Monday, January 9, 2017

Interior Design

We have been working steadily at improving the guts of Red Head. The focus has been on improving her systems and bringing her up to date. This week we will be hauled by Hinckley Yacht Services in Stuart to have dripless shaft seals installed, two more depth sounders added to the hull, and various other out of the water jobs completed. Up until now most of what we have done has been below deck in the engine rooms.

Since we'll be here for awhile, we decided to start work on the living areas. There's really not much to do. The previous owners turned her interior into a bright, beach house kind of look. Dad likes to call it a "Nantucket look." It suits the whole crew quite well.

Of course, we added some personal touches when we moved aboard - some of our favorite photos.

A utensil holder that was a gift from our dear friend Sue.

A few paintings to remind us of Maine. It's those little things that make it feel like home.

Today we met with a interior designer who can help us with the floors, upholstery, some additional furniture, and paint. She's mainly helping us with color choices and putting together a plan we can use into the future.

Often people will come to a meeting like this with examples of what they are looking for. It could be the blue of a pretty piece of sea-glass.

Maybe the beautiful pinks from the inside of a conch shell. Or just a favorite shade of green.

But on Red Head our main color selection is Labrador Retriever fur - I mean, those thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy. Right now, most of the flooring and upholstery is very dark and doesn't work with the dog fur in-between Roomba launchings.

The designer left with the task of finding colors and materials that are easy to clean and will hide Dylan and Dee Dee's fur - I mean, those thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy.  After all, it just wouldn't be home without it.

1 comment:

Hudson River Boater said...

I would love to see Red Heads Engine rooms-- I'll bet they are "spotless"..

I enjoy your Blog-- Thanks for sharing.. We have 16 Paws that live with us in our house= 3 Dogs & one Cat.. There may be a Mouse or two somewhere in the Basement too-- Our cat and Yorkie have got a few and leave them at my desk..