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Sam Kachmar’s Showroom Favorites – February 2018

By |2018-04-23T23:51:00+00:00February 1st, 2018|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Greetings all,

Happy February, aka the month when the Patriots will hopefully bring another championship title back to New England! As our favorite football team is gearing up for Super Bowl weekend, our own team over here at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has been enjoying a non-stop start to 2018.

Last month, we hosted our annual fun and educational ‘What’s On Tap’ event at our Beverly showroom for our partners in the design and construction industry. The night featured product demonstrations from top industry brands, included raffle prizes, and welcomed special guests, Peter and Desi Souhleris, the stars of A&E’s ‘Flipping Boston’ and BuildDesignLive.com’s ‘Bragging Rights.’ Photos from the event can be viewed on our Facebook page.

I’m excited to share two recent press clips with everyone. The first, a ‘New In The Showrooms’ piece in New England Home, highlights the Crosswater Arcade Bicycle Basin. This whimsical, innovative sink is on display at our Watertown location – come on by and check it out! The second, a feature in Design New England, focuses on bath and kitchen accessories repurposed as jewelry. We were thrilled to provide the stunning products for these publications.

The good news doesn’t stop there. Our team was honored to be recognized as ‘Family Business of the Year’ by the Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce. We can’t wait to celebrate with Chamber members, fellow winners and nominees at the 7th Annual Family Business Awards next week.

Ready for some ‘Showroom Favorites?’ I’m happy to introduce our talented colleague, Samuel Kachmar of Sam Kachmar Architects, as our February guest blogger. Take a peek at his five bath and kitchen picks below.

Wishing you a great month, and Let’s Go Pats!


Jason Sevinor


Designer Bath Salem Plumbing Beverly Watertown MA Showroom Favorites Blog Post February 2018 Sam Kachmar

I’ve been in the architecture and construction industries since I was a child; my father used to take me to job sites when I was five years old and I would empty trash barrels, get tools for the guys from their trucks, etc. My love for residential design and construction grew from there and I am proud to be designing homes myself, 30 years later. I have learned a lot about how to design a bath and kitchen over the years, mostly through making mistakes. Always an exciting challenge, these rooms are the most expensive and challenging spaces to design as an architect, and having quality fixtures specified for these areas makes a world of difference. Baths and kitchens deserve rigorous thought and attention to detail to make each one “work.” Having the new and amazing Designer Bath showroom in Watertown has made it so easy to work with the team, who are always glad to assist in the process of creating their dream spaces.

Designer Bath Salem Plumbing Beverly Watertown MA Showroom Favorites Blog Post February 2018


This is the only imported brand that I selected. This faucet almost looks like it belongs in a commercial kitchen rather than a residential one. It’s such a simple, well-proportioned piece that has a timeless quality – it’s never going to be the flashiest faucet, but it’s functional and the lines and structure are phenomenal. Dornbracht has that industrial simplicity as a brand – the pieces are well-engineered, will work forever and you can see the German craftsmanship in the solid brass composition. It’s the BMW of faucet manufacturers.


It’s always a challenge to find a good tub and this one really impressed me. The jets are set in the bottom of the tub instead of on the sides which is great when you are relaxing the day away, especially after a long workout. Another great feature is that the side jets create a river-like effect by breaking the surface tension of the water. This creates a nice sound and ambiance, allowing you to close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting in a natural hot spring.


Electric Mirror has been working with light-emitting diodes in their mirrors for years and they are noticeably ahead of the competition in that regard. This piece is sleek and the LED integration is superior to anything that I have seen in the past few years. Having great lighting in the bathroom is such an important part of designing a good space and it can sometimes be overlooked. I have one of these mirrors in my home and I highly recommend it.


This light is really a combination of appearing industrial while also channeling a warm and inviting vibe. I love the sleek and sexy geometry of this chandelier; it’s modular in nature, so you can get other pieces and add onto it to create a lot of different designs. This piece is a nice evolution of some other lighting options that we’ve seen in the past.


