Elena Reinhardt’s Showroom Favorites — June 2022

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A Note From Jason

We were delighted to welcome Samuel Heath to our Watertown Showroom in May for a tea tasting event where we got to hear more about their beautiful designs and legacy.

Hi everyone!

How are you doing? We are embracing the “new normal,” which means being more social and making good decisions about ways to stay safe and healthy. I am glad to report that our business is back to planning festive functions for our friends in the design/build industry. In May, we were thrilled to host an English Tea with British fixture manufacturer, Samuel Heath. It’s been almost two centuries since Samuel Heath’s first machines began to turn in the heart of England — which means they certainly are experts at their craft.   

As you all know, we are a third-generation family company. My sister Mindy is responsible for curating brands — she focuses on style, price, and availability. Our goal is to offer choices in a range of price points and looks that go from traditional to transitional to contemporary. For the past two years, Mindy has focused on ensuring that we can access the lines we carry and deliver them in a timely manner to our customers. She brought in Samuel Heath because it is a special brand with an emphasis on quality and customer service. At Designer Bath, these are some of our core values as well. With these shared priorities, it became clear that Samuel Heath was a good match for our showrooms and our customers. When you visit our showrooms, you may notice that we have smaller boutique options mixed in with the well-known brands. Many high-quality fixture companies do not spend a lot marketing to homeowners so the names are not familiar to you. Trust us! Mindy does extensive research and often spends years getting to know a manufacturer before inviting them to partner with us.

A note for the month of June:

  • We will not be holding our annual Yard Sale on Father’s Day Weekend. We have enjoyed so much success with our “ONLINE SALE!” tab on our designerbath.com website that we don’t have much excess inventory.

Lastly, we’re excited to introduce you to our June guest blogger, Elena Reinhardt. Elena is a Senior Interior Designer and Studio Leader at Helios Design Group, a full service architecture and interior design studio based in Boston, MA and Denver, CO. Elena has a degree in Interior Architecture from Endicott College and a wide range of experience in high end residential design, hospitality design, and corporate design. She loves mixing traditional architecture with contemporary furnishings and art and being able to discover and express her client’s design style that best represents them.

All the best,

Jason Sevinor

President, Designer Bath

CROSSWATER, FORMOS GRANDE BATHTUB

The Crosswater, Formos Grande Bathtub is such a timeless piece. The shape is simplistic with clean curves and a thin profile which allows maximum space for a comfortable bathing experience. It pairs perfectly with the Crosswater Heir Floor Mount Thermostatic Tub Filler, but can also be combined with a traditional fixture for a totally different look.

CROSSWATER, HEIR FLOOR-MOUNT THERMOSTATIC TUB FILLER WITH  HANDSHOWER

Crosswater has a beautiful brushed brass finish that will stand out in any bathroom. Their Heir Floor-Mount Thermostatic Tub Filler with Handshower is a stunning sculptural piece. Its structural form and minimal design would make a sleek and practical addition to any bathtub.

TANNERS CRAFT, 6″ CC 10 OA PULL

A lot of people overlook handles and knobs, but they can have such a beautiful impact on design. I love the Tanners Craft, 6” CC 10 OA Pull because there are so many Edelman leathers to choose from that a client can really let their personality show with whichever leather and metal finish they select. These are perfect for a closet or library where you have some low-touch areas and act as a piece of jewelry for the room.

LACAVA, DIMINI CONSOLE STAND

The Lacava Dimini Console stand is a wonderful statement piece for a bath or powder room. I was attracted to the contrast of the black matte legs and sleek white porcelain sink. The horizontal bar is a great space for your favorite hand towels.

GRAFF, HARLEY LAVATORY FAUCET

I was immediately struck by the beautiful finish of this faucet in the Designer Bath Showroom. I saw it in a brushed onyx finish and could tell it was so well-crafted and machined. It has a beautiful ribbed detail on the handle that adds a layer of texture. You can tell that every aspect of the fixture was considered, making it such a well-designed piece.

Adolfo Perez’s Showroom Favorites — May 2022

By |2022-05-12T13:53:30+00:00May 11th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Thank you to John Weinstein (Franz Viegener), Sarah Trumbore (Designer), Julie Suratt (Boston Home and Boston Weddings), Lisa Pacheco Robb (Architect), and Alina Wolhardt (Designer) for being part of our wonderful “Find Your Summer Escape” event with Boston Home last week.

Hi everyone,

On the heels of celebrating another wonderful Mother’s Day and an exciting event last week at our Watertown Showroom with Boston Home Magazine for Boston Design Week, I’m feeling grateful for our family, the amazing team we have, and the wonderful clients we get to work with on a daily basis. 

