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Friday, March 24, 2017

Interior Design and Maps in 2017: National Geographic Mural Map

Few decorative pieces convey undisputed sophistication and wisdom the way that a world map  does. The National Geographic Executive Political World Map Mural embodies this air of elegance and erudition effortlessly. Style and statement are the focus of many trends in today's decor and this beautifully crafted map makes it easy to eloquently bring out the boldness in your home or office. Grace your walls with this regal centerpiece that makes an excellent addition to rooms with subdued and neutral tones, as well as spaces with more vibrant palettes. This stunning, award-winning classic executive map of the world in an impressive mural sized masterpiece. Featuring Winkel Tripel Projection where each inch of space represents 206 miles, you can expect superior cartographic detail and accuracy paired with astounding artistry. Place this beautiful wanderlust inspiring map in your home or office as a truly distinct and elegant addition. This map can easily be affixed with three latex coated panels, which adhere just like wallpaper.

How a World Map Can Redefine the Look and Feel of Your Space

For the perfect blend of intrigue and sophistication, the detailed imagery of a world map like the this one will especially make a charming addition to rooms with hardwood flooring or furnishings in gold or copper. If you seek ways to add a substantial statement piece to your living room, dining room, home office or bedroom, a world map is an excellent way to decorate your personal space with a one of a kind nostalgic backdrop that will leave a lasting impression in the most sophisticated of ways. As more designers embrace the concept of international themes throughout homes and offices, world maps are becoming more desirable for those who seek to add an exclusive spotlight piece to their personal space. For a stylish and breathtaking addition to your room, a mural-sized world map can completely redefine your room.

National Geographic Executive Political World Map Mural

A Natural and Rustic Piece of Functional Art

With regard to flooring trends, brushed finishes give a natural and rustic feel to a home or space, which brings out elements such as ingrained textures. With a nod to nostalgic or period elements, this World Map Mural is a must have addition to your home or office and would pair perfectly with this up and coming style. More and more people are decorating their space with considerations from the ground up. Draw together both your floor and surrounding space with the encompassing old-world elegance of this beautiful world map. Mixed patterns are another area that is trending in today's decor. Fully embracing busier elements in the home and office, a world map mural will be right at home as an enticing and accentuating piece, lending another element of versatility to your space. Also, with more emphasis being placed on textured furnishings, a National Geographic Executive Political World Map Mural adds creativity and vitality.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Its a Mural its a Map, Its Both- Interior Design Ideas

International Elements in your Living Space

Spring is almost here and with the change of seasons, its time to start considering redecorating. The National Geographic Classic Political Map Mural is a great way to incorporate international elements into your living space. Homes and offices are personal venues in which we spend plenty of time and express ourselves. In the workplace we need fresh ideas and creativity, a sense of purpose and direction. Interior design is very important as it sets the ambiance of a space. The world beholds much beauty and what better way to incorporate that truth into your home or office than with a beautifully crafted classic map mural? International elements in home and office design are trending and a mural sized map is a perfect way to encompass the uniqueness of wanderlust, while adding a colorful and well respected piece of art to your space. This versatile piece will blend well with either a fresh and vibrant room or easily become the energizing centerpiece to a more neutral space. 

Express Your Appreciation of Travel and Anthropology

What better way to express your appreciation of culture and exploration with this map mural. This world map offers not only aesthetic appeal but is an excellent reference guide. With a name like National Geographic you know this resource can be trusted to deliver accurate and useful information. Geographic accuracy meets an artist's detail with this finely cartographically designed piece. The world map offers Winkel Tripel Projection for a crisp image, with a ratio of 1 inch representing 206 miles. You can now add an award-winning classic map with extraordinary mural sized detail to your home or office. The USA edition map features stark blue oceans and colorfully textured landmasses for a truly pristine image in this mural-sized map. As with the world map, the USA map also offers cartographic design for accurate detail. Easily center both beautiful maps with three latex coated panels that allow them to adhere to your wall like wallpaper. 

