Bulkheads are bleached and brushed spruce from the deck to about one-third height and gray leather above, divided by strips of Macassar ebony and bleached wenge, and capped by ebony. Recesses for china and objets d'art are lined with bleached sycamore, and bleached wenge is utilized in many of the corner panels and door casings.
With a few exceptions, most of the furnishings are also designed by Tessier. Brown leather and cream linen fabrics are used for the custom sofas and ottomans, and the tables are ebony with polished stainless steel legs and frames. On the aft deck, Tessier has added a few touches of carbon fiber as a reminder of the structural material used in the yacht's massive booms. Furnishings designed by others include a white leather Poul Kjaerholm armchair and a Pinel & Pinel game case in the saloon, and handmade, natural-teak Hans Wegner chairs in the dining room.
Although stabilizers have taken much of the rock and roll out of modern yachts, the truth is that they still take the occasional unexpected lurch at sea. Thus, one feature I welcomed in Tessier's design is the near-total lack of square corners throughout the interior. After suffering through years of edgy—figuratively and literally—European interiors with enough sharp corners to cause a bloodbath among unwary guests, it was really nice to see rounded corners everywhere, whether radiused edges on bulkheads, or cove moldings on inside corners and cornices. There were a few exceptions, but for the most part, the interior is not only stylish but safe.
Riela can accommodate up to 12 guests in six en suite amidships cabins, all clustered around a central foyer on the lower deck. There are two twin-berth staterooms adjacent to the crew quarters forward and two queen staterooms just abaft the twins. A smaller cabin with upper and lower twin berths, suitable for children or the owner's personal staff, is immediately adjacent to the master stateroom. The master stateroom, occupying the full beam of the yacht at its widest point, includes a sitting area, a small vanity, and a head with tub, shower, two lavatories, toilet, and bidet.