As we *finally* enter one of the most beautiful seasons in New England with 70 and 80-degree days expected this weekend, we’re embracing the theme of our recent event and Boston Home’s latest issue: “Find Your Summer Escape.” At the event, the three panelists talked about their recent summer home remodels featured in the magazine. They discussed staying away from trends and instead, really thinking about how you are going to use the space and make it into your dream retreat. Because after everything that’s happened over the past 2.5 years, these getaways are meant for rest, relaxation, enjoyment, and building lasting memories with the ones you love — so design them to bring you joy!

This month, I’m excited to introduce you to our May guest blogger, architect Adolfo Perez. Owner of an award-winning architectural firm practicing in the Greater Boston and New England area, Adolfo was inducted into the New England Home Design Hall of Fame in 2021 and his work and influence have set him apart at the pinnacle of his profession. With each project, Adolfo and his team strive to embrace the contemporary spirit of the time and place in which we live. His work balances the best of modern technology and building practices with the timeless ideals of craftsmanship, beauty and attention to detail that, together, create the special spaces we call home.

We’re excited to share Adolfo’s picks from our showroom — please let us know what you think. 

All the best,
Jason Sevinor
President, Designer Bath

 STONE FOREST CALMA BATHTUB

The Calma Tub from Stone Forest is the ultimate luxury item. It has a beautiful shape that really draws your eye to it as the focal piece of any bathroom. A fixture made entirely out of stone does require special design consideration because of its weight but would be a dream to have in any bathroom.

WETSTYLE, METRO WALL HUNG VANITY (10” VERSION)

The Wetstyle Metro Wall Hung Vanity is elegant and sleek. The finger-pull to open keeps it minimal and simple to use and I love how the design is integrated into the cabinets. This modern style has one long, deep drawer for easy-access storage. There are a number of really nice finishes available to accommodate any bathroom style, including a range of natural wood finishes.

DORNBRACHT CL.1 SINGLE LEVER FAUCET

The angle of the Dornbracht CL.1 Single Lever Faucet is what differentiates it from many others. It has a wonderful shape that’s unusual but distinctive — linear yet not quite 90 degrees. I think the flattened faucet with a bulkier handle control gives it such dimension and a really bold look.

THE GALLEY WORKSTATION SINK SYSTEM

The Galley Workstation Sink System is one of my favorites — I haven’t tried it myself but would love to integrate it into one of my projects. I work on a lot of kitchens with big islands, sometimes even 15 feet long, and having a larger sink station is essential to make it look proportional. The convenience of having a drying rack, colander, and cutting board in one space makes it an all-around luxury item for any kitchen, especially if you entertain often. 

UK VOGUE HEATED TOWEL BARS

There’s nothing better than getting out of the shower to a warm towel! The UK Vogue Heated Towel Bars are such a small touch, but they make a big impact and can be added to any bathroom. They add a new level of cozy to your routine without a huge added expense. There are a handful of styles to choose from and they have tremendous finish options, so I use these a lot and try to incorporate them into my projects whenever possible.

Jessica Delaney’s Showroom Favorites — April 2022

By |2022-04-20T14:26:40+00:00April 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Our new Salem Plumbing Supply store in Danvers is now open!

Hi everyone,

I just went away for a quick vacation with my family to enjoy some fun in the sun while the weather remains a little chilly in New England. When I was out of town, I had the opportunity to reflect on my family’s business and how we continually make decisions to create a better company. Better means different things to different people. I strive to make sure that we are doing the best job possible and working hard to make it easy to do business with us. We want to be a good employer and contributing member of the community. We want to sell items that meet the value and style requirements of a range of homeowners. This sounds simple, but meeting these basic goals is an ongoing challenge in an ever-changing world.

As you may know, Designer Bath is the showroom division of Salem Plumbing Supply, a company my grandfather started over 75 years ago. Altogether, we are comprised of Salem Plumbing Supply (SPS) wholesale retail operations in Gloucester, Beverly, and Danvers, and our Designer Bath (DB) showrooms in Watertown and Beverly. We jokingly describe the two parts of the business by saying that SPS provides everything you need behind the wall and DB offers all the pretty items that you see and touch. 

By being a “big little company,” we are able to generate economies of scale that enable us to access special product lines and price items competitively. We also have a significant amount of warehouse space in both Beverly and our new Danvers location. This ability to store items has become even more important with the supply side production issues we have all experienced during the pandemic. Adding this Danvers SPS site has taken a huge amount of my time and attention over the past months. The new facility will allow us to continue to upgrade the services we provide. We are still looking to fill a couple of key positions, so if you know someone who would like to work for a third-generation family business that focuses on building team camaraderie while delivering exceptional attention to clients, please reach out and let me know.

