Happy October! I know I may be a little biased, but this month is definitely one of my favorites in New England. Both foliage and football are in season, and the temperature is just right. Between leaf peeping in Vermont, taking in a Pats game at Gillette or stocking up on Halloween candy and costumes, there’s no shortage of autumn activities and festivities during October.
Please join our showroom team at our new Watertown digs for a Community Open House on Saturday, October 21st. The event, lasting 10 AM to 2 PM at 604 Pleasant Street, will feature complimentary snacks, music and prizes from MAGIC 106.7 (10 AM to noon), as well as face-painting and balloon animals for the kids. We’re still pinching ourselves over last month’s amazing Watertown Grand Opening bash, and it was so wonderful to celebrate with friends and family. Now, it’s time to cut the ribbon, mingle with the neighbors and make this thing official. We hope to see you there!
When it comes to Trick-or-Treat, we’ll always choose ‘treat’ and we were given just that recently courtesy of Northshore Home magazine. The publication released its always-anticipated ‘Best of the North Shore’ issue and we were thrilled and honored to be among the winners once again. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Bath and Kitchen: Fixtures & Furnishings categories. We appreciate all of your continued support and thoughtful recognition.
With a fresh month comes… you guessed it – another installment of our ‘Showroom Favorites’ blog series. October’s featured designer is none other than Leslie Fine of Leslie Fine Interiors, an award-winning, full-service residential design firm located just off Newbury Street in Boston. Leslie’s innovative work has appeared in many regional and national magazines as well as online publications, and the firm has garnered many awards. Our relationship with her goes back several years and we always enjoy running into her at industry events around the area. Join Leslie on a virtual tour of our Watertown showroom as she shares her five bath and kitchen picks below.
Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the fall season. Stay in touch!
I’ve been in the interior design business for over twenty years, and while I design and redesign all areas of a home, bathroom design has always been my favorite. With all of the fabulous fixtures and materials to select, it’s always an exciting challenge to create unique, beautiful and functional spaces. So, when I entered the new Designer Bath showroom in Watertown recently to select my showroom favorites, my senses were on overload! Every nook and cranny brought more temptations and allure. In my quest to select five favorite items, I could have chosen five hundred!
ROBERN M SERIES MEDICINE CABINET
I have been specifying these beautiful Robern medicine cabinets for many years, but with the introduction of these sleek, integrated LED side lights, function and aesthetics have totally intersected. With cutting-edge styling, mirrored interiors and options such as electric outlets, night lights and mirror defoggers (to name a few), these cabinets offer phenomenal storage and function. Flanked by attractive and effective InLine task lighting, these Robern cabinets are a SURE THING for most bathrooms!
FURNITURE GUILD CORRADO VANITY
I just love the look of a spa-inspired white or light grey bathroom that’s highlighted with rich furniture-quality pieces. As such, I am drawn to the clean lined, contemporary aesthetic of this Furniture Guild vanity. Statement-strong and functional to boot, it’s fabulous to have drawers for storage as well as an open space to stack or roll towels. Available in many wood stains and finishes, its look is flexible for so many different styles of bathrooms. And, I love that it is raised off of the floor! A sure winner.
THG PARIS PROFIL-LALIQUE FAUCET
I’ve always maintained that a powder room should be designed like a little jewel box with
carefully curated details to create a BIG impact. This luxurious THG Paris faucet is the epitome of fine jewelry! With its floral-shaped Lalique crystal inlay, this selection is the perfect centerpiece for an elegant space to be enjoyed and admired by homeowners and guests alike! Magnifique!
DORNBRACHT TARA ULTRA FAUCET
Tara, Tara, Tara – you’ve always been my favorite of the Dornbracht clan. Your beautiful
gooseneck has been found in many of the bathrooms that I’ve designed over the years. And to use you in the kitchen – a total home run! The sculptural gooseneck, which swivels a full 360 degrees, is enhanced by the handsome pull-out spray. What could be more attractive AND functional for a fabulous kitchen?!
MTI BATHS JULIET 2 FREESTANDING TUB
For those of you who (really) know me, you might have heard me talk about how much I love taking my daily, luxurious baths. So, it’s not at all surprising that I was immediately attracted to the gorgeous Juliet 2 freestanding tub! Is it a tub or is it a sculpture? Its shape is divine, and the engineered solid stone is silky to the touch. I just couldn’t imagine a better focal point for any gorgeous, spa-like master bathroom. (Or, for my bathroom – Designer Bath, send one over, please!)