The Large Paris Map Is Up

by Sherry

Hi Friends.

I recently asked my readers should I add the large map of Paris or instead use board and batten in the dining room.  The results are in and the majority said go with the map.

I was a little nervous about adding something as big as the map so I temporarily taped it to the wall. There is actually one more row to be added to the bottom but I ran out of tape!




I really do value your opinion… so what do you think?  Yah or Nah?

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) March 24, 2015 - 10:00 pm

Love your map. It looks fabulous.

joan anythinggoeshere March 24, 2015 - 10:34 pm

i didn't vote, but i would rather see board and batten with the rest of your wonderful decorating.

Suzan Sweatman March 24, 2015 - 10:43 pm

OMG I KNEW it would look perfect Sherry and it absolutely does – what a beautiful wall statement !!!

Rattlebridge Farm March 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Wow, it's stunning. I love it!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting March 24, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Sherry I'm loving that map! Love how it fills in most of the wall! Your floors look fabulous!

Vel Criste March 25, 2015 - 12:09 am

Its beautiful, but the color seems to clash a bit with your walls. Maybe once you choose the right frame? How about nautical map thats blue? something like this.. ? Im into the "blues" phase so my mind is currently gearing towards that. good luck! 😉

Penny @ The Comforts of Home March 25, 2015 - 12:18 am

Yes! But since there is one more row on the bottom, I would start a bit higher. Love it!

Janet Garon March 25, 2015 - 12:27 am

I love the map! It adds visual interest and it is a great conversation starter.

Kelly March 25, 2015 - 12:28 am

I like it! I think it needs a frame though. It would be nice to frame it in a wood tone that matches the chairs.

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking March 25, 2015 - 1:10 am

I vote yah!!

Botanic Bleu March 25, 2015 - 1:27 am

I love the map. Have you considered centering the map on the wall between the window and corner of the room? Even if the tree sits in front of part of the map, I think it would look good.


afistfullofweeds* March 25, 2015 - 3:29 am

I think it looks great!

sweet violets March 25, 2015 - 4:47 am

Its way too dominating, but you have to love it to live with it!!

Amy Hilton March 25, 2015 - 6:31 am

I love it, but I love maps and I love Paris. I think it looks great.

Hartwood Roses March 25, 2015 - 11:49 am

Absolutely, positively, YES! The map is bold and interesting. The paneling would just be there. Drastic changes require an adjustment period.

Reply March 25, 2015 - 11:52 am

It really draws your eye through the rooms, I love it!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 25, 2015 - 12:06 pm

Sherry, I love the impact of the large map. I'm just wondering if it needs to be moved to the right some and framed with small trim. Are you going to add drapes later to that window I see? The map will need to move over for those. It just looks too close to the window, but I'm not standing in the room.

Sandy March 25, 2015 - 12:07 pm

I absolutely love the map! Everyone is going with board and batten so the map is unique and looks great in your dining room.

All About Vignettes March 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm

I love the map. Perfect on the wall.

Sherry March 25, 2015 - 2:28 pm

Hi Kim, I originally planned to just tape a few pieces of the map so I didn't measure. It will be raised level with the top of the window and centered on the wall. I am shopping for trim today and window treatments.

I appreciate everyone visiting and taking the time to comment.

Unknown March 25, 2015 - 2:32 pm

Just darling…. think I'll do the same with an old map I have of Mobile Bay and the swamp area surrounding…full of islands, etc… THANKS!

SHM March 25, 2015 - 3:41 pm

Have always been a fan of enlarged maps on walls, but looks quite large in your space…BUT, why not consider cutting your map into equal sections, (ie.10×14 or 12×16), and framing each section, without a matt, all sections with identical frames, and hanging each framed section on your wall "gallery style", so you still have your entire map, just hung in sections instead of one large single piece of paper? Does that make sense??

Teddee Grace March 25, 2015 - 4:40 pm

Love it! The right decision!

Curtains in My Tree March 25, 2015 - 6:41 pm

I vote YAH love it

Lynda Brandly March 25, 2015 - 8:00 pm

I love anything that makes a home unique and this is a wonderful 'statement!' I vote yes!
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

Bharati S March 25, 2015 - 10:09 pm

Map looks fabulous. My eyes were drawn to the lamps!! They are sooooooo pretty. Love them. Can you please share the source. Have a great week ahead!!

Patricia Krank March 25, 2015 - 10:14 pm

The map was my choice and I LOVE it! How about you?
🙂 Patti

[email protected] Designs March 25, 2015 - 10:32 pm

Truly love it Sherry….I love decorating with things that are interesting and unique…and most of all with things you love!…Looks amazing!

drprof March 26, 2015 - 12:18 am

Can you adopt me? I would just LOVE to live in the atmosphere of your home. It is JUST lovely…

Well done,

Jan March 26, 2015 - 4:08 pm

Agree with Penny — the map needs to start higher on the wall. Now as to the board and batten, I love that look too. How about doing board and batten and hanging the (framed) map over it???

Donnamae March 27, 2015 - 3:44 am

I love the map! It looks perfect with your fantastic eclectic style! 😉


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