Decorating with Maps
Relocating from my Midwest home to the Southwest rekindled a fascination with geography and regional cultures in general.
Shortly after the big move I started noticing map art in home decor.
Walls adorned — even with just a tiny corner of the world — instantly infuses sophistication. It’s a very smart look.
The art of making maps and charts is called cartography. Mastering color harmonies is just part of the job for a cartographer. An expert’s hand is apparent as softly nuanced color unifies the world in this wall mural.
Gracefully fitting into a wide range of function and design, maps not only spark our sense of wanderlust but we’re also reminded that they too can ‘”go” anywhere. Formal and refined in a library. . .
. . .to perfectly placed in a playroom. It’s never too early to learn about the big blue marble we all call home.
For every mood, there is a map. Sleek and modern anyone?
Or maybe geographically kitschy is more your style. Try a vintage tray.
Refolding a map is challenging enough, but weaving one into an art piece? Can you imagine? It measures a small, 9.3L x 7W x 1.5B cm. Custom order for a larger size. Purely artisan and cleverly repurposed.
How about you, can you envision a map warming up available real estate on your walls? Is decorating with maps something you would do?