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Blog by South Florida Yacht Designer Patrick Knowles focusing on yacht design, private aircraft design, luxury residential design and overall interior design from Fort Lauderdale to an international market.

The Look of a Book

The Look of a Book

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” —CiceroBooks are an essential tool in a designer’s arsenal. Coffee table books specifically are something I have on hand for every project. They can add color and height. Texture and style. Whether you choose to...

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Luxury Rides with Luxury

Luxury Rides with Luxury

There is a famous saying that “birds of a feather flock together” but today we are switching it up to a new quote, “luxury rides with luxury” and looking at the crossover of yachts and luxury automobiles.

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From the Runway to the Waterways

From the Runway to the Waterways

Last week designers hit the runways for Couture Week in Paris and New York Fashion Week (NYFW) for the first time since 2019. The curtains had barely closed on the shows before clients started calling to ensure we could help them showcase some of the new fall trends in their homes and yachts.

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The Difference is Day and Night: Designing with Light

The Difference is Day and Night: Designing with Light

I have said it many times before, but I truly do not believe a space is ever really finished. A room will continue to evolve, from use of the space of course, but also from the change in lighting from day to night. This is a natural change that must be accounted for while designing, and by uniting both man-made and natural light, we can find the balance of shadow and light, from all angles all day.

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Top 5 summer destinations

Top 5 summer destinations

This summer the waterways will be busy as covid restrictions are lifted so are anchors, and travel is sure to pick back up again. Where are the hot spots to take your yacht this summer?

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Making it Personal

Making it Personal

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonA design only works when it evokes an emotion. When designing a space meant to be a home on the water, we aim...

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Trendspotting: Curves In All The Right Places

Trendspotting: Curves In All The Right Places

“Beauty is power and elegance, right action, form fitting function, intelligence, and reasonability. And very often expressed in curves.” —Kim Stanley RobinsonCurved furniture is nothing new, but after seasons of mid-century modern pieces and serious furnishings with...

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