Sailboat Interior Decor: My Inspiration for Our Ticon 30
Are you ready for some sailboat interior decor inspiration? The boat survey for our new Ticon 30 sailboat came back and, although there are a few things to fix/repair before we set sail, there was nothing to deter us from moving forward with buying the Ticon 30 we found. We are making things official – as in, officially draining our bank accounts – tomorrow! It’s currently stored in a boatyard, where we hope we can keep it while we tinker. I’m not sure how long it will be before we can sail it home, but as soon as the boat is ours (and I can remove the tarp shelter and give it a good scrub), I’ll share a full tour. (UPDATE: check out the before tour here and take a look at the after right here). I’m so excited! In the meantime, I wanted to chat sailboat interior decor…
The interior cushions are trashed, so I’ll be having new ones made and I’m currently trying to narrow down my long list of fabric contenders (I’m looking at the marine upholstery fabric from Sunbrella). The problem is, there are a few aqua fabrics and they’re calling my name! I love, love, lovethe interior of this retro houseboat and it was originally going to serve as my inspiration, but the houseboat (below) has huge windows and a lot of white, which looks fresh and cheery with the bright aqua and orange.
In the lakehouse, I’ve eschewed a nautical vibe (navy stripes, anchor motifs, and chunks of coral) and pulled my colour inspiration from the water, layering in subtle textures inspired by the surrounding nature (“beach glass” finishes, soft white and wood stains, etc). Combined with mid-century modern teak and walnut, the overall look isn’t your typical lakehouse decor. With the sailboat, however, I’m leaning toward a slightly more nautical palette of blues – with some classic coastal touches, because I’m sure our yacht club membership will be revoked without at least one requisite anchor motif (ahoy!)
I created a secret Pinterest board for boat stuff and I’ve been pinning any rooms/images/colors that in some way evoke the look I’m after. Unless I cave and just buy aqua upholstery (no promises), this is what is inspiring me right now:
What I’m planning for the sailboat interior decor is a seriously different look for me! I’m excited to try something new – and kind of trendy – but I’m also incredibly tempted to get bright turquoise upholstery. Seriously. I know I keep harping on this, but it is a struggle for me to choose a non-aqua something, when aqua is available. I think I might need an intervention here…
Hubby, meanwhile, is thrilled by my newfound desire to embrace nautical design – he’s even eyeing up our mantle in the lakehouse for a miniature version of our new boat. So maybe I should forget the aqua and just get fully on board (pun intended) with this new look: