Luxury Yacht Project Details
While having a client design meeting for another project, one of their friends stopped by. With just a brief introduction before she left, I did not think I'd see her again. However, a few weeks later, this friend left me a message about a boat owner she knew who needed bedding for the sleeping cabins.
The Boldness Of The Scheme
On yachts everything is 100% custom. The shape of the mattress follows the shape of the boat, different for each one, and so bedding, headboard, carpet and window treatments all need to adhere to those shapes and curves. I met the friend and my workroom project manager on location. We all climbed a 20 foot ladder boarding the Cranchi, the hand-made Italian yacht while in dry dock, to assess the scope of work. It was clear after seeing the Cranchi's bold navy blue strip on the hull and its curvaceous lines, that the new interior scheme match the boldness of the yachts exterior in all aspects including form, shape, and color. I provided new custom bedding, upholstered headboards, carpet, and window treatments - skillfully using them in a combination of nautical themes (fish, starfish, coral) blended with small geometric patterns and stripes in navy and white, with just a hint of red used on the galley pillow fabric. Not only the mattress covers, but the sheet fabric was purchased by the yard in a bright white color made from a luxurious fabric blend woven in Italy from a 200 thread count of the finest Egyptian cotton sateen fabric that was then cut precisely and expertly to fit the odd shapes of the mattresses.
In total, here is what I accomplished:
- Hand sanding, prepping, and carefully applying three coats of polyurethane to the upper
wood decks, lower deck steps, and above-deck tabletop.
- Installing new carpet in the galley and guest sleeping cabin. Following the shape of the yacht,
the installer had to cut, bind, and install all carpet on site to ensure a perfect fit.
- Removing, reupholstering, and reinstalling seat and back cushions on the upper and lower
decks and galley areas. I used marine-grade vinyl fabric and marine-grade thread for the French
- Fabricating and installing new upholstered headboard, custom bed pillows, tailored mattress
covers, custom made flat and fitted sheet sets, and duvet covers with inserts.
- Operable pinch pleated window treatments installed on a traverse rod behind the newly
Prior to the installation, I had all of the existing permanently installed interior carpet and wall fabric in the sleeping cabins professionally cleaned allowing me a fresh slate to work with. All was complete and ready for the summers voyages... Bon Voyage