The renovation is almost complete at our Beverly showroom. Photo Credit: Born Imagery
Father’s Day is right around the corner, which always makes me pause and reflect on my feeling that being a dad of two boys has been the most important job of my life. To all the dads out there, I want to wish you an amazing day. Our company’s success and growth over more than three-quarters of a century is a tribute to the work of my dad before me and his dad before him. I am proud to carry on our family tradition and want to extend a special Happy Father’s Day to my dad. He’s been an incredible role model and I’m thankful for all the opportunities he has given me.
Many of our loyal long-term customers know that our Annual Sale is normally in June and typically begins the day before Father’s Day. Even though Covid 19 restrictions have been relaxed, we have made the choice not to host the big in-person sale this year. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about major product discounts, from bathtubs to kitchen sinks. Please call or email us with any questions you may have.
Throughout the last fifteen months, we are proud to say that our Designer Bath showrooms and Salem Plumbing Supply wholesale outlets have remained open and have avoided lay-offs. Our staff is what makes us great and we have tried to support them in a myriad of ways throughout this ordeal. We are grateful to all of our employees for going above and beyond to keep the business afloat. We’re also appreciative of the customers who have continued to use Designer Bath when building and updating their homes. Our business has survived and thrived over the last year, and we’re excited to move forward as life gets closer to returning to normal.
Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to this month’s Showroom Favorites Blogger, Meghan McNamara. She is the first blogger who has been able to select items at our newly renovated Beverly showroom. We are glad we have finally completed this extensive project!
With a Masters of Architecture from the University of Michigan, Meghan began her career working on large-scale complex university buildings. She has since found her way to a practice more closely connected to her roots. Coming from a long line of artists and builders, Meghan now operates at the intersection of design, craft, and construction. As the head of the design services at Pomeroy & Co, Meghan works with clients to reimagine their living spaces to suit their tastes and lifestyles. The full-service nature of the design-build company gives her the opportunity to work closely with the millwork and construction departments, executing projects that celebrate craftsmanship and attention to detail.
ROHL SHAKER SINGLE BOWL FARMHOUSE APRON FRONT FIRECLAY KITCHEN SINK
I love that this sink bridges a traditional feel with a modern vibe. It is a versatile piece and will maintain its appearance for years to come. The handcrafted fireclay sink is resistant to scratches, thermal shock, alkaline and acids, promising durability, and lasting beauty. My favorite feature? I admire the clean lines and how they complement a variety of cabinet styles.
DXV AMERICAN STANDARD OAK HILL WALL MOUNT BATHROOM FAUCET
Plumbing fixtures like this Oak Hill Wall Mount Faucet offer the opportunity to express functionality in an elegant form. The industrial nature of the faucet paired with the attention to detail and craft give this piece a unique quality that can become a signature feature in any design.
STONE FOREST SALUS POTTING SINK
This Stone Forest sink is made from solid time-tested materials and can add great function and beauty to your home. Made with natural stone, this sink has an impactful presence in whatever room it is installed in — it’s the perfect contemporary accent piece.
CROSSWATER WALDORF THREE-HOLE DOUBLE BASIN
Blending style, quality and function with beautiful European design, this modern Crosswater sink will transform any bathroom. It’s an elegant piece that also plays well into a traditional style.
I like the clean lines and generous depth of this tub. The versatility of being able to install it with an exposed end lends itself to more open configurations for a bathroom. Personally, I think this tub could play well with bold wall and floor tile selections!
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and feel refreshed as we dive into 2020.
People have been responding positively to our recent ads. The development of a new campaign was one of our achievements in 2019.
Looking back at the past year, some of the highlights are the awards we received for both Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston Home” and Northshore Home’s “Best of the North Shore.” We feel incredibly grateful for these accolades — which wouldn’t have been possible without your support! We also had fun launching a new ad campaign. The images and witty commentary have been a hit with residents of the Northshore and Metro Boston regions. We invested in a few billboards to make a big impact with compelling visuals and we received a lot of enthusiastic endorsements for the fresh look. When you see one of our ads, please let us know what you think. We always enjoy finding out how people respond to our marketing efforts.