One of the ways that we can communicate the beauty of the displays in our showrooms is through photography. This month, we decided to take a different route with our blog and we invited professional interiors photographer Jessica Delaney to visit our Watertown showroom and pick her “five faves.” Jessica is a Boston photographer specializing in interior design & architecture. Since 2012, she’s photographed the spaces of award-winning interior designers and She believes in capturing the personalities of the interiors she is shooting and telling the story of a life well-lived. You can find her work in New England Home Magazine, Domino, Design New England Magazine, South Shore Living Magazine, Cottages and Bungalows Magazine, HGTV Magazine, The Boston Globe and Canada’s The Globe and Mail newspaper and as a contributor to Houzz.

We’re excited to share Jessica’s picks from our showroom — please let us know what you think. 

All the best,

Jason Sevinor

President, Designer Bath

BALTHAZAR BATHTUB WITH POLISHED NICKEL EXTERIOR

This Balthazar bathtub is the ideal luxury tub and would be the perfect focal point of any bathroom. It has a beautiful finish that adds to its eye-catching design. It is definitely a dream to have this in my main suite bathroom. 

(Photo from Designer Bath)

INVARI® WIDESPREAD LAVATORY FAUCET WITH ANGLED SPOUT

I have to do some home improvements in my own house and I would love to incorporate the Invari Widespread Lavatory Faucet into the plans. The finish is absolutely stunning. Its classic style channels a bit of an old-world feel. I also love the cross handle design — it adds an extra unique element. 

(Photo from Designer Bath)

MADE GOODS COCO MIRROR

The Made Goods Coco mirror would be a striking piece in any powder room. I love the large scale – it really makes a statement. When I saw it in the showroom, I literally stopped and said “wow!” The coral design gives it a subtle seaside feel that could be incorporated into any home, whether or not it is an oceanfront property or on the beach. 

(Photo from Designer Bath)

LINKASINK COCO SMOOTH SINK

When I saw this sink, I immediately thought it would be the perfect addition to a bar set-up or a cozy cocktail nook. My eye was immediately drawn to the unlacquered, smooth finish. In this case, you can splurge a little because you won’t be using it all the time. It is a gem that will add sparkle to a pass-through hallway or butler’s pantry — it’s so pretty to look at and it offers a design moment that elevates the decor.

(Photo from Designer Bath)

JULIEN FIRA SINK 

I love the direction sink designs are going in lately. They’re such a workhorse in the kitchen. We’re using them in lots of different ways so they need to be both efficient and convenient and this one is a multi-task master. The mix of wood with the white apron sink makes it easy on the eye and it would look beautiful in any kitchen.

(Photo from Designer Bath)

Sashya Thind’s Showroom Favorites — March 2022

By |2022-03-09T21:32:00+00:00March 9th, 2022|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Jason and Mindy in San Diego receiving The Forte Group award for “best showroom in the country.”

Hi everyone,

I am SO thrilled to announce that Designer Bath has been named “best showroom in the country” by the prestigious Forte Group. The Forte Group is an industry buying association and its members are boutique plumbing fixture showrooms throughout the USA. My sister Mindy and I headed to San Diego last month to attend the annual Forte conference and we were surprised and immensely proud when we won this accolade. Kudos to our entire team!

And back home in New England, we’re counting down the days until March 13, when we will spring our clocks forward and finally breathe a sigh of relief. I imagine we are all longing to bask in sunlight and warmth after such a long, cold winter. In our business, we have been impressed with the ability of talented designers to use natural light to make bathrooms and kitchens feel larger and brighter, even in the midst of a blizzard. However, I am looking forward to gazing out the windows as the snow melts, the grass greens, the trees blossom, and our kids head outside to play without snowsuits and boots. Just as Covid made us appreciate our family and friends and home sanctuaries, every winter in New England makes us anticipate and welcome the spring season all the more. It’s been a long time coming, but it’s here at last. Time to draw open the shades and soak in that sun.

Speaking of “warmth” I’m excited to introduce our March blogger Sashya Thind, whose design motto is warm minimalism. Sashya Thind is the principal of an award-winning firm that believes in personal and purposeful design. This approach has served her clients well for the last 15 years. Warm Minimalism, by definition, describes the experiential quality of the spaces she designs for her clients within a traditional or contemporary architectural setting.

