MontlakeShabby-chic Style Home Office, Seattle

This remodel of an architect’s Seattle bungalow goes beyond simple renovation. It starts with the idea that, once completed, the house should look as if had been built that way originally. At the same time, it recognizes that the way a house was built in 1926 is not for the way we live today. Architectural pop-outs serve as window seats or garden windows. The living room and dinning room have been opened up to create a larger, more flexible space for living and entertaining. The ceiling in the central vestibule was lifted up through the roof and topped with a skylight that provides daylight to the middle of the house. The broken-down garage in the back was transformed into a light-filled office space that the owner-architect refers to as the “studiolo.” Bosworth raised the roof of the stuidiolo by three feet, making the volume more generous, ensuring that light from the north would not be blocked by the neighboring house and trees, and improving the relationship between the studiolo and the house and courtyard.

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sharonw wrote:Jul 6, 2012
  • Todd Cox
    Hayneedle has the exact map (1676 Rome) as a scroll. Made up of 2 scrolls.
  • PRO
    Majesty Maps & Prints has similar antique reproduction maps and probably this one as well.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Dietrich, Interior Designer added this to Collective Wisdom: Display Ideas for Collections of All KindsJan 21, 2014

Don’t let Mikey see this, or he’ll want to collect maps. The secret to a successful display like this is careful planning of the hanging pattern. The large map in the center is flanked by maps in varying sizes, but the arrangement maintains a close-to-common top and bottom line. And just to prove there are no rules, the frames are wonderfully varied, even as they have a similar profile.

Laura Gaskill added this to 10 Ideas for Packable Decor From Your TravelsJun 8, 2013

2. Start a low-maintenance collection. When choosing an item to collect, think small, portable and easy to find. Maps — whether antique or current — matchbooks and even humble postcards can make fine collectibles. Seek the same thing in every place you travel, and you can soon have a unique collection.

Samantha Schoech added this to Figure Out Your Art StyleApr 23, 2012

There is something masculine and no-nonsense about antique maps. They're art with information.

Suzy Cacic added this to Create a Stylish, Family-Friendly Home for the HolidaysDec 11, 2011

Have fun with art in your home by putting up a mesmerizing oversized map that both children and parents can learn from and enjoy.

Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Home Design: What's Your Story?Oct 31, 2011

Collections also help communicate who we are. Consider displaying a set of vintage maps of places we have traveled to.

Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to Give Your Home Some Global StyleSep 10, 2011

Framed maps will do it every time, especially those with a hand-drawn, vintage feel, whether in color paper type or illustration style.

Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Designing with SouvenirsAug 10, 2011

You can also collect maps over time of the places you visit over the years and create an art wall. This gallery style display gives this home a well-traveled feel allowing the homeowners to reminisce about all their vacations past.

Becky Harris added this to 20 Favorite Vintage Items and How to Use ThemJul 13, 2011

Maps. Antique maps create a wall full of classical style. The fact that they are all black maps on cream backgrounds unites them, which means you don't need to frame them all the same way.

Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to 20 Creative Alternatives to Fine ArtJun 21, 2011

A vintage map — or lots of vintage maps — can be a good alternative to fine art. For an upscale look, ditch the push pins and frame your maps.

Vanessa Brunner added this to Collections: Create Art With the Things You LoveMar 24, 2011

If you get your fix from vintage or modern art, an easy and artistic solution is to frame each item and arrange on a photo wall. A wall of like-minded items adds a sense of depth and personality to a room.

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Christine vL added this to Remodel 2621Sep 19, 2019

This might be neat to make something out of Freds architecture work

lauraskilgore added this to Blank Wall DecoratingJun 6, 2019

Maybe blow up a large map of Lake Livingston

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