Friday, August 16, 2013

Sailing through Design with Marblehead native

Marblehead native Krisha Plauché, like many in the boat business, is having a busy spring. Whether she is attending boat shows, meeting clients at yacht yards from Maine to Rhode Island, putting the finishing touches on marine upholstery or choosing new fabrics and ideas for her growing business, spring is crunch time in the marine business.
A lifelong sailor, Plauché is not only a certified boat captain but she is a trained marine interior designer who is the owner of Onboard Interiors, LLC of Marblehead, an award winning full service interior design firm specializing in custom marine interiors for power and sailboats both private and commercial.
Krisha Plauche of Onboard Interiors of Marblehead
Perhaps less known than home interior design, marine interior design is a key part of the yachting and boating business.
“I do get to comment on fashion forward elements as well as history in marine fabric trends,” she says, “and many marine fabric trends follow unique trends in the design industry.”
Right now, that trend is batik-style fabric.
Says Plauché, “It’s a beautiful and ancient artistic fabric. In the marine industry, trends like this that are unusual and exotic make their way sparingly into Onboard design. Instead of upholstering large pieces on a vessel with batik, I might see using this fabric in accent pillows.”

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