Ivanka Trump changes plans, will accept 'unprecedented' official White House role

President Trump's oldest daughter Ivanka Trump has shifted plans and will become an official government employee, joining her father's administration as an unpaid adviser, according to a report by the New York Times.

Plans emerged last week for the former model and business mogul to serve as an informal advisor to the president and to receive her own office in the West Wing. The news prompted backlash and criticism from ethics experts who said it could allow her to avoid some established rules.

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The first daughter said she heard the outcry of concerns with "my advising the president in my personal capacity while voluntarily complying with all ethics rules, and I will instead serve as an unpaid employee in the White House office, subject to all of the same rules as other federal employees," Trump said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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Ivanka has kept the same paint, shutters and decorative stone as before.

From the monster truck show to the Governor's Ball...

Before: The foyer 

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Before: The foyer 

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Ivanka moved the plant and the artwork that hung on the wall. She replaced the bench with another cushioned miniature sofa. The replacement matches the living room's upgrades. 

Before: The dining room

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Ivanka took away the rug, exposing the room's original wooden floors. She added a rectangular table -- with sharper edges -- and softer chairs. She lightened up the room with bright art pieces, including a $22,500 light fixture from Lindsey Adelman, according to the Daily Mail. 

Before: The living room 

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After: The living room

Ivanka kept the same decorated fireplace, but brightened up the room with simple white couches, a light gray rug and glass coffee table. 

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Before: The kitchen 

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Before: The kitchen 

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Ivanka has kept the kitchen's sleek modern design. She added Theodore's high chair next to its white countertops.

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Ivanka kept the kitchen the same. 

After: The kitchen

Ivanka seems to have maintained the original cabinets of the home. 

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Before: TV room

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The family has kept the same television set and black shelf, but has gotten rid of the purple beanbag chair. 

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"Throughout this process, I have been working closely and in good faith with the White House counsel and my personal counsel to address the unprecedented nature of my role," she continued.

Her official title will be "special assistant to the president."

Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, was appointed by President Trump on Monday to head the White House Office of American Innovation, an agency designed to rework the government using inspiration from the private sector.

A spokeswoman for the president called Ivanka's role "unprecedented," praising the first daughter for supporting her father, the president of the United States.

"Ivanka's service as an unpaid employee furthers our commitment to ethics, transparency, and compliance and affords her increased opportunities to lead initiatives driving real policy benefits for the American public that would not have been available to her previously," said the president's spokeswoman in an email.

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