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

All the best,

Jason Sevinor

President, Designer Bath

CROSSWATER UNION SHOWER SYSTEM + JACLO FLUSH-MOUNT SHOWERHEAD

The Crosswater Union Shower System has such a beautiful finish with a sleek and simple look. The detailing and the exposed hardware illustrate a handcrafted quality. The Jaclo Flush-Mount Showerhead is luxurious and a perfect solution if you have a low ceiling in a shower. The flush feature eliminates the need for an arm when doing a minimal look.

CROSSWATER MPRO VANITY IN AMERICAN WALNUT

The rich tones and the distinct grain is what makes walnut one of my favorite species of wood. This particular vanity by Crosswater is beautifully made — the high quality and craftsmanship is evident in this piece — where both function and aesthetics are important. The walnut and white pairing complement each other, aligning with our ethos – warm minimalism.

MTI JULIET SOAKING TUB

You can’t go wrong with the MTI Juliet Soaking Tub. The beautiful lines and easy-to-maintain finish create the perfect “wow” moment when you walk into a primary bath featuring this stunning shape as its focal point.

THE GALLEY 10-PIECE CULINARY KIT IN NATURAL BAMBOO

The utilitarian value of The Galley 10-Piece Culinary Kit in Natural Bamboo is incomparable. You can completely conceal the sink opening and use it as extra counter space, which is a tremendous bonus in a kitchen when you’re hosting guests or trying to accomplish multiple tasks. The size of the sink is also impressive with ample space to hide dirty dishes until you’re ready to wash them so they don’t spill over to the island or kitchen.

NATIVE TRAILS NIPOMO STONE SINK IN SLATE

I was drawn to the Native Trails Nipomo Stone Sink in slate because of its texture and color. It has a warm natural stone feel to it and would look great paired with a wood floor in a powder room. It’s a sculptural element that can create an organic feel in a space. We incorporate these kinds of unpredictable pieces whenever possible!

Aileen Graf’s Showroom Favorites — May 2021

By |2021-05-07T14:34:32+00:00May 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Happy May!

Photo of Jason, Mindy, Ida, and Deb.

Happy Mother’s Day from our Designer Bath family to yours.

We’ve made it through April showers and we’re more than ready for the May flowers. Here at Designer Bath, we’re not only excited for warmer weather, but also to celebrate one of our favorite holidays: Mother’s Day.

It’s important for me to acknowledge that our company may not have made it to our recent 75th anniversary without the involvement and support of the “mothers” in my life – specifically my grandmother Ida, my mother Deb, my aunt Dale, my sister Mindy, and my wife Shelly. I also want to recognize the moms who are on the Designer Bath team – it is challenging to balance work and parenting and these ladies do it with grace and an amazing level of dedication to their different roles. Without their unwavering commitment over the years, our family business would not be where it is today. We encourage you to ‘shower’ the important women in your life with love on May 9th.

And now (drum roll please!) I am thrilled to announce that we have FINISHED the renovation of our Beverly showroom. If you have visited us over the past few months, we want to thank you for your patience as we modernized our space. From the moment you walk through our door, you will notice the updated and inviting décor and new displays. We are very happy with the fresh look and all the enhancements. Please come by and check it out!

Now without further ado, I’m pleased to announce our May guest blogger: Aileen Graf of Graf Architects.

With a Masters in Architecture from University of Pennsylvania, eight years in Philadelphia, then a short stint in Jackson Hole, WY; Aileen has spent the last 25 years immersed in New England Architecture. As the principal of a woman owned architecture firm with a concentration in residential design, Aileen thrives on the collaborative process of working with clients to find the best design solution for their lifestyle, while showing them that the process of custom design can be enjoyable and enlightening.

Jason Sevinor

President, Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply

product image collage

CROSSWATER LONDON FORMOSO PETITE TUB

Nothing says elegance quite like a freestanding tub. What I love most about this piece is the simplicity in its design and how thin the walls are, yet it holds an incredible volume of water.

I also adore that the tub has the perfect accessory — a tray! It’s perfect for adding a candle or book to your relaxing soak.

DXV COSSU RECTANGLE WALL-HUNG BATHROOM SINK

This wall-hung sink is perfect for the traditional New England home! It fits perfectly in tight, compact spaces which we commonly find in older homes. 

The clean simple look makes this a classic.

STONE FOREST SMALL BEVELED VESSEL

When visiting the showroom, I was captivated by the stainless steel sink displayed on rich mahogany. 

The contrast between cool steel and warm wood was visually pleasing to me.

