AnaVera Design’s Showroom Favorites — February 2023

By |2023-02-09T11:06:21-05:00February 7th, 2023|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Jason in a helicopter flying over a coffee plantation in Medellin, Colombia during his recent visit.

Hi everyone!

Last month, I was able to fly south to Colombia in South America for a combination of work and fun. Learning about Colombia was fascinating – the people were so friendly and the weather was absolutely perfect – warm and sunny. Travel and experiencing different history and culture is a passion of mine. As they say, it’s nice to be away, but great to come home. (Well, except for the weather part!) I’m looking forward to planning my next adventure with my son Jack to go to Ecuador and the Galapagos islands in July. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!

Speaking of counting the days until summer arrives, we have recently hosted a few events to introduce the Julien Outdoor Kitchen. We held a Lunch & Learn at our showroom in Watertown, where we have this beautiful item on display. Two team members from Julien traveled here from their headquarters in Canada and were able to talk in-depth about the construction process and quality of materials. We also went on the road and had off-site meetings at local offices. During this process, we met with a number of well-established and reputable landscape design professionals and they seem very enthusiastic about this product. The line offers a high-quality marine grade steel finish that has been proven to have the capability to withstand the weather conditions that our northeast climate throws at us. If you are lucky enough to live on or near the ocean, you know that these challenges are magnified by the salt air.

I find that outdoor kitchens intrinsically make people think about entertaining on the patio or veranda. This type of visualization is going to have to suffice for the real thing until the temps go up A LOT higher than they are now!

I would like to introduce our guest blogger for the month of February. Ana Bonilla of AnaVera Design has been a valued client of Designer Bath for many years.

All the Best,
Jason Sevinor

Based in Newton and serving the Greater Boston Area, Ana Bonilla is the Owner and Principal of AnaVera Design – a full service interior design firm specializing in creating vibrant and timeless spaces. Ana prides herself on building lasting relationships with her clients to ensure each project reflects the homeowner’s unique personality. Ana’s eclectic and colorful designs are influenced by her childhood in Peru, living abroad in Paris, and global travels.


The Lacava Eleganza immediately attracted me due to its striking black color and elegant shape — this made an impression on me – it’s a really cool tub. I like how it could work as the room’s showstopper within a more traditionally designed space because it’s not super modern.


Samuel Heath’s LMK Industrial Therm Shower caught my eye because it is so beautifully made — the craftsmanship is just gorgeous. It almost looks like jewelry with all of the thoughtful details and the exquisite handle. All of the screws used to keep the pieces together are invisible. What you notice are the clean lines and high quality finish. This could work well in either a super modern space or a more traditional space.


I love the combination of wood and metal elements on this Franz Viegener faucet — usually bathroom faucets are all metal with nothing interesting to see. It’s a well-executed design that smoothly balances the combination of two materials in a fixture that is usually one dimensional.


The Linkasink Coco made my list because doing something so different and fresh with a sink is totally unexpected. It would shine as the statement piece of a little butler’s pantry or coffee station. It provides a moment of drama that adds a hint of luxury in a way that is subtle yet also impactful.


The texture, color, and how slick it looks — I love everything about the Monolite Vanity by Artelinea. In a bathroom, where things can be flat and one-dimensional, bringing in this pop of energy and modern design will make the room. It’s almost like an artistic piece of living room furniture rather than a bathroom vanity. Selecting out-of-the-ordinary pieces like this make rooms special for the client.

KitchenVisions’ Showroom Favorites — January 2023

By |2023-01-11T14:33:01-05:00January 11th, 2023|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

New Color for the New Year!

Hello everyone!

Happy Holidays! It’s a new year and a great time to look at our business from a fresh perspective. Our company’s 77th anniversary last summer was a perfect moment for me and my family to reminisce with stories of the past, while also exploring ways to move the dial forward.