National Geographic Classic Political Map Mural

Reasons to Adorn Your Walls with a National Geographic Classic Political Map

If your hope is to exemplify the unique elegance while maintaining a symmetrically pleasing addition to your home or office, few will meet and exceed these expectations the way a mural-sized National Geographic map will. Mural maps are a beautiful and truly exceptional way to bring out an array of color palettes within a space. Due to the versatility of a world map, it can complement a space of vibrant colors, accentuating the various pops of color throughout. For more neutral or calmer colors, a world map can provide a warm and intelligent sense of aestheticism to your space. Excellent areas to place your map can be your living room, dining space, hallway, home office, or bedrooms. Few pieces of art are as functional, yet a visually pleasing display of a beautifully crafted and well placed world map. 

Accent in Style with a Classic Mural Map

Recent trends indicate that richer darker floorboards are the rage. With more people choosing to adorn their space with bolder colors and moodier accessories, a mural map is a great way to add the right touch of vibrancy and versatility to your space. Tones such as grays alongside dark brown serve to give a warm and sophisticated feel to your home or office, while enhancing a sense of eloquence. A National Geographic Classic Political Map is the perfect way to decorate that sophisticated space in a unique and intelligent fashion.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Make a Lasting Statement with the Decorative Monarch Globe

When it comes to accenting your personal space, personality speaks volumes. Whether your  home or office is a vibrant blend of light and bright furnishings or an eclectic mix bold and dramatic tones, the Monarch Globe makes the perfect accent to your space. Add a splash of refreshing monochrome to a colorful palette or reinforce the mood among a darker color scheme. Decorative globes are a great way to add that perfect touch of elegance and sophistication to any room or space.

Enhance the Aesthetics of any Interior Space with the Monarch Globe

The Monarch Globe by Replogle is a gorgeous 12" diameter globe which features sleek, slate grey bodies of water and silver landmasses. The monochrome color scheme gives this decorative tabletop globe the perfect blend of elegance and sophistication to subtly accent your room or office. Mounted on a full swing metal meridian atop a beautifully veined marble base, one can easily view every aspect of the globe without ever needing to pick it up. Offset a boldly colored space with this modern piece of decor, or add to a contemporary touch to a room designed with minimalistic style with nominal color, such as a room adorning primarily black and white tones.


Why Use the 
Monarch Globe to Decorate your Home or Office?

Many may not first consider a tabletop globe as a decorative piece, but they make for a truly unique and bold statement for those who seek to enhance the appearance of a particular space. Not only are decorative globes functional, they are also a timeless representation of knowledge and intrigue. A carefully placed decorative globe can complete the symmetrical balance of a room when used as a regal centerpiece atop a coffee table or wide mantle. Globes also embody an air of worldly eloquence rarely captured by other centerpieces or decorative accents. The Monarch Globe in particular, is uniquely colored, lending an extra element of exclusivity to your space. Rooms such as studies, home offices, dens, living rooms, and guest rooms are excellent places to place a globe for the ultimate complimentary touch.

Update your Space with a Trendy Monochromatic Accent 

New trends on the horizon include more attention to contemporary acrylic accents, radiant copper flourishes and rustic hardwood flooring. With more attention being given to the beautifully fashionable hues such as silver, gold, and copper, the gorgeous tones of the Monarch Globe will make the perfect accent to your space. Between these pleasing and versatile tones, it is easy to add that perfect dose of glamour to your room by placing your globe on your tabletop or shelf. With marble making a bold comeback, the beautifully veined marble base of the Monarch Globe, is sure to please the eye. Few accents say elite as much as marble accents and this globe effortlessly embodies the look of choice style, while keeping up with the times. Lastly, crisper and brighter color schemes are growing in popularity, and the minimalistic tones of this globe are absolutely fitting for a room done in clear tones. Add the right element of sensation to your space with the Monarch Globe.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Interior Design Updates for 2017: Maps and Globes Edition

Geography is such an integral part of the human experience. It is in our nature to desire to learn grow, and explore. The spirit of adventure is captured by globes, maps and atlases, which convey a sense of wonder. Trends and fads will come and go as it pertains to interior design, however classic, timeless pieces such as maps, globes and atlases will always be an integral part of home and office decor. Maps and globes are inexpensive and creative ways to update interior spaces. Maps and globe come in a variety of shapes, colors and sizes finding one that compliments your living space is easy. A map can serve as a unique choice of wallpaper. Apply some decoupage and your newly applied map can be used as a bulletin board for planning trips, cross off places as you visit them.

