Musings by Mindy: Spring 2020

By |2020-04-02T19:32:16+00:00April 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Musings by Mindy

Spring 2020

Mindy Sevinor

Hi Friends and Colleagues,

I have been thinking of you all during these challenging times. COVID-19 has impacted everyone and the health and safety of our family, friends, clients, and industry partners is of our utmost priority.

As we do our part to help flatten the curve, we have to adjust to a new virtual lifestyle. Though our doors are currently closed to the public, our goal is to continue to build person to person connections and provide top of the line customer service. We are now offering remote showroom tours and are available via phone, social media messenger, and live chat.

I hope this spring edition of Musings by Mindy helps bring a sense of normalcy and positivity to your day. 

I’m wishing you all the best. Stay safe — we are in this together!

All my best,

Mindy Sevinor
Showroom Brand Manager

New In The Showroom

VENDOR: CALIFORNIA FAUCETS

We’re bringing Cali to the East Coast with our brand-new line, California Faucets — a company that is changing the game when it comes to personalization and customization.

For me, meeting this manufacturer was a match made in heaven. I first connected with them when I learned that Designer Bath and California Faucets hold the same core values: we are both family-owned, strive for impeccable customer service, and offer our clients a full suite of products that align with any style preference. 

Proudly handcrafted in Huntington Beach, CA, California Faucets offers 28 (yes, 28!) beautiful handcrafted finishes and provides a variety of collections that range from classic to cutting edge.

Available through both of our showrooms.

VINTAGE CLOCKS

A touch of the antique can be the perfect accent to the décor of any kitchen or bathroom. We’re thrilled to be installing a new line of vintage clocks from a boutique-style line of wall art that we’ve seen trending amongst many designers. We believe these incredible pieces will add a touch of personality to kitchens and baths that are modern, traditional, or somewhere in between. We have installed them throughout both showrooms to give people the opportunity to observe the whimsy and glamour they add to a space.

Available through both of our showrooms.

PRODUCT: FRANZ VIEGENER CLASSIC COLLECTION

As industry peers know, Franz Viegener is a true leader in contemporary modern design. They recently turned heads when they released a new traditional series: The Classic Collection. It’s a different design and aesthetic from what we normally see from them, but I can honestly say — it works. 

To add an updated nuance to its traditional detailing, it incorporates a flowing curvature shape that would work seamlessly in a transitional setting. Franz Viegener is branching out of their modern comfort zone by diving into the past. This collection blends the old with the new to subtly make a statement in any home.

Available through both of our showrooms.

Trendspotting

trend: Kitchen Workstation

If you know me, you know that I will always be a Galley gal. As someone who enjoys hosting, I appreciate how The Galley has been able to design a solution to streamline tasks inherent in entertaining, while eliminating clutter in the kitchen — especially when guests are over!

Their workstations are super-functional, smart and stylish and allow you to prep, cook, serve, socialize, and clean-up, all in one convenient place. Engineered and hand-crafted in the U.S., I am proud to see that The Galley has become a prominent leader in the kitchen/home design industry.

Available through both of our showrooms.

Kevin Cradock’s Showroom Favorites — March 2020

By |2020-03-10T14:50:14+00:00March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Happy March!

Jason had a great time representing Designer Bath at the New England Home Show last month.

Jason had a great time representing Designer Bath at the New England Home Show last month.

Spring is in the air and I am loving these warm temps. I am especially looking forward to ‘spring forward’ this weekend for Daylight Saving Time and enjoying a few more hours of sunlight each day. As much as I appreciate the start of a new season, I also never forget to feel grateful for our Designer Bath customers — both old and new.

As you may know, we’re involved in many different styles of marketing. You can see us in print publications, on your social media feed, and our newest venture is video. Our goal is to connect with as many potential customers as possible, and this is why we’re asking: where do you go for inspiration? Is it online, in magazines, or at home shows? We want to make sure we’re reaching you. I encourage you to please send me an email at jsevinor@salemplumbing.com to tell me where you find your kitchen and bath inspiration. In the meantime, be inspired by some of our clients choices in photos featured on our website.

Now without further ado, we are thrilled to announce this month’s blogger, Kevin Cradock of Kevin Cradock Builders. Kevin grew up in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, Massachusetts surrounded by classic architecture that instilled in him a love of the art of carpentry and an appreciation for skilled craftsmanship. Kevin works closely with architects, designers and homeowners, building and renovating homes and crafting cabinetry, furniture, and millwork to meet each customer’s taste and lifestyle. We cannot wait to share his picks with you all.

Wishing you a fantastic March!