One thing that needed some attention was the exterior of our Beverly store and showroom. We work on the inside, so our focus is usually on updating the décor and displays that people see when they walk through our doors. However, the outside of the building was getting tired and didn’t effectively portray our team’s energy and expertise, which has always been such a source of pride. Every day, our employees demonstrate their product knowledge and commitment to service. We have high standards for them to uphold and I believe we should apply these benchmarks to every aspect of our business. After all, as design professionals know, every detail is important. After a few months of planning, we began renovating and enhancing the curb appeal of our location on River Street. It is a work in progress. We are still waiting on signage and some additional enhancements. What do you think of the changes?

Without further ado, I would like to introduce our bloggers for January. Based in Natick, MA, KitchenVisions just celebrated a decade in business. We’re applauding and congratulating this award-winning design team for reaching this significant milestone.

Jason Sevinor

Founder & Principal designer Jodi Swartz, CKBR, UDCP, became a Certified Kitchen & Bathroom Designer/Remodeler as well as a Universal Design specialist and space planner after remodeling 11 of her own homes. Lead Designer Natasha Young joined the KitchenVisions team in 2020 after spending time as an independent designer and working for an award winning design-build firm.


We love the Madeli Estate as a stand-alone vanity. The metal trim is classy and modern. It’s a very transitional piece — it would fit well into a traditional or modern setting. There are also several options to choose from in terms of the legs and complementary details. We’re doing one now in a cherry finish with a gorgeous burgundy stain and a beautiful bronze metal inlay.


The Keuco LED Mirror Cabinet is only 26 inches high — it would be perfect to tuck into a smaller space, like a powder room in the city. The mirror does it all: it’s very pretty and it offers so much light to frame your face. Light around the side of a cabinet works much better than a recessed light or sconce above a mirror.


How cool is the Waterstone Pull Down Kitchen Faucet? When it comes to plumbing, there’s only so much you can really do to innovate and make a kitchen faucet different. These guys really pick it up a step — you don’t usually see faucets that look like this. We imagine seeing this fixture in a renovated, barn-like home or carriage house. It certainly could make a statement in a relatively minimalist space as well. This faucet in and of itself is a piece of art.


We’re obsessed with this Cantina Bar Sink by Native Trails — it’s like a sparkly piece of jewelry. It is elegant and refined, yet you don’t have to be precious with it. The texture is just stunning. It elicits a sculptured yet informal moment for a chic bar area.


The Crosswater Patinato is a fantastic tub — we actually have a picture of it on our website and we just won a PRISM award from BRAGB (Builders and Remodelers Assoc. of Greater Boston) for a primary bathroom with this tub. We love that it’s a freestanding tub but it also attaches to the wall, so you don’t have to worry about cleaning behind it. It’s also comfortable and not so huge that it won’t fit into a smaller space.

Designer Bath Holiday Gift Guide

By |2022-12-14T17:46:07-05:00December 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!

Jason Sevinor

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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Charles Street Design’s Showroom Favorites — February 2022

By |2022-04-21T13:27:19-04:00February 2nd, 2022|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow! Looks like we’re in for 6 more weeks of winter. 

Hi everyone,

We did it. We’ve finally made it through the loooongest month of all time — and with the Omicron outbreak, record cold temperatures, and dismal, dark days — it felt like it would never end. But now there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. The daylight is quite literally lasting longer and spring is in sight as we all count down to its official start on March 20.

Speaking of spring and our collective dream of sunny, warmer days — today is Groundhog Day, and over in Gobbler’s Knob, PA, Punxsutawney Phil has officially seen his shadow. Sadly, he was shown retreating back to his den and we may be in for another February full of surprise snowstorms like last year. In fact, I have just finished shoveling everything that was dumped in my driveway from the blizzard on Saturday and now it looks like we are going to be hit again at the end of the week. Looking on the bright side: I think it will make me appreciate the spring all the more when it comes.

Speaking of appreciation, I’m delighted to introduce February’s guest blogger: the talented Lindsay Lawrence, Interior Design Director of Charles Street Design.

