New Ideas For Your Home

New Ideas For Your Home

Making changes…as we spend more time at home Introducing vintage maps & nautical charts & reproductions!   We have over 30 antique maps and charts from the Library of Congress, which are in the public domain. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can see updates of  installations, starting with a Manchester-by-the-Sea Chart from the home owners private collection. At the suggestion of designer Emily Sumner I reproduced this 1822 chart at about 500% of its original size and colorized the land. This was applied to the ceiling in the “Map Room”. There is beauty in using charts on the “fifth wall”, ceilings are a forgotten place to decorate. Sidenote: We found the molding surrounding the mural was not square, Greg Kahler “PHD – Paper Hanging and Design” had the brilliant suggestion of an appliqé of the border which follows the shape of the “box”.  photo: Greg Kahler of Paper Hanging & Design Charts and maps are not only representational of a place but also have a tracery of line, if you love old maps, this is for you!  To order vintage map and nautical chart wall coverings from Zoe Design, contact us!  Also, it doesn’t have to be all about maps!Choose from vintage books, illustrations, and other patterns, contact us for other design ideas for your home & business!   Etchings from the...

New Year, New Designs!

Happy New Year all, it has come in with gusto.It all started with a small flood in our library and in the process of assessing the damage we found some very old books that we did not even know we had (the fun part of inheritance). Doug has spent the Christmas holidays making patterns from some of these treasures.Our first find, and the source of this new pattern is a 10 volume set of books published in 1776, but the story goes back another 200 years to the time of Shakespeare’s London in the early 1600’s. There are 52 plays, at least one of which, “Two Noble Kinsmen,” was cowritten by William Shakespeare and John Fletcher. John Fletcher followed him as house playwright for the King’s Men, the acting company which Shakespeare belonged to for most of his career.Each of these plays is preceded by an etching. Our newest wallpaper pattern is called “Tragedy and Comedy”. It has a repeat of 133.9” (11 feet) wide at 9 feet high. You can explore it in high resolution on the web...