A modern map + some personalized art to brighten a dark corner of our kitchen.

We have lived in our current home for just over 2 years. In that time, we’ve personalized the space by switching out the majority of its light fixtures and put a lot of effort into decorating + furnishing each room. Our style has evolved through the years + I would consider our style to be a mix of modern farm house with mid-century modern. Is that even a style? Ha! Regardless, I love the feeling our home evokes the moment you walk through its doors.

While almost every room has been touched in some way, there was one corner of our kitchen that had been begging for some attention. Our kitchen has nearly everything I wanted in my ‘wish list’ when searching for our new home. I desperately wanted white counters with accents of grey throughout and an open concept that flowed into the main living space. Although I did get the white + grey combo, the room is quite closed off from the rest of the house. It also serves as the only access to our basement; there is a stairwell just off the landing beyond our fridge. Likewise, a side door is located here which is ideal when arriving home with bags of groceries.

This little corner has been our problem child. It is a bit dark + has no other function than to house our trash can and give access to the basement. I knew it had potential to be more but never quite knew where to start. Well, I can finally say this space was given the proper attention it deserves.

For a while now, I thought a little gallery wall would be perfect here. I have kept a few of the art projects cohen has created + wanted to find a way to incorporate them into our home. I thought they would bring some color to this drab corner, along with a graphic element. Ironically, right as I was planning out this project, modern map art reached out about reviewing one of their pieces. Their maps are contemporary + bold but also simplistic in design. After digging through their site one afternoon, I knew their denver print was just what my gallery wall needed to balance out the brightness of cohen’s art. I chose a 16″ x 20″ black + white design to make a statement and be the anchor to my other pieces.

To keep things ultra simple + inexpensive, I choose white ribba frames from ikea. I flipped the matting over in each frame to expose the crisp white side, so much better than the off-white fronts. Initially, I wanted to do multiple frames in large sizes around the denver map but after a bit of playing, we decided less was more. Two of our favorite abstract paintings from cohen now sit snugly next to our graphic map. This dark corner of our kitchen just feels so light + inviting now. It’s the perfect bright surprise that this space was lacking.

I could not be happier with our modern map art either. Their pieces are beautiful + fit any decor. If you love travel, design or graphic elements, these maps bring so much to an empty wall. I would love to hang a collection of their maps together based upon our travels. They seriously have such a huge collection to choose from.

Modern map art is also offering my readers 15% off their purchase by clicking on this link. Hooray for everyone!



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Written by Jaime
South on Broadway is a Denver based food + lifestyle blog for lovers of food, fashion and design. a destination for daily inspiration

    1 Comment

  1. Lori April 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    You have quite a little artist – just like his mommy! I like the idea of the map with the art.