In 2020, we will be focusing our attention on our company’s 75th anniversary. It’s a big number! We are the longest standing decorative kitchen and bath showroom in Massachusetts. We plan to celebrate this significant anniversary with a variety of activities throughout the year. I am honored to be leading our family’s business as we spend time looking back and recognizing the contributions of my dad and grandfather.
Now for our first “Showroom Favorites” blogger of 2020 — Jonathan Sawyer from Windover Construction. Windover not only builds multi-family and commercial buildings, but also has a thriving division focused on high-end single family homes. Before joining Windover, Jon owned Cornerstone Builders and developed expertise in both commercial and residential construction. Jon lives in Hamilton with his wife and two children. In the summer, he enjoys boating and spending time on the beach with his family. In the winter, you’ll find him skiing with his son. We are excited to share his picks with you all.
Cheers to the New Year!
STONE FOREST C52CA CARRARA MARBLE MILANO VESSEL
While choosing my favorites at the showroom, I kept in mind what we’ve selected for homeowners in some of our recent projects. The Stone Forest Carrara sink is something I have seen a lot, as of late. The clean, simple look makes it a true classic.
STONE FOREST C75CA BORDEAUX VANITY TOP
We installed this Stone Forest vanity in a home recently. It reminded me of restorations we used to do on older homes where we would find vanities with this classic look and tear them out. Now, we’re putting them back in. It’s great to see this style has made a comeback.
ROHL WHITE FARMHOUSE APRON FRONT FIRECLAY KITCHEN SINK
Within the last five years, the farmhouse kitchen sink has been a huge trend. They look charming and complement virtually any style of kitchen. They give a kitchen a look that is both timeless and updated.
WETSTYLE BCL 01 CLOUD COLLECTION FREESTANDING TUB
We installed one of these freestanding tubs from WetStyle in a recent project — it looks absolutely stunning and the homeowner loves it. A freestanding tub can make a bathroom feel a lot more open and airy. It makes sense that they are becoming incredibly popular. This particular tub seems to go well with either a contemporary or traditional design theme.
INFINITY DRAIN S-AG 38
The Infinity Drain is both functional and visually appealing. We’ve been tucking them against back walls and using them in curbless showers. They are incredibly versatile in that they can be customized to work with almost any configuration you can imagine. If you’re building a shower that’s an odd length, this drain provides a solution that is perfectly sized and looks great. In fact, it looks good because of its ability to “disappear.” This product is a win-win.
Jason with Peter Feinmann of Feinmann Inc. at our event last month with Eastern Mass NARI.
‘Tis the season for… shopping! We hope you were able to make it to one of our showrooms to take advantage of our great deals during our Black Friday Sale. Kitchen and bath products are truly gifts that keep on giving all year long.
Still need to get a special gift for someone you love? Make your way to one of our showrooms for a treat that will enhance their daily life – such as a toasty towel warmer or invigorating shower head with the newest flow technology. Any of our showroom associates would be more than happy to help you pick the perfect present for anyone on your list.
Last month our showroom was full of events. We had a fantastic night of networking and mindfulness with Peter Feinmann and EM NARI. Peter discussed mindfulness and how it relates to our busy, sometimes chaotic, industry. I’m already feeling more zen! We also had a blast having design professional Kristen Rivoli in our showroom to chat about our favorite product lines while sipping champagne. Head to her Instagram to see some photos from her visit.
Without further ado, I am thrilled to announce this month’s guest blogger, Michael Ferzoco. Michael, the talented Principal at Eleven Interiors, leads an award-winning and visionary design team as they delve into a constant array of projects. Their portfolio ranges from new construction and renovations to custom furnishings and bespoke interiors throughout Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. Blending vintage and antique elements with contemporary influences, Michael infuses his signature style into all of his work. View his top picks from our showroom below!
Wishing you and your loved ones the happiest of holidays!
