Art at Home

Architects, interior designers, builders, and other experts on the intersection of art and design, featuring works from Elizabeth Moss Galleries, Greenhut Galleries, and the Wright Gallery.

“An intersection of forms, a collage of materials, a glimpse of the woods beyond, a moment in time, a hint of something around the corner: Art and architecture.
— Stephen Pondelis, Attardo Pondelis Architecture

Art: Liz Hoag, Wolfe’s Neck Path, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 36”—Elizabeth Moss Galleries Architect: Stephen Pondelis, Attardo Pondelis Architecture
Builder: Great Falls Construction
Floors: Atlantic Hardwoods
Interior Designer: Susan Castor Collection
Landscape Architect: Emma Kelly Landscape
Millwork: Hanson Woodturning
Windows & Doors: Andersen

“Windsor Chairmakers Showrooms and Shaker Gallery feature 18 rooms of fine handmade furniture. All our pieces are designed, built, and finished to order, a perfect example being this white ash wine and liquor cabinet. This piece features hand-cut, cross-pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery, adjustable ash shelves and wine bottle racks, and our beautiful and durable finish. It is a versatile and practical addition to any home.”
— Michael Timchak, Windsor Chairmakers

Art: William Irvine, Fisherman’s Cottages, oil on canvas, 24” x 30”—Greenhut Galleries
Furniture: Windsor Chairmakers
Interior Designer: Jana Timchak
Lighting: Classic Lighting Devices
Windows: Andersen, Viking Lumber

“Our firm was asked to design this living room for the Bar Harbor Designer Showhouse at LaRochelle, a benefit for the Bar Harbor Historical Society. The color palette was inspired by the dramatic backdrop of the sea and Acadia National Park, as well as the Beatrix Ferrand–designed garden outside the windows. In addition, since the coastal mansion had once been owned by the Campbell Soup family, we accented the soft, comfortable white-linen summer slipcovers and the soothing blues and greens with the coral of cream of tomato soup. Like the room, Anne Ireland’s paintings are a juxtaposition of classic and contemporary.”
— Brett Johnson, Maine Street Design Company

Art: All works by Anne Ireland: Finding the Beach, oil on canvas, 18” x 24” (above side table); Birches, Sand Beach Trail, Seeing through Blue, and Smoke Bush, all oil on panel and 10” x 10” (next to window at left, from top to bottom); Please Don’t Count the Daisies, oil on linen, 28” x 25” (above fireplace)—Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Furniture: Custom designed and made for Maine Street Design Company
Interior Designer: Maine Street Design Company
Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Hale Navy (fireplace surround) and Buxton Blue (walls)
Painting: The Perfect Stroke
Rug: Mougalian Rugs

“A great house with many interesting details. We enjoyed and worked closely with the architect and owner.”
—Michael Hewes & Christian Eberhardt, Hewes & Company

Art: Charlie Bluett, The Shepherds Delight, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 48”—Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Architect: Visbeen Architects
Builder: Hewes & Company
Interior & Lighting Designer: Vision Interiors
Windows & Doors: Marvin

“When I walked into this space, which was a three-room attic, I visualized how it could be transformed into an open loft with rustic wood beams and a contemporary, cathedral-like feel. We raised the ceilings from seven to 13 feet, and the dramatic result of the project, which is now my home, is exactly what I had imagined.”
— Eleftherios (Lefty) Minas, Ethos Carpentry

Art: Martin Kremer, Green Platter, fused glass, 22” diameter (on table); Tim Christensen, Robins Rising, wood, fired porcelain, and stoneware, 13” x 11” x 11” (to the right of door)—Greenhut Galleries
Builder & Interior Designer: Ethos Carpentry
Doors: Eldredge Lumber & Hardware
Engineer: Lincoln/Haney Engineering Associates
Fireplace: Embers Stoves & Fireplaces
Kitchen Backsplash: Distinctive Tile & Design
Kitchen Cabinets: Eldredge Lumber & Hardware
Kitchen Designer: Atlantic Design Center, Ethos Carpentry
Reclaimed Wood: Ryan Deane
Stone Behind Fireplace: Blue Rock
Tile Installation: Rob Romano
Windows: Hour Glass Company