Lindsay and the team at Charles Street Design aim to create thoughtful and beautiful spaces, ensuring all designs will stand the test of time, stylistically and functionally. “While no two clients are alike, we adapt to each project with fresh ideas and seek ingenious pieces that are unique to each client, working in various styles,” Lindsay tells us. “From the early stages of planning to the final installation of furnishings, we collaborate with all professionals involved to make our client’s dreams become reality.”

Lindsay selected some fun pieces from our showroom as her favorites — let us know what you think.

All the Best,

Jason Sevinor


I am a total fan of The Galley Workstation, as is nearly every client I show it to. It works really great for all types of cooks in the kitchen. Whether you’re prepping and using the bamboo cutting board, entertaining and reveling in the additional counter space, or cleaning up and tucking dirty items out of sight until you have more time later, it can be used in a countless number of different ways. Plus, the bamboo adds a warm, organic accent to your space.


I’m sure everyone can relate to working in the kitchen with dirty hands — then having to clean your faucet from the mess you made turning it on or off. Perrin & Rowe’s Armstrong Touchless Faucet has a pull-down feature and a sensor, so instead of having to maneuver using your elbow or one non-dirty finger to turn it on — you can wave your hands, and voila! The practicality is completely worth it and a big game-changer in terms of functionality.


I love this piece by Furniture Guild because it helps bring that warm, comfortable feeling of an inviting and cozy home to a room that can typically be considered cold. Implementing organic materials adds so much depth and texture to even the smallest bathroom. This is a sleek piece that channels a fresh vibe while its rustic patina helps keep the overall style grounded with a solid foundation.


Most women would probably agree that leaning over a wet counter space can be uncomfortable. The Keuco iLook_Move gives you the experience and convenience of a sit-down vanity without needing a ton of space. It really is like a piece of jewelry — it’s pretty to look at and also efficient because it folds right back in. 


I love this for an outdoor shower. It’s so practical in the sense that you can literally unhook it from the wall and take it inside for the winter. It’s really a piece of art in itself – it’s just gorgeous. The look is modern, yet classic. In fact, the only downside is that the season for outdoor showers is so short in New England!

Diane Burcz’s Showroom Favorites — January 2022

By |2022-01-04T23:06:11-05:00January 4th, 2022|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

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This picture is from our company’s holiday party a couple years ago and it always makes me smile. In the midst of information being somewhat dire as we close out 2021 and move into 2022, I want to take the time to think of things that bring me joy.

Hi everyone,

It’s the first week of January and that means there’s one thing on everyone’s minds: New Year’s Resolutions. In 2022, my resolution is to make progress with my elusive quest for a better work/life balance. Every day, I try to be the best leader of my company, as well as the best husband, dad, son, brother, and friend. And in addition to that, I try to make time for self-care, which, as you might imagine, usually is last on the list.

It’s a daunting task trying to juggle all of these roles. We talk to clients all day long about how a beautiful bathroom can create an oasis of calm in their homes — and this is important! I struggle sometimes to take my own advice. My resolution for 2022 is to cut myself a bit more slack, to commit to carving out some personal time on a regular basis, and to reflect daily on the positive elements of my life.

Speaking of things that have made my life super busy lately — we are getting ready to open a new location for Salem Plumbing Supply in Danvers. We’re very excited about our new spot, which will make things easier and more convenient for our plumbers with easy access from Route 1 and Route 114. It’s really coming together and we hope to announce the official opening soon. We are also increasing our staff with the addition of the new location, so if you know of any potential job applicants, please let me know!

I’m also excited to introduce our first guest blogger of the new year: Diane Burcz, Founder and Principal of Diane Burcz Interior Design.

An award-winning interior designer, Diane Burcz (pronounced Birch like the tree, hence her Instagram handle @birchstyle) grew up in Minnesota but has lived all over the United States, completing her kitchen and bath certificate at the Boston Architectural College. In 2013, she launched Diane Burcz Interior Design, working on projects in Boston, its surrounding suburbs, and Cape Cod. Burcz’s aesthetic influences are mid-century modern, California and Scandinavian design with an emphasis on clean, simple lines and natural materials.

