Linens and Things

Spring is in the air and with it comes that intuitive tidying up in preparation for summer cruising!

I always enjoy working on what I call the “fluff-and-puff” projects with my clients, and this time of year brings a flurry of them. What is the first item to address when you’re looking at a quick refresh? Linens! From bed linens to bath towels, refreshing your bedding and towels gives an immediate refresh to your space.

When incorporating new linens on board, make sure to have sets for personal use and sets for charter use. When our new showroom is complete (more news to come!) we will have a beautiful selection of luxury linens for bed, bath and tabletop as well as decor and accessories that will inspire!

80 Hatteras Chelsea

Aboard the 80’ Hatteras Chelsea, the owner and his family have their first family trip planned during spring break. So, we are doing a very quick refresh which involves new carpet, new bed linens and new towels in advance of their trip. Upon his return, we will commence with the more serious part of the refit, which includes wall coverings, furniture, upholstery and decor updates.

In fact, I often recommend that an owner use his/her boat for at least one trip prior to making too many updates. This allows the owner to determine how they might like to live aboard and what they can and cannot live without.


Pearl tones are always en vogue when it comes to accessories – and even the decor itself, particularly when lightening up a traditional interior. Pairing sleek high gloss, metallic and pearlescent painted surfaces with the more rustic, wire-brushed oak contrasts pleasantly for a casual yet refined ambience.

Making a traditional interior more contemporary is the brief of our refit project aboard the 112’ Westport Hannah. Here we are painting some areas of the original orange-toned cherrywood in the interior in white and gray paints – some satin pearlescent paint and some high-gloss metallic. Other areas will be re-veneered using gray-toned woods. The entire main deck flooring will be a wire-brushed oak engineered wood floor, which immediately conveys a contemporary coastal feel.

112 Westport Yacht Hannah

For more progress and updates on the refit of the 112’ Westport Hannah  (coming soon) check out the latest on our News Page

64 Grand Banks Trawler Yacht Paikea II

Painting an interior white is a great refresh, however, to do so requires meticulous attention to detail! Such is the case for our project with the 64’ Grand Banks Paikea II, in which we are using a bright white paint throughout the interior. The process is time-consuming as bright white will show every imperfection, so bear this in mind when considering this color, however the result will be well worth it!

For more progress and updates on the refit of the 64’ Grand Banks Paikea II check out the latest on our News Page.

You can also check our our stories on Instagram @destrydarrdesigns for updates on these projects and more!

When it comes to designing your yacht interior for summer cruising, light, bright, with pops of color and texture can’t go wrong – remember to keep durability in mind and your interior will look new through the season.

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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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