When I was in college, I liked to look in the windows of people’s dorms. I know it sounds creepy, but it wasn’t about seeing the people themselves, it was about quelling my curiosity about how they decorated their space. Everyone got basically the same space, the same furniture, the same blank canvas to work with. It was how they made it their own that fascinated me.
As an adult, I try to keep my peeping eyes out of people’s windows, but I am still always curious about the spaces people live in. I love interior design blogs and magazines. And I will never turn down a tour of someone’s house…or, now that we live aboard…their boat. Boats are sort of like dorm rooms in the sense that they are similar at first glance. All boats have a hull of some sort and a deck and some sort of equipment that propels them through the water. Sailboats have masts and sails and usually some sort of railing.
But the part I am most fascinated with is the interior. What configuration is it laid out in? How much room is there? Is there an aft cabin or a large v-berth? How is it decorated? How much counter space is in the galley? My mind swims with the possibilities!
That being said, today I am going to share with you the interior of Willow. We haven’t done much decorating because everything was so freshly done when we moved aboard that it seemed silly to change any of it. The previous owner’s wife made the pillows on the couches and the curtains and we like it all well enough to keep it for the time being.
What do you think? Do you have any photos or videos of your space to share with me?