Our curated list of design options will help you create luxurious private jet interiors that work with your personal style.
BY SOPHIE KILLIP
Purchasing a private jet is only the first step in becoming an owner; there is still the big question of how you plan to design the interiors of your private jet, and what layout you want to create internally. The number of sections and styles your private jet has will depend on the size of your aircraft — is it a small Gulfstream G700, bought to transport friends and family, or is it a Boeing BBJ Max 7, with room for 200?
How you plan to use your aircraft will also dictate important design decisions; do you plan to use your jet for a weekend getaway, or a holiday skiing in the Alps, or is it the fastest mode of transport that will to an important business meeting? With so many decisions to be made, Elite Traveler has created a curated list of options for private jet accessories, furniture and layout ideas, to inspire you and help you create luxurious private jet interiors that work with your personal style.
Lounging and Dining
The layout and fixtures of your private jet’s lounge or living area are well worth consideration, as this could be the space where you and your guests spend the most time. For entertainment during a flight, opt for a television that can be built into a partition wall: for example, the Sony A8H, which features 4K Ultra HD and uses the screen as a speaker to create a truly cinematic experience.
As for dining options, this will depend on the size of your aircraft – do you have a separate room for dining or even space for a banquet hall? How many dining tables will you include, and will these accommodate the necessary walkways? To find exactly the size, shape, and material you want for your private jet’s dining table, go bespoke – we love Kassavello’s range of options.
Whether you’re on a long flight or want somewhere to retreat and have time to yourself, be sure to contemplate the addition of a bedroom when planning your private jet interiors. It can act as a tranquil, relaxing space, where you can stretch out and rest, helping you feel rejuvenated for landing at your destination.
Even a bedroom thousands of feet in the sky should have the finest quality furnishings, and as the gateway between a good sleep and a bad one, your choice of mattress is incredibly important. Kluft is our pick: these handcrafted mattresses use the world’s best quality fabrics and fibers to ensure an unrivaled sleep experience.
After this, there are still choices to make when it comes to pillows, duvets, and quilts, which will help you feel comfortable and cozy even in your aircraft’s strong airconditioning. For everything from throws to pillowcases, we love luxury linen brand Matouk, which has been creating beautiful, soft textiles for almost 100 years.
The thoughtful placement of furniture is paramount onboard a private jet, not only from an aesthetic perspective but also to guarantee safety. One area where it needs particular consideration is within an onboard office. Whether this is a private room or space within the larger cabin will depend on the size of your aircraft — and you might find that you’d rather not have an office at all, if you fly privately for pleasure rather than for business. If having an office on your private jet is important, however, you will want to create a space where you can focus and stay undisturbed. Access to the internet will also be a necessity, so be sure that this is not left out of your interior design plans.
For high end, luxurious office furniture, we admire Arditi Design; the Florida-based brand has both a ‘buy now’ collection and custom options. Once your desk and other furniture have been placed, don’t forget your office accessories to help the space feel complete — Rudi has a delightful collection of leather desk sets in a range of colors, to perfectly match your jet’s interior color scheme.
Take your private jet interiors one extravagant step further with a unique extra — whether this is an object or room, it is certain to set you apart from the more traditional private jet layout. Many jets are completely customizable, with options available for everything from kitchens and bathrooms to dressing rooms and gyms. Even libraries are an option worth considering, for those who have a love of books and want a space onboard that is cozy and welcoming.
Create a sense of grandeur and opulence with the unique addition of a fireplace, which could be installed in any of the rooms onboard. While, for safety reasons, the fireplace must be fake, it is sure to bring the ‘wow’ factor to any space — check out Modern Flames for a range of options. If traditional entertainment options aren’t your style, why not liven up your jet interiors with a games table? You’re sure to find something at Pharaoh USA that will help create hours of fun on board.
No private jet interior would be complete without a few luxurious finishing touches. While these might not be the centerpiece of the aircraft, they are sure to make all the difference and help the cabin feel more like a home away from home. For instance, having artwork on the walls, such as something unique from Christie’s or Saatchi, can bring a splash of color or complement your wall paneling and furniture choices.
This is also true of the carpet or rug underfoot. Often overlooked, this selection can truly set the tone for the rest of your jet’s interiors — so treat your aircraft with the same love you have for your home, by opting for beautiful design details. For example, Tai Ping’s Scenematic collection was conceived in collaboration with esteemed interior designer André Fu, and draws on the urban landscape of the world’s major cities to create expressive carpet designs.
We also love Scott Group Studio’s Stratis collection, which interprets layered compositions found in nature and architecture, reimagining them in elegant patterns and plush textures. Or for bold, contrasting colors, why not explore Stepevi’s Moonlight collection? This cosmic series of contemporary rugs dreamed up by Colombian-born interior designer Juan Montoya.
Note: When designing your private jet interiors, be sure to always seek expert help and opinions to confirm that your aircraft is aviation safe and up to standard. For instance, Bombardier offers a ‘Build Your Own Plane’ service, which includes discussing all available design options. There are also several international interior designers specializing in private jet interior design who can help you create exactly what you want within your jet.