Thursday, June 17, 2010

Wonderful Worlds

Not that I ever thought maps were boring. Ok, maybe when I was a teen. But I never thought that maps would be this amazing and this gorgeous. From studies, to nurserys, to entry ways, my dears, maps are the way to go!





70 comments:

Kay said...

oh, gives me a great idea to create a map of my life... hmmmm...

look forward to venturing more into your place :)

Jen said...

Map of our life? Hmmm... I love that idea!!

Erika ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

LOVE IT! .. i never thought about a "map" as decor either - but it looks REALLY good!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Love the map above the grey sideboard in the 4th pic! Love your blog...now following :) Will

Mary said...

Oh, those these... especially the top image with the rustic look. Huge fan!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

Dancing Branflake said...

Absolutely! My children will have to have a world map in their nursery and bedroom. And then we'll have a globe in our front room to look extra smart.

Dee Stephens said...

I have a map of Napa Valley in my house framed. Does that count? ;)

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Loved these! I am ordering a map 26 x 24 - it is antique looking but the info is current. I'm framing it over corkboard and the kids will be able to put pins in everywhere we've visited.

A Perfect Gray said...

love those!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Yay for maps and globes!!! That's my living room theme!!! I love that old world look. :)

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Valerie said...

That huge globe in the first picture is so cool. I'd love to have that in my study. Haha. I don't have a study, but that would be cool too.

xo
Valerie

Rachel said...

oh i love antique maps. when i was a kid i had this globe and i loved to spin it and put my finger on some random spot and say i was going there.
half the time it was the middle of the ocean lol :)

Andrea said...

What a great idea! I especially love the last image. Im not a big fan of maps in decor, but that image kind of changes my mind.

bobbi said...

I looooooove maps and globes!! I'm always searching for new maps...
bobbi

dulci said...

These photos are gorgeous!!

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Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love decorating with maps and globes! I got a friend a desk globe for Christmas and she loved it to pieces. Great post!

Happenstance said...

So funny, I juuuuust bought a map of the States the other day to frame for my kid's room! Love these.

La Feem said...

I'm all about maps as art, did the map of Hawaii and the map of CA on tee shirts last year and they were my favorite La Feem's ever. Great post!

Leah said...

The map in the kids bedroom is such a cool idea! Lovely post Jen!

Fashion Thief said...

Maps are awesome, but only in bedrooms and study rooms.

Stephanie said...

Wow! all these houses are awesome!!

I'maNolaGirl said...

These are all such beautiful rooms! I love the subtle nautical feel the maps give off. There's something very serene about them! Love this idea!

Alexandra Rae said...

Love all of these. So funny I just did a child's bedroom and the client wanted the exact same Ralph Lauren map wallcovering that I had in my son's room. But it's discontinued. I found something similar but she didn't like that it looked like layered maps, vs. one big continuous map. I have to show her this post. Number two is that layered map look, which I think is a very cool, classic wall treatment. Thanks!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ohhhh love all these spaces with maps! gorgeous! xo

Daisy said...

these are amazing.

Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

i'm absolutely loving maps for decorating purposes lately. these prints are my latest find:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/49578375/world-map-collection-of-6-original-silk

aren't they adorable? gorgeous post, my dear. i hope all is well!

Katie Lynn said...

You're too sweet, Jen! Thanks so much for your kind words. :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

aaah love them!!! check out my post tomorrow :) Great minds? xoxo

Lorena said...

Jen unlike you, I have always loved maps.
I can sit there for hours imagining places and just reading all the cities, rivers.... calculating distances from where I am to where I would like to be....
what a nerd ha ?
:)

Pink Martini said...

Hi Jen. Thank you for visiting and for the birthday wishes. OMGosh I love all the quotes on your blog! I am your newest follower too. :)

Sootjeelina said...

I love maps how they look like this! But I don't when they're in a geographics book..
Btw, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, I really appreciate it :D

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a great idea for a decor...I adore how it looks:) I have to show this to my friend, she loves maps:)
Kisses sweetie and what a great finds:)
Muah and Happy Thursday!!!

clau said...

