See How the the Obama White House Interiors Originally Appeared in AD

The December 2016 cover of AD.
Written by AD100 designer Michael S. Smith and former Architectural Digest editor in chief Margaret Russell, it unfurls the art-filled interiors of the Obama-era White House. For its December 2016 concern, Architectural Digest revealed the private White House rooms in which the Obama family had spend their past eight years. The feature, which was produced by Russell and composed by west coast editor Mayer Rus, unfurled an element of the Obamas personal sense of design with which readers had actually not been previously been well familiarized.
“Because of Michael Smith, the private house of the White House has not only showed our taste however likewise supported the happy history of this structure,” Michelle Obama stated at the time. The work of Alma Thomas marked the first time that a female African-American artist was represented within the White House collection. Allmans office as well as the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, an advisory board on which the First Lady serves as honorary chair.
Photographed by Michael Mundy, Architectural Digest, December 2016Become an AD PRO MemberBuy now for unrestricted gain access to and all of the advantages that only members get to experience.ArrowOther details of course abounded. Smith, a plainly starved trainee of design history, thoroughly combed through the letters and notes of Abigail Adams, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Sister Parish throughout his warp-speed creative process. For Michelle Obama, however, her attention was clearly trained most carefully somewhere else: “The number one priority for the First Lady was getting Malias and Sashas rooms and her moms space set up,” Melissa Winter, then senior advisor to the First Lady and presently her individual chief of personnel, told the magazine of the initial install.

Composed by AD100 designer Michael S. Smith and previous Architectural Digest editor in primary Margaret Russell, it unfurls the art-filled interiors of the Obama-era White House. For its December 2016 concern, Architectural Digest exposed the private White House rooms in which the Obama household had spend their previous eight years. “Because of Michael Smith, the private house of the White House has not just reflected our taste however likewise upheld the proud history of this building,” Michelle Obama stated at the time. The work of Alma Thomas marked the very first time that a female African-American artist was represented within the White House collection. Allmans office as well as the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, an advisory board on which the First Lady serves as honorary chair.