We love Diane’s picks from our showrooms — let us know what you think.

All the Best,
Jason Sevinor


If you’ve got the height at the sink, I love a pull-down faucet. And I like the industrial look of this piece from California Faucets, especially the “nut” at the top of the neck that gives it a machine quality. The feel of it is muscular — like it would make quick work of dirty dishes and cleaning fruits and vegetables in the kitchen sink. The location of the sprayer makes it comfortable to use and it returns effortlessly to the stem.


This one really caught my eye because it looks industrial with handles resembling water shut-off valves, but with a simple and almost sculptural look. The polished nickel finish is just so beautiful. I was impressed that they were able to marry the two styles: industrial and elegant.


This piece by Nantucket Sinks is so fun, especially with these great colors — making this classic piece seem new and modern. This would be great in a laundry room or mudroom — modern or traditional — with black and white patterned concrete tiles on the floor. It’s big enough to tackle laundry tasks and maybe even bathe a small dog. Whatever chores you are doing, this sink will brighten your day.


I’m a huge fan of Lacava sinks and have used them in many of my projects. The matte black console would work well in a smaller space since it floats above the floor, highlighting beautiful floor tile and reducing clutter by serving as a convenient place to hang towels. I used this type of console and sink combination in a bathroom that was a “wet room” — a bathroom whose entire floor sloped to the shower drain. I also like the deep faucet deck on the sink. There is plenty of room for soap next to the faucet and the smooth transition from sink deck to drain means it is easy to keep clean.


Every time I walk into the Designer Bath showroom, the Julien SocialCorner sink catches my eye with the crisp lines of its stainless steel apron front. This would work perfectly for a cocktail service area, especially now with so much attention placed on home bars. It allows guests to circulate and use the sink on two sides. It’s a very striking piece. It is clever how the apron-like front continues beyond the sink bowl in an unexpected, modern detail.

Designer Bath’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

By |2021-12-10T17:52:08-05:00December 8th, 2021|Letters from Jason|

A Note From Jason

Jason adding a toy to our annual Toys for Tots collection box for children in need this holiday season. (Boxes will be picked up on Dec 14. Here is a link to donate if you are unable to stop by and would like to contribute.)

Hi everyone,

There truly is no place like home for the holidays. When I think back on all the special moments with my wife and kids and my experience growing up — every gift given, every family gathering, every traditional food cooked — they all take place in the heart of our homes. And which rooms are most popular? I venture to say that the kitchen draws the crowds and the bathrooms are an oasis of calm – especially in the midst of Christmas chaos.

Enhancements and updates for your kitchen and bathrooms are the type of gifts that keep on giving — they will last far into the future and make your family smile for years to come. That’s why this holiday season, instead of doing our regular “Showroom Favorites” blog, we’ve put together a Gift Guide. In it, you will find some creative suggestions for gifts that will elevate your environment and add both comfort and elegance. We think these items could be perfect for your spouse, family, or friends — curated by none other than our Elf on the Shelf, Bubbles.

Because who doesn’t love a good gift guide this time of year?

Have a wonderful holiday season!
Jason Sevinor


This is the PERFECT gift for a home chef and/or someone who loves to entertain. The addition of this piece changes the dynamic in the kitchen. Over the past few decades, people have been shifting where they spend time in their homes, yet kitchen design has not evolved dramatically. The Galley Workstation reflects the evolution and allows the kitchen work flow to accommodate socializing and group meal prep. In your Galley Workstation, you can chop, strain and mix easily, while participating in conversations with family and guests. You can then efficiently transition to serving, and finally: cleaning, without a lot of fuss and commotion.


