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The Daily Dish Below Deck

After Leaving the Boat, Below Deck’s Abbi Murphy Reveals a Surprising Passion

Former deckhand Abbi Murphy has a real talent for interior design, and she shared the photos to prove it.

By Tamara Palmer
Abbi Murphy New Career

When Abbi Murphy made the decision to depart this season of Below Deck in the November 11 episode, Captain Lee Rosbach had thoughts. "Classic example of mouth writing a check that your ass can't cash," Captain Lee said in an interview during the episode. "You're on a beautiful boat in an exotic location, you're getting paid for what most people would do for nothing, and you think life sucks. Are you kidding me?"

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But Abbi luckily may have already found a new career direction to pursue on land, she shared in a recent Instagram post. She loves interior design!

"I have such a passion for anything design-related!" she wrote, showing off a gallery of apartment photos. "This was my apartment in Athens a couple years ago, and I made it home with a plethora of DIY and/or extremely affordable pieces. The furniture came with the apartment, but I rearranged everything to create space and added all the little details to bring life & color. A mix of modern and vintage! My goal is to redesign the boat once we have the money to make the changes...I can’t wait to bring those ideas to life!"

One technique that Abbi used in her old apartment to tie the modern and vintage aesthetic together that's worth emulating was to engage a floral theme in the rooms and on her patio by using real flower arrangements, pretty paintings of petals, and fanciful faux blooms.

Abbi talked to The Daily Dish about her decision to leave the boat, saying "I decided to leave, I would say, for a couple reasons. I wasn’t very comfortable in the situation. I felt like I wasn’t myself in the situation, and, for me, when I feel like I’m defeated by my environment, I wanna excuse myself from it. I know that I made a commitment, and it was very hard for me to walk out of that commitment, but I think it was best for myself and it was best for my future — even with my future marriage — that I left."

"I think that proves even that I took my engagement very seriously because I don’t think you should be newly engaged and in, you know, a type of environment with a lot of partying and a lot of different elements with guys and this and that. You should probably step out of it and focus on your future that will last longer than your time on the boat," she concluded.

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