Project Surprise!

The holidays are upon us and I am feeling so grateful for what’s happening at Home Life.  We are thrilled to be working on a special new project – the interior design of a 1985 Hinckley Bermuda 40 MKIII.  This boat is one of 200 Hinckley Bermuda’s 40’s built by Bob Hinckley’s company and only 1 of 20 Mark 111’s built.  They are the deluxe version of the Bermuda 40.  This is truly a gorgeous sailboat.


The boat is named Surprise, mainly because my client, who is an avid “Wooden Boat Sailor,” decided he needed to be in a warmer climate, therefore, making a wooden boat impossible, as warm water is not ideal for wooden boats. The Bermuda 40 sleeps 6 comfortably and has enough space to entertain guests in style.  This is a boat that truly enables you to Love How You Live!

We are in the process of selecting fabrics and finishes and I can’t wait to share the ‘after’ photos with you.  Home Life will be redoing “all” interior fabrics and finishes, and, of course will use only Janus et Cie, Sunbrella fabrics, as well as Perennials fabric. It is necessary all fabrics on any boat interior (or exterior), be waterproof, as water inside the core of any vessel will cause mold. We will be doing all cushions over, as well as all bunks, and bedding in the Master Sleeping Quarters. Along with other accoutrements, in the Galley, and cabins.  Home Life always strives for the “highest level of comfort’ possible, especially when people are confined to smaller quarters as they will be on a sailboat.   This is a very exciting project for Home Life, and it is not the 1st sailboat we have had the pleasure of working on.  The fabrics will change the character of the interior to suit the owner’s taste.

Our goal always is for our clients to “Love How They Live” and to “Discover Their Own Visual Voices!”

You can follow along on my Instagram for progress photos @roseannhumphrey@home-life.com.

As 2021 comes to a close, I would be remiss if I didn’t take an opportunity to say thank you for following along on my journey this year.  All of us have learned Gratitude in 2021, as Covid minimized our ability to spend time with our families and loved ones.  Hopefully, we are now turning a corner.  It has been wonderful to share, and more importantly hear from many of you.  Wishing you and your loved ones peace, health, love and joy for the holiday season and 2022.

With gratitude,
Rose Ann