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Designer Bath Holiday Gift Guide

By |2024-05-01T06:25:41-04:00December 14th, 2022|Letters from Jason|

A Note From Jason

Our Toys for Tots gift drive was a HUGE success!

Happy December!

We just had our company’s holiday party. The last one we held was in December 2019. I felt grateful in a myriad of ways that we were able to revive the tradition this year. As I looked around the room, I saw faces of people who have been with us for many years and some new ones as well. There were a lot of laughs as we reinvigorated the Yankee Swap and, while there were a bunch of really great gifts that were hotly contested, there were also some very silly ones that kept the mood upbeat and lighthearted. My mom and dad came for the festivities and it was heartwarming to see both my immediate family around the table, as well as my extended work family. Every year at this time I feel thankful to be in such great company.

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Toys for Tots program. Part of our company culture is to give back to the community. Supporting the Toys for Tots initiative has been something both our customers and our team can get behind and do it together. Each year we get more excited and more passionate to get more toys in order to brighten the hearts of more kids. Next year, please be sure to seek us out, drop off a toy, or make a donation and we’ll do the shopping for you.

On our blog this month, we are going to feature items that were picked by our team members because they would be thrilled to receive them as gifts. There were a couple of fan favorites and a few unique selections. It is fun to see what they chose. As you may have noticed on one of our recent Instagram posts, the singer Drake gave his friend DJ Khaled four luxury toilets as a birthday present. Maybe people should re-think their lists???

May you all enjoy a happy and healthy holiday season. Cheers!

Best,
Jason Sevinor
President

There’s no place like home for the holidays. And while the holly on your own front door may be a pretty sight, the Designer Bath team thinks the *prettiest* sight to see this year would be these luxury bath items under your tree. We asked our staff what’s on their Designer Bath Wish Lists this holiday season. Here are their picks for most coveted gifts!

JASON & AMY’S PICK: CROSSWATER RESSA SPA TOILET

When elegant Scandinavian design meets environmentalism, you get perfection in the form of the Crosswater Ressa Spa Toilet. This sleek newly released toilet allows you to customize your entire bathroom experience, from seat to spray temperature, to positioning and drying functions. The icing on the cake: proceeds of every Ressa are donated to Upstream and support their efforts to eliminate plastic pollution.

MINDY’S PICK: STEAMIST STEAM SHOWER

Is there anything more relaxing and luxurious than a steam shower? Turn your home bathroom into a calming spa oasis with a steam shower from Steamist that’s totally customizable — you can control the steam temperature and duration, and can even add luxury spa features like aromatherapy, lighting, and music. There’s only one thing to worry about: wanting to spend all day in there.

ANNMARIE & PATRICK’S PICK: THE GALLEY IDEAL WORKSTATION 4S

The Galley Workstation represents the next generation of kitchen appliances — it’s a complete culinary system where you can prep, cook, serve, entertain, and clean, all in one compact area. Forget the kitchen explosion that occurs around holiday gatherings; the Galley Workstation will keep everything contained into one convenient (and stylish) area of your kitchen. Beautifully handcrafted in the USA, its dual-tier design allows you to ergonomically chip, strain, and mix to prepare a meal before cooking, then easily transition to a serving station to feed your guests.

GREG’S PICK: ARTELINEA DOMINO VANITY

Artelinea’s Domino line offers a wide selection of combinable units that can be stacked together and bring order to even the most complicated challenges in terms of space and design. The basin tops and units feature a pure white finish, adding a clean, modern touch.

BRIANA’S PICK: RECESSED LED RAINHEAD BY GRAFF

When it comes to this ceiling-mounted showerhead system by Graff, there are always a few questions that have to be addressed: rainfall, rain curtain, or cascade water functions? The personalization options with this Recessed LED Rainhead by Graff, including the choice of six chromotherapy lighting colors, adds to its appeal.

VICI’S PICK: MTI JULIET TUB

Nothing beats a soaking tub timeout after a long winter’s day. MTI’s Juliet is both modern and graceful, with smooth, clean lines that make you want to sink right in. It makes a perfect focal point for any bathroom design.

Mellowes & Paladino Architects’ Showroom Favorites — November 2022

By |2022-11-16T14:10:00-05:00November 14th, 2022|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

The team at the Watertown showroom are ready to welcome guests prior to our recent PRO NE event.
I couldn’t be there but my dad and sister were happy to represent the Sevinor family.

Hi everyone! 

Is anyone actually happy when we turn the clocks back and it gets dark so early? I often feel that this is the moment when the reality of winter approaching really sinks in. And how about making plans to go south? I always find it fun to think about getting away when the weather starts becoming less hospitable.

I just went south, but only to NYC, so it probably doesn’t really count as a trip to chase warm temps and sunshine. My visit to the Big Apple was to attend a gathering of my fellow YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) colleagues. We met to attend EDGE, the largest gathering of CEOs in the world.  It was an opportunity to engage openly, working collectively to become better, not just in business, but in life. I have been a YPO member since 2014 and a board member since 2015. 