Definitely a great choise! I've never thought about maps as decor for my home but surely it's a great and classy idea!!!
Lovely pics!!

Krystal said...

i love maps! One time I took pictures of the maps we used on a sailing trip, turned them Sepia, burned the edges and put them in frames - they were perfection if i do say so myself :)

Ju said...

I love those maps you chose. They just fit in.
I used to have one with colorful pins, showing places I've been and places I would like to go. It was fun.
And thanks for leaving such a lovely comment yesterday.:)

Katie said...

Love these!

Kristin said...

I love these maps! My son has a big world map in his room! It is beautiful and they learn so much from it!

:)

Marcie said...

I just love this idea! I am into old rustic globes too!
Catchy title!

xo
Marcie

Sonia said...

I just adore the map idea! What a gorgeous group of images! xx

this free bird said...

I was so happy to see your comment yesterday...and now I will be all over this map post!!

Love that top picture. And the bottom one too...have a blank wall that's been crying out for 4 years. Got map?

awesome post!!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

I think map wall paper would be really cool for a study, it would make me look smart haha.

Elements said...

I love these pics you have posted of the maps...I alsways wanted a freestanding globe...now I may just opt for a map on the wall...thanks for the inspiration...now following;)

Lindsay said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Love yours! Look forward to following you :)

Josie said...

I love these images! My mom bought maps to frame and put in our family room a few years back and I was so dumbfounded but I think they're so pretty, and a great conversation starter.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Corinne said...

using maps to decorate is so creative. when i moved from nj to nh i had a beat up nj road map on my wall and LOVED it...mmm wonder where that went? ha

Tayebug said...

I haven't thought of doing a map as decoration, but it looks fabulous. Maybe I could combine the look with function and plot my "to go" wish list with it.

Silver Strands said...

Love the maps Jen. And thank you for your sweet words on my blog. You made my day!
oxoxox
Denalee

Silver Strands said...

Love the maps Jen. And thank you for your sweet words on my blog. You made my day!
oxoxox
Denalee

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jen,

It was great to discover your blog and many thanks for visiting mine.
I love antique maps and globes and such a neat way to decorate, especially in a children's room.
All the pictures you have shown are lovely

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

CHANTELLE said...

wow, what a wonderful idea! so fabulous :) hope you have a lovely weekend ♥

avant garde said...

hi jen! thanks so much as always for your sweet comments on my blog! just wondering if you received your give-away yet? let me know :) also i'm not sure if i ever told you but i just love your blog header! oh...and regarding this post, i adore designing with maps. they are warm, mysterious, fun, intriguing and never go out of style :)

Geisslein said...

I LOOOOVE maps! great post. Some time ago I had a post about maps too...maps are such a great thing for decoration! Wish you a great and funny weekend! ;o) sunny greetings, geisslein

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Now that's a way to show off a map! Love!!! :)

christine said...

Love these! My sister's husband loves maps and she wasn't so keen on hanging them. I'll have to show her how great they can look!!

Dobbygirl said...

Ooooh, I love this idea! Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting!

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

I love the idea of decorating with maps. I have yet to do it, but they just allow your guest's curiosity to be piqued a bit. Love the last image especially partially because I am a huge fan of hydrangeas.
Have a lovely weekend. =)

A Casa da Vá said...

It looks so great, specially the wallpaper one... you can just stare at it and plan your next trip!

Jane E. Smith said...

Oh my gosh, I love maps too! Especially the second to last one, above that great cupboard. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! It's brand new and I really appreciate the support!

galleryofinspiration.blogspot.com

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love all these pictures!! The map wallpaper is amazing.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Love, love, love the maps. That first photo is so beautiful! The last is really pretty as well.

You Are My Fave said...

I can't get over the neutral, wallpapered map room. LOVE.

Sylvie said...

I love your choices.
I remember when I first saw that room in the second photo I thought the pattern on the walls was from someone tearing away parts of old wallpaper, exposing some wall and leaving behind some layers of paper.
Great texture, beautiful feeling.

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Megan said...

Oh, I just love maps. I am actually thinking about getting an old school pull down map for my studio.

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