The phrase - safe at home made me think of A Day Indoors 1962 by American painter Fairfield Porter (1907- 1975). I love the color and how each person is occupied in the same room (like many of us) and the space between the figures is part of the composition.
Fairfield Porter was one of the foremost practitioners of representational painting in the American art world of the mid-20th century. For several decades he created portraits, domestic scenes, and landscapes of the places he lived in, all depicting a relaxed and comfortable world that seemed to mirror his own affluent, well-connected existence.
"I was never one to paint space, I paint air." Fairfield Porter