Presidential election years impact home interiors as people search for comfort, security and warmth. Peddler Interior designer Jerome Farris calls this a nesting period and offers several ways to create it.
After over two decades of working in the design world and observing presidential election years, people turn within to create comforting environments in uncertain times says Farris.
“People want to stay in their homes longer and create for themselves or family an environment of peace and tranquility. This year with folks being bombarded by social media, we have been creating home interiors with warm colors I like to call the comfort palette. Taupes, soft golds, rich browns, happy corals or rust tones are some I have been using most often,” Farris said.
Stepping inside a Flemish inspired home with Norman influences, Farris shares from the home’s dining room how a presidential election year is impacting home design and how to achieve the nesting quality.
The nesting period is a time of reflection when people turn inward to hold on to cherished memories to find comfortable and stability. Farris shares several fun ways to add comfort to your home creating collections from family treasures.
- Find a variety of wine glasses or keepsake wooden boxes to create a tabletop display.
- Frame old family photos or create a collage of new ones.
- Curate a display of collectibles from several generations of china, family recipes, special art or old eyeglasses people like to collect.
Presidential election years impact home interiors and the nesting period means people are more interested in taking what they have and making it special Farris says. “I see the trend lasting at least two years when something fun and new will begin sweeping our country.”