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS CORSANO CULINARY PULL-OUT KITCHEN FAUCET

When visiting the showroom, I immediately wanted to touch this faucet! 

I adore the dark finish — the contrast between the black and aged brass makes this faucet feel like a piece of elegant jewelry.

GRAFF ME SHOWER CONTROLS (VOLUME)

Quality? Outstanding. Finish? Stunning.

I love this shower control from Graff because of its clean lines and asymmetry against the back plate. This would be the perfect addition to any shower.

Atsu Gunther’s Showroom Favorites — April 2021

By |2021-04-07T20:09:38+00:00April 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Hi everyone,

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

As we celebrate the beginning of spring, we finally have the opportunity to embrace the warm New England weather and get some much needed fresh air. Let’s enjoy the outdoors and soak in some sun — especially after such a long winter cooped up inside. With the arrival of April comes spring showers — both outside and inside your home! Now is the perfect time to invest in a new showerhead or luxurious outdoor shower. And with Mother’s Day just around the corner, I believe there’s no better way to show your appreciation for Mom than by helping her transform her bathroom into a relaxing, functional haven. 

If you decide to revitalize your bathroom – you might want to know more about the different types of showerheads available:

  • Fixed showerhead (wall mount) – Found in most family bathrooms. For those who are interested in solid water pressure, this is the showerhead for you.
  • Hand-held showerhead – Great for bathing pets, kids and those who may need to sit on a bench when rinsing.
  • Dual showerhead system – Combination of a hand-held showerhead and a fixed showerhead.
  • Rain showerheads – (larger in size – six inches or wider in diameter) – The wider the water spray, the warmer you feel while showering, thus enhancing the overall experience. The water in large flat rainheads is usually delivered via a gravity propulsion method, so it may not be the best option for those people with a lot of hair to wash and rinse. 
  • Filtered showerhead – I have learned that these can help with dry or frizzy hair by greatly reducing the amount of chlorine, scale, and hard water.

With the warmer weather, I am always reminded of my goal of having an outdoor shower. In a subtle way, I plant the seed by mentioning to my wife that having this extra outdoor area will alleviate the challenge of limited indoor bathroom space. It’s good to have dreams!

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to introduce April’s guest blogger: Atsu Gunther of Atsu Gunther Design LLC. We had the pleasure of welcoming Atsu to our showroom to pick her favorites for this month’s blog. Originally from Japan, Atsu moved to the United States to pursue her college education in Interior Design. Upon graduation, she started her career in Boston with legendary interior designer William Hodgins. After 16 years working for several talented interior designs and architecture firms in both Boston and New York City, Atsu opened her own interior design studio in 2014. Recently, Atsu was featured in Boston Magazine for her renovation of this Cambridge Victorian. We are so happy to share her favorite pieces from our showroom.

Wishing you a safe and healthy April.

Jason Sevinor

President, Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply

Atsu Gunther's Showroom Favorites April 2021

STONE FOREST CALMA BATHTUB

The marble Calma bathtub from Stone Forest is truly a work of art. It immediately caught my eye upon entering the Designer Bath showroom. This is the statement piece that your bathroom craves. 

HOUSE OF ROHL SHAWS CLASSIC SHAKER SINGLE BOWL FARMHOUSE APRON FRONT FIRECLAY KITCHEN SINK

Farmhouse sinks are a classic — they’re often my go-to when designing kitchens. The Shaws apron front fireclay piece from House of Rohl elevates its surroundings, creating the perfect harmony between traditional and modern.

JULIEN SOCIALCORNER® UNDERMOUNT WITH APRON FRONT STAINLESS STEEL KITCHEN SINK

This stainless steel JULIEN sink is special in so many ways, but especially because it is the only sink available on the market that fits into a corner. It provides the perfect solution for small footprint kitchens. It’s unique, very practical, and well-made.

INFINITY DRAIN

I personally dislike having a visible drain in the shower. That’s why I’m in love with the Infinity Drain. Along with its excellent craftsmanship, it also makes the shower look neat and tidy.  

STONE FOREST ELEMENTAL TROUGH SINK WITH CALIFORNIA FAUCETS VESSEL LAVATORY FAUCET

Just by touching this faucet by California Faucets, you can tell that this is a high-quality design. I’m absolutely drawn to its beautiful brass finish.

The Stone Forest sink is the perfect pairing for the faucet as it boasts solid, natural stone. The marriage of materials creates a luxurious masterpiece for your bathroom.

