We’ll be accepting donations for our annual Toys for Tots campaign through Friday, December 11th. Stop by either of our showrooms or our Gloucester location to drop off unwrapped gifts.
We’ve officially made it to the end of 2020. This year has tested us and our ability to withstand change. Our business has implemented protocols to keep our staff and clients safe and we have overcome challenges that have been thrown our way. We’ve adapted, we’ve sacrificed, but most importantly, we’ve been given this time to step back and focus on what’s important in life — our family, our health, our lives. I truly believe we will come out of this stronger and more compassionate than ever.
Looking back on this roller coaster year, I am looking for ways to elevate the positive points. Last month as we moved into Thanksgiving, our employees had the opportunity to highlight what they are most thankful for this season. You can take a look at both Part One and Part Twoon our Instagram. I couldn’t be more grateful for this Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply family — the team that continues to keep this business thriving after 75 years.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking forward to keeping it simple this holiday season. We were lucky enough to host a virtual event with Chef Shelby and The Galley last month to demonstrate how to make your holiday meal more festive and less stressful. Head over to our website to view the video. For my family in particular, the adults have decided to donate to charity in lieu of exchanging gifts this year. We feel very fortunate that Designer Bath was deemed an essential business during this time. We have been able to keep our doors open, and continue to work with our valued clients and friends. I look forward to welcoming in a new year, with new opportunities, and many new appreciations.
Now without further ado, I am happy to introduce our final guest blogger of the year. This month’s guest is none other than David Cohen, Principal and Owner of Hampden Design. David, a licensed Construction Supervisor and Building Inspector, grew up always building, faceting, tinkering, and taking things apart. Priding himself on being a great listener to both the client and the home, he prioritizes respect, hard work, and open communication throughout the design and construction process. Since its inception, Hampden Design + Construction has earned several notable distinctions, most recently being named “Best Custom Home Design/Build 2020” by Boston Home Magazine. We couldn’t be happier to share his favorites with you.
Wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.
The overall theme for my showroom selections was a natural, industrial vibe. I gravitated towards wooded elements, clean lines, and even a small mix of contemporary styles.
THE GALLEY IDEAL WORKSTATION
With Eight Tool Culinary Kit In Natural Golden Bamboo
I was immediately drawn to The Galley Ideal Workstation for its multifunctionality. People tend to cook and prep on their kitchen island, leaving a mess everywhere. The Galley solves this issue by streamlining the process and providing substantial space for any cooking-related task. That’s why I particularly loved the 6-foot length — you can cut, wash, drain, and clean in this workspace.
From a design perspective, it’s also very sleek and clean. The bamboo wood adds a natural element as opposed to man-made plastic material. The Galley sink has it all — function, feel, and efficiency.
CALIFORNIA FAUCETS CORSANO CULINARY PULL-OUT KITCHEN FAUCET
Ultra Stainless Steel
The California Faucets Corsano Pull-Out kitchen faucet is the ultimate complement to The Galley sink. With its sleek industrial feel and simple design, it may not be the loudest piece in the room, but it truly makes a difference. The faucet doesn’t take away from the esthetic and function of the sink — it pairs quite nicely.
WETSTYLE BE COLLECTION FREESTANDING SOAKER TUB
With Surround Wood Shelf In Walnut Natural
The WetStyle freestanding tub, with its wooden surround, provides for a calm, serene moment — something that’s much needed these days. In a functional sense, it also gives you space to put candles, wines, salts, and anything else to add to your relaxing bath experience.
CROSSWATER LONDON UNION FLOOR-MOUNT TUB FILLER
In Polished Chrome
This Crosswater London tub filler has a heaviness to it that pairs well with the freestanding tub from WetStyle. When you’re taking a bath, you want something to ground you to the earth. The knobs invoke an industrial aesthetic thus creating a perfect complement to the natural vibe of the tub.
BRIZO LITZE CEILING MOUNT PENDANT RAINCAN SHOWERHEAD
In Polished Chrome
This Brizo Pendant showerhead is sure to make your guests do a double-take. Rainheads tend to be a very flat, 2-dimensional experience. This showerhead is very 3-dimensional with its spout at different heights — looking more like a decorative fixture than a traditional rainhead. It’s a unique, one-of-a-kind look that adds a touch of contemporary vibe to your space.