“This client was craving a serene space but had some darker pieces that needed to be incorporated. We used the fabric on the chairs to balance her favorite color, very pale blue, with these pieces. The artwork reflects her love of the Maine coast and brings a bold, natural element to a space that is mostly surrounded by city views.”
— Ariana Fischer, Ariana Fischer Interior Design

Art: Ann Murphy, Rocky Shore, oil on canvas, 24” x 36” (left of gas fireplace); Gary Shepard, Cape Elizabeth Shoreline, oil on canvas, 24” x 36” (above console)—The Wright Gallery
Armchairs: Ikea
Chair Fabric: Katie Leede & Company
Chair Upholstery: Pistol Pete’s Upholstery
Interior Designer: Ariana Fischer Interior Design
Sofa & Coffee Table: Restoration Hardware
Wood Console: Mecox Gardens

“The double-sided fireplace helps define the spaces in the great room while also creating a focal point for art and treasures. Our design intent was to enhance, not compete with, the fantastic views of the cove and islands outside. The stone was salvaged from the foundation earthwork, which gives the masonry a distinctive and historical tie to the site. It can be challenging to make a small house feel open and larger than it is, so we worked closely with Molly to actualize the spaces she envisioned. From there, she created a cozy home decorated in her own playful style.”
— Matthew Silverio, Silverio Architecture & Design

Art: J. Thomas R. Higgins, Finding the Way, oil on linen, 24” x 40”—Greenhut Galleries
Builder: Scott Tardif, SWT WoodWorks
Fireplace: Shawn Lachance
Furniture: Frantz Furniture
Homeowner & Interior Designer: Molly Walpuck
Kitchen Designer: Lynne Gushee, Crestwood Kitchens
Lighting: Fogg Lighting
Residential Designer: Matthew Silverio, Silverio Architecture & Design
Tile: Distinctive Tile & Design
Windows & Doors: Marvin

“This property lends itself to landscape art due to the uncomplicated nature of the overall design. Our client embodies the concept ‘less is more,’ which reflects in the landscape as a crisp, clean installation. Strategically placed art becomes a focal point, accented by the backdrop of ornamental plantings, Mystic Mountain granite, and the Washington Natural pool deck surround.”
— Ted Carter, Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

Art: Stephen Porter, Cube Column 14A, stainless steel, 50” x 17” x 15”, and Cube Column 16, stainless steel, 47” x 14” x 12” (in foreground); Stephen Porter, New Circle #4, African mahogany, 13” x 15” x 12”, and Circle 6882, European beech, 11” x 11” x 4” (on table)–Greenhut Galleries
Builder: John Meserve
Exterior Lighting, Fire Pit & Landscape Design: Ted Carter Inspired Landscapes

“This condo is a pied-à-terre for a couple from Camden. As this is not their primary family home, the design objective was contemporary, clean, and sophisticated. The right art is a key element in making a space look and feel personal. These pieces play up the contemporary vibe while echoing the color palette beautifully.”
— Bronwyn Huffard, Huffard House Interior Design

Art: Charlie Bluett, The Seasonal Conversation, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48” (in dining area); Charlie Bluett, The Quiet Time, acrylic on canvas, 48” x 48” (above fireplace)—Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Furniture: DSO Creative Fabrication (coffee table); Century Furniture (gray chairs); Moss Studio (poufs); L&M Custom Carpets & Rugs (living room rug); Phillip Jeffries (fireplace wallpaper); Angela Adams (dining room table); West Elm (chandelier)—all sourced through Huffard House Interior Design
Interior Design & Lighting: Huffard House Interior Design

“It’s a unique honor to build the house of someone’s dreams. The work that went into the design and timber framing of this home was incredible. Each room, each view, each piece of joinery has its own special purpose. Working with this family to create their third Maine Barn Company structure was a joy.”
— Erin Connolly, Maine Barn Company

Art: Ben Lussier, Shifting Tide, oil on panel, 24” x 36”—Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Builder: Maine Barn Company
Designer: Andrew Payor
Fireplace: Maine Wood Heat Company
Kitchen Cabinets: Kennebec Company

