I found a small globe at HomeGoods to add to my globe collection. Accessories are my thing. A room is not complete without them. Accessories make the room personal. As my personal taste changes, so do my accessories. However, my major pieces stay the same. That’s why I am always looking for pieces that catch my eye at thrift shops and garage sales. My small globe will have company. It will be added to a few vintage globes I found on a recent trip to Pennsylvania. I’m displaying them on a bookshelf in my son’s room for now. They would look great on top of an armoire, or on a table. I’ll need to find one more to make a grouping of five.
Collections of old globes or maps bring classic design and a sense of history to a space. Think about incorporating globes and maps into your home or office. I worked in the office with Attorney Stanley Futterman, the father of Dan Futterman (Dan was in the movie The Bird Cage with Robin Williams. Dan played the son). The reception area had a great wall featuring a world atlas from top to bottom–the map was customized to fit the wall perfectly. It instantly added charm and was the topic of many conversations. Think outside the box. You could easily use maps to cover a serving tray, the back of a bookshelf, the top or front of a dresser. Here are some examples of rooms decorated with globes.
Do you have a globe collection? Where do you display them?