Living: Now, a First Decorator

Flying tape measures — and tempers — at the White House

"It's unbelievable. What more can I say?" So huffed one member of Rosalynn Carter's staff last week, describing Nancy Reagan's eagerness to get 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue fixed up to her tastes. It was not just that the incoming First Lady had toured the White House with the man who is evidently to be the First Decorator, Los Angeles Interior Designer Ted Graber. At a Georgetown party, she told a Carter aide that when she and her husband leave the mansion, as her...

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