Friday 9 December 2016

Interiors: Map makers inspired by foreign climes

Eve Loughlin

Published 17/05/2014 | 00:00

Butterflies map wallpaper, €356.20,
Butterflies map wallpaper, €356.20,
World globe bookends.
Cushion, €6, Penneys
Quest trunk chest/coffee table, €699,
Paris heart map.

Dreaming of foreign climes? Then celebrate places close to your heart or simply enjoy the intricate topographical detail of vintage maps. Use inexpensive maps pasted up print-room style, or cut them up for decoupage and decorations all over the house.

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