Over the years, I’ve been building a map collection. Maps and atlases make incredible art and often spark conversation with guests — I loved displaying mine in my last apartment. By incorporating a map into your living space, you can pay homage to a former home, commemorate a special vacation or get excited about future travels to faraway lands. I find that vintage maps are just as interesting as current ones, too. Maps always tell a story.
Outside of framing a cool map or investing in a gorgeous print, there are lots of other ways to integrate wanderlust into your home. Maybe it’s in the decor, such as a lovely quilt, or something more functional, like a pie dish or a calendar. Lately I’ve been adding lots of location-based decor ideas to a board over on Pinterest, but here are a few of my favorite creative maps for the home.
What places have a special hold on your heart? Which would you commemorate in your home? // susannah
1. Nevada State Plate by Corbé ($78) // 2. Uncle Goose USA Blocks ($100) // 3. Haptic Lab Great Lakes Quilt ($219) // 4. 2015 Travel The World Calendar by Rifle Paper Co. ($26) // 5. Paris Subway Map by Lineposters ($25) // 6. Vintage Typographic Globe by Pixels and Wood ($200)
(Photo // E Weiman)