Spring 2021 Musings By Mindy

By |2021-03-17T20:05:35+00:00March 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Musings by Mindy

Mindy Sevinor

Dear friends and colleagues,

Since last March, so much has changed. For many of us, one of the silver linings of the pandemic has been the opportunity to build stronger relationships during these times — with our family and friends, but especially with our homes. Over the past year, they’ve become a refuge. They represent a protected haven to live and work. I hope that your home has been filled with laughter and new memories.

Here at Designer Bath, we’ve embraced change and want to continue to help your efforts to create new positive moments within your home. With that goal in mind, we’re excited to expand our vendor offerings to include Franke, Artelinea, and more of the Graff product line in both showrooms.

If you’re interested in learning what we love about these vendors, I invite you to make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms. If you’d prefer to view the displays from the comfort of your own home, I suggest looking into our 360-degree virtual showroom tours. Some of the designers who have contributed to our monthly blog have enjoyed exploring our space virtually — I’m sure you will too!

I’m so happy to put together this spring edition of Musings by Mindy to bring some inspiration into your home. Every time you wake up and spend your mornings in your redesigned kitchen and/or bathroom(s), you’ll have a greater sense of appreciation for the special touches and how the details have the power to bring you joy. Stay safe and stay healthy!

All my best,

Mindy Sevinor
Showroom Brand Manager

New in the Showroom

Franke kitchen sink

Vendor: Franke

Franke offers more than kitchen sinks — they offer fantastic accessories that will help your kitchen become more than just the place you eat. Your kitchen will transform into a meeting room for your family to share what they’ve accomplished that day. With price brackets that fit any budget, your ordinary kitchen will shine as a multi-functional wheelhouse. Franke is a well-known name in the kitchen industry with a tremendous reputation for quality, and in my opinion, creativity.

Vendor: Artelinea

Artelinea is an innovative bathroom furnishings brand that incorporates Italian style into their glass furniture and lighted mirrors. With centuries of glassworking under their belt, the company stays on the cutting edge of glass finishes, including colored, fluted, printed, and textured glass options. It’s the go-to brand for high-quality, customizable pieces that you and your clients will fall in love with and will influence the individual style of every home.

Artelinea
Graff MOD+ faucet

Graff Expansion

We’re thrilled to expand Graff’s footprint in both of our showrooms. Graff is a family-owned business and they are unlike many other faucet vendors. They are a true manufacturer, while many faucet vendors are assemblers. Starting with raw brass stock, Graff crafts its products from start to finish. In addition to innovative designs, they have an expansive selection of unique specialty finishes.

The MOD+ series has a great configurator that allows you to put your unique mark on each faucet. You have the ability to customize the spout shape, cover finish, clip finish, and body finish. You’ll definitely have the most unique faucet on the block!

Paige Lewin’s Showroom Favorites — March 2021

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A Note From Jason

Hello everyone,

Walk on the wild side print ad featuring woman walking a crocodile

Have you seen the new Designer Bath ad in New England Home Magazine, Boston Home Magazine, and/or Northshore Home Magazine?

Happy March! The official first day of spring is only a few weeks away and I’m excited to spend more time outside with family and friends. I am especially looking forward to ‘springing ahead’ on March 14th so we can enjoy some extra sunlight at the end of the day.

One of our favorite holidays is just around the corner: St. Patrick’s Day! As everyone knows, this special day celebrating Irish heritage uses green as its signature color. For us, being green means making an effort to be kind to the environment. We try to do this every day, however, March 17 gives us an extra reason to go green! We are glad to share some water-saving tips. According to the EPA, by replacing an old, inefficient toilet, the average household can reduce toilet water usage by 20 to 60 percent. Believe it or not, that will result in a savings of about $110 per year on water costs and $2,200 over the lifetime of the toilet. Contact us today to learn more about how replacing your toilet can be the perfect spring renovation project and an ideal way to embrace “being green.”

Here’s the backstory on the development of our new print ad (shown above). Designer Bath takes pride in its leadership role in the industry. Part of being an innovator is being creative, thinking outside the box, and pushing the boundaries. We’ve had fun with our new print campaign – check out the animated version of our print ad.

Now without further ado, we are thrilled to announce this month’s blogger: Paige Lewin of Tess & Ted. After spending two decades in public relations, Paige leaped to a new form of creative expression when she opened Tess & Ted Interiors in 2014. Self-taught, Paige blends modern and classic design and is influenced heavily by her love of textiles, her New England upbringing, and her time living and working in Manhattan. Paige and her team work with clients wherever they are on the interior design spectrum — from DIY consultations to down-to-the-studs of home renovations. She believes everyone deserves a beautiful, comfortable home that accommodates all the chaos of real life, and works closely with her clients to create just that.

