President-Elect Obama's Oval Office Makeover: Crate and Barrel?

Nine designers showed how Obama could put his stamp on the White House.


By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers.

We've just seen the White House makeover ideas proposed to the AP by nine designersand the Obamas could really put their stamp on the executive mansion if they follow the advice. Among the changes: A softer looking Oval Office made cozy with Crate and Barrel sofas. Really. And how about this change in the Rose Garden: Rip out the famous boxwoods that frame it and plant hibiscus to create a "prairie" style. See for yourself.