Relaxation is the ultimate luxury, and a steam shower after a long day at work is one of the best things to look forward to during a gray New England winter. Steam showers can now be controlled via WiFi, and I love that you can turn one on with your phone – while you’re picking up the kids or running errands – and have it be ready when you get home. This piece really fits into that ‘smart home’ trend and is very practical and user-friendly. The slim bilateral head caught my eye because it’s a simple evolution of the steam head that effortlessly blends into a tile background.

Jayme Kennerknecht’s Showroom Favorites – January 2018

By |2018-04-23T23:55:41+00:00January 8th, 2018|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is indeed here already. As our team looks back fondly on what was a nonstop, milestone year for Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply, we are filled with gratitude.

2017 brought the debut of our Watertown showroom with a Grand Opening party as well as a fun and festive Community Open House. We look forward to continuing to share this dynamic space and all it has to offer with you. During the past year, we had the privilege of winning several accolades, including ‘Best of the North Shore’ and ‘Best of’ Boston Home honors. Thank you to everyone for your continued support of our business; it means more than we can say.

Our monthly ‘Showroom Favorites’ series keeps on rolling, and I’m excited to introduce our very first guest blogger of 2018, the talented Jayme Kennerknecht. Jayme is the principal of Kennerknecht Design Group, a full-service interior design firm located in Beverly, not too far from our showroom. One of the winners of New England Home‘s 2016 ‘5 Under 40’ Awards, her beautiful spaces are always innovative and comfortable. Browse Jayme’s five bath and kitchen picks below.

Cheers to a wonderful 2018!

Jason Sevinor


Designer Bath Salem Plumbing Supply Beverly Watertown MA Showroom Favorites Blog Post Jayme Kennerknecht


I am immediately drawn to this fixture. It’s something that I’ve specified on past projects to add interest and texture to spaces that otherwise may get overlooked, like a wet bar or a butler’s pantry. I love that the hammered copper adds a bit of shimmer and appreciate that it’s an artisan-crafted piece; there’s a great added benefit of using products that are individually unique.


This U-shaped spout is an updated classic and a bit more elevated than some other fixtures of its kind on the market. I also particularly love the more masculine, industrial details featured on the tip of the spout and levers.


I’ve specified Palmer sink bases numerous times and was thrilled to highlight this product. These particular bases offer a lot of versatility. They’re great for powder rooms where you don’t need a ton of storage – it feels more interesting and lends itself to a more spacious look without having a heavy cabinetry appearance.


This was a new product line for me to be introduced to, and I was excited to learn more about the fixtures and finishes they offer. A wall-mounted vanity is always a bit more unexpected. It’s also a great option for a kid’s bathroom, as it allows for a foot stool to be tucked underneath and concealed out of the way.


We know brass is in and it’s probably not going away anytime soon. It’s a handsome pull and the exposed screw detail is a nice embellishment. This striking accessory can be universally-used on any millwork, vanity or storage piece.

Kristina Crestin’s Showroom Favorites – December 2017

By |2017-12-07T20:24:26+00:00December 7th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Happy December, everyone!

With the holidays just around the corner, our Designer Bath family is feeling extra celebratory lately thanks to our big Boston Home win. We’re so honored to be awarded this Best of Boston Home accolade. A huge thank you to the magazine’s editorial team for choosing us and to everyone for your continued support of our business.

For this month’s ‘Showroom Favorites’ blog post, we’re excited to be joined by our good friend, Kristina Crestin of Kristina Crestin Design, a high-end residential interior design firm serving clients all across New England. We’ve had the privilege of working closely with her on a number of projects over the years and are consistently wowed by her beautiful and compelling spaces. Kristina was among the winners of New England Home’s ‘5 Under 40 Awards’ which recognizes the brightest design stars in the area. Browse her favorite bath and kitchen picks below.

Jason Sevinor



We do so many faucets over and over in client projects, they all start to look the same. I absolutely love the beautiful little etched lines on the spout and handles. These are really thoughtful details in the piece. It’s transitional but classy at the same time.


I’m working on a lot of farmhouse projects right now and this product really caught my eye. It’s a bit of an anomaly in the collection by this modern vendor. It’s a nice clean farmhouse aesthetic without being too vintage in tone. The handles have a crisp, industrial feel to them.


