Take a Peek Inside Living Quarters at the White House

Photos 1-3, published in the Architectural Digest on Nov. 1, 2016, offer a rare peek inside the living quarters on the second floor of the White House where President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha, and family dogs Bo and Sunny have lived for nearly eight years. In addition, check out other images of the White House interior through the years.

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The Old Family Dining room in the White House in Washington. Works by Robert Rauschenberg, right, and Alma Thomas, the first African American artist woman represented in the White House, left, make a modern splash. President Barack Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.”
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The Treaty Room in the White House in Washington in August 2016. The Treaty Room is filled with memorabilia including one of President Barack Obama's two Grammy Awards, family photos, and a personalized football. It’s also where Obama often retreats late at night. He uses the room’s namesake table, which has been in the White House since 1869, as a desk. Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.”
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The Yellow Oval Room in the White House in Washington in a cover story about . Designer Michael S. Smith specified a Donald Kaufman paint for the Yellow Oval Room. Artworks by Paul Cézanne and Daniel Garber flank the mantel. Smith mellowed the Yellow Oval Room with smoky browns, greens, golds, and blues. The 1978 Camp David peace accords were signed at the antique Denis-Louis Ancellet desk, front left. President Barack Obama likes to say the White House is the “people’s house.” Architectural Digest photos are giving the public its first glimpse of private areas on the second floor of the White House that Obama, his wife, Michelle, daughters Malia and Sasha and family dogs Bo and Sunny have called home for nearly eight years.
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A view of the Blue Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., date unknown.
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A view of the State Dining Room in the White House in Washington, shown in an undated photo.
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An artist's illustration of the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, in an undated photo.
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A view of the State Dining Room in the White House in Washington, D.C., pictured at an unknown date. Over the fireplace is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George P.A. Healy from 1869.
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A view of the State Dining Room in the White House in Washington, D.C., pictured at an unknown date. Over the fireplace is a portrait of Abraham Lincoln by George P.A. Healy from 1869.
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A view of the Main Hall of the White House in Washington, circa 1950.
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A view of the main hall of the White House in Washington, D.C., looking from the State Dining Room towards the East Room, dated unknown.
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A view of the Blue Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., date unknown.
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A view of the Main Hall of the White House in Washington, circa 1950.
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This room, oval in shape, was used as the radio room by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt for his "Fireside Chats," and pictured in an undated photo. Pres. Eisenhower used the room as the Diplomatic Reception room. It is at the basement level and through it high level dignitaries entered the White House for state functions.
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