Sunday, July 25, 2010

Map Quest: Part Deux

When I posted about maps in the post Map Quest two years ago, I only had a few examples to share. Now there are not only more examples of maps as art and wallpaper but also maps painted on walls and ceilings. If papering an entire bedroom as Steven Gambrel did above seems daunting, you could always try it in a small powder room. Even easier is just hanging a framed map on a wall. The best part is that you'll always know where you're going. Enjoy!

Kerry Joyce

Matt Albiani

Kim Coleman in House Beautiful

Painted ceiling by Miles Redd

Peter Dunham

Ruthie Sommers in House Beautiful

Hamptons Designer Showhouse 2009

India Hicks

Unknown

Thomas O'Brien

11 comments:

Natasha said...

Always loved a good Map-room, Heather, especially in a kids room! Also really like the dark blue one you have featured here, and you can never go wrong with India Hick's easy style!!

Northern Light

Heidiopia said...

Love the Miles Redd ceiling! I love to give framed maps as gifts...mememtos of special places shared or trips taken. Great post!

Teresa Hatfield said...

Love, love, love the Miles Redd ceiling!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Vicki said...

A map is always interesting and educational. I'm in the middle of setting up a study room for my kids with one big mural on one wall. I can't wait to get it done. Thanks for these photos!

Stacey said...

I love these. As a teacher, i'm always surrounded with maps in the classroom. I love to see them used as decor in the home(they add a kind of old world charm) and they still can also be used as an instructional tool
while being decorative.

Petra said...

I love decorating with maps. Maybe it's the promise of travel and what there is to find out there in the world. Antique maps are wonderful but there are beautiful modern versions as well. My favorite is thesearethings.com

HoHumCards.com said...

I did my son's room in nautical maps when he was 8, he is now 6 feet tall and the room has aged wonderfully for him. The beauty of maps is that they are great for the young and old.

Randi said...

THE BLUE PAINTED CEILING WAS ACTUALLY DESIGNED AND PAINTED BY RAYMOND GOINS. IT WAS PAINTED ON CANVAS AND THEN INSTALLED ONTO THE CEILING. THE ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS OF THE FAMILY MEMBERS WERE INCLUDED, AND RAY MADE A NICE LITTLE SURPRISE FOR THEM BY HAVING THE SIGNS "GLOW" WHEN THE LIGHTS WERE DIMMED OUT (HE DIDN'T TELL THEM- HE WANTED IT TO BE A COMPLETE SURPRISE)!

kelly giesen said...

The painted ceiling reminds me of a mini Grand Central - I absolutely love it!

Claudia Juestel said...

A very tasteful collection of maps. Love the ceiling with the armillary pendant.

Cheers,

Claudia

domesticated_desk said...

love those images! I want to go dark navy in my living room and then an accent wall of maps. now I have some imagery to go from. great post

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