Design Trends in 2017

In 2017, interior designers are exploring innovative types of maps and globes. A globe or map is not just a useful reference tool but an interesting piece of art and an integral component of interior design. Vintage designs, maps stencils and laser cut products will be exceptionally popular this year. Several interior designers are noting a significant shift in trends toward elegant, unique and well made products not simply mass produced knick-knacks. Home furnishings tell a story of the owner, their experiences, life paradigm and sense of aesthetics. Layers, textures and monochromatic themed rooms are making a comeback.
Celio Aluminum Globe

Color Theory and Color Choices

Color theory is a significant part of interior design. A working knowledge of color theory is more than just choosing an attractive color scheme for a living space. Color theory extends to an understanding of the impact that color has on an individual's temperament, energy levels and metabolism. Individuals are impacted differently by color choices and patterns. Certain colors are better for certain living spaces than others. Warm colors such as brown, tan, orange and yellow are excellent choices for a kitchen or family room. Dark and impressive colors such as charcoal gray, burgundy, hunter green and mahogany are excellent choices for large office spaces. According to Pantone the color of the Year for 2017 is Greenery, this vibrant and beautiful shade of green is found in many of Ultimate Globes products. Greenery is an exuberant yellow-green hue that evokes images of the initial days of the spring equinox, the colorful foliage of nature is reborn. This color embodies life, flourishing flora and fauna and the proliferation of all things. This natural yet eye catching shade of green is featured in the landmasses of many of our maps, globes and other products. Cool colors such as greenery, turquoise, or violet are excellent choice for decorating bedrooms. These colors absorb light instead of reflecting it. The way the eyes perceive color, hue, shade and tint can have a significant impact on a person's mood and feelings while in a space. These are important considerations for decorating an office, classroom or home.

Globes and Maps as Statement Pieces

As you decorate your home think about the elegant and sophisticated touch that a globe or map would add. The combination of earthy yet vibrant colors of most globes and maps contributes a classic and artistic flair to most interior spaces. Warm colors like brown and tan are often found in maps, our website features several models of antique style maps and globes. A 19th century map featuring a prominent city such as London would add simple sophistication above a mantlepiece or on a table. Statement pieces like this are interesting reference tools and provide historical details of years gone by. The soft outline color washes, tell a story and provide a snapshot of moment in time centuries ago. Various shades of beige will be another popular trend in the interior design world for 2017. The Captain 9-inch globe is a great example of this, pictured below on a side table. The antique oceans and semi-meridian are a touch of elegance and sophistication from a bygone era. The dark rustic hue of the cherry wood is a welcome compliment to the other furnishing of the room. 
Captain 9-inch Globe
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Thursday, December 22, 2016

How Old Is Your Map ?

Geography and cartography make for fascinating studies. Collecting maps of various kinds goes hand in hand with studying history. The patterns of human migration, travel and exploration are recorded in maps and globes. Maps and globes express much information regarding current events, changes in landmarks, capital cities. If you are a connoisseur of older globes you will certainly identify with this. It is quite interesting to observe the descriptions of geo-political boundaries and see how the names of countries and various landmarks have changed over the years.

When you look at a map or globe you can imagine the experiences and perspective of those living in an era gone by.  Collecting maps and globes is a fascinating hobby and an excellent way to study history. It can be very interesting to watch the changes in There’s a good chance that you might have an old map or globe laying around your home or office. You can tell a lot about a map’s age just by looking at the names of the countries.

Just in the past 25 years several countries have changed their names. The former Soviet Union has disintegrated into fifteen separate countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan. Yugoslavia has become Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Yugoslavia. In the past year alone the Czech Republic has become Czechia. Who knows what changes the coming year of 2017 will bring to the wonderful, wide world of geography? Check out our website for maps and globes that reflect that most current information and descriptions. There are plenty of maps, globes and atlases to meet your needs whether you are a educator, parent, student or simply and informed citizen. Ultimate Globes will always be here to provide you with the largest selection of quality maps and globes that meet your educational and interior design needs.

Check out this very cool graphic to figure out the age of your map or globe. Also check out our website for additional maps, map dating resources and all kinds of fascinating information.