Have you read the piece in the Washington Post about the Congressman whose office has been decorated in the style (if you’re squinting) of Downton Abbey?
Not really so much Downton Abbey as Federalist style, according to what I’ve read. “A gold-colored wall sconce with black candles. A Federal-style bull’s-eye mirror with an eagle perched on top.” But that’s just the outer office.
The inner office has “a drippy crystal chandelier, a table propped up by two eagles, a bust of Abraham Lincoln and massive arrangements of pheasant feathers.” Still not sounding like Downton Abbey, especially with that Abraham Lincoln bust.
Apparently, the décor scheme was donated by Annie Brahler of the unfortunately and offensively named firm, Euro Trash.
Perhaps the congressman is aspiring towards the Red Room in the White House, which seems more comparable to how his offices are described.
Most regrettably, the Congressman’s office requested that the reporter, the Post’s Ben Terris, delete the pictures from his camera (!), but luckily, he didn’t capitulate, so we can see the images. Read the whole story (and the comments) here.