Like many things in the Washington, DC design scene the makeover of the Oval Office doesn't call attention to itself. It's definitely substance over style. I'm not surprised. This make over recognizes the economic times we're in. It also shows it's cerebral side. I think this room is highly personal for the president. He spends lots of time here... It needs to have a calming effect. Color is tonal. Furniture and accessories are well chosen... they have significance to the president. I especially like the reupholstered brown leather chairs and the soft texture of the twin sofas. Absolutely love the contemporary coffee table. This Oval Office feels more comfortable and casual than previous but it's also thoughtful and serious. I hope it meets all the needs of the president.