What’s Changed-and Stayed the Same

Every time a new U.S. president assumes office and moves into the White House, it’s tradition that he puts his own mark on the decor—particularly in the Oval Office.

In fact, the Oval Office may have undergone more makeovers than just about any other work-from-home space in history. As proof, home maintenance company American Home Shield studied how the design and furnishings here have changed over the past century, and rendered this evolution in nifty 3D diagrams shedding light on each president’s personal tastes.

For a fascinating peek at how Oval Office decor has evolved, check out this timeline, which highlights the biggest, boldest presidential home office design moves from 1909, under William Taft (who’s responsible for this room’s curvy shape), to John F. Kennedy (who hauled in the 1,000-plus-pound Resolute desk) to Joe Biden today.

William Howard Taft, 1909–13


William Howard Taft was the first president to use the
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The bundle features two in-depth courses from Jamie Cardoso, an expert in 3D lighting, rendering,

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Moreland Hills home is a testament to 1990s design: House of the Week

MORELAND HILLS, Ohio — The arches, glass block and minimalist exterior give it away immediately: 30 Easton Lane was built in the 1990s. The home is truly a product of its time, yet it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before.

On the outside, the massive 7,455 sq. ft. structure resembles two modernist barns joined together by a trio of silos. Inside, there are 5 bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms.

“This home has the wow factor,” says Howard Hanna agent Adam Kaufman, who has the property listed for $1,175,000.

The home’s striking design extends into the interior. Walk through the front doors into the dramatic two-story entryway. From there, it’s few steps to the open-concept main living area, which includes an aptly-named great room, updated kitchen and glass-walled dining room. The entire space is ideal for entertaining, boasting high ceilings, hardwood floors, a fireplace, plenty of wall space to showcase your art collection

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Textile Best for your Custom-made Cushions

The choice of cushion not only affects comfort, but also the decisive design door in the room. Even if you want to create a minimalist-modernist style, choosing a handmade cushion cover can subtly complement or completely destroy your style or theme. 

It is not limited to colors, patterns and designs. The choice of fabric for your handmade cushions can also play an important role in the final feeling of space.

The beauty of the new seat cushion is that it enhances the colors, patterns and texture of the existing decoration scheme. Even if the new cushions look beautiful, it is also important to consider the effect of the choice of fabric and how it complements the interior of the room. 

Continue reading on to learn about the best textiles that Yorkshire Fabric Shop provides for different types of handmade cushions covers, so that you can confidently choose the most suitable … Read More