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Know Your Waters: 10 Rooms with Nautical Map Decor

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 13, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Izabella Simmons last modified Jun 12, 2013

My favorite subject in grade school was geography, which probably explains why I love vintage maps. Lately, though, I have been drawn to nautical charts (there is definitely something about getting to know your surrounding waters). Here are 10 spaces showing wall-hung nautical maps. Above: In Suzanne Shaker's Shelter Island house, a framed a nautical chart of Peconic Bay from New York Nautical on Duane Street in Tribeca ("It's amazing how often we refer to it," she says. "It's both decorative and functional"). Above: The interior is painted a uniform shade of white to create a sense of airiness in photographer Paul Massey's Seaside Loft in Cornwall, England . Above: An entryway by Thomas O'Brien from his book  American Modern . Above: A nautical map hangs in the living room of Andrew Corrie and Harriet Maxwell's summer home on Shelter Island. Photo via House Beautiful .  Above: A vintage map tacked to the wall serves as decoration in photographer Paul Massey's Seaside Loft in Cornwall, England . Above: The NY home of photographer Matt Albiani . Above: A map in Jen Mankin's Brooklyn home, via Design Sponge .     Above: In his Hamptons hallway, designer Robert Stilin framed a pair of vintage maps of Long Island, via Elle Decor . Above: Suzanne Shaker's Scallop Shop cottage on Shelter Island, photo by James Merrell .   Looking for more Summer Accessories? Make sure to check out 44 posts on  Nautical Style .   






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