A Note From Jason
I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays last weekend. The Red Sox are in training and the NBA Playoffs are around the corner. In other words, the calendar says it’s officially April – maybe Mother Nature will catch up soon.
Our Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply team kicked off spring with two events at our Watertown showroom.
At a recent Lunch & Learn workshop, we welcomed a representative (traveling all the way from Chicago) from The Galley to teach our guests about the brand’s functional workstations. If you haven’t yet experienced The Galley, it’s on display in both of our showrooms. We’d love to introduce you to this kitchen game-changer.
The second engaging session we hosted was a panel discussion (moderated by yours truly) in partnership with IFDA-New England. We invited our industry colleagues in for a pow-wow and talked about our feelings – literally. Led by a licensed clinical social worker, the chat centered around the complexity of relationships between clients and designers, and inspired great Q & A interaction from the audience.
I’m thrilled to introduce our April guest blogger, Tiffany LeBlanc. Tiffany, the principal of luxury residential design firm, LeBlanc Design, creates dynamic spaces inspired by her many exotic travels. Follow along below as she shares her favorite pieces from our showroom, virtually concepting a ‘dream bathroom’ that’s brimming with form and function.
Also, you’re invited… to an upcoming ‘Sip and Learn’ with Northshore Home magazine at our Beverly showroom! Join us for a talk about bath and kitchen trends with local industry experts (including our very own Showroom Brand Manager, Mindy Sevinor). Small bites, wine and signature cocktails will be provided. The event is on Tuesday, May 1st at 5:30 PM at 97 River Street in Beverly, and is free and open to all. Hope to see you then – RSVP here.
Cheers to a new season!
STONE FOREST EGG TUB
I love the simplicity of this tub’s shape along with its graceful, organic composition. I appreciate that every Stone Forest piece is individual – no two tubs are the same and each one tells its own story. The carrara marble has a very natural, effortless feel to it. An elevated surface material like this gives you a classical vibe while still being cutting-edge and contemporary.
THE FURNITURE GUILD WINSTON DOUBLE VANITY
My favorite thing about this piece is its seamless blend of modern and timeless design. I could see this vanity being used in a master bathroom with a double sink and a grand statement tub. The lacquer finish is fresh, transitional and would look beautiful with the above Stone Forest tub. This vanity, with just a hint of the industrial metal look, transports an entire bathroom’s aesthetic into an edgy pocket of design. There’s been an interest lately in this type of juxtaposition, especially in regards to bathroom furniture.
TRACY GLOVER TRUMPET SCONCES
When it comes to finding the perfect lighting for a bathroom, there are many glass sconces to choose from. Tracy Glover’s collection contains stunning options that are hand-blown for a crafted, authentic look. This piece would mix well into a bathroom that contains matte or monochrome finishes. The right sconces can really soften the design of a bathroom and make it less predictable while giving you dimension and texture. Imagine taking a late night bubble bath with these accents providing mood lighting to set the ambiance and tone of the space.
THG BELUGA FAUCET
This faucet is undeniably beautiful. It’s very well-done and has that ‘wow’ factor without being too obvious. Faucetry truly has become the ‘jewelry’ in a bathroom; it’s your opportunity to add flair and embellishment in a cohesive way. Faucets are also the elements that people touch every day, so for that fixture to be a beautiful, refined piece that feels good to the hand is key. This is where people are most likely to truly perceive the quality of a bathroom.
VOGUE TOWEL WARMER
In a room where you’re bathing, you want everything to feel like a calming oasis full of subtle little luxuries. There’s something about having heated towels, not only for the practical function, but also for the pampering. It’s like being greeted by a warm embrace when you get out of the tub or shower. A heated towel waiting for you really becomes an experience in itself. A piece like this furthers a tangible design, allowing you to appreciate how you engage with décor and aesthetic.
ELECTRIC MIRROR FUSION LIGHTED MIRROR
This backlit mirror – perfect for makeup application – would go well with the Tracy Glover sconces above. Just because you have sconces in your bathroom, there’s still always the need for a mirror that provides additional lighting. This piece can be layered in with decorative lighting accents to achieve functional, artisan-quality illumination.