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Maps are intriguing. People of all ages are drawn to them for the knowledge they contain and as works of art. So, it’s not surprising that maps have found a place as a timeless element in interior design offering the appeal of both a beautiful backdrop and a focal-point conversation piece. Custom print capabilities can help incorporate maps into your space as wallpaper, murals, or wall hangings. With these print options, you can translate your interior design vision into something unique for your home, retail, or corporate space.
Nautical Charts and Maps as Design Elements
Living in a coastal area, we are particularly fond of nautical charts. Nautical charts can embellish and add style to virtually any personal space–dining rooms, powder rooms, living rooms, bedrooms. Additionally, we envision nautical wallpaper murals in public spaces such as cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and more. They are also a great way to add a backdrop to conference rooms and individual offices.
We have a floor-to -ceiling nautical wall mural of the Port Royal Sound area in our studio. Many clients who walk into our office and see it are vividly impressed. We’ve heard many say, “I want one!”
As a result, we’ve installed custom wallpaper nautical charts in dining rooms and powder rooms. We’ve created custom chart wall hangings for the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head to be used for educational purposes and for environmental groups wanting high-quality custom presentation displays. And we’ve designed nautical chart wall hangings for homeowners wanting to celebrate the coastal lifestyle.
People are drawn to nautical charts and maps. Customizing them to highlight your interests and style makes them a go-to element when designing your interior space. For other ways to incorporate maps into your interior design scheme. See http://theinterioreditor.com/interior-inspiration/mapping-it-out-decorating-your-home-with-maps/ .
Sometimes printing the interpretative panels and photography pieces of a museum exhibit is like opening a puzzle box. Initially, you don’t know where each piece goes or how the pieces are connected to make the big picture. For the Mather School Museum and Interpretative Center that was our role. We printed and produced about 60 panel pieces ranging from 8” x 8” to 30” x 20,” (with the larger ones interpretative panels) some cut lettering, and some custom wallpaper. Not knowing how each of these components were going to fit together, we were looking forward to seeing how the end result would honor the story.
So when I went to the opening of the exhibit for the Mather School Museum, my mouth literally fell open because I was so surprised. I saw the pieces we had produced put together to tell the amazing story of this Reconstruction Era school.
Interpretative Panels Tell History
The history of the Mather School, like our role in printing the components for the exhibit, is a piece of a larger story that is just beginning to be told. At the exhibit opening Beaufort Mayor Billy Keyserling spoke about how the Reconstruction story is like something simmering in a pressure cooker where you need to take the lid off slowly and release the contents gradually.
The story of the Mather School is one of those stories being released from the pressure cooker. The school was started in 1867 by Rachel Mather (a Boston-based teacher) to educate the daughters of freed slaves, what seems like an astonishing idea for that time. The school expanded to offer high school classes in 1910. It became a junior college in the 1950s with the last class graduating in 1968. After that the campus and buildings became part of what is know Technical College of the Lowcountry. Throughout the story of the schoo,l you see how the school played a positive role in the lives of its students—a piece of a much bigger story. Island Packet Mather School Museum