“Working in The White House has been an unforgettable experience. To represent the Hispanic community professionally has been a pride and honor for all of us…”
As a professional interior designer, I write and share my experiences in Art & Decor at a global level. I have been to many cities—each reflecting a unique image of architecture and urbanism — and it is beautiful to acquaint oneself to perfectly universal spaces, designed with the grandeur of human scale.
I would like to dedicate this edition to the experience of working inside an iconic landmark, The White House. Besides being the official residence of the President of the U.S., it is a museum that exhibits part of the history of this great country. There you can appreciate multiple collections of art, including pieces related to the history of the building and the Presidents that have lived in it.
In the East Room
The White House has several levels and areas, each one with its own theme and design, marked by a variety of works by American and European artists and artisans. My work took place within the largest one: the East Room, host of many significant events and location of what is considered the important piece, the portrait of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart.
The rectangular East Room is well-defined by the magnitude of 4 large windows and 4 marble chimneys that are lighted by chandeliers from artist Pierre-Philippe C. (1817)
Working at The White House has been the best experience of my professional career and has had a great impact on my personal life. I am very appreciative towards the First Lady, Michelle Obama, for generously extending her welcome and support.
In art and design in the U.S., The White House represents the integration of all types of art (bought or donated) for the enjoyment of the First Families and their guests. The White House is open to the public so that they may learn about its evolving history and rich collection of art.