I’m obsessed with this piece. I’ve been wanting to use it and have never had the opportunity. It’s so well-designed — it’s very modern but can also blend in with a landscape. I’m dying to use it on an exterior application.


I think drains are one of the most overlooked items that don’t get specified in a project, and often only basic ones show up. It’s nice when we can be deliberate about drain selection. This is a thoughtfully-executed way of adding a modern detail and incorporating tile.


Bridge faucets have always been trendy to use in kitchens. There are typically very traditional options on the market or more recently, modern ones. This one does a nice job of being transitional in a very handsome way. It has really lovely detailing and isn’t overly industrial or classic.

Kelly Rogers’s Showroom Favorites – November 2017

By |2018-04-23T23:54:48+00:00November 8th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Greetings all and happy November! Hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Our team at Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply has so much to be grateful for and we’re still basking in the excitement of our Watertown showroom debut. Just last month, we hosted a Community Open House to meet the neighbors and settle into our new home. Local families toured the new space while enjoying music from MAGIC 106.7 and face painting and balloon animals for the kiddos. We also were thrilled to have members of the Watertown-Belmont Chamber with us to officially cut the ribbon and graciously welcome us to the area.

We are very excited to introduce Kelly Rogers, of Kelly Rogers Interiors, as our featured guest blogger for November’s ‘Showroom Favorites.’ Our staff recently collaborated with Kelly and Dianne Aucello of Edesia Kitchen & Bath Studio on the Junior League of Boston Designer Show House and we’re excited to be teaming up again. Kelly is the talented principal of a family-centered residential interior decorating and color consulting firm in the Greater Boston area. Browse her five bath and kitchen picks below.

Jason Sevinor


I’ve been a frequent visitor to the new Designer Bath showroom in Watertown, working on a number of client projects, as well as the Junior League of Boston Show House, and even my own home, which we are renovating. As an advocate for family-friendly design, I am always especially interested in innovative products that combine great style with uncommon durability, functionality and ease-of-use. No matter how many times I am in the showroom, each time I see things I never noticed before, and make new and exciting discoveries to incorporate in our kitchen and bathroom designs. Designer Bath always delivers with their inspiring showroom, exceptional products, and great service!


Accessories included with the sink purchase: cutting board
Accessories sold separately: grid, colander, tray, bin, drying rack, and presentation board

This apron sink has classic, timeless style…and endless versatility. Not only does it look great, it includes a ledge for a number of really useful accessories, such as a cutting board, drying rack, and colander — right where you want them. Chopping, dish washing, and other kitchen tasks no longer have to make a mess of your countertop.


I am often drawn to unusual bathroom sinks – and am just as often turned off by them, after considering the kind of extra care they might require to maintain their original beauty. A sink that has unique, eye-catching style AND is low-maintenance? Now that I can get behind! This beauty may look precious, but it’s actually made of stainless steel. Add one of Linkasink’s hammered stainless strainer baskets to make it really special. Powder room perfection!


Sure, this exposed shower system is drop-dead gorgeous. But I also love how user-friendly it is. Everything is so clear – from the numbers on the temperature control to the ‘on/off’ arrows printed on the levers. A great guest bath solution – your visitors won’t have to ask for help just to turn on the shower! And the hand shower is so great to have for rinsing off dirty dogs, or showering little humans who are over bathing in the tub, but not quite ready to fly solo in the shower.


Rohl’s Lombardia collection is inspired by the history and terrain of the Italian Alps. This faucet would work beautifully in a traditional or modern bathroom design, bringing a bit of Art Deco elegance to the table. I love the trim, tubular levers, and the generous height and reach of the spout. I tend to favor faucets with a higher spout, as I find they are a bit easier on the back, as well as much better for kids. Plus, they tend to look graceful and elegant — a win-win!



This juvenile cabinet hardware line is just pure fun! These little brass doggies could transform a cookie-cutter bathroom vanity (or bedroom/playroom furniture) into a child’s favorite thing in the house. And maybe even get potty-trainers more excited about bathroom breaks!? Decorative hardware is a fantastic way to get a look appropriate for, and beloved by kids, since it (unlike that vanity) is a cinch to replace down the road when a more mature look is desired.

