Greetings all and happy November! Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.
Our team at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has so much to be grateful for and we’re still basking in the excitement of our Watertown showroom debut. Just last month, we hosted a Community Open House to meet the neighbors and settle into our new home. Local families toured the new space while enjoying music from MAGIC 106.7 and face painting and balloon animals for the kiddos. We also were thrilled to have members of the Watertown-Belmont Chamber with us to officially cut the ribbon and graciously welcome us to the area.
We are very excited to introduce Kelly Rogers, of Kelly Rogers Interiors, as our featured guest blogger for November’s ‘Showroom Favorites.’ Our staff recently collaborated with Kelly and Dianne Aucello of Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio on the Junior League of Boston Designer Show House and we’re excited to be teaming up again. Kelly is the talented principal of a family-centered residential interior decorating and color consulting firm in the Greater Boston area. Browse her five bath and kitchen picks below.
I’ve been a frequent visitor to the new Designer Bath showroom in Watertown, working on a number of client projects, as well as the Junior League of Boston Show House, and even my own home, which we are renovating. As an advocate for family-friendly design, I am always especially interested in innovative products that combine great style with uncommon durability, functionality and ease-of-use. No matter how many times I am in the showroom, each time I see things I never noticed before, and make new and exciting discoveries to incorporate in our kitchen and bathroom designs. Designer Bath always delivers with their inspiring showroom, exceptional products, and great service!
JULEN FIRA FIRECLAY SINK WITH REVERSIBLE APRON AND SMARTSTATION ACCESSORIES
Accessories included with the sink purchase: cutting board Accessories sold separately: grid, colander, tray, bin, drying rack, and presentation board
This apron sink has classic, timeless style…and endless versatility. Not only does it look great, it includes a ledge for a number of really useful accessories, such as a cutting board, drying rack, and colander — right where you want them. Chopping, dish washing, and other kitchen tasks no longer have to make a mess of your countertop.
LINKASINK HAMMERED METAL SINK
I am often drawn to unusual bathroom sinks – and am just as often turned off by them, after considering the kind of extra care they might require to maintain their original beauty. A sink that has unique, eye-catching style AND is low-maintenance? Now that I can get behind! This beauty may look precious, but it’s actually made of stainless steel. Add one of Linkasink’s hammered stainless strainer baskets to make it really special. Powder room perfection!
CROSSWATER BELGRAVIA EXPOSED THERMOSTATIC SYSTEM WITH HANDSHOWER ON SLIDER BAR
Sure, this exposed shower system is drop-dead gorgeous. But I also love how user-friendly it is. Everything is so clear – from the numbers on the temperature control to the ‘on/off’ arrows printed on the levers. A great guest bath solution – your visitors won’t have to ask for help just to turn on the shower! And the hand shower is so great to have for rinsing off dirty dogs, or showering little humans who are over bathing in the tub, but not quite ready to fly solo in the shower.
ROHL LOMBARDIA WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET
Rohl’s Lombardia collection is inspired by the history and terrain of the Italian Alps. This faucet would work beautifully in a traditional or modern bathroom design, bringing a bit of Art Deco elegance to the table. I love the trim, tubular levers, and the generous height and reach of the spout. I tend to favor faucets with a higher spout, as I find they are a bit easier on the back, as well as much better for kids. Plus, they tend to look graceful and elegant — a win-win!
LISA JARVIS HARDWARE: THE SOPHISTICATED CHILD
This juvenile cabinet hardware line is just pure fun! These little brass doggies could transform a cookie-cutter bathroom vanity (or bedroom/playroom furniture) into a child’s favorite thing in the house. And maybe even get potty-trainers more excited about bathroom breaks!? Decorative hardware is a fantastic way to get a look appropriate for, and beloved by kids, since it (unlike that vanity) is a cinch to replace down the road when a more mature look is desired.