Swivel Chic

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On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I dropped in the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library on the University of Texas's campus. Recently updated, the library features a new permanent exhibit, The First Lady Gallery, which includes her personal office space. Perfectly preserved, I could not get over her chic swivel chairs, orange lacquer desk and tufted sofa (barely making the photo to the left). Isn't the brass detail great? And how darling is the cardigan draped over the back of her chair? And I love that "Can Do" spirit/desk detail Lady Bird is known for having prominently displayed. I think Lady Bird Johnson's office is a lovely reminder that good design is always in style.

Emily C. Butler

Emily C. Butler, 1153 3rd Avenue, New York, New York 10065, USA

Emily C. Butler is a New York City based interior designer + decorator.