Monday, March 24, 2008

Why Should Design Enthusiast Visit The Palm Beach Boat Show?

Sea Cloud, is the original Palm Beach yacht.
Marjorie Meriweather Post spent months designing the ship,hand-selecting antiques and presiding over gold leaf accents. The refurbished ship's 30-plus cabins are available for cruises.

The original owners of the Sea Cloud, heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post and her then-husband financier E. F. Hutton, desired a craft like no other. In 1931, sparing no expense they created the largest private sailing ship ever built. In the 30s and 40s, the Sea Cloud was host to the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sweden's King Gustavus V. Sea Cloud: The original Palm Beach yacht is docked at the Palm Beach Boat show this week. In Yacht Design, the luxury and ambiance of the Sea Clouds yacht interior cannot be duplicate. The special ambiance of Sea Cloud is the graciousness of a bygone era and the intimacy and comfort of a small European estate.

Sea Cloud frequently docked in Palm Beach during the 1930s. The 356-foot Sea Cloud has been extensively renovated, with great care taken by expert craftsmen to maintain the decor of an earlier time. At one point in her life, Post spent six months out of every year sailing with her daughter, actress Dina Merrill, and a crew of between 60-72. If you are a historical design buff this ship is not to be missed.

Admission: $14, adults; $4, ages 6-12; free, children younger than 6.
Show hours: noon to 7 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 30.
Tickets:; convention center box office; waterfront box offices at North Clematis and Evernia streets.

Monday, March 17, 2008

This Spring Why Not Make Every Room in Your Home Green?

Spring arrives this week! At Noir Blanc Interiors we encourage you to make every room in the home a little greener. Doing the right thing for the environment is not only a good thing for the environment, it is also fashionable. Revive your bedroom with the natural theme by choosing sustainable materials like bamboo, seagrass, and organic cotton. Choose colors like celery, chocolate brown, and optic white to bring nature inside and help maintain natural beauty outdoors. Adding a pop of green in a neutral room gives energy in all the right places.

Look for recycled products, organic cottons, reusable anything that is gentle to our environment. Be eco-friendly and bringing your own bag when shopping it saves plastic bags. Design creative fun signs, reminding your family to turn off and not waste energy. Even after turning off a computer, power continues to flow to computer peripherals like printers and scanners. Switch to power strip and stop the energy from being wasted. Redefine your style this first sign of spring by making every room in the home a little greener.