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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 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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Facing the Challenge: Onyx  Walls

Facing the Challenge: Onyx Walls

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.” —Socrates The challenge:To exceed the expectations of a long-term client by producing a design with a complexity and level of details unforeseen.The answer:There is...

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3 Elements to a Perfect Bedside Table

3 Elements to a Perfect Bedside Table

“If you want to change the world, start by making your bed.” —William McCraven, U.S. NavyI like the idea that you should start every day with something productive you can check off your to-do list, like making your bed. Change your habits, change the world! So what...

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The New World of Disposable Luxury

The New World of Disposable Luxury

It is a standing tradition that luxury was luxury because it was not disposable. Luxury is supposed to be a legacy, long-lasting, and something to be cherished, particularly when it comes to the yachting industry.  The up and coming younger generations of yacht...

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