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Monday, November 12, 2012

Hillary Clinton wants a decorating show

"What was I thinking with those Victorian oil lamps?"

Now that we've wrapped up history's longest Presidential campaign, it's time to focus on what's really important - the 2016 race! Hillary Clinton will be resigning as Secretary of State early next year, and countless Sunday morning show gasbags have been speculating on her future political aspirations. 

When recently asked if the Oval Office is something she's interested in, Clinton joked that other rooms were on her mind: "Maybe I’ll get a decorating show." It turns out the former First Lady unwinds by watching television shows about "house buying and home improvement." Her fave? "Love It or List It."
 
Clinton oversaw the infamous 1993 refurbishment of the White House with Little Rock interior designer Kaki Hockersmith. While the First Lady read nearly 40 books in preparation for the project, the neo-Victorian furnishings and treatments were not well-received and earned Clinton's decorator the nickname "Tacky Kaki."

If the TV gig doesn't work out, Clinton always has politics to fall back on.
 
Photo: First Lady Hillary Clinton in the Lincoln Sitting Room (1998), Annie Leibovitz for Vogue.

Hillary's Next Move [The New York Times]
Kaki Hockersmith Interiors [official site]

2 comments:

wellfedfred said...

I'd hate to be judged on some of the "gotta have it" things I bought 20 years ago... and the decorator who advised me shares the blame. Her best suggestion was to have everything upholstered in white and train Himself to change clothes and shoes before entering. That did it. I was young, but not that young.

My Notting Hill said...

She looks great in that black turtleneck and pants. On a political note, I would very much like to see a woman president before I die.