When a new president takes office, the White House becomes a home… that includes re-decorating for the newest first family.
The rug and curtain designs by Little Rock’s own Kaki Hockersmith were once displayed in Bill Clinton’s Oval Office.
They have now been chosen by President Biden’s design team to be displayed again in the historic room.
Hockersmith says it’s an honor to have her pieces in the White House for a second time.
“It was very gratifying, and I’m sure it was to President Clinton and people who spent a lot of time in that office,” said Hockersmith.
Once a President leaves office, those unique furnishings are archived into a Presidential collection.
Future Presidents can then choose from those pieces for their own look or they can create new ones.
“I think our pieces came to be there, not because they had anything to do with a particular administration, but because they had the same message and symbolism,” said Hockersmith.
The designs are much more than meets the eye.
When picking decor for the