Textiles for the Open Sea!
For many, your yacht is often a home away from home. A place where you can escape to, entertain friends and family, and for some, continue your business. Every element of this craft – interior, exterior, furnishings, accessories, and art – must not only reflect your personality, but also be durable and functional.
Gone is the notion that durable must be confining, limited and…well, unattractive. The planning of this space is important, after all as designers we are challenged with compacting and condensing the scale of the design without sacrificing beauty and luxury. These confined spaces become more comfortable and enjoyable when they are completed with fabulous fabrics and finishes that also offer all the comforts of home.
We have demanded that the textile industry rise to the occasion and supply fabrics that function as beautifully as they offer comfort, style and textures. Lucky for us, they have responded.
Holland & Sherry’s Garfield – a rich organic look yet still 100% acrylic. All of this while maintaining a soft and luxurious feel that is fabulous for upholstered headboards, sofas and even banquettes!
Holland & Sherry’s Gracie – a 100% acrylic that is understated and casual.
A great basic to compliment both simple and bold fabrics. When this and its sister fabric, Garfield, are paired with sleek high polished veneers, cut crystals and metallic finishes it is the perfect example of Cashmere & Blue Jeans™. It is authentic, polished, supple, refined, easy, chic, time honored and comfortable. What more could you ask for?
Loro Piana – the ultimate in luxury. Loro Piana has brilliantly created a line of fabrics specifically for the yachting industry by mixing all natural fibers with combinations of linen and cashmere. These fabrics inherently offer crisp classic textures and soft subtle finishes while still maintaining qualities and properties that are a must in a marine environment, such as natural protection from dampness. Loro Piana’s line offers a multitude of different weights and textures making their products suitable for bedding, upholstery and draperies.
Trina Turk for Schumacher’s Yellow Zebra coupled with her stunning Super Paradise Print sets the stage for an exciting playful scene. Bold, fun and full of spirit, color, and pattern these fabrics are a perfect way to introduce a little punch of color and life into a space. It is the answer when looking to take serious to playful or stuffy to comfortable. With a fabric content of 100% acrylic this, and all of the Trina Turk indoor/outdoor line, is suitable for accents as well as full blown upholstery and window coverings.
Dedar Fabrics offers durable fabrics that display a classic yachting representation … a pure nautical look, feel, and presence. Available in many different colorations, Dedar’s timeless patterns of Tricot Rayure and Tricot Baguette (shown above in blue and white) set the stage for that everlasting design. A combination of 65% polyester and 35% polypropylene one can clearly see how when paired with refined teak decking, polished brass fixtures, they are nothing short of classic.
Whatever your taste or however you see your space presenting itself, rest assured your desire for a warm, comfortable space that is approachable and classic is within your reach…or should we say…on your horizons!