"Falcon" is a 164ft new construction motor yacht built by Trinity Yachts and delivered in 2012. Karen Lynn Interior Design was commissioned in 2008 to design the interior of the yacht and really given a "blank slate" and only provided with a contract general arrangement which we changed somewhat after reviewing it to make it function better. We began the project only knowing that the Client was a very special and high profile from the EAU and was looking for a very elegant interior with "medium colored wood".
Karen Lynn began the process by providing hand drawn color renderings to gain insight in what the Client was really looking for. We had no direct communication with the Client, only with third parties due to high profile status which created a definite challenge.
After our first attempts with the hand renderings were rejected, we suggested to Trinity that we provide the beautiful materials, fabrics, furnishings and finishes in a presentation for the Client to be able to "touch and feel" the project and that we create 3D renderings instead of the hand renderings for the Client to visualize the project more realistically. After months of hard work, we received word that the Client had been thrilled with the presentation and our selections and our design had been accepted and approved.
The inspiration for this beautiful unique custom interior design was the ultimate in luxury. We used five different species of wood in combination to create a high gloss finish with richness and texture and contrast with darker moldings and lighter cabinetry and surface finish. We utilized authentic gold, silver, copper leaf, gorgeous mother of pearl, throughout the yachts interior and accented it with a combination of polished chrome and 24k gold lighting and plumbing fixtures. We draped luxurious Italian silks and imported opulent French textiles on the windows and beds throughout the 8 cabin layout. We incorporated metallic leathers, handblown Italian glass, stainless steel, and artistically played with the veneers in the woodwork to create one of a kind designs in the doors and cabinetry fronts. The color palette was carefully selected to compliment the woods included rich cremes, golds, ivory and blues and browns. The carpet was a handtufted silk and wool custom made carpet with authentic 24k gold threads running throughout the design. The exotic marbles and rare onyx that were artistically chosen throughout added to the glamour and high level of finish to the design. We incorporated colored mother of pearl times in each cabin and head to create a theme for each suite. We also designed the exterior decks, provided finishes and exterior yacht furnishings in a classic but modern blue and white motif.
"Falcon" was a finalist in 2012 in the Showboats Intl/ Boat International annual Superyacht Awards. It was nominated as well by Intl Yacht and Aviation Awards as well for Best Interior Design over 40m in 2012.