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Interior Insight: Stella Maris Brings the Outdoors In

Interior Insight: Stella Maris Brings the Outdoors In
Interior Insight: Stella Maris Brings the Outdoors In

Built by VSY in 2012, Stella Maris features a striking Michela Reverberi interior. There is nothing garish about the impressive 72m. Rather, she opts for refined lines and simple shapes, adorned unassumingly with natural stonework and light fabrics. The composite of tradition, innovation and space earned Stella Maris two esteemed prizes at the International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design Awards in Fort Lauderdale 2013.

Stella Maris places traditional elements alongside refreshing innovations. She possesses staggered internal levels, high saloons to maximise space and light, and an interestingly crafted bow. The vessel also offers numerous decks; the result of which is a volume usually found in vessels of far greater dimension.

Michela Reverberi’s interior design exudes a luminous simplicity that marries seamlessly with the yacht’s exterior. Tones are reminiscent of a Mediterranean beach, intercut with ultramodern elements such as walls made entirely out of glass and real houseplants crossing the decks.

Indoor spaces feature sandy-hued stone flooring, evoking an imperfect rusticness which is all part of the desired effect. Floor-to-ceiling windows create a sense of openness that welcomes the outdoors in, as well as casting wonderful shadows over the rough-hewn paving. Glass tables and marble topped counters are a modernizing twist on subdued themes, and contemporary art bedecks the walls to add detail to an interior largely consisting of minimalist spaces.

On the main deck, huge loungers are set up in a sociable circle underneath retractable awning in a teepee-esque formation and the timeless nautical contrast of blue and white is picked up in wicker furniture. The upper deck runs with modern elements, boasting an open-air bar area of polished white surfaces, which creates a satisfyingly simple impression of geometric lines and shapes.

A sprawling dining table is able to accommodate a large number of guests for sunny lunches, whilst another leather-seated dining space resides indoors for lavish candlelit dinners. Below deck, a fully fitted gym offers inspiring panoramas for the ultimate workout, whilst two underlit jacuzzis provide unbeatable open-air soaking.

A stunning living space takes a different tack entirely, opting for a dominant palette of forest green in an otherwise monochrome utopia. Luminous and eminently non-oppressive whites and creams are disrupted by jade throws, a green-flecked carpet and plant tank embedded in the wall. The green brings a new meaning to oceanic architecture, whilst the wall of plants literalises Stella Maris’ theme of bringing the outside in.

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