Originally Posted by edselby
Part of winning over the bride to the "one day we will own a boat
and sail" dream was to tell her she could decorate the cabin
like a gypsy wagon. I've looked at gypsy wagon interiors, and they're -- busy.
I've tried to find inspirational sailboat cabins to share with her, but all I've found are too nautical. Surely there are some creative living spaces out there for the over 50-hippie gypsy wannbe?
The phrasing "like a Gypsy wagon" interior
is imaginative and colorful, and as a professional artist I like to see things with color and creativity, including the interiors of boats.
I have seen a few boats that looked especially nice with interior
design that was colorful and looked "lived in" and stylish too.
So often boats have rather plain or rather common decor (nautical themed "anchor" motifs on settee pillows come to mind).
The other day I came across a boat that made me think "hippie spirit lives here" or "arty folks own this boat." In any case, the boat is unusual, the interior decor is imaginative and looks much more "comfortable" and "personal" than most boats I see online (which are mostly empty boats for sale).
Here is a link. Take a look at the use of fabrics, rugs, color, artwork on the bulkheads (walls), etc. It reminded me of a Bed
& Breakfast, with character. While the boat may not be typical, is not exactly my taste, it is the unusual aspects of it and the decoration of it that I found interesting and appealing for that difference.
1971 Nanaimo Shipyards Motorsailor Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
In addition to this single
boat, I suggest you visit the Pinterest site and search for the board there that is focused on Boat Interiors. It has many good examples (though many are of high priced new boats) of boat interiors.