Upon visiting Designer Bath’s breathtaking Watertown showroom, I was immediately drawn to pieces that evoked an Art Deco-style bathroom mixed with an industrial edge. I appreciate how the brass finishes in the below fixtures worked together without being overwhelming.
STONE FOREST CALMA TUB
I was immediately mesmerized by this piece and drawn to the fact that it’s crafted from a single piece of marble. While gorgeous, sensual and luxurious, this tub is also quite uncomplicated. There’s very little detail – the simplicity of the shape is a juxtaposition to the sophistication of this amazing slab of stone that’s been smoothed and meticulously carved. Another notable feature is that it’s not too masculine, even with a strong material and dark color. It wouldn’t feel misplaced in a bathroom containing décor that lends itself to femininity. A perfect home sanctuary from Stone Forest!
STONE FOREST RENAISSANCE CONSOLE
With this console, the scale of the brass work and the stand itself work beautifully with the weight of the Stone Forest tub I mentioned above. Even with a heavy, hand-carved tub, this sink doesn’t look too slight in comparison. To strike a balance between the two pieces and to allow the console to breath a bit, I would omit having a cabinet in the same space. From an architectural perspective, I can imagine a luxe bathroom with two of these consoles, side-by-side, or one on the left and one on the right, with the statement tub taking center stage amidst a wall of mirrors and gorgeous tile.
EMTEK BRISTOL KNOB WITH ROSETTE
Not only is this knob streamlined in its design, it’s incredibly ergonomic. I prefer sphere-shaped knobs as opposed to round and flat, because when you use them, your hand fits right over them in an easy, comfortable manner. The backplate of this particular knob could be round or square as the structure of this piece is fluid. I love how this glass knob provides weight without being overly dominant in this space I’ve concepted. Again, all of the pieces need to work in scale with the statement tub. It’s important for the accessories and accents to ‘float’, providing levity in the room.
BRIZO LITZE FREESTANDING TUB FILLER
Brizo has the most beautiful finishes. What I really liked about this tub filler is its pared-down ease and homage to an era of machine-inspired pieces. The Art Deco period, a deviation from the previous elaborate Art Nouveau period, was all about elegance and minimalism. Brizo’s Litze collection is reminiscent of an industrial-influenced time.
BRIZO LITZE WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET
My favorite thing about this Brizo beauty lies in the simplicity. Apart from the one detail of very compelling ribbing and knurling on the stem, this faucet contains no extra adornment. It offers great functionality and versatility coupled with an attractive composition.
We had a great time at our September Lunch and Learn with GRAFF.
The season of crisp colors and cooler weather is here. This past weekend, my son and I witnessed the fall foliage in all its greatness in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We hiked up to the Mizpah Spring Hut and spent the night with friends — what a way to take in the beauty of the season!
We wrapped up September with a Lunch and Learn event with GRAFF where we launched a new event hashtag #DBLunchNLearnGraff. Explore the hashtag on Instagram to view some photos from the event.
Not only is fall officially here, but October is also National Kitchen and Bath month! To celebrate, we will be highlighting some of our staff’s favorites in the showroom with our “Best of Bath” series. Stay tuned for some of the latest and greatest products on our social media feeds.
For October’s Showroom Favorites, we had J.B. Clancy visit our showroom to pick his favorites. J.B. is an architect and partner with Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects in Boston. ART Architects practices the art and science of architecture throughout the northeast, designing houses in New England traditions, with a focus on place and sustainability.
Wishing you all a fantastic October!
My selections form a collection of fixtures that could act as a complete set for a three fixture bath. My choices followed a “classic with a twist” mode — each piece had something that was unique or unexpected but remained in the expected. I like plumbing fixtures that have a certain sculptural quality. I sometimes think, would the piece be interesting to draw or might it hold my attention if I was to look at it for more than a few minutes? I also think bath fixtures need to be functional and simple to use. At the same time, these pieces are like jewels for your bathroom, so they want to be more than purely utilitarian objects.
