Entries in how to decorate the mantle (5)
This mantle is from the Oval Office. I think it is very well done. What makes it work, that is different from the Cabinet Room and the Green Room? The portrait of George Washington, hung above the fireplace, is a good size and proportion for both the fireplace and the wall. It is not hung too high or framed too small. The greenery overlaps the portrait just enough to have it all tie together. The office was re-decorated when the Bushes came into office- the Presidnet delegated the responsibility to his wife- Good job Laura!
Thanks again to Architectual Digest for the photo!