Magical Monday: Yacht Interior Design

Wow!  I was browsing through on of my all time favorite interior design magazines, Objekt International, when I came across this stunning yacht by Bannenberg and Rouwell.  Built in 2009 by Baglietto in Italy, the 137 ft. Natori houses not only a grand salon, luxurious master suite and a gym but also five guest suites.

Grand Salon

Where does one start?  I love the stark contrast of the glossy black floors and the reflections of the glass, mirror and polished stainless steel warmed up by the creamy walls with the subtle horizontal detail.  The coppery pillows in that lush velvet add that tiny bit of color to warm up the space and make it feel even more luxurious.  There are more references to art deco (one of my all time favorite design periods) than I can count, but balanced with the contemporary so that it does not feel like a “period” room.

Living Area Detail

Another view of the living area where you can get a close-up view of so sleek and oh so contemporary details like the nailheads on the modern black and white bench, the dark blinds in the background, the polished stainless steel legs of the coffee table, the black and white greek key pillow (another fave design motif!).

Dining Area

It is clear that the interior designers referenced elements from the client’s existing art collection in the design of the interiors.  See how they reflect the beautiful colors found in this jazz piece above the table.  Again the gloss of the table is offset by the soft chairs that beckon you to enjoy a sumptuous five course meal.  I love how if you look very closely there are also occasional jazz references in keeping with the time period of Art Deco – a very subtle detail.


Speaking of detail, it abounds in this staircase.  The circle motif of the staircase repeated everywhere.  And I love the dark wood handrailing against the fabric covered walls in alternating bands of cream and grey.

This is luxury redefined – magic!

Your comments are always welcome.  I would love to hear what your favorite elements are in a room.

(photos from Objekt International)


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