Yes, it’s true — a toilet with all the bells and whistles CAN make your bathroom more luxurious. The trend that began overseas has arrived on our shores and we love it! The DXV Smart Toilet brings advanced hygiene and modern convenience through state-of-the-art technology — from heated seats to self-cleaning water spray nozzles to hands-free operation. Once you have the experience of sitting on a warm seat on a winter day, you will put this on the top of your list!


Here’s a fun way to capitalize on a current hot trend. Add some machine-age-inspired design to your bathroom with Franz Viegner’s award-winning industrial chic widespread lavatory faucet. You can add a pop of your personality by choosing from 10 unique finishes. Although black, red, and brushed nickel are the favorites, we have seen the faucets done in hot pink for a young girl’s bathroom and navy blue for a seaside locale.


Incorporate a touch of New York’s illustrious history into your bathroom with designs by Hudson Valley Lighting. Does your personal aesthetic lean towards colonial architecture, industrial grit, or cosmopolitan glamor? This line includes a wide breadth of great fixtures that mix well with traditional, modern, and transitional styles.


First comes love, next comes … a gorgeous tub. Nothing says “you deserve more relaxation time” like this Oceania Freestanding Soaker. Its dramatic form and eye-catching color make it the focal point of your bathroom escape. We have this blue version on display and everyone comments on its sleek shape. It was difficult to choose which color because the tub looks amazing in all the tones of the rainbow and can be completely customized.


The ultimate functional piece for any bathroom, the Jaclo Storm Showerhead features a whopping eight adjustable jets with 64 individual sprays. This will fit right into a stocking and is sure to be the hot topic once it is revealed. During this time of festive gatherings, it is also the perfect hostess gift — most people do not have a fabulous showerhead and using one on a daily basis can be life changing! They will be surprised by the gift and then thank you forever.


Do you live by the water? If you do, you can expand upon the nautical theme in your bathroom or powder room with this porthole-inspired mirror. In a gleaming nickel finish, the frame of the mirror offers a seafaring vibe and stays current with its round mirrored glass. If you yearn for sea breezes, but remain land-locked, you can use this mirror as the foundation for a design that integrates items that bring to mind boats and beaches.


How about taking the plunge and going for a sleek, modern look for your bathroom? This Lacava vanity with black detailing could make your space POP. It is on trend, yet can co-exist with a variety of styles by carefully selecting accessories to help it either blend or go bold.


Dornbracht spends time and attention on their finishes to ensure that each fixture feels like it has been hand honed and polished. The metal is exquisitely molded to create a smooth surface that is imbued with the essence of quality and style. The Dornbracht shower collection provides options that offer the possibility of a luxurious experience in the midst of your daily tasks and chores. Their handheld shower set with individual flanges with volume control will make your shower feel more like a spa.


For the friend or loved one who is a tea aficionado — gift them the most advanced Instant Hot Water Dispenser on the market. The BTI Instant Hot Water System features a compact, space-saving design with an insulated stainless steel tank, as well as automatic safety sensors and 60-cups per hour capacity. Bonus: it’s totally eco-friendly. No more delays when you are ready to indulge in a hot beverage. No more worries about when the tea kettle was last cleaned. This is a functional gift that will bring an unlimited amount of joy to its new owners.

Visit our showrooms in Watertown and Beverly to see these items in person. We know they will be a big hit this holiday season!

Mally Skok’s Showroom Favorites — November 2021

By |2021-11-08T15:24:51-05:00November 7th, 2021|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

Photos from my sister Mindy’s wedding in September.

Hi everyone,

November brings with it the beginning of the holiday season — one of the highlights of the year, in my opinion. During the next two months, many of us try to make a special effort to connect with the ones we love. It’s the time of year we can take a moment to stop and reflect on the good things in our lives.

I’m grateful for my sister Mindy and the happiness we all felt when she got married earlier this fall. We welcome the new additions to our extended family with joy and enthusiasm. It was a beautiful intimate celebration and I was reminded of how thankful I am for my sister, our family, and our family-owned business. 