Best,
Jason Sevinor

President

Paige Lewin's Showroom Favorites March 2021

When it comes to kitchen and bath, I always look for fixtures that feel amazing to the touch, deliver high style, and provide strong value for the cost. My five showroom favorites fit the bill perfectly:

BLANCO DIAMOND UNDERMOUNT SINK IN ANTHRACITE

This sink is one of my go-to pieces. Made of a granite composite, it’s easy to clean and gentle on fragile dishes. I love using the Anthracite colorway. How often do you see a black kitchen sink?

BRIZO SOLNA IN MATTE BLACK

While a stunning faucet can steal the show in a kitchen, sometimes function is sacrificed for beauty. Not so with the Solna. The articulating arm and ergonomic spout deliver the function, and the design is visually on point. If you worry about chicken hands, it’s also available in a touchless model. 

STONE FOREST VERGE BATH SINK

I’ll be honest…vessel sinks aren’t my favorite, but the Stone Forest Verge Sink had me at hello. The stone is stunning, feels like silk, and will never go out of style. Add the brass console legs and just, WOW. 

CALIFORNIA FAUCETS TO-PBL TRIM IN POLISHED CHROME

The cross handle of this California Faucets pressure balance trim feels so smooth in your hand and turns like a dream. The clean, modern design stands well on its own, and can be paired with quieter tilework in the shower. 

MTI JULIET 2

Have you ever been in a tub that could double as a piece of furniture? The Juliet is so comfortable that if it were in my house, my kids might find me in it wrapped in a blanket taking a nap. One end provides a cozy “hug” around the shoulders, while the opposite end is a bit more upright and wider, making it the perfect tub regardless of your soaking style. 

Jessica Chabot’s Showroom Favorites — February 2021

By |2021-02-11T22:12:19+00:00February 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Jason’s son Gunnar celebrating his February 14th birthday.

Jason’s son Gunnar celebrating his February 14th birthday.

Hello everyone,

Happy February! It may be brutally cold out there, but at least we are getting more sunlight as the days go on. Spring will be here before we know it. With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, my home will soon be filled with presents and cake. We’ll be celebrating my son Gunnar’s 6th birthday. Where does the time go?

This month’s blog is a little different in an exciting way. Our guest blogger picked her favorite items by using the virtual tour feature on our website. By doing so, she was able to select from both our Watertown and Beverly showrooms. As we reflect on the ways that we have needed to pivot since the start of the pandemic, we are proud of the new initiatives we’ve implemented to enhance our customer experience and accommodate various shopping approaches, including the rollout of the virtual tour, Zoom appointments, and the online wishlist. Now our clients have the opportunity to view displays and choose items from the comfort of their own home!

Without further ado, we’re happy to introduce our February Showroom Favorites blogger: Jessica Chabot. Jessica has over 20 years in the construction and design industry. A graduate of the Boston Architectural College, Jess started her design career as a kitchen and bath designer and then spent eight years with a custom residential construction company. Currently, she is applying all of her experience and expertise as Senior Designer at Katie Rosenfeld and Company. She works with the team to create and execute high-end interiors. Jess lives in the burbs with her husband and two daughters. When she isn’t using her magic design wand to make people’s dreams come true, she volunteers as the president of the New England IFDA chapter and sits on her town’s Planning Board. We are thrilled to share her favorites with you.

 Wishing you all a warm and loving February.

Best,
Jason Sevinor

President

Jessica Chabot's Showroom Favorites February 2021

STONE FOREST CALMA MARBLE SOAKING TUB

How can you not be obsessed with Stone Forest’s Calma marble soaking tub? With its stunning veining, the tub presents an “old-world” feel with a modern look. It would pair nicely with almost any style and would be a beautiful focal point in a bathroom.

ROHL ELONGATED HIGH GLOSS MAHOGANY TOILET SEAT

Often an overlooked part of a bathroom, I am thrilled to see wood toilet seats making a comeback. This particular mahogany piece from Rohl adds a level of formality to the space. Apart from a design standpoint, they are also much more comfortable to sit on.

DXV RANDALL WIDESPREAD BATHROOM FAUCET WITH CROSS HANDLES

Everyone knows brass is back. Oftentimes, however, clients can be fearful of living finishes — they shouldn’t be! There is something charming about your faucet having “lived.

HOUSE OF ROHL SHAWS CLASSIC SHAKER FARMHOUSE APRON FRONT FIRECLAY KITCHEN SINK

The tried and true “farm sink” is a classic. House of Rohl is the industry standard for this style of sink. The Shaws Classic Shaker Farmhouse Fireclay piece is a must-have.