THG FAUBOURG WS LAV SET BLACK PORCELAIN
I was drawn to my first selection because of its unique cylindrical porcelain handles with a touch of French writing. The faucet’s controls and spout are distinctive in their own right, yet are able to harmonize while aligning with my theme of “classic with a twist.”
CROSSWATER LONDON BELGRAVIA EXPOSED THERMOSTATIC SHOWER BAR
I was attracted to this piece for its sculptural qualities — expressive but not too ornate. The elegant controls have a nice combination of porcelain and nickel.
STONE FOREST BORDEAUX VANITY TOP CARRERA MARBLE + PALMER 2 LEG SYSTEM
The sturdy and expressive Palmer legs caught my eye. In addition, the oversized marble sink creates an unexpected feature in a bathroom. The monolithic piece of carved marble is a testament to craft.
CROSSWATER ARCADE TOWEL BAR, DOUBLE ROBE HOOK, TOILET PAPER HOLDER, AND TOWEL RING
This collection is both delicate and expressive. The connections highlight the intersections and joints of all the components. The soft nickel color is aligned with the other finishes in the bathroom.
TOTO MH WALL HUNG TOILET
Form follows function with this TOTO MH toilet. It is wall-mounted for easy cleaning, coupled with Toto’s unparalleled performance.
My family and I enjoyed our last trip of the summer at Story Land!
Happy September, everyone!
The summer days are winding down and I can’t believe it’s almost over. With Labor Day fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to squeeze in some final vacation days. My family and I went to Story Land in New Hampshire last week and had a blast. It was a great time – soaking up the fun and sun with the whole family before the kids have to go back to school (yes, it’s that time of year again).
If you have kids of your own, you know how busy this season can be. Whether it’s searching for deals on new clothes or school supplies, it probably feels like you’re racing around trying to get more things done than can fit into the day. Be sure to reserve some shopping time for yourself! Head to our showroom to find that perfect kitchen or bath item you’ve been meaning to buy all summer long.
It’s my pleasure to introduce our guest blogger for this month, David Sharff. David had an early interest in art, history and construction, leading him into the field of architecture. He launched his practice in 1995 with a focus on creating timeless, detail-oriented residential designs and home renovations. Today, his award-winning firm’s designs can be seen enhancing neighborhoods throughout New England. David holds both a BA and an MA in Architecture (1988) from Tulane University, and has instructed design classes at the Boston Architectural Center. He is a registered architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). David’s civic involvement includes the Medfield Historic District Commission and past membership of Medfield’s Planning Board. He also designed two houses for Habitat for Humanity. David is a member of the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and the Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston (BRAGB). We are so happy to share with you his favorite pieces from our showroom.
Wishing you all a happy Labor Day Weekend and a fantastic month!
VICTORIA & ALBERT BARCELONA 2 TUB
I am designing my own new master bathroom and this was the first piece that we chose! It will be the focal point with its clean lines and simple curves. This model is available in two sizes; even the smaller one fits two people.
DORNBRACHT MEM CONTROL AND TRIM
This is my favorite shower control to recommend to clients who want a minimalist aesthetic; the balance of curves and square edges are a simple statement. Of course, this will appear in our new bathroom next to the tub!
LACAVA AQUAGRANDE CONSOLE SINK W/LEGS
If you want a timeless and functional design with a nod to an industrial aesthetic, this is your perfect sink. The simple combination of the white basin with the black legs will look fresh for years to come. Plus, the horizontal rail is the handiest place for your favorite towel!
FRANZ VIEGENER LAVATORY FAUCET
I have paired this faucet in black chrome as an ideal complement to the console sink; it shares the same minimalist and industrial aesthetic. The contemporary form of the cross-handles in black matte are an unexpected detail.
BLANCO UNDERMOUNT KITCHEN SINK WITH DORNBRACHT TARA PULL DOWN FAUCET
This combination is my go-to recommendation for a kitchen sink and faucet. The sink is made of a granite composite material that is durable and stain-resistant, which is a practical change from stainless or fire clay, and is offered in several colors to suit your countertop selection. The faucet’s goose-neck design is elegant and its pull down spray is conveniently hidden and will look timeless in your kitchen.