When we have events at our showrooms, I typically welcome our guests and say a little bit about our company. While I was in NYC attending YPO meetings, my sister Mindy took on this task for an event we did with PRO NE (Professional Remodelers Organization of New England). She rocked it! I had no doubt that she would do an amazing job and I was thrilled to hear the positive reports. In fact, my colleagues who were at the event worked their magic and made sure that all guests had a wonderful time. It was a big success and I am proud of my team. Their professionalism and commitment to pursuing excellence in everything they do enabled me to leave for five days without worry. I am appreciative of their efforts!

Our guest bloggers this month are the architects from Mellowes & Paladino. Individually, they are all talented, experienced, and creative professionals. As a group, they take listening to their clients to another level and the results are spectacular.

All the Best,
Jason Sevinor
President

For more than a quarter century, Mellowes & Paladino Architects have been designing custom residences, new additions, and renovations of existing homes in city, town and coastal settings in Boston and throughout New England.

The team at Mellowes & Paladino Architects share many years of combined experience in the New England Design community. Bob Paladino leads a group of creative, skilled architects and designers who each have expertise in custom, high-end residential architecture and design.

PERRIN & ROWE BRIDGE FAUCET

Our first reaction: this is a forever favorite faucet with classic, clean lines. The bridge design elevates the faucet off the counter, making it a signature focal point in the space. You can control hot and cold water temperature separately, so it’s easy to make small adjustments to get the desired water temperature. The Perrin & Rowe products combine traditional shapes and aesthetics with a record of excellent performance that we’ve come to expect from House of Rohl.

SAMUEL HEATH FAIRFIELD FAUCET WITH WOOD HANDLES IN NON-LACQUERED BRASS

This Samuel Heath Fairfield faucet has handsome wood levers, which would work well for a bathroom off a den or golf room. We also love the range of brass finishes that Samuel Heath offers (pictured here). There are many options if you want the warmth of brass in your space but aren’t ready to fully commit to glassy, old-fashioned brass. We like to think of these contemporary, subtle brass options as “brass lite”, and they work well in all kinds of spaces.

JACLO SHOWERHEAD

We like the chrome faceplate of this Jaclo showerhead — it’s a sleek and fresh aesthetic. The six-function capability is great, and it also has a pause control to conserve water. We particularly love the wet room at Designer Bath in Watertown, where you can see this showerhead installed beside many others. You can turn on each showerhead to test water flow, spray action and other nuances of the various designs. It’s a hands-on experience that we haven’t found in other showrooms, and it’s a great way to find the best option for your bathroom.

CROSSWATER TOILET

It might not be the first brand that comes to mind for toilets, but Crosswater London makes a range of toilets that we source frequently. The Heir Toilet toilet by Crosswater London is very pretty as far as toilets go. We love the skirted design with its subtle curves and simple, flat lid. Most importantly, the seamless, one-piece design also makes it easy to clean.

NANTUCKET SINKS VICTORIAN FIRECLAY SINK

This Victorian Fireclay Sink from Nantucket Sinks is fun! It comes in several colors — a good range to choose from for any space. Because of the three holes, you can get a regular, wall-mounted faucet to go with it. There are lots of flexible applications, and we could see it working particularly well in a pool house, kids’ bathroom or a laundry room.

Cradock Builder’s Showroom Favorites — October 2022

By |2022-10-13T17:20:02-04:00October 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Celebrating our BONS award with our winning team!

Hi everyone!

Happy fall! It always seems that the weather really changes right after Labor Day and then along
with chilly mornings, we are subjected to earlier sunsets and cooler nights. I enjoy the beauty and charm
of the ever-changing seasons in New England. To me, fall means the addition of color outside with the
brilliant foliage and then a pull towards more color inside as well as I start to crave cozy and comfort
over the easy breezy mode of summer.

We are over the moon with our feeling of pride for the recent “Best of the Northshore” award
that we won from Northshore Magazine. No matter how many awards we win, it never gets old. As the
competition in our industry gets more intense, the standards get higher and each accolade becomes
harder to attain. This award means a lot to me and my colleagues as it is a testament to the efforts of all
of our employees. From our truck drivers to our purchasing agents to our sales associates to our
receptionists, and all the other indispensable people who work to make our business operate smoothly,
I applaud you and I appreciate you.

Speaking of awards, I’m sure you are all familiar with the Emmys and the Oscars and many of the other
shows that pay tribute to people in the world of entertainment. The design/build industry also has a
host of award programs. We are thrilled to report that many of the 2022 recipients of these special
honors are people who have asked us to provide our products and expertise to help bring their
incredible projects to fruition. We are privileged to have the opportunity to collaborate with these
talented professionals as they create incredible homes and add beauty to communities.

The founder of Cradock Builders, Kevin Cradock, received a prestigious award designation at the recent
IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Association/New England) Gala. In his acceptance remarks,
he was quick to attribute his success to the teamwork and activities conducted by his employees. We
were glad to host a few of them at our Watertown showroom to select items for this month’s blog.
We’re pleased to introduce you to our guest bloggers, the project coordinator team from Cradock
Builders, Sarah Hudson, Tiara Butler-Smith, Michael Palmer, Denise Grothman and Brenda Stern.
Alongside talented architects, designers and trade partners, Cradock Builders helps each customer
realize their vision: the construction, renovation, or restoration of their ideal home.

Let us know what you think of their picks below!

All the best,<