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: Suzanne Shaker’s Scallop Shop cottage on Shelter Island, photo by James Merrell.
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