Continuous Refinement and Nautical Chic

Continuous Refinement...

We are always in a state of refinement. Whether it’s our life goals, our habits or our physical environment, we humans continuously seek to improve! Routine refinement is a major part of what yacht designers do every day. There is something so satisfying about taking an already beautiful work of art and elevating her to her next stage – and even with new builds the emphasis is on improving upon one’s previous yacht experience or a builder’s previous spec design. In the end, it’s all about bringing joy and satisfaction to owners and guests, and we get to enjoy the process!

Nautical Chic...

How to Achieve the Look Without the Kitsch!

It is one of the most beloved design looks, one that can capture the magic of the sea, the allure of the ocean, the emotion of a sun-kissed day, and bring it all into our interior space. Timeless in its popularity, this decorative style has spanned generations – most of us can recall childhood days at Grandma’s house by the shore where starfish knick knacks and be-shelled mirrors set the tone for never-ending days marked by sandy toes and taffy treats.

For years, however, the implementation of anything nautical within a yacht’s design was bit of a faux pas. Aboard the 161’ Trinity yacht Stay Salty, we show you how to bring out the chic in nautical chic.

Read our blog post Nautical Chic Yacht Interior – Without The Kitsch!

octopus centerpiece tray


An amazing example of Arthur Court art in aluminum, this tray will be an entertaining favorite.

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Blue Lucy Collection

$18.00 - $95.00

Our beloved Blue Lucy octopus is in a league by herself and brings a sense of whimsy to any tabletop.

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Lucy Decanter and Rocks Set

$55.00 - $195.00

Lucy is carefully created by hand, using a sand-etching technique that renders her form deep into the glass.

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Project Spotlight...

Project: 64' Grand Banks Paikea II

Scope: Complete Interior & Exterior Refit

Shipyard: Roscioli Yachting Center

We are in the home stretch! The sun shade has been installed on the boat deck and all of the fabrication of the loose furniture is complete, with all paint and stone work to wrap up soon. This stately yacht will soon be accommodating her owners and plenty of guests quite comfortably as they cruise off into the sunset! Read More

For more design inspiration and decor ideas, visit our brand new showroom on 17th street in the bustling Southport Shopping Center. If you can’t browse in person, visit our online store for more fabulous finds or take advantage of our great online sales!

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About the Author

About the Author

Destry Darr Pethtel is an award-winning interior designer based in Florida. Her designs have been featured in several luxury yacht publications such as Showboats, Boat International, Yachts International, Yachting, Luxe Magazine to name just a few! Read More About Destry >>

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