This holiday season, I hope we can all take some moments to unplug, step back, and appreciate what we have. The past year and a half has been unlike any other, but for some of us, it has made us take stock of our priorities and brought us closer to the most important people in our lives. As Thanksgiving approaches, I plan to take some time to count my blessings and to let people around me know how much I value their presence in my life. 

Without further ado, we would like to introduce our November guest blogger: Mally Skok. Mally is an East Coast interior designer and textile maker who originally hails from South Africa, a place that is close to my heart as I had an amazing trip there a few years ago. I was fortunate to have the opportunity to go on this adventure as a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization — a global leadership community of chief executives). 

Mally and her family moved in the mid-1990s from London to America, where she launched her interior design business. Mally has since built a client base that is enamored with her creative mix of layering the new with the old and transforming homes into comfortable, colourful living spaces. I am especially impressed with her support of local charity Heading Home and the recent publication of her first book, which delivers creative tips for successful entertaining. Since Mally is currently residing in Palm Beach, she used links from our website to see what we offer and what we have on display. These are great tools to use when you are not able to visit one of our showrooms and you are in the mood to do some shopping for fixtures and accessories. 

I hope you enjoy Mally’s picks and her lively commentary! 

All the Best,
Jason Sevinor


I am currently slightly obsessed with bath tubs that stand out in the open and there’s nothing between you, soaking away, and the sparkling ocean below. I could see this beauty in a quiet courtyard off a bedroom, high above the Aegean Sea, with breezes floating in, while you lie in the dappled light of an overhead bamboo awning.


A while ago, I saw a bathroom in an updated country manor where the shower had no door or glass partition, just a beautiful old encaustic tile floor that floated towards a hidden drain. The rest of the bathroom was filled with a shabby, old, beat-up antique armchair, with what looked like village jumble sale watercolors on the walls. So chic and un-bathroom like.


I long for a flower room with a big sunny window looking out onto a garden. Rows of Pelargoniums lined up along the window sill. Shelves of orchids resting after their last bloom catching the dappled light. This sink would be so amazing with a sink skirt in an old-fashioned print, to finish off the look. Perfect for potting and clippings!


A couple of years ago, my hubbie and I bought a new construction house with a hot water spigot. We had no idea what we had been missing!! I love being able to make multiple cups of my favourite Rooibos tea at the blink of an eye. Add a nice South African rusk and your afternoon is instantly uplifted, with no caffeine!


I am a fan of the simplest of pendants over the kitchen counter or center island. I recently heard a talk from the famous architect Bobby McAlpine, and he remarked that kitchens are mostly ripped out during renovations because they date a house. What a waste and what a shame! I believe in simple, quality kitchens that you can’t date. This is the type of light I like for that classic timeless look!

Jacob Lilley’s Showroom Favorites — October 2021

By |2021-10-12T17:57:11-04:00October 11th, 2021|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

From left to right: Jason Sevinor, Kate Maloney Albiani, Rob Cocuzzo, Jenny Johnson, Mindy Sevinor, Clinton Smith, and Kathy Bush-Dutton at our Watertown showroom for our recent “Marriage of Styles” event. 

Hi everyone,

Have you had the opportunity to get out of the house to enjoy some of the crisp fall days in New England with your family and friends? I was reminded of the importance of connecting with people when we recently hosted our first in-person event at our showroom after taking a break from this type of activity for almost two years.

It was an absolutely wonderful feeling, something we had all been missing, but didn’t notice to what degree until we were there — chatting with panelists and friends, showing people our new showroom displays, laughing together in person. It almost felt like normal times again!

We want to extend a huge thanks to New England Home Magazine for co-hosting the “Marriage of Styles” event with us, and to our panelists, New England power couple (and awesome people) Jenny Johnson and Rob Cocuzzo, the inimitable Kate Maloney Albiani (who’s helping Jenny and Rob design their new home), and NE Home Editor-at-large Clinton Smith, who always delights us with his dashing persona and on-trend insights. If you want to see the video of the FB Live stream of the discussion, you can access it here.

