JFK Upholstery Shop
For every new president, a budget to change the look of the White House is a major design over-haul every 4 or 8 years. The White House goes through changing furniture, artwork, and taking over major renovation and structural changes.
“For both public and private spaces, the president's family can sort through first-rate spoils instead of relying on shopping trips. There's a White House storage house with old furniture (like four-poster beds) and an art collection with about 500 sculptures, drawings, and paintings…”(www.slate.com- “How Much Can An Incoming President Change White House Décor”)
Here’s a look at the White House upholstery shop during John F. Kennedy’s presidency. We can only imagine the kind of work that was done here. Amazing antiques and luxurious fabrics at the finger tips of the interior designers and first ladies.
Do you remember Jacqueline Kennedy’s White House tour?
“On February 14, 1962, Kennedy took American television viewers on a tour of the White House with Charles Collingwood of CBS News. In the tour she said, ‘I just feel that everything in the White House should be the best—the entertainment that's given here. If it's an American company you can help, I like to do that. If not—just as long as it's the best.’ (The Film Archives-You Tube)