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Steven Favreau’s Showroom Favorites – May 2017

By | 2017-05-10T13:26:32+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Hello all, and cheers to a new month! Here’s hoping that April rain showers (couldn’t resist a little bathroom design joke) do indeed bring May flowers…and sunshine.

Spring is in full swing for all of us at Designer Bath. We are eagerly awaiting the grand opening of our brand new Watertown showroom, with preparations and planning well underway.

On behalf of everyone at Designer Bath, I’d like to extend a warm congrats to two of our industry colleagues, Kristina Crestin and Erin Gates, both of whom are among the winners of New England Home’s ‘5 Under 40’ awards. The awards recognize and honor the hottest emerging talent in New England’s residential design world. Designer Bath has had the pleasure of working with both Kristina and Erin, including the in-process renovation of Erin’s office bathroom. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Speaking of innovative and brilliant designers, I am so pleased to share that Steven Favreau is the featured spotlight designer on our blog this month. We had a blast hosting the endlessly creative and always-entertaining Steven at our Beverly showroom as he selected his top five kitchen and bath product picks. See below for his choices accompanied by some can’t-miss commentary.

Wishing everyone a great May. Stay in touch!

Jason Sevinor


Designer Bath threw open their doors on a rainy, spring day in April, indulging my taste for all things Favreaulous. My senses were tingling with anticipation as I trotted, tip-toed and trounced around their stunning showroom. Like a kid in Wonka’s secretive candy company, I found it tough to settle on just five delectable treats to share with you. Sinfully delicious and a feast for the eyes, what I found in their showroom ignited my imagination. Here are my five top picks of sumptuous delights.


Designer Bath has teamed up with The Galley and is literally reinventing how we function in the kitchen. As one of the sole suppliers of The Galley in the Boston area, Designer Bath features new ways of meal preparation. Gone is the traditional triangle layout we are all used to (Thank Goodness!). Gone is the back and forth trading around the kitchen to prepare a meal (Hallelujah!). Designer Bath and The Galley offer us the linear workspace.


Even with my clothes on, this tub feels like a little slice of heaven. Featuring requisite air jets, this beauty by BainUltra, The Amma, is equipped with chroma (light) therapy (my favorite is the energizing fuchsia), sneaky little pin jets, a three-zone, heated shell and…wait for it…aroma therapy! Did I mention it fits two people? Sorry, those pics are off-limits. With dozens of bath tub options, it’s nice to see that BainUltra has put all of our hydro-desires into one glorious bath experience.


Although the Franz Viegener company has been around since 1899 when they first started manufacturing beer taps, their newest line for residential bathrooms is relatively recent with the release of their Premium Collection in 2008. This line of faucets and shower heads raises the bar on what is possible in contemporary and transitional bath hardware. My favorites, The Edge and Industrial Chic, send my imagination awash (pun intended) with possibilities. Available in eight finishes, including solid black (WOW!) and rose gold (double WOW!!), these stunning designs up the profile of any bathroom. Just in case you’re wondering if quality is sacrificed for sexy, think again! Franz Viegener’s products are made from 100% steel. No plastic here! Now when do we get a beer?


Lisa Jarvis, of New York City, has created jewelry for our cabinetry. This stunning line of haute couture elevates kitchen and bath cabinetry into the stratosphere. A picture is worth a thousand words, so that’s all I need to say.


With the advent of big box stores attempting to capture all facets of the home decor market (including bath vanities), it is refreshing and encouraging to know that The Furniture Guild remains singular in their class, offering traditional, transitional and contemporary vanities for every design style with unparalleled craftsmanship and functionality. These beauties are not only well-made and a feast for the eyes, they also come with soft close drawers, hidden outlets and convenient compartments for blow dryers, curling irons and other beauty accoutrements. Did I mention they also do seamless countertops? With over 50 designs and finishes, The Furniture Guild is not only cutting edge and exemplary quality, the products are also
100% made in the USA!

Designer Bath in Beverly truly has everything we need for our clients’ bathrooms (plus many tantalizing goodies for the kitchen), and with a showroom twice the size about to open in Watertown, convenience will also be one of the many reasons to look no further. And if it happens to be raining when you visit, maybe they will offer you a snazzy orange logo umbrella that folds up into a holder the size of an eyeglass case. But don’t quote me.

Mr. Favreaulous, signing out.

Vani Sayeed’s Showroom Favorites – April 2017

By | 2017-04-03T14:55:36+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Happy April! Though New England weather has yet to get the memo, the calendar says that spring has indeed arrived – finally.

New seasons are often marked by personal and professional growth, and all of us at Designer Bath are continuing the preparations for our upcoming venture – the opening of our brand new Watertown showroom, coming in May. We’ve hired some enthusiastic and experienced staff members for Watertown and can’t wait to introduce you to these new faces. More on that in the near future…

A change in season also brings new styles and trends, especially in the world of kitchen and bath design. We’re honored to say that we’re the exclusive plumbing provider in the Boston market of The Galley brand and the Galley Kitchen Workstation line. My sister Mindy, our Showroom Brand Manager, shared her thoughts on this dynamic kitchen countertop accessory system with Boston Common Magazine. In addition, our debut of The Galley was included in a recent New England Home feature, and a great piece about our showroom’s curated product selection was published on Boston Design Guide‘s blog.

For this month’s ‘Showroom Favorites’ blog spotlight, we are thrilled to feature Vani Sayeed of Vani Sayeed Studios. Vani and our team go way back, and we’ve been fortunate enough to work with this talented designer on various client projects, including the kitchen in the 2016 Junior League of Boston Show House.