Leslie Fine’s Showroom Favorites – October 2017

By |2018-04-23T23:54:03+00:00October 11th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Greetings all,

Happy October! I know I may be a little biased, but this month is definitely one of my favorites in New England. Both foliage and football are in season, and the temperature is just right. Between leaf peeping in Vermont, taking in a Pats game at Gillette or stocking up on Halloween candy and costumes, there’s no shortage of autumn activities and festivities during October.

Please join our showroom team at our new Watertown digs for a Community Open House on Saturday, October 21st. The event, lasting 10 AM to 2 PM at 604 Pleasant Street, will feature complimentary snacks, music and prizes from MAGIC 106.7 (10 AM to noon), as well as face-painting and balloon animals for the kids. We’re still pinching ourselves over last month’s amazing Watertown Grand Opening bash, and it was so wonderful to celebrate with friends and family. Now, it’s time to cut the ribbon, mingle with the neighbors and make this thing official. We hope to see you there!

When it comes to Trick-or-Treat, we’ll always choose ‘treat’ and we were given just that recently courtesy of Northshore Home magazine. The publication released its always-anticipated ‘Best of the North Shore’ issue and we were thrilled and honored to be among the winners once again. Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the Bath and Kitchen: Fixtures & Furnishings categories. We appreciate all of your continued support and thoughtful recognition.

With a fresh month comes… you guessed it – another installment of our ‘Showroom Favorites’ blog series. October’s featured designer is none other than Leslie Fine of Leslie Fine Interiors, an award-winning, full-service residential design firm located just off Newbury Street in Boston. Leslie’s innovative work has appeared in many regional and national magazines as well as online publications, and the firm has garnered many awards. Our relationship with her goes back several years and we always enjoy running into her at industry events around the area. Join Leslie on a virtual tour of our Watertown showroom as she shares her five bath and kitchen picks below.

Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the fall season. Stay in touch!

Jason Sevinor


I’ve been in the interior design business for over twenty years, and while I design and redesign all areas of a home, bathroom design has always been my favorite. With all of the fabulous fixtures and materials to select, it’s always an exciting challenge to create unique, beautiful and functional spaces. So, when I entered the new Designer Bath showroom in Watertown recently to select my showroom favorites, my senses were on overload! Every nook and cranny brought more temptations and allure. In my quest to select five favorite items, I could have chosen five hundred!


I have been specifying these beautiful Robern medicine cabinets for many years, but with the introduction of these sleek, integrated LED side lights, function and aesthetics have totally intersected. With cutting-edge styling, mirrored interiors and options such as electric outlets, night lights and mirror defoggers (to name a few), these cabinets offer phenomenal storage and function. Flanked by attractive and effective InLine task lighting, these Robern cabinets are a SURE THING for most bathrooms!


I just love the look of a spa-inspired white or light grey bathroom that’s highlighted with rich furniture-quality pieces. As such, I am drawn to the clean lined, contemporary aesthetic of this Furniture Guild vanity. Statement-strong and functional to boot, it’s fabulous to have drawers for storage as well as an open space to stack or roll towels. Available in many wood stains and finishes, its look is flexible for so many different styles of bathrooms. And, I love that it is raised off of the floor! A sure winner.


I’ve always maintained that a powder room should be designed like a little jewel box with
carefully curated details to create a BIG impact. This luxurious THG Paris faucet is the epitome of fine jewelry! With its floral-shaped Lalique crystal inlay, this selection is the perfect centerpiece for an elegant space to be enjoyed and admired by homeowners and guests alike! Magnifique!


Tara, Tara, Tara – you’ve always been my favorite of the Dornbracht clan. Your beautiful
gooseneck has been found in many of the bathrooms that I’ve designed over the years. And to use you in the kitchen – a total home run! The sculptural gooseneck, which swivels a full 360 degrees, is enhanced by the handsome pull-out spray. What could be more attractive AND functional for a fabulous kitchen?!


For those of you who (really) know me, you might have heard me talk about how much I love taking my daily, luxurious baths. So, it’s not at all surprising that I was immediately attracted to the gorgeous Juliet 2 freestanding tub! Is it a tub or is it a sculpture? Its shape is divine, and the engineered solid stone is silky to the touch. I just couldn’t imagine a better focal point for any gorgeous, spa-like master bathroom. (Or, for my bathroom – Designer Bath, send one over, please!)

