In honor of today's Presidential inauguration we're celebrating Federal style (often referred to as "Neoclassical" or "Georgian"), a design aesthetic that flourished from 1785 to 1820. The overall effect of Federal style's emphasis on symmetry and balance is that of refined comfort.
While the neoclassical style of the White House's Green Room and New York's elegant Gracie Mansion are truly period, check out how this timeless look echoes in 2013.
Photos, top to bottom: whitehouse.gov
, Durston Saylor
, Simon Upton