We were thrilled to have New England Home Magazine’s new Editor-in-chief, Clinton Smith, join us at our Argentinian-themed networking night this past month.
The temps are high and the days are flying by — it’s definitely summertime. There’s no better way to cool down during hot and hazy days than by coming into our air-conditioned, dog-friendly showrooms! We love seeing your four-legged family members.
A few weeks ago, we had the best time at our New England Home networking event, sponsored by Franz Viegener. Our Watertown showroom was jam-packed with talented industry professionals and great Argentinian food. Thank you to everyone who joined us. It was truly an amazing night. You can see some photos from the event on our Facebook page or on our website. We also had a fantastic visit with local interior designer and Instagram influencer, Jessica Klein of Oh, I Design. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and see her Designer Bath highlight for an exclusive offer.
This month, we are thrilled to be celebrating the anniversary of the opening of our Watertown showroom. We can’t believe it’s already been two years. It also marks our 74th year in business. To celebrate, come enjoy Tax-Free Day at our showrooms on Saturday, August 17th. We will be doubling the discount so you will save a total of 12.5%. You’ll find the best bath and kitchen products with double the tax savings!
We had the pleasure of having Dane Austin of Dane Austin Design in our showroom to choose his favorites for the month of August. Dane has created many highly individualized, sophisticated interiors in Boston, Cambridge, Cape Cod, and beyond. He happily partners with luxury residential realtors, architects, and homeowners to help navigate through the hundreds of decisions involved with remodeling a home or designing a new one. His clients are drawn to his eye for color and a curated sense of style. We applaud his recent designation as a New England Home 5 Under 40 award winner — a prestigious and highly coveted accolade. We are so happy to share his favorites with you all. Be sure to follow his Instagram @acolorfulllife for more inspiration!
Have a fantastic August and I hope to see you in the showroom soon!
WET STYLE BBE 01 SHELF SOAKING TUB
High contrast in design creates visual impact and interesting tension. The dichotomy in the forms of this piece is simply smashing — from the soft, asymmetric curves of the tub to the clean linear lines of the boxed wood. The natural grain adds an organic element to an otherwise utilitarian space. Paired with the white material, it makes a sharp statement.
BRIZO LITZE 4 FUNCTION RAINCAN SHOWER HEAD
H20kinetic Technology with Jointed Shower Arm and Luxe Gold Flange
The architecture of this Brizo piece immediately caught my eye with its exposed hardware and cool gears. The warm metal finish emits a beautiful glow. It also struck me as a user-friendly piece with the adjustable controls and overall mobility of the raincan. I would love to pair this with a lighter natural stone allowing the color of the showerhead to pull the warmth from the stone’s veining.
FURNITURE GUILD WINSTON CONSOLE VANITY BASE
Burnished Brass with French Walnut
The material combination of this Furniture Guild vanity creates such interesting and lovely layers with a timeless design having both a masculine and feminine appeal. The variety of finishes: wood, metal, and stone, feels luxe and sophisticated. The materials play nicely with the other selections and pull everything together in a well-coordinated design plan. This vanity is like a fine piece of furniture and would be hard to part with. I’d want to take it with me to my next home!
LACAVA M06307 MEDICINE CABINET
I’m all about the lighted cubby space at the base of this Lacava medicine cabinet. It provides an extra shelf above the sink and offers a nightlight in the bathroom. Who wouldn’t appreciate that? The interior of this wall-mounted mirror offers a high-end surprise outfitted in the same lovely wood finish. It has a decidedly more masculine aesthetic but works in many settings.
NORWELL 9730 AG MO RICHMOND 1 SCONCE
Like much of my work, the Norwell sconce is intriguingly rooted in tradition with a contemporary twist. It coordinates with the other metal finishes but infuses an old-world appeal. I would stack two fixtures on either side of the mirror for a more modern application. The vertically aligned pairing makes these quite alluring.
