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1/5/11

Channeling Diana Vreeland


"Why don't you paint a map of the world on all four walls of your boys' nursery so they won't grow up with a provincial point of view?"
                                             ~Diana Vreeland

So I did!  This is my son's little alcove bedroom up in our Vermont condo.  We made this room by enclosing a small landing area at the top of the second level stairs.  I love how this cozy, sweet room turned out. 
Thanks to Diana Vreeland and her endless supply of creative ideas! 


53 comments:

  1. That is such a beautiful idea and I love that room:) What a perfect room for a little boy:) Kisses

    Ps: I am hosting a great home decor GIVEAWAY later today, so please join in :)

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  2. Your son has a zebra rug and I don't - oh the envy!

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  3. Such a cute little space - love the Zebra rug!

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  4. What a perfect place to play hard, sleep tight and build memories that will last forever! Love that pale blue gourd lamp :) XO, Kelly

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  5. Love the cozy nook... you son is a lucky kid to have such a cool Mom! That rug ties it all in and adds an extra pop of fun. xo

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  6. she's got it goin' on!!!

    what a visionary
    miss u

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  7. It's fabulous! My husband and I have a great love of maps. I have 4 vintage ones hanging here in my office. I once bought an old one at a garage sale for $2 and it turned out to be from the 1600's. Sold it for $6,000 - that's my great map story :)

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  8. I love the quote and your take on it. It's fantastic for him to remember the world is a great big adventurous place while sleeping safely in his cozy chic little room. Love it!

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  9. What a great room! I absolutely LOVE it!

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  10. It is so great, Sue!!
    (Are you skiing this week?!) xo

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  11. What a cozy spot! We had a condo in Stratton during my childhood. Love VT!

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  12. very cute! - i showed a map for wallpaper on my blog yesterday! :o)

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  13. Love it! It makes me want to go back and read a bunch of her "Why don't you..." and then start tackling them!

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  14. Who knew Diana was so prolific?!! I have been wanting to do a map wallpaper in my little guy's room - LOVE this!! What a cozy nook to enjoy after a hard day of skiing!!

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  15. Oh, that's great!

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  16. I LOVE this! Maps are such a fabulous vintage touch and this wallpaper is just flawless. You, my friend, are brilliant. xo

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  17. This looks amazing, what a fun room to sleep in for him!

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  18. looks wonderful! love it and DV just keeps giving. pgt

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  19. So, so lovely -- don't you just adore the Ugly Dolls?
    I love the blue paint you used on the trim -- so soft and yet, certainly reminiscent of oceans.
    He's sure to be a man of the world now.
    Hugs, Alcira

    nerochronicles.com

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  20. What an absolutely fabulous space! I die over that rug!

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  21. How fantastic. I want to live there! How wonderful to fall asleep, dreaming of all the adventures there are to have in the big wide world...Love it!

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  22. Adore this - how fabulous. I LOVE maps. When we moved in to our old house, there was hideous plaid wallpaper in one of the boy's rooms with a fabulous inset vintage map. So I used millwork trim to frame out the map and tore off the rest of the wallpaper. The new owners still have the framed map there. And of course LOVE Diana Vreeland - own that little why don't you book.

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  23. This space is fabulous! I love maps. I could spend hours looking at them!

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  24. LOVE the space you created, and the quote :)

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  25. Love that quote and I love your choice of interpretation! The room looks fabulous!
    What a cool room to hang out in!
    Kelle
    xx

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  26. That's incredible! Thank you for showing us a glimpse into your stylist home. I love that- decor for the intelligent and thoughtful.

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  27. So creative and fun - leave to Diana to be the muse behind your son's room! Love the ugly doll, too (one of my son's favorites).
    xxoo

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  28. Love it! It looks so good! Happy New Year!

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  29. nice job! thanks for sharing your latest project with us!! happy new year to you and your fam.

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  30. I love the coziness of the space and the map. What a secure place for a child.

    One of my friends showed me the house where she grew up, just before it was sold after her mother's death, and there were maps everywhere that her father had put up. He marked every route they traveled. I'd like a current one of the world, close to the tv and where I read the paper, just to know where activities are going on today. I have not kept up well on changes in countries and cities since first learning geography in my school days.

    Did you do the painting yourself or find someone to do it? Either way, it's fabulous.

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  31. This is so cute! I love the bed nook, look comfy :)

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  32. I love using maps as a decorating accent. And I also still remember learning the state capitals from the map placemats my mom got for my sister and me when we were little! :)
    ~SW

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  33. Wow! Great job! Happy New Year to you : )

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  34. LOVE the Ugly Doll!! THe lamp is really nice too! YAY!xo

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  35. wow that came out amazing, your boy must really love that room, I know I would

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  36. Beautiful Wallpaper!

    Jen @ Opal Never Shouts

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  37. Oh wow, this is just so much fun and such a stylish room! Fabulous!

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  38. Love love love this idea and it turned out beautifully! You go girl!!
    Nancy xo

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  40. Love it!! pretty chic rug for him too! :)

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  41. i want that zebra rug! so cool

    -Erica
    http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

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  42. This is absolutely adorable -- the map wallpaper is to die for!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  43. Sue, you never fail to inspire me! Your VT condo looks like such a dream! My family had a condo in Stowe when I was growing up and right about now I'm wishing we still had it so I we could meet up and chat over hot chocolate. xoxo

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  44. I think you could never be provincial!

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  45. Wow. I don't even know what else to say. That is just a fabulous little room to dream in. Your son is a lucky one to have such a creative mama.

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  46. Love it! Maps are great, timeless and classic. And globes too! Love what you did.

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  47. Isn't this woman fantastic?
    Your son's bedroom has a lot of personality, love it, great idea.
    Hugs.
    Tereza

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  48. That is a beautiful space. I love all the colors! Happy belated New Year!

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  49. what a perfect little spot...I know he loves it! and I'm crazy about maps in kids rooms...I made sure to put a big one in my son's new room

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  50. LOOOOOVE maps right now, this is amazing.

    ps im hosting a giveaway this week, come stop by :)

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  51. I love it when a wasted little space is recreated to such a fantastic outcome! From learning about when CC landed to high school exams, those maps will come in handy! Yeah to you and DV!!!

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