Vani, a Newton-based interior designer and artist, grew up in India and received her BFA in Interior Design at the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Art in Mumbai. She moved to the United States in 1998 and obtained her MFA in Design from the University of Iowa. Her global immersion and cross-cultural experiences are evident in the composition of the beautiful, dynamic spaces she creates. See below for Vani’s five spring-ready product picks for your kitchen and bath.

Here’s to warmer weather (hopefully one of these days) and a wonderful April for you. Stay in touch!

Jason Sevinor



This classic fixture with the exposed Edison bulb always creates a statement, hung alone or in a cluster.


The versatile aesthetic and gorgeous polished nickel finish of this faucet are a win in any kitchen. When paired with the lighting fixture above, together they make a stunning marriage.


Pretty, practical, and perfectly scaled; this mirror is like the sun, especially with the glow around it!


With spring in the air, the rose gold finish is a fresh take on plumbing fixtures…a touch of bling.


Chic and stylish, this stunning pink onyx vessel sink is precious in every way. It will certainly make you feel like a goddess.

Jason Sevinor’s Showroom Favorites – February 2017

By | 2017-02-15T23:33:34+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Happy belated New Year to everyone! It’s hard to believe that it’s already February. By now, 2017 is in full swing and we’ve been busy here at Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply. A quick recap of the past several months – we hosted our 5th Annual ‘What’s On Tap’ showroom sampler event, won the title of ‘Best Kitchen and Bath Fixtures’ by Northshore Home and Boston Home and flaunted our New England Patriots pride by providing the fixtures and accessories for Intel’s Super Bowl ad featuring Tom Brady.

This year promises to be non-stop and exciting for us as we’re gearing up for the grand opening of a second showroom that will be almost twice as large as our Beverly one. Coming to you this summer — a Designer Bath location in Watertown, MA, filled to the brim with stylish, state-of-the-art products for every home. Stay tuned for more details.

We’re also launching a new monthly series featuring the best-of-the-best products from our showroom, as chosen by some of our interior designer friends around Greater Boston. I figured I’d kick this one off myself, so see below for my top picks for your kitchen and bath.

I hope your 2017 is off to a happy and healthy start! Stay in touch.

Jason Sevinor



With its factory-inspired structure, this faucet is a nice blend of function and style. The bright red knobs give a bold pop of color against typical bathroom neutrals and offer versatility. We recently incorporated this piece into a child’s bathroom for one of our clients.


The architecture of this tub is simultaneously dramatic and unique without being over-the-top or too funky. It’s an eye-catching centerpiece in any bathroom.


Crafted using a blend of Burnished Brass and English Walnut, this vanity features a fully-integrated countertop, and looks great in a bathroom with warm wood cabinetry and gold accents.


For those who love to cook and entertain, this multi-functional countertop workstation is a must-have. As the exclusive New England provider of this brand, we are thrilled to welcome The Galley to our showroom selection.


Rain shower heads are definitely the “it” fixture for transitional and contemporary bathrooms right now. Designed to mimic the feel and experience of raindrops falling, these pieces include multiple settings and can spread water over a large surface area.

Amazing Demeanor, Professionalism, and Customer-Focused Personalized Response

By | 2017-02-07T14:17:00+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Homeowner Testimonials|

It is a true challenge to find excellent service. It is like fishing in a bucket if you are looking for lukewarm to offensive customer service. I could spend my entire day writing emails to companies that need improvement. I have worked for a company for 33 years that is constantly striving to reach the next level of excellence in customer service. So, I know what it looks like. Michelle Ritchie is a unicorn. She is a special employee and outstanding representative of your company’s brand.

My husband and I renovated our home 5 years ago and decided to do business with Salem Plumbing. We have done some business with Salem Plumbing on previous renovation projects. Never to this magnitude. It was our incredible fortune to bump into Michelle to support us in our project. The products were perfect and are part of the beautiful home we have created. She has stood by every single product that we purchased. We have had a handful of issues due to manufacture/installation problems. Each time we call, she handles it without question or pain.

This is just a very quick thank you to Michelle in recognition of her amazing demeanor, professionalism, and customer-focused personalized response to supporting your patrons.,We have recommended Salem Plumbing and Michelle, of course, over other suppliers every time and will continue to do so.

—Sharon Chaet and Gerald Berian, Marblehead, MA

We Cannot Express How Grateful We Are

By | 2017-02-07T14:15:08+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Homeowner Testimonials|

We wanted to highlight the efforts of Michelle Ritchie. In the middle of renovating 3 bathrooms, our contact point at Designer Bath was let go and then we discovered our order was not accurate. Michelle stepped in and took over, and went above and beyond to make sure that problems areas were resolved quickly and worked with us to get everything we needed to successfully outfit three bathrooms. We cannot express how grateful we are for her help, flexibility and her fabulous attitude. Thanks!

—Katia and Bill Mason, Gloucester, MA

Michelle R. Was Knowledgeable, Thorough and Creative, and an Absolute Pleasure to Work With

By | 2017-02-07T14:12:42+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Homeowner Testimonials|

Salem Plumbing & Designer Bath was fantastic to work with on our home remodel. We completely renovated a kitchen, pantry, 4 full baths and a half bath and are thrilled with the results. Michelle R., our salesperson, was knowledgeable, through and creative, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She provided estimates and spec sheets in a timely manner, coordinated with our plumber on details and made great suggestions for products when we needed advice. I felt like she really enjoyed working on our project, which was an added bonus. The showroom at Designer Bath has a great selection of products for both kitchen and bath at a variety of price points. They do a great job of pulling together online links or catalogs for items that they don’t carry. Michelle even had the warehouse guys pull down a tub for our master bath from storage so I could take a look at it in person. Without a doubt we will be back again for our next project.

—Meredith Tedford, Marblehead, MA