Betsy Bassett’s Showroom Favorites – September 2017

By |2018-04-23T23:56:27+00:00September 7th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Greetings all,
We are starting to get a hint of that refreshing chill in the evenings as we savor the final taste of summer. Fall is just around the corner and as the seasons change, we feel the time is ripe for new beginnings. Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply recently started a new chapter with the official opening of our Watertown showroom.
Months in the making, this second showroom location is truly a labor of love and we’re looking forward to welcoming family, friends, clients and colleagues into our new space. The Watertown showroom has been carefully laid out to offer an inspiring sensory experience. Everywhere you look, there are rooms and walls full of fixtures and accessories for the kitchen and bath in thoughtfully-curated displays. One of our favorite novelty pieces (and an inevitable conversation starter) is the Crosswater bicycle sink basin that greets guests as they enter. Yes, it’s a sink on wheels – come check it out; we promise you’ll be delighted!
And speaking of friends, we are thrilled to have one of our long-term design partners join us for this month’s ‘Showroom Favorites.’ Introducing our September guest expert (and the very first blogger to select pieces from our Watertown showroom!), Betsy Bassett of Betsy Bassett Interiors. Betsy is the principal of a high-end residential interior design firm based in Newton, MA. We’ve had the privilege of collaborating with this talented designer on numerous projects over the years, and she has twice been the recipient of one of our Designers SHINE Awards. See below for Betsy’s top five picks when it comes to creating a serene and stylish bathroom.
Stay in touch and swing by 604 Pleasant Street in Watertown to say hello!

Jason Sevinor



I love the sleek design of this faucet. It really speaks to a mechanical environment, and the lines are a tasteful balance of industrial and elegant.


The organic shape really resonates with me; it’s feminine without being too stark and minimal. The lines are sensual, warm and sculptural. You’d be very happy to look at this piece every day.


This shower system has so much personality. I would definitely use this in a kid’s bathroom. It reminded me a bit of the Tin Man. I love the funnel shape and the layout of where the handles are; it has a bit of whimsy and takes design to the next level.


A vessel bowl made of Onyx is simply spectacular. It’s all about Mother Nature embedding this stone with amazing veins and character. Here’s a piece that you’re happy to embrace and use regularly. It’s a show piece.


We’ve used steam systems in projects and all of our clients, mostly men, are excited by them. This gives men their luxury spa moment. We love that the technology features a touch-screen and the control panel can be programmed from your iPad or iPhone in the house. It belongs in a Man Cave right next to a home gym.

Peter & Desi Souhleris’ Showroom Favorites – August 2017

By |2018-04-23T23:51:54+00:00August 8th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Happy August, everyone! The month of August is similar to that feeling of approaching the top of a ferris wheel. This metaphor applies to all of us at Designer Bath in relation to the upcoming opening of our Watertown showroom. The excitement and adrenaline have been building and we’ve almost reached the peak, the culmination of hard work and planning – we truly cannot wait to soon share this new space with you.

Our summer has been busy and non-stop with recent highlights including: our 6th annual Designers SHINE Awards and our sponsorship of the Paddle for Plummer and North Shore Cancer WALK charity events.

Our SHINE Awards, which wrapped up last month, gave us a chance to honor and celebrate the New England design industry and our loyal clients. We were absolutely blown away by the outstanding entries that we received. Congratulations to Mary Michael O’Hare of MMO Designs for winning this year’s ‘Overall Excellence in Design’ Award. Photos of Mary’s project and the five other winning spaces can be viewed in the gallery on our website.

June and July welcomed opportunities to give back to our community with the North Shore Cancer WALK and Paddle for Plummer philanthropic initiatives. The North Shore Cancer WALK is a 10K stroll through Salem, to raise money for cancer research and awareness, while Paddle for Plummer, an all-day paddle boarding event, benefits the Plummer Youth Promise, an organization that builds a sense of family for youth in need.