“With this kitchen renovation, the client wanted an open and airy space for family to gather and for hosting parties. The existing kitchen, which was about 20 years old, was very dark, with natural wood cabinets and a completely different layout. The renovation created a brighter and more modern kitchen with three different entrance points and a big island where the clients and their three children can enjoy casual meals.”
— Michael C. Kertes, KR Builders

Art: Susan Wilder, Bertram, block print, 7” x 9” (above counter at left); Berri Kramer, Keeper’s House, Monday Afternoon, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 36” (on easel)—The Wright Gallery
Builder: KR Builders
Cabinets & Kitchen Design: Crown Point Cabinetry
Countertops & Flooring: Morningstar Stone & Tile
Lighting: Luna Bella
Tile Backsplash: Distinctive Tile & Design
Tile Installation: Ben Herbert, Herbert Tile
Stools: Gabby

“This home is on a rocky outcropping on Lords Point—a narrow peninsula with water on either side—so it has spectacular views of both the ocean and the Kennebunk beaches. Hanging above the mantel in the living room, Gary Shepard’s powerful oil painting depicts waves crashing along Maine’s famous rocky coastline, something you can both see and hear right outside the windows. Taking the picturesque views as our inspiration, we selected a classic navy and white color scheme to complement the homeowner’s wonderful collection of antiques as well as fabrics that are comfortable but that will also hold up to salty air and sandy feet. What I love about the artwork is that it captures the feeling of what makes living by the water so special—something we always strive to do in our designs.”
— Louise Hurlbutt, Hurlbutt Designs

Art: Gary Shephard, Crashing Waves, oil on canvas, 30” x 40” —The Wright Gallery
Architect: Kennebunk River Architects
Builder: Spang Builders
Fireplace: Spang Builders
Furniture & Accessories: Sherrill Furniture (sofa), Currey & Company (blue lamp), Brahms Mount (red and white cotton throw), spool chairs, coffee table—all sourced through Hurlbutt Designs
Furniture Fabric: Hurlbutt Designs
Interior Designer: Louise Hurlbutt, Hurlbutt Designs
Landscape Design: William Hotchkiss
Windows & Doors: Andersen

“These paintings by Holly Lombardo perfectly introduce the colors of this coastal home’s surroundings into its detailed but serene interior.”
— Joshua Moody, Richard Moody & Sons Construction

Art: Holly Lombardo, Seaweed & Salt Air, acrylic on canvas, 36” x 24” (in stairwell) and Wells Marsh Blues, acrylic on canvas, 40” x 30” (in dining area)—The Wright Gallery
Architect: Brian J. Beaudette Architect
Audio/Visual: SmartHome Solutions
Builder: Richard Moody & Sons Construction
Flooring: William & Henry Wide Plank Floors
Kitchen Designer & Cabinet Maker: Richard Moody & Sons Construction
Tile: Distinctive Tile & Design
Windows: Andersen

“The lakeside elevation was designed purposefully with a spot between the patio door and upper gable windows for art. This painting couldn’t be more perfect, reflecting the scenic views out the cottage windows.”
— Jill Crosby, Rangeley Building & Remodeling

Art: Roy Germon, Above Schoodic, acrylic on panel, 24” x 48”—Greenhut Galleries
Builder: Rangeley Building & Remodeling
Designer: Jill Crosby, Rangeley Building & Remodeling
Furniture: Welcome Home Furniture
Windows & Doors: Andersen

“The warm earth tones of the Brazilian cherry flooring are reminiscent of the red brick nature of Portland’s historic East End. The cool gray millwork and cabinetry blends with the sky and sea in the distance and is a wonderful contrast that ‘pops’ off the floors. Splashes of auburn-toned accents throughout tie everything together.”
— Jack McInerny, Atlantic Hardwoods

Art: Nina Jerome, Hollyhocks, oil on canvas, 48” x 48”—Elizabeth Moss Galleries
Architect: Briburn
Builder: Rainbow Construction
Hardwood Flooring & Millwork: Atlantic Hardwoods
Interior Designer: Annie Stickney Design

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