Monday, March 19, 2012

Decorating with Maps

I love maps. From traditional to typography to globes, I can study them for ages daydreaming about our next big trip. Here are a few different styles of maps I've been loving lately...

We finally framed and hung my Bold & Noble Canadian typography map in our kitchen and I'm super happy with it. I can drink my coffee and get a geography lesson at the same time.

I stumbled across this map-wrapped "J" in a cute little boutique on Ponsonby Road in Auckland. I like that Josh and I share the same first initial - it allows me to buy monogrammed things without feeling completely narcissistic.  :)

For now, it sits on our Ikea bookcase, but it might end up on our gallery wall at some point.

I loved these decorative map dresses I found in Small Acorns (an adorable interiors shop in Wellington, NZ). They'd be perfect in a little girl's room. Not so perfect for packing in a suitcase and carting around the globe.
I could have emptied my bank account in Small Acorns. I loved just about everything in there - from Designers Guild pillows to Orla Kiely purses. Luckily for my bank account, my suitcase was already bursting at the seams.

My parents bought these great maps at a shop in Halifax for the family cottage. They outline the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and P.E.I. For the cottage, traditional maps seem to suit the decor best.

And as if I don't already have enough map-themed items now, I've been wanting to get my grubby mitts on these pillows for awhile now...

Both pillows are available through My Bearded Pigeon on Etsy. 


Sephie said...

we love maps too! i am in love with the typography map.. i think i may just get the world one... did you order it off the website?

Jules said...

I love the map of the whole world too! Yup, Josh got it straight from They're based in the UK but it only about two weeks to arrive. You should get one! They threw in a mini print for free - I should do a quick post about that soon!

M said...

You will love this other blog post I read recently too:

P.S. I love the map "J". And I use the same rational for putting M's around our house. Much less narcissistic since there are two of us!

Jules said...

Now that's a fantastic map - thanks for sending the link Mary!