Redesigning the Boat Interior

Redesigning the Boat Interior

As part of the sailboat remodel for Mahi, I wanted to redo the interior space as well.  The interior cushions and fabric were well past their prime, so it was time for a more modern look.

First, let me show you what the older interior looks like now:

oldsalonThe blue fabric is rather traditional, and the artwork is nice, but the former owners took the knot art, leaving behind a faded “ghosting” on the woodwork.  Will need to find something to take its place or need to repair the wood.  The flag art will not match my new color scheme, so out it will go.

The old curtains were falling apart, so they have already been removed.  I plan to sew up some new ones.

Here is the new design I envision for the space:


The main focal point will be a Mahi-Mahi art painting by the talented Amber Ruehe, an impressionistic artist from Texas.  The colors and texture in Amber’s painting make me happy. You can see more of her wonderful work here.  (Carla note: Artwork shown with permission of the artist)

I also love the Sunbrella Dupione interior fabric I have chosen for all the upholstery. Curtains will be the striped Sunbrella fabric and pillows will also bring other colors into the space.

ambermahiWill let you know how this design evolves and what else I find to fit the decor.  I am also carrying the upholstery fabric into the master aft state room, too, so will need to find a bed covering that strikes me.  If not, I can always make one.  🙂

Ordering a custom Zeno mattress, too, for the master cabin.  Zeno makes high quality mattresses for boats; they show up to measure the centerline queen berth on Monday.  I will also be buying new carpet rugs in various spaces for the boat.

Stay tuned!  Promise to show you the finished design- both the before and after.  Hoping for a modern updated look in the end.  I want a space I feel comfortable in.


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