Best,
Jason Sevinor

President

Kevin Cradock Showroom Favorites March 2020

GROHE BLUE PURE CHILLED & SPARKLING DUAL FUNCTION FAUCET CHROME

Where functionality meets sleek design — this Grohe Blue Pure Chilled and Sparkling Dual Function Faucet combines the contemporary look of a designer faucet with a high-performance filter, cooler and carbonator. Aside from its beautiful chrome finish, I was impressed with its ability to dispense chilled drinking water as either still or sparkling, based on your personal preference.  

There’s also a large sustainability factor at play with this model. By having an endless supply of drinking water in the kitchen, homeowners will ultimately be able to eliminate single use bottled water, which will have a positive impact on our environment. 

GALLEY IDEAL WORKSTATION CULINARY KIT NATURAL BAMBOO

I am a huge fan of the The Galley Ideal Workstation. This product re-invented how we prepare, cook, clean, and entertain in our kitchens. 

Another exceptional feature, in my opinion, is that you can cover the workstation with the accompanying bamboo panel when it’s not in use. This keeps the area both clean and visually-appealing.

WETSTYLE WALL MOUNT VANITY ELEMENT RAFFINÉ COLLECTION

The WetStyle vanity from the Element Raffine collection is a simple solution to any storage or limited space issue that commonly arises in bathrooms. The pull-out drawer offers ample room for a number of bathroom products to be conveniently stored.

Apart from the functionality aspect, it was also easy to fall in love with its modern lines and its soft, natural wood finish. It also offers great versatility with the option to switch out the vanity top, making it customizable to complement your personal style and design aesthetic. 

CROSSWATER FORMOSO PETITE TUB WHITE

Many homeowners don’t believe they have the room to add highly coveted freestanding bathtubs to their bathrooms. In general, most designs for these tubs are known to use up a lot of the available square footage. However, this Formoso petite tub from Crosswater is truly unique and has the ability to shine in small spaces.

I also love this 5 foot soaking tub’s clean lines — it blends well with both traditional and more contemporary formats.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS DESCANSO VESSEL KNURLED FAUCET BURNISHED BRASS

The Descanso knurled faucet from California Faucets calls into play multiple senses. Visually crisp, the faucet design combines modern and industrial influences with its significant brass finish — while the cross-hatched, knurling detail both looks and feels like a natural piece of metal.

Lisa Buyuk’s Showroom Favorites — February 2020

By |2020-02-11T03:24:10+00:00February 10th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Hello all,

Jason speaking to the crowd at a recent event for builders, architects, and designers.

Jason speaking to the crowd at a recent event for builders, architects, and designers.

It’s finally February! Our days are getting longer and we are slowly, but surely, inching our way towards spring. Though it hasn’t felt like much of a classic New England winter, I’m definitely not complaining.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (you’re welcome for the reminder, gentlemen) and there’s really no better way to express your love than the gift of an updated bathroom. Whether it’s a gorgeous showerhead or luxurious towel warmer, your significant other will fall in love with a number of our products. Yes, luxury bathroom pieces are the new roses and chocolates.

Just following V-Day, we are kicking off our Presidents’ Day Sale at our Watertown and Beverly showrooms. From February 15th through the 22nd, you can enjoy HUGE savings on some of our hottest kitchen and bathroom products. Also happening in February is the Boston Home Show at the Seaport World Trade Center starting February 21st through the 23rd. You won’t want to miss this amazing group of exhibitors — register for your tickets here.

Now without further ado, we are thrilled to introduce our February Showroom Favorites blogger: Lisa Buyuk. Since 1995, Lisa Buyuk has been helping clients create their dream spaces. Lisa launched Buyuk Interiors in 2002 after working with two nationally recognized Boston interior design firms. She holds a Masters of Interior Design degree from the New England School of Art and Design, as well as a BA in Art History and French Language and Literature from Boston University.

Have a wonderful month and I hope to see you at one of our showrooms during our President’s Day Sale!

Best,

Jason Sevinor

President

Lisa Buyuk's Showroom Favorites February 2020

LISA JARVIS HARDWARE

I recently specified this hardware for a master bath vanity. The client is young and has a lot of spunk — we needed the right kind of “jewelry” to compliment both her personality and the flat panel vanity cabinetry. These knobs bring the bling!

JULIEN FIRA COLLECTION SINGLE UNDERMOUNT FIRECLAY KITCHEN SINK W/ LEDGE

For me, this sink is about materiality and versatility. I absolutely love the fusion of fireclay and wood. I felt an immediate sense of connection to the natural materials.

