Thursday, January 31, 2013

What’s On Tap at Designer Bath

On January 22nd, we opened up our Beverly showroom after-hours to host our first What’s On Tap Showroom Sampler event. The format for the evening consisted of six different stations manned with representatives from a number of the quality brands that we offer. Each rep came prepared to share new prototypes and product information with an audience consisting of design/build professionals.

Air injection technology delivers invigorating high-performance showers.

Faucets are the true jewelry of the bath with many unique styles to choose from.

A sense of humour comes in handy when selling toilets that come with directions.

A tour of our contractor training room complete with live boilers and radiant heat.

Guests were divided into small groups and spent 10 minutes at each station. The coordinator for the nights event, Designer Bath and Salem Plumbing Supply sales consultant Beezee Honan, designed the evening as both an educational and networking opportunity, “Many people came up to me to let me know that they thought they knew a lot about our product lines, but they learned something new at every station. That was great to hear, because everyone is busy and if they come to one of our events, we want it to be worth their time.

Robin Davis, Mindy Sevinor-Feinberg, Beezee Honan

Beer on tap served by Henrys Market

John Kelsey, Karen Swanson, David West

Todd Moreschi, Amanda Greaves, Michael Musinski, Kristina and Kirby Crestin

Pat Yagjian, Barbara Bradlee, Ginny von Rueden

Burger Bar // Henry’s Catering

Dave and Katherine Hawkins

“Doing the rotation worked out great ... the reps did a good job and we learned a lot about the products, more so than if we just wandered around on our own. The food and drink were nice, too. The events at Designer Bath are really top notch all the way around.” – designer, Katherine Hawkins

manufacturer's reps

Product demonstrations were presented by:

Mark Sorenson for 
Century Bathworks, Fairmont, Native Trails,
Rohl, Strasser, Victoria + Albert

Jeff Sargent for Hansgrohe

Ron Retaleato for Duravit

Scott Chiras for Blanco, MTI, Robern

Luis Ramirez for Altmans

Jason Sevinor with raffle prize winner Molly Booth

Along with getting an exclusive preview of new prototypes and learning about the latest technologies in the decorative plumbing industry, guests also had the opportunity to take home some great raffle prizes (faucets, fixtures, and shower heads) donated by our participating manufacturers. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales were donated to Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity. Read about our recent partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the Home Builders Blitz 2012 here.

If you would like to be notified of upcoming showroom events, email Yvonne Blacker at

Visit our facebook page for more What’s On Tap event photos. 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14  Andrew Swaine
6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 15  Yvonne Blacker

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Pin It To Win It!

Looking for design inspiration? We have partnered with Northshore magazine plus local home design and remodeling experts to host a special contest on Pinterest! You could win a prize package worth $500 just for pinning your favorite images from our “Love Your Home” boards. Whether you are planning a remodel, adding on to your home, or searching for design tips and trends, you will find lots of inspiring images and ideas to get you started from:

To find out more, click here.  

Happy pinning!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2nd Annual Designers Shine Awards

Are you an interior design professional? Have you specified fixtures from our Beverly showroom? 

Submit your completed bath or kitchen design project to our second annual “Designers Shine with Designer Bath Awards” and you could win a $1,000 Gift Certificate to our showroom, PLUS have your space photographed by Eric Roth to be featured in an upcoming ad in New England Home Magazine!

Here are a few details ...

Completed space (bath, kitchen, or other) must feature products purchased through Designer Bath/Salem Plumbing Supply.

Deadline for submission is May 31, 2013. Scouting shots are acceptable.

Additional prizes will be awarded for small space solutions, green design, universal design, outdoor spaces, and other categories.

Winning entry will be announced at a special showroom event in July of 2013. To receive the official entry form with complete details, email Yvonne Blacker at

Read about the 2012 Designers Shine Award winner here.

We look forward to seeing your work! Good luck!

Monday, January 7, 2013

The chosen one ...

We love sharing our beautiful products with others, especially the media! When Courtney Kasianowicz from Design New England magazine called to borrow a sink from our showroom collection to photograph for an upcoming kitchen and bath issue, we were more than happy to say yes! When she stopped by our Beverly showroom in December, she was inspired to take with her not just one but three vessel sinks that she and art director Jenna Talbot thought were magazine-worthy. 

Stone Forest Zen Sink in Golden Bronze
RA Magnus Large Oval Tilted Vessel in Beige Travertine
Native Trails Petit Maestro in hammered copper
photographed by Joel Benjamin

We can tell the team enjoyed showing off the gorgeous natural finishes and staging these beauties for their Selections story.

“Truth be told, it was a challenge for us to choose just one sink to feature ... we experimented with three stunning vessel varieties, pairing them with beach stones and forest moss ... a nod to all the beautiful natural materials we are seeing in today’s hottest bathroom designs.

Come by and see them for yourself! Act quick, and you could take home this one, a travertine lovely from RA Magnus, at a specially reduced showroom sale price of just $299 (yes, it is the actual one photographed for Design New England).

The Selections article also features several vanity vignettes by New England based interior designers. As one states, A beautiful sink makes all the difference. Read the article here.

Thanks, Design New England, for including us!

cover photograph by Trent Bell 

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