7.13.2009

Mapped Out...


I am helping a guy friend makeover a room in his house. He is in real need
of artwork for his room and loves the outdoors, so we decided that maps
would be perfect. Now we just have to find some.


courtesy: flickr, domino

18 comments:

Haven and Home said...

I love maps, such a great way to decorate that doesn't have to be that expensive!

doug said...

Absolutely love this...the old school looking one in that entry vestibule is too cool.

paula said...

love, love maps. We have one in our son's room. It was cheap, from books a million, but it was the right scale and my heart wont be broken if something happens to it.

Blueprint Bliss said...

Love this post! Great images.

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I have a thing for maps, especially old ones. And the great thing is they're plentiful!

kahlanne said...

Those are great! I especially love #1 and #3.

for the love of a house said...

I love all of the photos. I've always wanted one of the old pieced Paris city maps.
Love pic 4- the walls, the matching to the chair shades- wonderful.

Design Esquire said...

I love maps too. I got my husband an antique map of the place we went on our honeymoon for our first wedding anniversary. It was less expensive than I thought - in case you are looking, here's the place I ordered mine from - http://www.rare-maps.com. I had a good experience with them. Good luck with the search, and I would love to see what you pick out!

The Harris Family said...

Awesome~ I wanna see the end result!

LindsB said...

What a great idea for a guy- hope you find some great ones for him!

MissBliss said...

love it! just saw some cool pics with maps on flickr... including covering the glass on french doors... have fun...

Sheri Howard said...

Gosh I love those old maps...I have wanted some for a long time...thanks for sharing, so great!

Emma @ White and Wander said...

Indeed, maps are also my favourite decorating tool... I like to keep my eyes out at auctions mainly and then wrap them around canvases! I probably have too many...!

Pink Wallpaper said...

love the pull down one that looks like we were in school!

Marie said...

What a very cool idea! I love the maps on the wall in the last photo. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh I am such a sucker for a good map...even a not so good map! We have probably FAR too many in our home Old, vintage, new, huge and globes, globes, globes.

This post was beautiful and hit home! Thanks!

Alicia said...

I got some wonderful ones for my godsons room on both Etsy & Ebay.
Good luck. They really do make a great statement.

Anonymous said...

I once saw a picture in a magazine where they took maps from national geographic and plastered them all over the ceiling. Someday... someday...