The functionality of the sink is also noteworthy. When you have a compact kitchen, finding usable counter space can be problematic. The sliding cutting board is simply a great resolution for that.

DXV CANVAS WHITE SINK & DXV WALL MOUNT BATHROOM FAUCET POLISHED CHROME

When I saw this sink on the showroom floor, I had an immediate sense of nostalgia. Isn’t that what designing homes is all about — a connection to a memory or feeling?

The lines of DXV faucet evoked that memory of something from the past but its form is clean and unencumbered; perfect for the way we live our lives today.

This sink has such great scale and proportion. Using it in a bathroom is an obvious choice, but I also think it would make a fabulous laundry sink!

STONE FOREST VENTUS BATH SINK WITH ANTIQUE GRAY LIMESTONE

This vanity is so strong and handsome. It is the perfect balance of industrialism and earthiness. I love the mix of materials: stone, metal, and wood. Its masculinity makes me immediately think to put it in a man’s bathroom. The wide shallow sink doubles as counter surface and the wall mount faucet is a great solution for spaces where depth is an issue.

ROHL ENGLISH GOLD KITCHEN CONTEMPORARY PULL DOWN FAUCET

I’ve recently been designing many compact kitchens where scale is of the utmost importance. This Rohl faucet not only has a luxurious and warm tone, but its scale works perfectly in a smaller kitchen. Understanding scale is vital in design. It’s excellent that Designer Bath understands this and the significance of experiencing a piece in person before purchasing.

Jean Verbridge’s Showroom Favorites – November 2019

By |2019-11-07T17:38:50+00:00November 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Jason with his kids

Jason and his two little ones enjoying some fall fun.

Greetings all and happy November!

The clocks are turned back and we are getting ready for the holiday season. This time of year has us reflecting on all of the many things we are thankful for.

We appreciate the time people took to vote for us in the 2019 “Best of Northshore Home” Awards. We’re honored to be named 2019’s Best of Bath Fixtures & Fittings by both Editors’ Choice and Readers’ Choice, as well as named 2019’s Best of Kitchen Fixtures & Fittings by Readers’ Choice. We are proud that we received this prestigious designation and are immensely grateful for all of our valued customers.

Our showroom was full of fun events and visits last month. We enjoyed teaming up with the Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce for our Coffee Connect event. We were glad to have the opportunity to meet and chat with local business professionals while getting our morning dose of caffeine. We also loved having local designer and Instagram influencer Meredith Rodday visit our showroom for a tour and some champagne.

Our busy showrooms step up the pace in November. Our upcoming holiday sale is one that you do not want to miss. Starting on Black Friday and running through Monday, December 2, you can experience HUGE savings for your kitchen and bath needs. Keep an eye out on our social media for sale details.

Lastly, I’m excited to introduce our November guest blogger Jean Verbridge, Principal of SV Design. Jean’s experience in interior design and decor ranges from residential to commercial and corporate projects. Her ability to create refined and imaginative conceptual designs for a wide variety of interiors is rooted in her approach to interiors as the extension of the architectural shell. She has also served as President of the Massachusetts Interior Design Coalition. We are happy to share her favorite showroom picks with you all.

Wishing you a happy and warm November!

Best,
Jason Sevinor

President

November Showroom Favorites Jean
Jeans Picks Designer Bath

WALDORF 59″ DOUBLE BASIN CONSOLE SINK

This Waldorf console sink by Crosswater immediately caught my eye for being visually light and airy. It has plentiful counter surface space and a slight backsplash that takes the curse off of water damage to the walls. This is simply a classic choice.

LACAVA AQUAQUATTRO LAVATORY VANITY TOP

The finish of this Lacava vanity top has a lovely, soft sheen to it; the sleek lines make for effortless upkeep. The integrated porcelain sink and top is a refreshing alternative to stone or solid surface materials which lack in a timeless appeal.

SIDLER TALL MEDICINE CABINET

I love well-designed double purpose products. This serves as a full length mirror and as storage space for the many products found in a bathroom.

ROBERN UPLIFT CABINET WITH ELECTRIC NIGHT LIGHT AND DEFOGGER

This mirror/cabinet is brilliant in its use of space. The mirror easily slides up to reveal the contents — no need to step back from the sink to open a traditional cabinet swing-door. An added benefit: the interior provides light and an electrical outlet for a toothbrush or shaver.

MAAX DUEL SLIDING BARN SHOWER DOOR

Sliding shower doors are so efficient in small spaces; it eliminates the need to squeeze around the door to access the shower and its controls. It’s a true godsend in today’s “smaller space” movement.