IKEA to furnish Obama’s Oval Office?
Why not? In times of financial trouble, turn to the Swedish furniture chain for stylish, practical and economic inspiration when furnishing your home. President-elect Barack Obama’s notion of change and his commitment to fiscal responsibility matches IKEA’s philosophy of practical and affordable home furnishings for all. IKEA lost no time; they have already shown a replica of the Oval Office decorated à la Swedish cottage with light furniture and red-and-white striped curtains.

If you passed by Union Station in Washington, DC last week (2009), you probably saw it. Done a bit tongue-in-cheek, of course, but really ... why not? If not the Oval Office, then perhaps part of the Obama’s family quarters of the White House can be outfitted by IKEA?