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.
style editor and set design
Lysa Pelletier – Anchor Artists
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
Mak & Co.
Rose & Dove Specialty Gift Shop
North Andover, Mass.
Helen Thomas Simply Smashing