With a new month comes another installment of our ‘Showroom Favorites’ blog series, and yet again, we are joined by a talented industry colleague. August’s guests, Peter and Desi Souhleris from A&E’s ‘Flipping Boston’, own the property buying and selling company, CityLight Homes, and star in Build.Design.Live’s  new show, ‘Bragging Rights.’ Peter and Desi are longtime friends of the Designer Bath family and we love collaborating on projects together. Browse their five bath picks below.

Here’s hoping that August’s ferris wheel ride is smooth and allows you to savor every moment of this season.

Stay in touch and come visit us in Watertown later this summer!

Jason Sevinor



Modern! Modern! Modern! If you close your eyes, you may think you’re in Europe but finally, modern is showing up in households all over America and we’re so excited! Just like a BMW quietly shouts ‘sleek German style’ so too does this gorgeous Hansgrohe chrome and white faucet. Exhibiting both masculine and feminine lines, it is sure to please the trendsetters out there! Go for it and be daring. Modern – welcome to America.



Who says that sexy always has to be curvy? This clean, aligned rectangular mirror, though simple in shape, is quite a statement piece for your bathroom. Its shiny chrome frame and shelf, crisp glass center and peekaboo window make for the perfect complement to your vanity or dressing area. And the best part about it is – your own style will really be personalized according to what color you have on your wall behind it. I’m a ‘go white’ kind of girl, so a clean look with a bit of shine for personality is just the way I like it!



Let it rain! This is a personal favorite of ours. There’s no mistaking this rain head for any other, and just one glance says it all. Just looking at it makes you feel like you want to sit back and relax as you escape into your very own oasis. Only one problem… once we install this in our own new bathroom at home, Desi may never get out of the shower!



Being that we are both of Greek descent and travel there often, we definitely are drawn to the clean white style that is reminiscent of the Greek Islands. This tub says just that! We can picture this gorgeous soaker tub in front of a large seaside window surrounded by white pebble stones. Your mind’s eye takes one look and thinks: ‘There’s nothing else I should be doing right now other than this!’ Create your very own Mykonos…



From the first time we laid eyes upon this collection in the showroom, it was love at first sight! We thought this love affair may pass or fade, however it hasn’t. This hands-down has to be one of our favorite collections on so many levels. The feeling of being transformed into your very own spa area is the aspect that we love most. We can picture our crisp, white rolled towels in the linen closet and sea sponge and pumice stone in a white dish on the vanity’s edge. This luxurious wood finish is both contemporary and timeless. Spa, spa, spa – need we say more?!


Bradley Michael Cashin’s Showroom Favorites – July 2017

By |2018-04-05T21:32:38+00:00July 5th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Greetings and Happy July! June flew by – as it always does – and it’s time once again to wish beautiful America the happiest of birthdays. Whether you’ll be celebrating on the sand in Nantucket or on a rooftop terrace in Boston, a brilliant firework display is something to look forward to every 4th of July.

While we love watching fireworks light up the night sky, they’re also pretty spectacular in the form of interior fixtures. The Dunkirk Chandelier by Hudson Valley will light up the ceiling of our soon-to-debut Watertown showroom, adding a festive feel to our new space. The countdown to Watertown is on, so stay tuned!

On the topic of things that shimmer, later this month we’ll be announcing and honoring the winners of our Designers SHINE Awards; our annual contest that celebrates creative and inspired design solutions for New England residential bath, kitchen and specialty plumbing projects. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for consideration – more to follow on SHINE soon. Now, without further ado, I’d like to introduce our featured designer (and the SHINE 2016 ‘Overall Excellence in Design’ Winner!) for July’s blog – Bradley Michael Cashin.

Brad, the lead designer at New England Design & Construction (NEDC) in Boston, utilizes his construction and design expertise and experience as he and the design team tackle site challenges and help each client turn their vision into reality. He and his NEDC colleagues pride themselves on their dedication to each project, which they guide from inception to completion. Take a peek at Brad’s five Designer Bath showroom favorites (coupled with insightful commentary) below.

Here’s hoping that your July goes at a leisurely pace! May you have the opportunity to enjoy the sunny days and warm nights of summer that we look forward to during the cold winter months. Stay in touch!

Jason Sevinor



The proportions of this faucet are stunning. It is best paired with a match on a long, clean vanity in a master bath. It doesn’t attempt to grab attention, but rather it becomes a supporting player in a calm and spa-like backdrop.


