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Obama's New Decorator -- You Be the Judge

1/13/2009 8:55 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The White House private quarters will be gussied up by interior designer Michael Smith. The dude has decorated the homes of Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman and Michelle Pfeiffer.



Smith is big into antiques that feel "airy and family friendly" -- whatever that means.

So look at the gallery and tell us....

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31.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

I would LOVE to see them go a little on the Modern, or at least Contemporary, side. The way the White House has been decorated the last 100 years is just gross. Lets MODERNIZE the place!

1924 days ago
32.

HARDY-HAR-HAR    

So what if they spend money to redecorate. This guy is walking into the hardest job there is - at least he should be entitled to change those stupid couches and lamps! Who could be inspired when they're looking at grandmas old furniture and wallpaper??

1924 days ago
33.

E    

It looks like something a rich grandma would choose

1924 days ago
34.

colbys woman    

new jersey girl, you are one of the smartest people posting here! this dodo brain will spend like their is no tomorrow on his personal comfort while the rest of us are suffering in this economy. The only change he's going to bring is to his home.

1924 days ago
35.

rachelle    

It amazes me how many of you have visited thr Bush White House. You all seem to know exactly how it is furnished.
Tell me were you there for a weekend, week or just for dinner? What is the kitchen like? Please one of you very important people fill me in.

1924 days ago
36.

Matthew    

Everyone that thinks Vern is a talented designer know nothing about design. Michael Smith’s book "houses" was a good read and his design is tasteful and is perfect for the White House

1924 days ago
37.

I'm just saying is all.....    

In Response to OK,
Their are many who find fault in the Obama's family simply because of their race; that is a fact. Given this, I am sure the Obamas and his supporters are use to double standards and double talk regarding his presidency. People always resist change.

Posted at 7:33PM on Jan 13th 2009 by OK

RACE? Are you kidding me the man is half black and half white!! He jusk doesn't acknowledge the white part, and by doing this he is lying about who he is. Welcome to reality, 50% BLACK and 50% WHITE that is a FACT!
I for one welcome change, but from what I have seen so far, it is just more of the same. A whole lot of spending.

1924 days ago
38.

MEL    

ANOTHER WAY FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO SPEND OUR TAX MONEY...ON DECORATORS AND DECORATIONS INSTEAD OF LEAVING THINGS THE WAY THEY ARE AND TRY TO HELP THE ECONOMY!!!!

1924 days ago
39.

I'm just saying is all.....    

To the person posting as "OK"

THE PRESIDENT-ELECT IS
50% WHITE AND 50% BLACK

AMERICA'S FIRST MIXED RACE PRESIDENT WILL TAKE OFFICE

HE IS NOT BLACK, HE IS NOT WHITE HE IS OF MIXED RACE!

Please stop calling him black, because he is not.

1924 days ago
40.

Who Caresss!!!    

WOW, our hard earned tax dollas at work! We should all receive a pro-rated tax deduction..

Screw balls!!!!!!!!!!!!

1924 days ago
41.

beachy    

Hey #41 -

How dare you? How dare you dare you speak the truth? The truth has nothing to do with Nobama.

It doesn't matter that this guy has wavered on virtually every campaign promise, but because he is a mulatto - he's cool.

Make's me sick!

1924 days ago
42.

What?    

To 50/50. Those of us who are familiar with America's history realizes that society often times chooses or forces a person to choose his/her biracial identify. During early times, anyone with more than 1/4 of black heritage was considered black. In addition, society often labor a person according to his/her features. Simiarly, often time biracial Native Americans may have to proof their level of Indian heritage to receive certain government priviledges alloted for Native Americans.

1924 days ago
43.

JJ    

You should have a third answer that says SUPER SUCKS. That crap looks like it belong in a McMansion, the likes of which got our whole country into this recession anyway. SUCKS SUCKS SUCKS. its making so mad I want to puke damask all over this guys face. Whatever damask is. We're in a recession -- less is more people. even it's a $15,000 dining chair from Design Within in Reach - at least it LOOKS like less. Which is the whole idea. JEEZ. SUCKS.

1924 days ago
44.

Kairu Ishimaru    

That doesnt suck at all. Not bad.

1924 days ago
45.

deonte    

barack has it goin on !! wow he will have lots of parties in the new "african american house" i agree with kimshera , we need more african american artifacts .. i am happy to see obama be the commander in chief... he's a brother . he will send us checks soon... i am taking inaguation day off work .. who else is calling off that day?

oh number 46 please don't call me by my skin color "black" i am african american and proud of my status. thank you

1924 days ago
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