Jenny and Rob just bought a 100+ year old home in Swampscott, MA — a town that’s dear to my heart as my sister Mindy and I grew up there. They had lived in Boston for 20+ years, and weren’t even planning on buying a home, but as they watched their beautiful 3 year-old daughter run through the backyard of this house — something felt right. Something felt like home. We are glad to welcome them to the Northshore!

After the panel presentation concluded, I was chatting with panelists and guests and it hit me again: I miss this. Our business at Designer Bath is built solidly on partnerships and people, and this is what I care about most. I look forward to bringing “in-person” back to some semblance of how it used to be — and hey, chic Designer Bath mask or not, you can tell we’re all smiling under there.

One of our favorite architects joined us for our Boston Design Week event and came by the showroom early to pick out his “five favs.” We think you will agree that he made fabulous choices! Without further ado, we would like to introduce our October guest blogger: Jake Lilley of Jacob Lilley Architects.

Originally from England, Jake founded Jacob Lilley Architects after six years as a Principal at Lilley-Dadagian Architects, and before then as a Project Director for the nationally recognized Architecture, Planning and Landscape firm of Wallace Roberts and Todd in Philadelphia.

Previously, Jake worked at GUND Partnership in Cambridge, Massachusetts for six years as a Senior Designer with the Independent School Studio, and as a designer for the office of Hoffman O’Brien Look Taube & Chiang in Ithaca, New York.

We love Jake’s picks from our showroom — let us know what you think.

All the Best,

Jason Sevinor

There are three things I look for with plumbing fixtures: quality, utilitarian design, and how it feels in your hand. That’s the thing about these fixtures — you’re touching them frequently, so they have to feel good. And you know substance when you have it in your hands. My first litmus test is always where’s the quality? Is it metal or is it plastic? I like to feel the quality in it. 

I also like streamlined fixtures — sleek, elegant, not overdressed. I like fixtures that are simple and elegant but also functional and beautiful.

We always tell our clients the kitchen faucet is the most used feature in the house — do not ignore it. Invest in your faucet. Make it a statement piece.


There’s something classic about this model — beautiful lines, great controls, timeless design. We keep coming back to this fixture over and over again. The independent sprayer also feels substantive — it has a great weight to it. You know the second you pick it up that it feels interesting to the hand and almost as heavy as a two-pound weight, unlike most other sprayers. The black handle on the sprayer doesn’t show fingerprints, provides a wonderful contrast to the chrome of the top, and appears to be beveled at the bottom so it has a snug fit.


I’m from England; we have a history of exposed plumbing, which can be quite beautiful to look at and appreciate. I approach this almost as a piece of sculpture or art. This fixture has so much presence that it can take the lead in the bathroom design — it could be a showpiece fixture that you design the rest of the bathroom around. It transforms the shower experience.


I love the warm white color and tactile nature of this piece. The profile of the tub is different from the inside to the outside, which gives it a carved effect — it has a hefty feel on the outside, like it’s cut out of a block of marble, but the inside is so soft it feels like velvet to the touch. The integral drain allows you to move the tub filler to any place on the tub. This is key, especially for double soaking — no one’s getting water poured on their back!


I love this piece because it’s not exclusively cabinet hardware, you can use it in the bathroom for towels or any sort of wall hangers. You can tell that Lisa Jarvis is a jewelry designer because each of her pieces is artistic — you could use them for themed rooms, like the anchors in a nautical themed bathroom. Besides just being an interesting design, it has substance to it; it feels good to the touch. The thread through all of my picks is the quality of the products.


I love how the countertop and drawers are all one color. There’s a beautiful, smooth transition from the sink into the drain. The high sheen of the countertop and the matte, gun metal grey of the Graff faucet create a good balance. Anything that floats always makes the room feel bigger. I also like how well thought out this vanity is structurally — like the horseshoe cut-out inside the drawer that serves to hide all plumbing.

