Why do I love maps so much?

I think it is because of their sense of history

Hopefully they are personal expression of their owner.

If you ever take a great vacation, picking up a map of the area (or island if you are lucky enough) can be an amazing souvenir and putting it up on your wall will make your house tell part of your story.

I also love the huge scale of world and US maps that were once used in schools.

Using maps of the area is a great idea for a vacation rental home or in a guest room.

A unique take on maps, this simple linear map diptych of Chicago will soon be hanging on my husbands side of the bed. You can get your own copy here -

So are you a fan?


About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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5 Responses to Maps

  1. Lesley says:

    Funny! I was just thinking about doing two large framed maps—one of Louisiana (for me) and one of Colorado (for Tim). In my effort for cheap, but meaningful art! Or maybe putting a large US map on Ty’s wall, but with a cork backing so that he can put pins with notes on it. Now that I’m typing that, I think I need to do that one for sure!

  2. I love the maps you bought The Hubz – fab gift idea!

  3. susie q says:

    Ooooh. I love your art map from etsy. I just went there — thanks to you! I want the Atlanta version in our house.

  4. Wow that is so freaking cool and a great idea I love the pics. You gave me some neat ideas!! Thank You

  5. Maryline says:

    I love maps too. I used to have a World map in my room right after college, then I moved again and didn’t put it up, but I have been thinking of a creative way to incorporate a World map in my home. I want it in the office, but that is too cliche, so maybe the hallway.

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