While Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue hasn't had a lot of time just yet to check out her new home, she's already kicking around a few changes to the governor's mansion.
She said Wednesday there's an office in the downtown Raleigh home that's a tad too masculine in decor for her taste. So she's thinking about lightening it up, perhaps with a coat or two of paint, Samantha Thompson Smith reports.
Perdue also has asked the groundskeeper at the mansion to put a swing set on the grounds for when her grandchildren and the children of her staff come to visit.
"It just reflects her family values," said Chrissy Pearson, one of Perdue's staff members.
Perdue said Wednesday she hopes to walk through the house with a friend on Sunday after she takes office to see what needs to be done or changed for her personal taste.