by gardener and landscape designer Bunny Mellon. New Bowling Alley's attractive new bowling ball was also talked about, which was embossed with "Rashtrapati Bhavan". Then there were tapes that revealed his disdain for planning annual holiday decorations.
"Melania Trump primarily focuses on historical preservation and the beauty of places and the care of historical elements," says Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association. “One thing that struck me early was always wanting to know what others had done before that, what was customary and traditional. Then he added his own flair or personal input to it. "