A recent get-together with Greg Rohl of House of Rohl made me feel grateful for the long partnership between our families and businesses.
I can’t believe it’s already July — this summer is flying by. The 4th is quickly approaching and I couldn’t be more ready for some BBQing, fireworks, and spending time with family and friends.
Here at Designer Bath, we have some exciting news to share. We have been nominated for the “Best of the North Shore Home” award from Northshore Magazine! We would be thrilled if you would vote for us on their website under the “Kitchen & Bath” categories.
We have another great event just around the corner. New England Home Magazine will be hosting an Argentinian-themed networking event here at Designer Bath’s Watertown showroom on July 10th from 6pm – 8pm. We’d love for you to join us to network with the region’s top design professionals while sipping cocktails and eating South American bites. The Argentinian theme is in celebration of our exclusive Franz Viegener line. Please join us and RSVP today!
Lastly, we’d love to introduce our June Showroom Favorites. We had interior designer Vivian Robins in our showroom to select her favorite pieces. Vivian Robins Design has completed projects in Boston, Metrowest, and Chicago. Her philosophy is “amazing relationships lead to amazing end results.” She demonstrates this to her clients by sourcing products that meet the specified design style and by working with showrooms, like Designer Bath, that help make the decision making process less complicated and efficient. We are thrilled to share her favorites with you!
Wishing you a fantastic July and a happy 4th!
THE FURNITURE GUILD HAYDEN 290 CERUSED OAK
Cerused oak is my favorite wood right now, so it’s no wonder I was immediately drawn to this vanity by The Furniture Guild. It highlights the beauty of the wood and can be used in many design applications. Perhaps the most alluring part of this piece is the ability to change out the hardware and make the design look completely different — I love that versatility.
THE FURNITURE GUILD GUILDSTONE VANITY TOP
Classic with a contemporary twist makes this vanity top a timeless piece for your bathroom. Not only is the visual aspect of this vanity appealing, but it’s also efficient and easy to clean. Who doesn’t love that?
DXV KEEFE WIDESPREAD FAUCET
My design is classic with a twist — that’s why I chose this DXV faucet. The true beauty of this piece is that it is able to work in a variety of aesthetics: classic, modern, or contemporary. The simplistic lines of this fixture make it the perfect addition to either a sink basin crafted of marble, or a reclaimed wood vanity.
GRAFF ROUND M STOP VOLUME TRIM
This understated shower control by Graff channels a simple and quiet style, with high functionality. Its elegant form gives you the power to intensify the rest of your design. It complements many wall tile options, giving you an infinite number of choices.
ATLAS TABLEAU CURVED HANDLE & ATLAS TABLEAU SQUARE BASE
Hardware is the perfect accessory to a vanity. I love the fashion-forward sense of this buckle-style handle by Atlas. The two-tone metal finish gives you the ability to elevate the design in your bathroom.
Jason and Mindy with their Dad, Ralph, in the Watertown showroom. Happy Father’s Day Ralph!
I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather that has finally come our way. There is no better time of year than summer in New England, when you can drive with the windows down, go to the beach, or simply sit outside with a good book or magazine.
Speaking of magazines, allow us to toot our own horn for a moment. We have recently been featured in both New England Home magazine and Boston Magazine. Both instances featured our marvelous Stone Forest Marble tub that has received a great deal of attention as of late. Make sure to stop by our Watertown showroom to see it for yourself — it is the first piece you see when you walk through the door.
Another great reason to stop by our showroom this month is our Annual Sale. Starting June 15, we’ll be offering major discounts at both of our showroom locations. Join us for our Annual Sale kick-off event at our Beverly showroom at 97 River Street on Saturday the 15th. We will have a big tent with extra crazy discounted items, as well as fun activities for the whole family.
