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Charles Denyer, author of "Number One Observatory Circle," wrote that the home was still in need of upgrades when the Mondales moved in. Part of the basement floor was still dirt, faucets would spout rust-colored water, and the vice president's first shower at the residence turned cold halfway through.
Mondale decorated the house's ground floor with paintings, sculptures, and floral arrangements.
The pieces of art were loaned to the Mondales from the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.
"Every Thanksgiving, I make the turkey and let my wife sleep," Mondale said, according to AP.
The Mondales' sculptures and large vases were replaced with smaller flowerpots.
The Bushes upholstered dining chairs with red fabric.
The Bushes posed in the living room for a portrait in 1983.
Money for maintenance of the home, as well as additions or renovations, comes from private funds or donations to the Vice President's Residence Foundation, which was founded in 1991.
Like when the Bushes lived at the home, the dining chairs featured red cushions.
Gore gave a televised address from the vice presidential residence announcing he would contest the results of Florida's presidential vote in 2000.
They enlisted interior designer Frank Babb Randolph to help with the transformation, according to the Washington Post.
Cheney's dogs Jackson and Dave also made themselves at home.
The Cheneys have two daughters, Mary and Elizabeth.
"It wasn't necessarily about the decorating, it was about helping them feel comfortable and putting the bits and pieces together so they could entertain in a public, formal way, as well as have their own private moments," Hagan told the Washington Post in 2017. "It's a very welcoming home and not pretentious."
"We chose a palette that reflected them: a strong sapphire blue in the dining room, deep forest green in the library and daffodil yellow in the living room," Hagan told the Washington Post.
A colorful rug, light green drapes, and dark lampshades added dimension to the space.
"I love to go in that room and sit on the couch and grade papers or have meetings," Jill Biden told the Washington Post in 2017. "Often they put a round table in there and we would have dinner or lunch."
Karen Pence met with the wife of Singapore's prime minister, Lee Hsien Loong, in the Solarium in 2017.
Pence added a photo of his grandfather's home in Ireland to the mantle of the fireplace in the dining room.
Artist Douglas David gifted the second family with a painting of peonies, the Indiana state flower.
The Pences went all-out decorating the residence for Christmas in 2020.
There aren't many photos of the revamped residence yet, but Senator Lisa Murkowski shared snapshots from a dinner for female senators that Harris hosted showing the dining room had been painted a lighter grey-blue color.