Art and Soul of a Home

As you stare at that blank wall in your home, imagine how a great artist feels staring at a blank canvas in their studio — it’s a space full of unlimited potential. Exotic paint colors and wallpaper are great, but consider dressing up your walls with an original painting or print. 

Don’t have a spare fortune lying around? Pieces from local artists can be surprisingly affordable and make your space a wonderful showpiece. Build around your art with simple furniture, florals and accessories. You can even change pieces with the seasons or your moods. The wonderful pop-up art gallery at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing in Andover makes it easier and less intimidating for you to view and purchase an original piece for your home. 

Whether you have a large wall to fill, or a small area in a room, art of all styles can be for the masses. And who knows? That piece you just bought from an up-and-coming artist could buy your family a mansion someday.  

‘Hurricane Warning’ 40” x 60” oil on canvas by Liz Auffant, $2,500 – The Pop-Up Art Gallery at Helen Thomas
Black garden tables, $168 each – Acorn Design Center
Double wire planters, $72 each – Acorn Design Center
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

‘Pink Springtime’ and ‘Blue Springtime’ by Janet Mitchell, $275 each – MAK & CO.
Standing flowers, $16.95 to $40 – Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
Dirty Roots planters with black gem aloes and ponytail palms, $15 each – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

‘Nocturne’ 40” x 62” by Josh Hilty, $4,000 – The Pop-Up Art Gallery at Helen Thomas
Cross back chair, $165 – MAK & CO.
Plant and antique bucket, $68 – Les Fleurs
Dash & Albert black/ivory Diamond indoor/outdoor rugs: $54 for a 2’x3’ to $1,472 for a 12’x16’ – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

‘Hollywood Ending’ 30” x 60” by Michele Bosha, $2,400 – The Pop-Up Art Gallery at Helen Thomas
Grand vases, $112 each – Acorn Design Center
Small blue vase, $36; Blue crepe vase, $42 – Acorn Design Center
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

‘The Mandela Effect’ 30” x 50” by Josh Hilty, $1,200 – The Pop-Up Art Gallery at Helen Thomas
Glass orbs, $36 each – MAK & CO.
Dash & Albert ‘The Dappled Seaglass’ woven jute rug: $88 for a 2’x3’ to $2,058 for a 10’x14’ – Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Photo by Emily O’Brien.

style editor and set design
Lysa Pelletier – Anchor Artists

photography
Emily O’Brien – Boston, Mass.

shot on location at
The Pop-Up Art Gallery at Helen Thomas – Andover, Mass.

floral and accessories
Les Fleurs – Andover, Mass.

accessories and furnishings
Acorn Design Center
Andover, Mass.
(978) 273-9717
AcornDesignCenter.com

Les Fleurs
Andover, Mass.
(978) 475-9669
LesFleurs.com

Mak & Co.
Andover, Mass.
(978) 475-5511
MakAndCoAndover.com

Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
North Andover, Mass.
(978) 689-4141
RoseAndDove.com

Helen Thomas Simply Smashing
Andover, Mass.
(978) 475-7981
Facebook.com/HelenThomasSimplySmashing

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