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After seeing how beautifully the Obamas decorated the private White House living quarters with interior designer Michael Smith, it's hard to imagine the space looking any better - but the new residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue have just shared their plans to overhaul the space to their personal taste. Melania Trump has hired interior designer Tham Kannalikham, a Laotian-American designer known for having a classical aesthetic and keeping a low profile. A surprising choice considering the Trumps are not known for their subdued taste or their discretion.

In a statement to WWD, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, senior adviser to the first lady said, "Mrs. Trump has a deep appreciation for the historical aspects of the White House and with Tham's traditional design and expertise, they are focusing on a seamless integration of elegance and comfort into where the president, the first lady, and Barron will be spending their family time and calling their home."

While the Trump's New York residence, where Melania and 10-year-old Barron are currently living during the week, is notoriously sheathed in gold, we think the Trumps' presidential quarters will be more toned down. Before heading...


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