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FLOTUS Hires Tham Kannalikham as Interior Designer for White House Residence
First Lady Melania Trump is taking steps to make the White House a home, and has made her official hire by choosing Laotian-American interior designer Tham Kannalikham to decorate the Trump’s private living quarters.
Kannalikham previously worked for Ralph Lauren Home and now operates her own design firm in New York. She now heads Kannalikham Design as principal designer, and is know for keeping her designs and publicly accessible information under wraps. Her design firm website is locked to those without a personal login.
"Mrs. Trump has a deep appreciation for the historical aspects of the White House and with Tham's traditional design and expertise, they are focusing on a seamless integration of elegance and comfort into where the President, the First Lady, and (their son) Barron will be spending their family time and calling their home," said Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, acting senior adviser to the First Lady.
“I am honored by the opportunity to be working with the First Lady to make the White House feel like home,” Kannalikham said in a statement released last week.
Kannalikham’s vision for the White House is not clear at this time.
Reportedly, an allotment of $100,000 of federal money will be used.