We recently had the pleasure of inviting interior designer Victoria Wood into our showroom to select her favorite pieces. Victoria is owner of V Wood Interiors located here in Boston, Nantucket, New York, and Palm Beach. Her team is rooted in the belief that great design comes from innovative solutions, attention to detail, and devotion to designing for each client’s lifestyle. We couldn’t be more excited to share her favorites with you.
Wishing you a terrific June!
STONE FOREST CALMA BATHTUB | HONED MARQUINA | TAUPE FINISH
From the moment you walk into Designer Bath’s Watertown showroom, this tub grabs your attention. I believe taking a hot bath is the most accessible and affordable mood booster — and soaking in a carved stone tub is peak luxuriousness. Carved from gorgeous blocks of Limestone and Marquina Taupe, the calming lines of this exquisite piece will prompt you to relax as soon as you see it. Stone Forest has an endless array of unique tubs that can be the perfect feature in any bathroom.
DORNBRACHT SUPERNOVA LAVATORY MIXER | CHAMPAGNE
Dornbracht is a dynamic manufacturer that provides updated designs for different esthetic styles; they have something for everyone, whether that be classic or contemporary. I especially love this faucet’s design. Aside from its sleek look, its functionality drew my attention, as the two handles make the piece easy to use. The champagne finish elevates the look – making it on-trend while complimenting a variety of other metals such as chrome, bronze, and brass.
TOTO WALL-HUNG TOILET
We work with many city clients who have small-scale bathrooms. This space-saving wall-mounted toilet from Toto is perfect for city living. With its clean lines, this toilet can meld with transitional or contemporary interiors. I love this piece’s versatility and the fact that it’s effortless to clean. I must add that the Dornbracht Supernova tissue holder is an absolute complement to this piece. It’s not only stylish but also makes changing the roll so simple — no more excuses!
FURNITURE GUILD CONTEMPORARY FRAMELESS MEDICINE CABINET
I love clean countertops in the bathroom, which is why I love the practicality of a medicine cabinet. This piece from Furniture Guild can be recessed or wall mounted. In the Designer Bath showroom, it’s wall mounted with a beautiful wood frame that would add class and warmth to any bathroom.
HUDSON VALLEY WALKER LIGHT WALL SCONCE | OLD BRONZE
An amazing bonus of the Watertown showroom is that besides all the plumbing fixtures, accessories, vanities and hardware you need for a bathroom design — they also have a great assortment of lighting! We adore this light fixture because it has a masculine feel and is a great piece to transition you out of “farmhouse chic” to “industrial”.
Jason was thrilled to represent Designer Bath at the 2019 Gourmet Gala supporting the North Shore Medical Center’s Salem campus as well as the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. Pictured above: Jason with Kiss 108’s Billy Costa!
We’ve made it through the April showers! It’s absolutely gorgeous outside — things are finally warming up and starting to bloom. Here at Designer Bath, we’re gearing up for a busy spring season of exciting events.
For starters, we are thrilled to have Boston-based designer Erin Gates coming to our Watertown showroom on May 15th. She’ll be here for an exclusive book signing of her latest publication, Elements of Family Style. The event is free, but make sure to register/RSVP via Eventbrite: http://bit.ly/ErinGatesBookSigning
This month we celebrated Mother’s Day — what better way to show your appreciation for Mom than by bringing her to one of our fabulous showrooms or surprising her with a new fixture or accessory that will elevate her kitchen or bathroom. Now, that will show her who’s the favorite! 😉
Recently, we had the pleasure of having the very talented designer Chris Brown visit our showroom and pick his favorites for this month’s blog. After studying architecture at Notre Dame and traveling throughout Europe for his studies, Chris worked in Boston for over a decade managing various projects from residential design and historic preservation to unique commercial and institutional renovations. He then founded b Architecture Studio in 2010. Chris brings an inimitable design sense paired with environmental consideration to his projects. We are so happy to share with you his favorite pieces from our showroom.
Wishing you a great month and a happy Mother’s Day!
