A typical exercise when planning a yacht interior is creating mood boards.
A general theme can be chosen for the whole ship, like cities, musicians, writers, sports etc… Then we must plan a voyage to take our guests on upon arrival. Joining the yacht must be an experience from the first minute.
The subtle differences in tone in each space will encourage the guests to visit and compare cabins and lounges, and will give subject for comments and appreciation right at the beginning of a cruise.
The mood boards shown here are themed on vanished steam yachts, the personalities and countries associated with them, and can be extended for sports, cars, famous trains and so on.
Key words for the settings.
North America, the great lakes, Chicago
Horace and John Dodge, FD Roosevelt, Churchill, Princess Stephanie
Ireland, Scotland, India, China
Edwardian crosses Laura Ashley
Sail racing, America cup
Kaizer Willhelm II
Art nouveau, Jugendstil
Belgium, Norway, Azores, Belgian congo
King Leopold II, Stanley, Tintin
Art nouveau, Horta, African colonial
Hunting, African collections
Lisbon, Algarve, Azores
Dom Carlos I of Portugal, Dona Amelia, Manuel II
Portugese neo rococo, Azuleijos
Oceanography, marine painting
Albert I de Monaco
Victorian accents, casino, bains de mer
Victoria and Albert
England, British Empire
King Edward VII, Georges V
Edwardian, obviously (or Follies Bergeres)
Mustapha Kemal Ataturk
Horses, dogs, Bosphorus
Lord and lady Brassey, Horace Hutchinson
Colonial, far east, Malaysia
Golf, writings, kangaroos
US West coast, Cuba, Alaska, Hawaii
Cuban, Hawaiian, New York
Russia, St Petersburg
Alexandre II, Nicolas II
Snow sports, horses