Decorating Aboard

We recently held a photo contest showcasing creative interior decorating—saloon style. Take a look at some of our favorite shots!

Decorating Aboard

"Cannot begin to tell you how much we've loved decorating our Viagem ("journey" in Portuguese) and living aboard. We've lived aboard for 6 years and have sailed her to Bermuda and up/down the coast, both on the outside and in the ditch." Island Packet 380Kev Lombard

Decorating Aboard

"An old porthole, now a dear mermaid with lantern and secrets." 1979 CSY-37B, Hull # 0000, first owned by its designer, Peter SchmidtSergio Skuropat

Decorating Aboard

"Our sailing vessel Ithaca becoming every day more personalized... drawings from friends' children, little souvenirs and gifts from dear ones, good luck flags and our favorite bright colors everywhere! Work in progress though—more things coming up! All in all, home is where the heart is!" Nor'West 33Chiara Bussini

Decorating Aboard

"Our 11 month old son, Sullivan, loves his personalized stateroom! His mother, Natalie, made the see-through lee cloth so his berth is safe like a crib. The stickers on the hull depict a sailing scene he can dream about until we go cruising full time in October, 2014. The V berth is over/under, and we use the top berth for baby storage and his clothing. See more pictures at http://AboardAstraea.com" Cheoy Lee 41Nathan Kraft

Decorating Aboard

"Starting in the upper left is the La Crosse time/weather/temperature on which there are lucky beads. All boats need lucky beads. Below is the magnetic push pin bulletin board. Facing all this is my Swan which is emblematic of the Trumpeter Swans that winter in this area and to which this boat is named. Above the Swan is a hand-painted picture which we bought from a French couple in Desolation Sound who were sailing around the world. It covers the panel for my shroud plate. The yellow blob is my favorite marine beanbag chair in which I can wiggle my stern into a comfortable position while listening to good music, reading my iPad as I enjoy the interior of my small boat." 2009 Hunter 27Les Blackwell

Decorating Aboard

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Traditional teak, crisp accent colors punctuated by the warmth of family photos. Our home." Aloha 34Matt Butcher

Decorating Aboard

"The sign says it all!" 31' Mainship Sedan BridgeWilliam Griffin

Decorating Aboard

"This is our completely renovated 1979 O'Day 26. New synthetic leather cabin liner, new upholstery, everything! Not bad for a 33-year-old boat! We love her!" 1979 O'Day 26Tim Lovejoy-Dailey

Decorating Aboard

"While doing a complete remodel of our sailboat I decided to incorporate this paperweight into some wood trim. It has historical and religious significance to my wife and me. We plan on moving aboard soon, and a sailboat is no place for a loose paperweight, so it would most likely have ended up going to Goodwill." 1971 Columbia 43 designed by Bill TrippBrandon Ford