HOUSE OF ROHL PERRIN & ROWE EDWARDIAN ERA OVAL THERMOSTATIC TRIM PLATE WITH VOLUME CONTROL

IN POLISHED CHROME

My love for House of Rohl pieces continues with this Perrin & Rowe Edwardian Era selection. Right now, I’m really into shower trims that have an all-in-one backplate for both the volume control and thermostatic valve. You can’t go wrong with this streamlined look — and may I mention – less to clean!

Jill Litner Kaplan’s Showroom Favorites — January 2021

By |2021-01-12T15:48:49+00:00January 11th, 2021|Uncategorized|

A Note From Jason

Happy New Year!

An exciting renovation is underway at our Beverly showroom.

We did it — we officially made it through 2020. Despite all of the challenges we endured and the ever-changing retail environment, we’ve worked hard to come out on the other side stronger and more resilient than ever. Looking forward, I feel hopeful for the future and I am cautiously optimistic about what this next chapter has in store for us.

Here at Designer Bath, we’re saying out with the old and in with the new as we kick off the year with an exciting renovation of our Beverly showroom. We always strive to display current trends as well as traditional favorites. The pandemic seemed to inspire many people to analyze their living spaces and ask if it was serving them effectively and creating joy. We went through a similar process and came up with some ways to freshen our space, and make it more  resourceful for clients. Stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes footage of our transformation. Be sure to follow our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date.

I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t comment on the events that transpired at the Capitol Building last week.  What comes up for me is the importance of leadership and the role we as leaders play to foster kindness and make a difference. I think about it every day. How can I make a difference for those with whom I come in contact?  How can I make a difference for those in my community?  How can I spread warmth and love?  This is my personal mission. From my perspective, leadership is a privilege, a gift and an honor.

I’m thrilled to introduce our first guest blogger of 2021: Jill Litner Kaplan. Jill has been involved in the world of design for 30 years and is a leader in the Boston design community. Her work has been published in magazines and was most recently featured in the book New England Modern. Her firm has managed countless comprehensive interior design projects involving significant construction, and they have worked with architects and builders throughout New England to execute the needs of their projects. Jill has a natural passion for fashion, loves fine fabrics and knows how to layer patterns in a way that is visually stimulating and dynamic with no detail spared. Jill truly understands how to create an environment that is a unique expression of her clients: one that addresses their personal style and preferences, while at the same time, infusing it with her own well-honed taste and sense of energy.
Wishing you a safe and happy 2021!

Best,

Jason Sevinor

President

Jill Litner Kaplan's Showroom Favorites January 2021

DORNBRACHT IMO LAVATORY MIXER IN PLATINUM MATTE

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MADELI ESTATE SAPPHIRE FREE STANDING CABINET

A faucet is the first decision you make when designing a master bathroom. In this case, I selected the Dornbracht IMO in a platinum matte finish. A truly classic piece, it boasts both linear and curved elements. The quality of the faucet is what sets the tone for this space with its timeless elegance and bold presence.

The cabinet conveys both strong and delicate messages. The versatile sapphire color can appeal to both men and women in a master bathroom. It would look most spectacular with a marble mosaic floor. The chrome legs then would reveal the beautiful flooring.

DORNBRACHT CONCEALED THERMOSTAT WITH THREE-WAY VOLUME CONTROL IN POLISHED CHROME

The Dornbracht Concealed Thermostat proves that plumbing can be considered jewelry for your shower. It’s an ingenious way to organize the valves onto one backplate — a seamless integration that is very appealing to the eye.

JACLO 16″ X 16″ SQUARE RAIN MACHINE IN POLISHED CHROME

The Jaclo 16” x 16” Rain Machine is a wonderful statement from both a design and functionality perspective. It’s able to provide a magnificent shower experience. The straight, linear shape provides a balance to the large scale of the piece to create a subtle yet impactful focal point for your shower.

BAINULTRA VIBE FREESTANDING SOAKER TUB IN WHITE

I am a huge fan of BainUltra. To me, they stand for high quality and superb design detail. This design is so sleek with its straight edge and gentle curved detail on each of the four sides. It’s simply a masterpiece and adds an element of luxury and relaxation for your bathroom.

DORNBRACHT CL.1 SINGLE-LEVER TUB MIXER IN PLATINUM MATTE

I absolutely love this Dornbracht tub mixer because of its sculptural presence when placed next to a freestanding bathtub. The combination of a statuesque bathtub paired with a piece of gleaming hardware creates a dramatic perspective.

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