Nick Schiffer’s Showroom Favorites – March 2018
A Note From Jason
Hello again, everyone!
I hope your March is off to a great start! I’m ready to ditch the coats and chilly temps for sandals and sunny days.
As much as I appreciated the unseasonably warm days we enjoyed last month, I value my Designer Bath colleagues even more.
We recently celebrated our hardworking, talented team at an Employee Appreciation night. The evening’s festivities, which took place at The Cabot Cinema in Beverly, were a wonderful way to recognize the dedication and enthusiasm of our staff. We pride ourselves on providing you with the highest level of service and expertise, and we wouldn’t be able to do that without an exceptional showroom team. Morale and team spirit were high and the jokes (perhaps a few at my expense) were plentiful. Thank you to our employees who joined us for a fun night.
I’m thrilled to introduce our March guest blogger, Nick Schiffer, the founder and owner of NS Builders, a construction and carpentry firm in Boston. With years of woodworking and craftsmanship experience, Nick immerses himself in a wide range of projects, from contemporary city condos to century-old homes in the suburbs and everything in between. Browse his kitchen and bath picks below.
Wishing you a smooth (and if we’re lucky – warm) wrap up to winter.
Stay in touch!
JULIEN SOCIAL CORNER SINK
This was my first time ever seeing this sink and I thought it was a really interesting approach to a small kitchen. It really allows you to make the most of your counter area. This piece allows you to maximize space by inviting people to stand on both sides and congregate around it. It really lives up to its name.
DORNBRACHT SINGLE-LEVER KITCHEN FAUCET
Most kitchen faucets have a very similar style of water gushing, and it’s often loud. This one is very quiet and unique in the way that it aerates water. It’s designed to not splash back as much when you’re washing the dishes due to the water flow and pressure being less aggressive. That particular feature makes this piece feel more luxurious and elevated, two qualities that have become synonymous with the Dornbracht brand.
BLANCO DIAMOND ANTHRACITE UNDERMOUNT SINK
Traditionally, we’ve seen a lot of stainless or fireclay materials when it comes to undermount sink styles. I’m finding that people are starting to trend towards a funkier look with their fixtures, especially in the kitchen. The graphite composition of this piece is savvy and allows you to go beyond typical aesthetics.
LINKASINK COCO SMOOTH BRASS SINK
I admit it – I have a thing for brass. We use a lot of it in many of our projects and I never get sick of it. The powder room in a house tends to be smaller in size, but it’s still a very frequented space. Quite often, you spend a lot on your powder room because all of your guests use it and it has a lot of functionality. You want to make an impression in that room. Linkasink’s collection is full of eccentric and practical pieces. The beauty of this sink is that it’s going to patina and change over time from exposure to soaps and oils. This piece tells a gradual story in your guest bathroom as it ages.
THG PARIS O COLLECTION
Prior to my showroom visit, I wasn’t familiar with this brand and I was fascinated to learn that a majority of their pieces are most commonly found on luxury yachts. The style is a seamless blend of nautical and contemporary, transitioning nicely from sea to land. You don’t often see such an attractive chain-link style. This collection has a classic look to it, courtesy of the polished chrome and nickel finishes, and makes a statement from an optical standpoint.