I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to help a friend pu the finishing touches on decorating her coastal chic home here in Darien, CT. One of the rooms she needs help with is a study/playroom, so kid-friendly but still nice looking since the room is right off of the family room/kitchen with high-visibility to guests. The walls are blank and I've been searching and searching for wall art. The problem with wall art however is that you can't just buy it all at once, it sort of has to be collected over time to reflect the taste and likes of the family.
As I said I've really been looking to fill up her wall space and I had remembered seeing these really pretty coastal maps in a friend's apartment in NYC and in a catalog. Some of these are nice, others a bit too much, but I wanted to show a range of how you can use nautical charts to decorate your home in a coastal/nautical way without it looking too "themey" and tacky:
I hope she likes the idea of using maps to fill up her walls in the study/playroom! I think I'll suggest putting a few framed pictures up of her beautiful family, too!
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