Interior Accents

Add a hint of individual style and make your interior feel like home.

March 1, 2011

Personal Matters

Art in Motion
Just as a boat swinging on the hook can lull you into relaxation, so can moving wooden sculptures by David C. Roy, such as “Avalanche” (shown, $2,700). Dozens of handcrafted parts move with spring-powered grace, reminiscent of the ebb and flow of tides, in an intricate design sure to catch the eye. Wood That Works, 860-341-1234;


Picture This
E-mail photos right to the Kodak Pulse digital picture frame with Wi-Fi capability ($120) and enjoy your onboard memories as they happen. Or have family and friends e-mail their recent photos to your frame to enjoy what you may have missed while cruising. Kodak, 800-235-6325;

Blinded By the Light
Upgrade sun-faded wooden or plastic blinds with luxurious leather ones for a stylish way to control ambient light. They’re rugged and easy to clean. Interior designers choose these blinds because they like the way they soften the light passing through. Suntwist, +33-14271-7841;


Pep Up the Galley
What better way to segue into a fish story than by asking to pass the salt? These salt and pepper mills ($259 for the set) will assure the conversation doesn’t get away. The mills are built to stand up to years of reliable seasoning service and won’t jam, clog or corrode, and they stow in an included teak base. Charlie’s Locker, 800-956-3350;

Pause to Reflect
Boost the seagoing mystique of a stateroom by adding a useful porthole mirror. Choose from wooden (shown) or copper models (starting at $48) for an antique look, or go with nickel-finished brass for a more modern take. Seaside Treasures and More, 727-943-3970;

All Decked Out
New from Skagerak, the solid teak Dania Beach Chair will provide the foredeck or salon with a stylish and comfortable place to relax. Collapsible and lightweight, the Dania Beach Chair stows easily into your tender for quick transport to the beach. Skagerak, + 45 99- 52-5200;


Table Manners
With storage for charts on one side and a compartment for liquor on the other, the appeal of the rustic coffee table/liquor trunk from Sea Furniture ($3,900) is evident. Made from solid Rosewood with all brass fittings this will be an attractive focal point in any salon. Sea Furniture, 714-979-1454;

“When most people think of interior design they don’t think of the galley but that’s where most people spend most of their time. Simple changes to your galley can make a big difference,” says Doug Birer owner of the nautical outfitters Charlie’s Locker who provides accessories to several yachting interior design companies. Charlie’s Locker,, 800-956-3350

“Changing your wall coverings, your window coverings, your upholstery, or your carpet can change the personality of your boat at a relatively low cost,” says Sam Rowell, president of SR Marine Interiors. SR Marine Interiors,; 772-283-6390


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