Sure, when it comes to outfitting your yacht, tablescapes and decorative accessories get all the glory. But there is one space that in many respects is one of the most important areas onboard, and that is the stateroom – particularly the bedding and bed linens. I’m not going to lie, I make a pretty fantastic bed. […]
Savvy owners know the value of a pedigreed build. With a little TLC, the necessary mechanical upgrades, and an interior refresh, a well-built yacht will continue to hold her value for a long time. The owners of a well-maintained Westport 112 knew they were purchasing a yacht that would retain its value and turned to
Millennials & Gen Z: The next generation yacht design The incoming wave of younger owners is stirring things up in yacht interior design. As designers, we are being challenged to re-assess traditional design concepts and respond to the changing desires and lifestyles of a younger clientele. So, how do we design – or refit –
You know what your design style is. But the yacht you’ve just purchased is far from it. What do you do when your yacht’s interior does not reflect your design style? Sure, it’s easy to say, let’s gut the whole boat to achieve your design style. With an unlimited budget it’s certainly an easy solution.
Let’s face it. Boats – yes, even yachts – have limited space. Maximizing storage, pre-planning access to hidden areas for maintenance and selecting the right furniture and decor are major aspects of any yacht design project. When faced with a small space, how do you avoid creating a dark, cluttered and unwelcome look? Let’s start
The refit of the 130′ Westport Rule No. 1 transformed a dark and dated interior into a California Casual design style retreat. I knew after spending only a short period of time with these particular clients that I needed to create a vibe, a state of mind, and that a California Casual design style was the way to go.
While the crisper air and bluebird skies of Fall inspire residential decor that answers in concert, there is no hard and fast rule concerning seasonal decor aboard yachts. In fact, yachts tend to operate outside of the exciting buzz over the latest fall color schemes and textures. There are many reasons for this, the most
Buying A Boat? Meet With Your Designer Now! That’s it, we’re buying the boat! This exciting statement is quickly followed by countless decisions to be made, including how you plan to use your yacht, what changes you want to make, and what is needed to transform the acquisition into your new home on the water.
Tile and wallcoverings are inherent elements of a yacht’s decor and the range of options is seemingly endless. In the past, implementing luxurious natural stones such as marbles and onyx were installed after undergoing a painstaking – and expensive – process called “honeycombing,” which essentially affixed a thin sliver of the stone to a lightweight
I have been thinking a lot lately about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the yachting industry and refit projects and it is clear that, figuratively speaking, we are truly navigating uncharted waters. In maritime terms, uncharted waters are those areas never before mapped – perhaps never even explored. For obvious reasons, navigating such an