Christopher Columbus with compass, map and navigation instrument
In honor of the great explorer, I thought I would post some rooms featuring maps and globes. In my own house, I keep an atlas on a stand. I realized I was referencing it so much, there was no need to ever put it away.
India Hicks Harbour Island home from Domino. If you like the chair fabric pictured in the background, Stylecourt has a great post on it today.
A paper map creates privacy for an otherwise see-through French door. (From Better Homes and Gardens, Sept. '07).
This room was created with only $150 worth of inexpensive maps. Room designed by David H. Mitchell for Southern Accents 2005.
Bathroom designed by Kendall Wilkinson.
Map collector and dealer, W. Graham Arader III hangs sections of this 1733 map over the stairwell. This is the first wall map of the American colonies to be created. (Photography by Simon Upton for Decorating with Pictures).
Elle Decor 2006, via Katiedid, who has more great maps and globes in her July archive.
Happy Columbus Day!