Michelle Obama’s Big Plans for The White House

Matt Donnelly / March 6, 2009

First Lady Michelle Obama continues to make history. Among her other amazing feats, she can now count being the first person ever to share the cover of O Magazine with Oprah Winfrey.

“People do judge a magazine by its cover, which is why it’s important to me to keep the cover of this one looking fresh,” Winfrey said in a statement, “And right now nothing—and I mean nothing—is fresher than the family that moved into the White House in January.”

Move in they did, Michelle and her husband President Barack Obama, and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

While she’s already captivated the country with her fashion forwardness (Obama appears on the O cover in Michael Kors, the same designer she donned in her official White House portrait), her next step is design.

“[Our decor] will reflect our family,” Obama tells the mag, “I want comfortable sofas, I want art that reflects contemporary and traditional, I want to bring in new American artisans.”

Don’t worry for the couple’s children, however. No matter how modern the look, it’ll be built for fun.

“You’ve got to be able to make a fort with the sofa pillows! Everything must be fort-worthy.”