Thursday, February 12, 2009

Studying Maps

I've been slowly working on our study. We painted it Benjamin Moore's Normandy, and I have a number of handbuilt wooden shelves for our books - one built by my father-in-law and three built by my grandfather. We have a desk that the previous owners of our house left for us, and an antique table that was in my grandmother's house. I plan to hang panel curtains from a long bamboo fishing pole that was also my grandfather's. All of the honey-colored wood, the blue on the walls and a metal trash can with a map inspired me to decorate the room with vintage maps, globes, and wooden accents. I went "window shopping" to find some cool Design Style Guide Etsy items that would go in the study. This Chesapeake Bay map table by KellyGstudio would be perfect. It's even Virginia.
I would keep small office supplies on hand in these map bowls by SewDanish.
I love the copper maps that CopperLeafStudios makes - they combine so many decorating elements that I like to use: copper, organic textures and of course, maps. Bonus: this image is my second favorite state, Michigan.
This map pail by CarolinaCottage would look great on one of my shelves. One of my weaknesses is things you can put things in.
I'll probably decoupage some old maps onto the lightswitch and outlet covers, and I bought several vintage maps that I want to put into floating frames. I'm really excited about those, and I'll post separately about them soon.


SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art said...

Window shopping is great fun! Thank you for spotting my map
bowls :-)Birgitte
Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies

loneweever said...

ooh Yummy map goodies. I love the woven bowls and all the others are really exciting too. So many talented people. So many maps that I will never throw away again ...

Lady Farrah's by Locklear said...

Absolutely adorable!!