Kate Maloney Albiani’s Showroom Favorites — September 2021

By |2021-09-12T21:46:35-04:00September 12th, 2021|Letters from Jason, Showroom Favorites|

A Note From Jason

My two sons were excited for the start of the school year!

Hi everyone,

Now that Labor Day Weekend has passed and pumpkin spice season has arrived, we’re ready to dive into fall! My sons started first and third grades last week. It’s crazy how they always seem to grow older on the first day of school.

As the kids return to their academic endeavors and a new routine, you may have more peace and quiet at home to consider renovations or improvements. Have you ever struggled with the process of compromising with your partner on design styles? This common conundrum led us to coordinate an event with speakers who will dig into this spicy topic.

On September 29, we’re excited to partner with New England Home Magazine to host a Boston Design Week panel presentation about exactly this at our Watertown showroom (and via Facebook Live if you’d like to attend virtually) — A Marriage of Styles. The line-up features power couple Jenny Johnson and Robert Cocuzzo and esteemed interior designer Kate Maloney Albiani (this month’s guest blogger) for a fun and informative talk on all things home.

Johnson (TV host) and Cocuzzo (author and editor) recently renovated and decorated their new home, collaborating with Maloney Albiani on the design details. Hear their insights on how they combined “his and her” tastes to create an inviting and on-trend home for their growing family. The panel will be moderated by New England Home’s Editor at Large Clinton Smith, and the lively discussion is sure to entertain and inspire you.

If you feel like coming in person, the event is free and open to the public at our showroom in Watertown. We are asking everyone to register in advance here and directions for accessing the event virtually will be sent to all registered attendees

And now, on to our guest blogger of the month (and host of our panel on September 29!): Kate Maloney Albiani, Principal and Lead Designer at Kate Maloney Interior Design (KMID)

Kate believes that good design is an organic process between the designer and the clients who know what they love.

Kate has mastered the art of combining antique and modern pieces with wonderfully unexpected details. After practicing interior design in New England for over a decade, Kate is known for her textural interiors and her ability to handily balance form with function. Her goal is to design rooms that are just as beautiful to look at, as they are comfortable to live in.

Below are Kate’s picks from our showrooms — we can’t wait to hear more of her insights at our event on September 29.


Jason Sevinor

Generally speaking, with our projects, we try to weigh the architecture of the house we’re working in with the personal style of the family who lives there. Our job is to bridge the gap between the two.

I think about bathrooms as a selection of timeless classics. For example, details like paint, light fixtures, and art can change with your taste — but I find plumbing fixtures and vanities, items that are going to have longer lifespans in your home, need to match the architecture of the house and fall on the more classic and timeliness end of the scale.


This one is a show-stopper. When I walked into the showroom, it immediately took my breath away — I couldn’t get my hands on it fast enough. It is just SO beautiful. I love the sense of nature that it brings to the idea of bathing — so organic and grounding.


To me, this is one of the strongest vanity pieces on the floor at the showroom. It strikes a nice balance between traditional/classic and the hardware injecting a little bit of glamour. It hits a lot of notes: organic quality with the finish, traditional leg, and glamourous hardware.


This one was cool — it was really a beautiful thing. I love a plumbing fixture where you can really appreciate how it works. The handle has a great texture. I love the bolt-looking connection piece between the neck and the arm. I felt there was a sturdy sense to the sprayer. It’s a little more modern than I usually lean, but something about this felt elevated.


I’m a sucker for an old school plumbing fixture. I think there’s such a beautiful sensibility to seeing how these pieces come together. I love an exposed shower system like this. There’s something so traditional and beautiful and also new and clean at the same time. I love that it hits all those notes so successfully.


This is such a grounded, classic, traditional piece. I think it would be a beautiful statement piece in a bathroom or powder room. It feels so high-end and so timeless that I was attracted to it immediately when I saw it.

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