Clients will still require state of the art technology, luxury and comfort for their master cabin. That is the way of the modern world and no matter what fabrics or colours are used, the world of electronics will march on forever and make life that much more luxurious because of it.
What of the future? How will the trends pan out and what will the master suite evolve into? We asked Sallyanne Holmes and she said, “I believe that the master cabin or stateroom will become more and more spacious, with dedicated seating areas providing the owners with their own private saloon.
“I think we shall see less and less wood featuring in the cabins - I have already introduced a number of different wall finishes into Blush and this provides the client with the flexibility to change and renew. This is particularly appropriate when a yacht is sold and the new owner does not share the previous owners' taste. Traditionally, wood veneer has been used for its durability but there are so many new materials coming onto the market that offer the same durability but with more variation in colour and style.
“I believe things will move in this direction. You can use sprayed metallic finishes, wraps, wallpaper, perspex panels paint finishes. Even if the yacht is not sold the owner may wish to change the mood of the cabin and refresh it as they become bored with it. It is just a matter of changing traditional perceptions - which I always like to do anyway.
"Lighting is very important and developments with LED products are opening up endless possibilities with their low use of power it means that there is scope for more lights.
"There is even now a flexible led light that can be used in a myriad of situations to give a perfect line of seamless lighting. More and more mood lighting and scene change lighting will be used. Integrated controls for lighting, AV, window treatments, will be standard and probably wireless. You will be able to turn on the bath or shower from beside the bed or use the TV as a computer monitor. Technology will play an increasingly important role and all these items will be standard.
“Full height windows or balconies will become standard. Potentially we could see master cabins that have flexible use of space with say sliding pocket doors to provide study areas, separate seating areas that can then completely open up the area much as we do in a residential situation. En-suite bathrooms such as those we created on Blush have now become the same as owners would have in their homes and will continue to become state of the art environments using green technology and energy efficient lightweight products.
“Clients will still require state of the art technology, luxury and comfort for their master cabin. That is the way of the modern world and no matter what fabrics or colours are used, the world of electronics will march on forever and make life that much more luxurious because of it.”