We recently took on a décor refresh for a 49 foot Meridian cruising vessel which needed serious interior upgrading, including new flooring, upholstery and frame repair in the salon and new window coverings. We chose a cohesive colour scheme tied in with the existing headliner, padded valances, bulkhead and counter surfaces and added a pop of nautical blue for cushions. The result is fresh, chic and ocean ready.
We used Ennis Fabrics Challenger Colour Cream vinyl for the upholstery because it’s perfect for marine environments: antibacterial and mildew resistant, sustainable in extreme cold without cracking, and also exceeds abrasion testing to 1,500 Double Rubs. The flooring is designated for marine use too, sourced from Hourigan’s Flooring & Design.
The window coverings are a top down/bottom up cellular shade system secured at the bottom so there is minimal movement while underway. Customized stationary corner blinds were cut to exact size after templating and sending to a Vancouver service center.
Skilled trades people removed the flooring and underlay cutting away from existing built in cabinetry and stairs. With precision they cut around multiple hatch covers and finished each one beautifully.
Our upholsterers reconditioned and repaired the frames for the pullout sofa bed and curved, built in salon settee. These pieces, with new foam and polywrap recovered in the high quality vinyl, now look brand new. Finishing touches of accessory cushions using Kravet Sunbrella fabrics add to the nautical aesthetic.
The details were numerous. Preparation for the project took several months, as we ordered in supplies and checked each one for accuracy. The work was completed in a two-week whirlwind of effort and skill revealing a beautiful transformation, and very happy clients are ready for their next cruising adventure!
Below, the before (left) and after (right) of the upholstery and flooring updates, taking the furnishings and interior from dated to modern.