Saturday, December 20, 2008

Explorer's Bathroom


Since I seem to be on a bathroom kick, how about this one for the steampunk explorer? The key to this look is to use a large scale map print so it's not overwhelmingly busy.

via MyHomeIdeas.

9 comments:

Ria said...

Do you know if there's any place I can get wallpaper like that?

Luai Lashire said...

:0 This picture has me drooling and whimpering. There is very little in this world I love more than antique maps, so this bathroom is just made of LOVE! I second the request above- where can we get wallpaper like this?!?!

Rosewort said...

I believe the original site says the designer used the same toile for the roman shades and the wall treatments. The toile fabric would be applied with a sort of cornstarch paste. Think decoupage.

This could be a bonus if you live in an apartment (no damage to walls from papering). Suggestion: a cotton print will cost less per yard and be easier to put on a wall than, say, a drapery fabric made in a similar pattern.

Sara said...

Ben's found some site with high resolution antique map images -- I'll try to get him to add a link here. We've been thinking about printing some large ones with a service like wallhogs to use somewhere...

Cade said...

That bathroom is beyond the bounds of awesome!

AEC said...

At the bottom of this page you can order an 1816 map of the world that comes in 4 sheets and is 22" x 31" total.

http://historicurbanplans.com/p.tpl?category=World%20%26%20Regional%20Maps&page=2

S.L. Gabriel said...

That looks pretty awesome. I will keep this in mind when I have my own place.

jjejjohn said...

I really wanted that wallpaper too so I traced the picture back to the decorator and emailed her to find out what she used
It was fabric called Planisphere by Pierre Frey - The cheapest I could find it was 234.00 a yard at "www.decoratorsbest.com"

Jackie Pennington said...

Would that work on any size bathroom or maybe just keep it small? It's wonderful by the way!

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