Oh, October. You sure are pretty, even if we admit that we’re missing summer just a bit. While the temperatures are dropping, we ended September on a high note with our ‘Refresh & Renew’ panel discussion at our Watertown showroom. Thank you to all who joined us for the lively and productive chat, delicious food and drinks and enviable raffle prizes. Take a peek at some photos of the evening, courtesy of photographer, Brad Bahner.
The day of the panel was certainly an eventful one for us, as we also hosted a ‘Lunch and Learn’ workshop that afternoon. Featuring the latest and greatest from luxury faucet manufacturer, THG, the ‘Lunch and Learn’ gave our trade partners the opportunity to become acquainted with the brand’s pieces. THG’s beautiful collection can be viewed here.
As the autumn season kicks into gear, it’s the perfect time to engage in outdoor activities for causes that we’re proud to support. Our team is looking forward to cheering on participants in the upcoming Pete Frates 5K on Sunday, November 4th, 10 AM, at Beautiful Lynch Park in Beverly. Full details and race registration are here.
For October’s blog, we’re joined by Kelly Healy, the Principal Designer at Belhaakon. Within her projects, Kelly is passionate about creating spaces that translate into meaningful and authentic feelings for her clients. For her blog feature, she recently visited our Watertown showroom to choose items that evoked all kinds of feelings for her. With a Wenhem-based design firm, Kelly is a familiar face at both of our showrooms, selecting which location to use based on convenience for her clients. Also, a huge congrats goes out to her for being named one of New England Home Magazine‘s brightest rising stars and a 2018 “5 Under 40” winner. Browse Kelly’s bath and kitchen picks below!
Here’s to an October that’s full of treats for you (and maybe a few tricks here and there)!
GRAFF WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET
I love the surprise factor of this faucet… At first glance, it’s all about the clean, sharp modern lines. The surprise happens when you wrap your hand around the handle and feel the craft behind getting the ergonomics exactly right. It contains sleek handle tops and the perfect amount of curve at the underside of the handle (which is unseen to the eye). This faucet perfectly fits my desire to specify plumbing that does not necessarily identify to one specific aesthetic. I am inspired to use this faucet in a clean modern powder room or a more eclectic and layered master bath. The beauty of well-designed plumbing, lighting, hardware…anything, is that it opens the possibilities and freedom to think outside the box.
WETSTYLE M COLLECTION WALL MOUNTED STORAGE CABINET
Small bathrooms with no storage or surfaces are very often a challenge in city dwellings, especially when the existing conditions do not allow for recessed medicine cabinets. The Wetstyle M Collection wall-mounted storage cabinet tackles both storage and surface in one beautifully designed product. In my opinion, it can be hard to find bathroom furniture that meets the design standard or size requirements and often forces us to go the custom route (which we all know most times is the expensive route). Wetstyle does a great job of providing functional yet beautiful storage solutions that are accessible and cost effective. Big fan!
BRIZO SOLNA PULL-DOWN ARTICULATING KITCHEN FAUCET
I think we all fell in love with the industrial stainless steel, exposed coil kitchen faucet for a few reasons… 1. because of its flexibility and functional benefits and 2. because of its nostalgic and timeless charm. This Brizo Solna articulating touch kitchen faucet gives a new fresh perspective on a beloved design moment. A product that can give me a new exciting look at a classic is a product I can’t wait to use!
AXOR SHOWERPIPE SYSTEM
When walking through the Watertown showroom, I turned a corner and found an entire wall of exposed plumbing shower systems, which was very exciting to me!! Having that many options for a shower, that can be installed outdoors in the warmer months and easily disconnected and brought inside for the colder (more like frigid) months, is genius!! This Axor Showerpipe System really stood out as feeling unique and interesting without crossing that “trendy” line. The design has the right mixture of modern and classic to fit as a fun and beautiful addition to any home, indoors or out.
LACAVA AQUAGRANDE SINK COSOLE
This sink console by Lacava is one of the simplest and most minimal pieces in the showroom. Despite its simplicity in form and materials, it catches your eye and keeps your attention due to the attention to detail, beautiful finish and airy feel. This console is also very versatile (hmm…there may be a theme developing here?). It could be effortlessly timeless in a menswear inspired powder room. Or the sparkling jewel in a glamorous Beacon Hill Pied-a-terre. The beautiful finish options available allow this console to be extremely versatile and without a doubt stand the test of time.