The detailing of this control/diverter piece leans on perfection. Perhaps it’s the Detroit upbringing that I share with the designer, Michael Berman, but I find the industrial, Art Deco influence and sophisticated modernism to be absolutely delicious.


I dream of creating a master bath finished completely in matte white and frameless glass except for this curvilinear sandstone soaking tub. I would love to allow sediment, time, and pressure to be the primary focus and assist one in centering themselves at the beginning and conclusion of every day.


While I tend to avoid side sprays and opt for a simpler and cleaner kitchen counter, the quality and beauty of this post-modern object is impossible to ignore and worth sacrificing the use of a pull-down.


Frank Lloyd Wright considered the hearth to be the “psychological center of the home.” As kitchens continue to become more integrated into open floor plans and dining rituals have become less formal with our hectic lives, The Galley Sink replaces FLLW’s hearth. The sink works best on an expansive island where a family can surround it while preparing a meal together.

Jessica Klein’s Showroom Favorites – June 2017

By |2017-07-05T20:06:12+00:00June 5th, 2017|Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Hello all, and happy June! It’s time to put away those snow boots and parkas and break out the sandals and pool floats. As a prelude to BBQs and beach days, this month is a time to honor dear old Dad on Father’s Day.

Speaking of fathers, I’d like to say a huge ‘congrats’ to my own, Ralph Sevinor, who was included among the 2017 winners for Design New England’s prestigious ‘Mentors in Design’ (MIDDIES) Awards. Celebrating local design professionals in interior design, architecture and construction, the MIDDIES recognize those who share their expertise and passion with future generations. Ralph will be presented with his award at Design New England’s annual ceremony and event.

And on the topic of summer activities, did you hear the news? We’re pitching a tent and you’re invited! No, it’s not for a camping trip (though we wouldn’t mind the S’Mores and a bonfire) – it’s for our annual tent sale at our Beverly showroom. From June 17th to 24th, we’ll have our own big top full of discounts of up to 75% on fine fixtures and accessories for the bath and kitchen. We’ll have the entertainment covered as well when Sue Tabb, on-air host at MAGIC 106.7, and the MAGIC street team kick things off on the 17th with music and prizes from 10 AM to 2 PM. And because we just can’t say goodbye to a great deal, when the tent goes down, we’re extending the savings on all items inside our showroom until July 3rd. Join us for major savings and a good time!

When it comes to good times, forging relationships and diving into projects with other designers are among our favorite aspects of this business. So without further ado, I’m thrilled to share two collaborations with you. The first involves interior designer, Erin Gates, of the famed Elements of Style blog, and her office bathroom renovation, for which we provided fixtures and accessories. Take a peek at the stunning final look here. Secondly, we joined forces with delightful and talented designer/blogger, Jessica Klein, of Oh, I Design Studio, to bring you June’s ‘Showroom Favorites.’ We had a blast hosting Jessica at our showroom while she hand-picked kitchen and bath pieces to share with you! Read on to see her ‘must-have’ products.

Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the summer. Stay in touch!

Jason Sevinor



There’s nothing I love better than a small but might detail. These brass pulls from Lisa Jarvis are stunning in person and give furniture pieces new life.


This vanity is one that stops you in your tracks! The Cerused Oak finish and white matte Ogee countertop make the perfect pair for a classic look. The finishing touch with a a twist? The ring hardware details!


I can’t seem to stay away from the modern matte black fittings (faucets, shower heads, sinks, etc.) in kitchen and bath design. I picture this Newport Brass Keaton Faucet paired with a marble sink, white hexagon tile, and a gorgeous Turkish rug…SOLD!


Geometric, transitional, aged brass, and with a feminine curved arm support? Need I say more?


Not only is this tub sleek and modern; it’s also eco-friendly with a Thermo-insulating material made from soy and mineral stone. The tub also works beautifully with the WetStyle M Series (in Walnut) – geometric (see a trend here?), Japanese-inspired, minimalist and modular.

Steven Favreau’s Showroom Favorites – May 2017

By |2018-04-23T23:46:59+00:00May 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.