Decks & Flooring
A key surface in any design, the way in which the flooring is addressed is critical for function, sustainability and aesthetics.
Keeping with the theme of polarity, the main salon and dinette areas alone feature wide oak wood planks treated with a milk wash, yielding a gentler and more submissive appearance to that of her dominant counterparts, the limed white oak surfaces of the surrounding bulkheads and furnishings.
The decision to have deck planks running athwart ship in the main salon and longitudinally in the dinette area was intentional as both a reprieve in the directional orientation to provide a subtle que to the occupant of the change in deck heights and as a playful nod to the theme of opposites.
Opposites attract once again as dark wenge deck margin boards in the lower companionway, master cabin and guest cabins create a strong visual interruption between the homogeneous palette of bulkhead materials and carpet.
Like fine understated jewelry, polished nickel inlays works as a gleaming delineation between contrasting surfaces and materials. As a mediator, it harmoniously unifies the subtle, muted wool carpets with the dark wenge counterpart. As a score between border and field, the polished nickel inlay also defines the strong statement of the Azul Bahia (blue) marble in the master head and the Rosso Imperio (red) marble in the VIP heads from that of the Bianco Sivec (white) borders in a sophisticated blending of pairings.