Patterns and Politics:
How Who’s In Affects What’s In
It’s hard sometimes, to grasp just how much influence politics has on areas you wouldn’t expect, like home décor, but it does.
Jacqueline Kennedy was the first to open the White House to television cameras, to show America the redecorating she’d done to the seriously outdated space.
When a first lady renovates or redecorates, it makes news, and many people like to emulate those styles in their own homes.
You can even get some clues based only on the party in charge; Democratic presidents have tended to add more historical or history-themed items, but more contemporary art rather than classical paintings.