Hope you are inspired by my parents and get out on the water to sail or fish or do whatever makes you smile in the summertime.
How is the summer going for you? This summer feels different to me than summers of recent. 2023 now feels, dare I say it, like the old days. People are on vacation, going to the beach, spending time on boats, jet setting, and living life. It’s nice to see and feels really good. I’ll take as much as I can get.
In the world of retail, August is often slow and sleepy. The State of Massachusetts has chosen to pep things up this coming weekend by making it TAX FREE! We are closed on Sundays, so we are going to extend our hours this Saturday (Aug 12) to 9 am – 4 pm and DOUBLE THE SAVINGS to make this sale extra exciting. In order to give people even lower prices, we are encouraging people to create a wishlist online and if their order is $2500+, we will increase the savings an additional 5%. This means people get the tax discount of 6.25% plus an additional 6.25% and the opportunity for another 5% off. WOW!
With our Tax-Free Double Discount and online wishlist discount, this is the best time to buy! As always, we’re available to talk about products and availability, fashion trends, and technical specification. We want to make the process as easy as possible while helping you create the best results.
I first met our guest blogger Susan Kadilak when she was an event panelist at our Watertown showroom. We were partnering with the Builder and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB) to kick-off their mentoring program. Her resume and design acumen are impressive and it was fun to see what she picked as her favorite items.
WATERSTONE ENDEAVOR WHEEL PULLDOWN FAUCET IN MATTE BLACK WITH BRONZE ACCENTS
I love the wheel on the Waterstone Endeavor because it’s unique and fun — a true conversation piece. I like the contrast created by the two-toned colors. I probably wouldn’t use this for the main sink, but for a wet bar — somewhere out in the open as a focal point.
FRANZ VIEGENER CLASSIC WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET IN POLISHED NICKEL PVD
I find Franz Viegener’s Classic Widespread Lavatory Faucet appealing because it is simple but also detailed. The double rings are a nice touch; they make it feel classic. And I like the way the bottoms are curved instead of just going straight down. The style works for either a primary bathroom or a traditional powder room.
JACLO CAROLENE RAINHEAD IN POLISHED CHROME
One of the things that caught my eye with the Jaclo Carolene Rainhead is the size — it feels substantial but still has a timeless design. We often use them in primary bathroom showers. We’ve also used these over soaking tubs — that’s a more fun application.
BRIZO LITZE SINGLE HANDLE FREESTANDING TUB FILLER IN LUXE GOLD
The finish on the Brizo Litze Single Handle Freestanding Tub Filler is really pretty. In general, freestanding tub fillers add dimension to the bathroom — they look more upscale when they’re coming out of the floor. It lets the faucet take center stage. The clean lines give it a bit more of a modern look. It would pair nicely with a minimal, angular tub.
STONE FOREST CALMA BATHTUB IN MARQUINA TAUPE MARBLE
The Calma from Stone Forest is just so dramatic; it’s not your typical white tub. It’s got a moody vibe. I’d make it this the focal point of the bathroom with everything else playing a supporting role – such as the addition of other pieces with natural feels and earthy tones.