Today is Saturday, 4th July 2015

Is Spring Here Yet?

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Remember when I started this New Year by saying I was going to write more blogs?  #EpicFail.  Maybe I have just been so cold and buried in snow here…yes, I’ll use that excuse.

We have been doing some spring cleaning in our showrooms, and have put out a lot of new displays in Somers over the past few weeks!  We got rid of some old displays to make room to display new trends in both tile and fixtures.  We also added a lot of new tile lines to our gallery, refreshing our glass and porcelain offerings.  Enjoy the photos, and stop by Somers to see everything in person!  The displays should be out in the other showrooms within the next two months.

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Industrial Chic

Industrial Chic

Soft and Warm

Soft and Warm

Crisp and Clean

Crisp and Clean

Master Bath Oasis

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Before - Right Wall

Before – Right Wall

A couple came into me after buying a new home nearby. They loved the home, but hated the bathrooms –  they were outdated and awkwardly laid out.  We did three of their bathrooms, but the one I want to share with you today is the Master Bath, because the transformation left me speechless.

The layout of the bathroom was horrible – a small tub and small shower, with the large vanity under an angled ceiling.  The couple wanted a spa-like feel, with a large shower and free-standing tub.  It seemed impossible, but we were able to do it with some imagination and a lot of hard work.

We moved the shower into the alcove where the tub was, doubling the size and allowing for a beautiful custom glass door.  We then moved the vanity to where the shower was, leaving room for a beautiful free-standing bath.  Behind the Bain Ultra bath we created a feature wall with ledgerstone, which was the one element this couple knew they HAD to have in the space.  It goes beautifully with the wood-look porcelain floor.  For the shower they chose a large scale porcelain tile to keep with the spa feel of the space.

For the vanity area, the couple chose an open look with the Interlude vanity by Bertch.   They chose a rich dark brown, which pops against all of the lighter earthy tones.  The Kallista Bellis faucets and Robern Bryn Mawr medicine cabinets add a traditional touch to this bathroom.

After

After – Overall Layout

After - Vanity

After – Vanity

After - Tub Area

After – Tub Area

After - Shower

After – Shower

 

Welcome to 2015!

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OK, I have been totally slacking when it comes to writing my blogs!  I apologize for that, and resolve to be better in 2015.

Kohler Artifacts faucet in Brushed Bronze.

Kohler Artifacts faucet in Brushed Bronze.

With a new year comes new trends for the kitchen and bath.  The biggest trend I am seeing is the revamp of GOLD in the bathroom.  I’m not talking the green hued brass, but a warmer, richer gold.

Kohler has a few gold finishes throughout their line.  Their most popular gold is called Brushed Bronze, which I am forecasting to grow in sales this year.  I’m even putting it on a brand new display, which will be out in Somers over the next few months.     

Newport Brass has three different golds throughout their faucet line – a Polished Gold, French Gold and Satin Gold.  The faucet below is similar to Newport’s Miro faucet.

White with Gold

White with Gold

What do you think about this gold trend? Would you use it in your home? If you’re a designer or architect, are your clients requesting this look?


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