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When Styles Collide – Converting a Yacht Interior to Match Your Design Style

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. …

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How to Design a Small Space – Five Tips From a Yacht Designer

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 …

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From Dark & Dated to California Casual: The Refresh of the 130’ Westport Rule No. 1

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. …

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Top Tile (And Wallcovering) Tips For Yacht Interiors

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 …

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UNCHARTED WATERS: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Affecting the Yachting Industry and Refit Projects

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 …

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Five Yacht Interior Design Trends for 2021

Design and creativity is an ever-evolving process, and each year we seek those best elements that will enhance not only the style and emotion of a space, but the sensible characteristics as well. Perhaps there has never before been such focus on sustainability and environmental consciousness as today. Emphasis on sustainable and recycled products has …

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Interior Design Advice from a Professional Yacht Designer: A Date With Destry

Prior to founding her Fort Lauderdale-based interior design firm in 2004, Destry Darr refined her skills as an interior designer for several world-class, well-known yacht interior design firms. Since then, Destry has overseen nearly 300 yacht design projects – both new construction and refit – and has honed her expertise to rank among the world’s …

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Inspired Travel: Yachts Provide a Safe Space to Work, Play and Live

Gentle waves lapping on a sugar-sand beach, a sip of prosecco within a centuries-old piazza, local delicacies served overlooking an azure sea… The blur of sound, color and taste that permeates every inspired travel experience has eluded us en masse this year. Sure, we’ve managed to tick off a few road trips, maybe even a …

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