Symbolism (and Superstition) in Yacht Design

The rarity of a Blue Moon – as well as a full moon on Halloween – is quite the treat, and something that won’t be experienced for another 19 years. Plenty of superstitions surround the Blue Moon (turn your bed over during a Blue Moon for fertility or pick flowers under a Blue Moon for good fortune, for example), but the full moon itself is also a symbol of culmination and completion – something we yacht designers embrace with enthusiasm! Plenty of superstition and symbolism makes its way into yacht design and decor as well. Paintings of shipwrecks or stormy seas, for example, are frowned upon in yacht decor – for obvious reasons – as are bananas, as they were known to harbor a certain species of poisonous spider.

One of the quickest and easiest ways to change the mood or reflect the changing seasons is through your table decor. We have had so much fun working with great designers and brands on their seasonal tablesettings. It’s not about finding pieces that are overtly seasonal, however. Particularly when you are working with limited onboard space, blending seasonal colors and tones – and perhaps just a splash of sparkle – allows you to mix and match tableware, linens and napkin rings for a unique looks throughout the year! Check out our latest table decor products now available in our new showroom!

Kim Seybert Catrina Cocktail Napkins


Bewitchingly gothic, each hand-drawn design captures the intricate tattoos and masks you may see on a Day of the Dead festival.

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Marrakech Dinnerware from the Casablanca Collection

$85.00 - $245.00

Part of our Casablanca Collection, the boldly graphic and elegant Marrakech draws inspiration from the romance and intrigue of the classic film.

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Joanna Buchanan Skull Cocktail Pics


Spooky and sparkly skull cocktail picks perfect for skewered Halloween hors d’oeuvres or all year long for a dash of rock-and-roll!

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Project Spotlight...

Project: Uncorked, 85' Ocean Alexander

Scope: Interior & Exterior Decor Refresh

Shipyard: Universal Marine Center

The final installation of Phase I has wrapped aboard the 85’ Ocean Alexander, Uncorked, and her new owners – longtime friends who travel together often – have set out on their first voyage! We originally worked on this yacht as a new build and were introduced to the new owners by broker Scott Roberton of Marine Max. Phase I of this project has included changing all of the exterior stone and exterior canvas, reupholstering the interior furniture and incorporating new bedding, accent pillows, accessories and outfitting items. 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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