Mapping Out Style

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

No better words could introduce today’s feature. Life and design are about thinking outside your comfort zone, exploring, taking chances, and finding influence in the world around you (the entire world, that is). Not only are maps a visual resource and directional guide, they’re beautiful displays of possibility, extents, and discovery. I liken “maps as decor” to reverse-Impressionistic painting. Up close, they are intricate, clear, and intriguing; from across a room, these details are transformed into lines, shapes, and subtle changes in color. Bring maps into your home as both art and inspiration. Some worldly backdrops…

DIY Map Drawer Console | Flea Market Trixie

Maps on Ceiling | Kevin Sharkey via Martha Stewart Living

Maps Arranged in Grid | Dransfield & Ross

Wallpaper | Elle Decor

Layered Maps | Kevin Sharkey via Martha Stewart Living

Map Throw Pillows | via My Bearded Pigeon on Etsy

Kids Bedroom with Map Wallpaper | via Pinterest

City Map as Poster | via Pinterest


2 thoughts on “Mapping Out Style

    • Haha apparently! I’m glad you spread the word too – I think maps should be the next BIG thing for good reason and surely you do too! Let’s make this design revolution happen!! xo (And thanks for reading and sharing your enthusiasm!!!) Carolyn

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