We are starting to get a hint of that refreshing chill in the evenings as we savor the final taste of summer. Fall is just around the corner and as the seasons change, we feel the time is ripe for new beginnings. Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply recently started a new chapter with the official opening of our Watertown showroom.
Months in the making, this second showroom location is truly a labor of love and we’re looking forward to welcoming family, friends, clients and colleagues into our new space. The Watertown showroom has been carefully laid out to offer an inspiring sensory experience. Everywhere you look, there are rooms and walls full of fixtures and accessories for the kitchen and bath in thoughtfully-curated displays. One of our favorite novelty pieces (and an inevitable conversation starter) is the Crosswater bicycle sink basin that greets guests as they enter. Yes, it’s a sink on wheels – come check it out; we promise you’ll be delighted!
And speaking of friends, we are thrilled to have one of our long-term design partners join us for this month’s ‘Showroom Favorites.’ Introducing our September guest expert (and the very first blogger to select pieces from our Watertown showroom!), Betsy Bassett of Betsy Bassett Interiors. Betsy is the principal of a high-end residential interior design firm based in Newton, MA. We’ve had the privilege of collaborating with this talented designer on numerous projects over the years, and she has twice been the recipient of one of our Designers SHINE Awards. See below for Betsy’s top five picks when it comes to creating a serene and stylish bathroom.
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BRIZO LITZE FAUCET
I love the sleek design of this faucet. It really speaks to a mechanical environment, and the lines are a tasteful balance of industrial and elegant.
MTI BATHS JULIET FREESTANDING TUB
The organic shape really resonates with me; it’s feminine without being too stark and minimal. The lines are sensual, warm and sculptural. You’d be very happy to look at this piece every day.
AXOR THERMOSTATIC SHOWER PIPE
This shower system has so much personality. I would definitely use this in a kid’s bathroom. It reminded me a bit of the Tin Man. I love the funnel shape and the layout of where the handles are; it has a bit of whimsy and takes design to the next level.
STONE FOREST URBAN MULTICOLORED ONYX VESSEL
A vessel bowl made of Onyx is simply spectacular. It’s all about Mother Nature embedding this stone with amazing veins and character. Here’s a piece that you’re happy to embrace and use regularly. It’s a show piece.
STEAMIST ELECTRONIC SHOWER SYSTEM AND STEAM GENERATOR
We’ve used steam systems in projects and all of our clients, mostly men, are excited by them. This gives men their luxury spa moment. We love that the technology features a touch-screen and the control panel can be programmed from your iPad or iPhone in the house. It belongs in a Man Cave right next to a home gym.