GRAFF PHASE VESSEL LAVATORY FAUCET
The Phase vessel faucet from Graff is a stunning fixture in many ways, with beautiful lines and unique design features. The low flow swivel aerator is an ingenuous way to help save water and eliminate unnecessary splash.
STONE FOREST BEVELED ROUND SINK, CHISELED
What drew me to this very unique sink is that it looked like it was carved out of rock. It’s truly a conversation piece that is sure to make a statement in your bath.
WETSTYLE Z216 MIRROR
The eye catching tall proportions and beautiful natural wood finish play well with the stone vessel sink. These simple yet unique pieces are a great choice to add some drama to spaces that I often encounter in urban environments and tucked away powder rooms.
GRAFF PHASE M-SERIES STOP/VOLUME CONTROL VALVE TRIM WITH HANDLE
This piece stands out among the rest. Shower controls can become obtrusive in a space, distracting visual focus and just getting in the way. The Graff Phase M’s sleek design is an example that conquers challenges of both form and function.
BAINULTRA AMMA OVAL 7242 FREESTANDING TUB
Comfort and relaxation are the emotional vibes emanating from this beauty from Bain Ultra. With its inline heater maintaining the water temperature, you can soak for quite a while without the disruption of having to add more hot water (eco-friendly feature!). A little serenity in this hectic world is something we can all use.
I know that based on these recent chilly temps, it seems hard to believe, but…warm(ish) days are in the not-so-distant future. Hey, the calendar says, ‘First day of Spring – March 20th’ and who are we to argue with that?
I’ve been invited to participate in a Global Leadership Training in Cape Town, South Africa and can’t wait to bring back lots of great ideas to improve our business and customer experience. I feel so fortunate and grateful for this opportunity. Stay tuned!
Daylight Saving Time begins on the 10th day of this month and that’s always a reason to celebrate, as is St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th – when everyone around Boston seems to be Irish (wink, wink).
In the spirit of feeling lucky, we have the good fortune of being joined by our dear friend and immensely talented designer, Anna Orfanides, on our March blog. Anna, Owner and Principal Designer at Anna O Design, infuses all of her projects with a global perspective and influence. Inspired by the stunning architecture and design in which she was immersed while living in Greece and studying abroad in other parts of Europe, Anna mixes her passion for the creative spirit with her background of international travel, drawing on both as she cultivates timeless, tailored and functional spaces for her clients. Keep scrolling to see Anna’s favorite ‘sleek and chic’ bath pieces from our showroom.
Wishing you a wonderful month!
CROSSWATER PATINATO TUB
I’ve always loved Crosswater as a product and a brand. I had the privilege of meeting the company’s owner, David Hance, at a dinner hosted by Designer Bath. Hearing his story was so inspiring to me, and I appreciate his vision and his collections. I’ve been wanting to use their items on a project for awhile now and when I was in the showroom, I knew I wanted to select a couple of Crosswater items for my blog feature. The clean lines of this tub offer a modern silhouette, perfect for a sleek and cutting-edge bath space.
CROSSWATER UNION FREESTANDING TUB FILLER
This piece has a bit of an edge to it and contains such character. It’s urban-inspired and feels really fresh with the chunky piping. The knurling details give this fixture an industrial appearance.
FRANZ VIEGENER SHORELINE WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET
This is unlike anything I’ve seen before with its exaggerated low profile. I fell in love with it, especially in the matte black finish. It was so seamlessly integrated into the vignettes that are on display in the showroom.
FURNITURE GUILD FENIX COUNTERTOP
This is the epitome of sexiness. I recently used it in a client project and I’m so excited for the space to be photographed. Anyone who looks at this piece, even if you’re not into modern design, would be drawn to it. It’s impossible to not be in awe and want to experience the material and composition.
FURNITURE GUILD TOURO VANITY
With this vanity, the beauty is in the simplicity. For me, less is always more, and I gravitate towards the understated. Furniture Guild, one of my favorite brands, conveys the highest level of quality in all of its pieces. The products are well-made and feature exquisite craftsmanship from artists who take pride in what they create for people.