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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Your current look isn't all that bad. Pattern fabric has pros and cons. I do not think all fabrics need to match as long as they truly are complimentary.

Patterns hide blemishes better than solids, which can be helpful.

However, patterns never look like the small swatch after you build an full cushion out of them. I too have let the misses deal with a custom pattern on a brand new couch at home. The finished product was exactly what you describe. It looked like it belonged in a brothel. We agonized over whether to pay to have it recovered, which would have been half the cost of the couch again. After a couple of years, we sold it for a song, just to get it out of the house.


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Wheres the mirror on the ceiling?

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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

I would keep to a neutral, actually fairly light, solid for the cushions and use patterns, especially busy ones, for pillows.

Patterns in a small area make it appear smaller. Use them sparingly.

I don't know why, but people seem to think you can't wash boat cushion covers. You can. Just wash them gently and don't put them in a dryer. In fact, it's best to wash covers, as the dirt etc does more to deteriorate them otherwise, never mind the smells they retain.

edit: this is my salon. Sorry for the mess. Those pillow covers are totally tropical, but if I'd covered the whole settee with that, oh holy cats, eew.

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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Multihullgirl--I do not disagree. However, my (much) better half would describe that as a "Symphony in Beige", with the attendant excitement while her working reference on classic yacht interiors is Bobrow and Jinkins' "In The Spirit of Tradition".

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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Going through my old posts earlier today looking for something I had commented on some while ago, I rediscovered this thread and realized I had never followed up with what we finally decided to do vis-a-vis a repair or replacement of our damaged salon cushion.

For those that don't care to go through the entire thread, our problem was a hole punched in a cushion cover in the salon. We debated various fixes including possibly having new covers made for at least the settee side, my wife's preferred fix (until she got the cost estimate!).

In the end, the fix proved to be having a small Scallop Shell embroidered over the hole in a complimentary color.

Following are snaps of the port side of our salon, the damage to the cushion that although quite small was also quite obvious and finally, the fix. Several people having seen this in "real time" have commented on how well it works and, at $12 USD was a heck of a lot less expensive than re-covering

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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Excellent idea, if you had a boat logo you could do that too and add that special touch. Very neat, I'll remember that if we ever get a hole!

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Present color doesn't seem that bad to me. I've been looking at a lot of boats and seen much worse.

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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

I like the scallop shell - it's like a little treasure, an "Easter egg" hidden in the salon if you will.

With the money she saved on not recovering cushions, she can buy high heeled shoes that aren't spikey!

In our search, though I'm all about hull condition and gear and how recent are the sails and tell me about the running and standing rigging etc., I did find myself turned off by various interiors. Yours wouldn't be a turn off LOL!


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In the end, the fix proved to be having a small Scallop Shell embroidered over the hole in a complimentary color.
at $12 USD
That goodness inteligence reigned suprime.

To replace the fabric of a whole boat where it could be fixed for $12 is crazy.

Nice fix, we done. Thanks for following up
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Re: Re-Decorating/Cushion Covers?

Very nice. Belongs in the low bucks projects thread!
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