The photos tell the story. An opening event at the Abbrio Showroom in Seattle with DXV products throughout. Live music, wonderful food and a showroom looking spectacular combined to provide a celebration. It’s a win-win for trade professionals and the public when a display is well done. And Abbrio’s luxury showroom achieves the display with excellence.
My design heart did beat faster when I saw this freestanding soaking tub with oak feet. What a brilliant idea to ‘warm’ the room with a wood element. Bathrooms so often are perceived as cool with elements like tile, glass, stone and porcelain so the addition of wood feet is a perfect touch. The vanity cabinet continues the concept.
DXV is adding design elements that reflect inspiration from historically significant designs. The beauty of these designs is they respect how folks live today and how they desire design to function. So let’s look at the vanity cabinet designs as an example.
Although some may interpret this as ‘Farmhouse’, it can easily translate to modern with changes to the design elements of the bathroom itself. A wainscot of tile rather than wood achieves a different design aesthetic. I especially like that it offers a pullout drawer and a shelf. And hardware for the sink and handles can be changed. Also available with a wood stain.
The trough sink in 47″ size is a change up but ever so fresh and useful. With 2 holes for faucets, it is a contemporary option for updates and new construction. Also, part of the Lyndon collection, it is wall hung making the space below useful for storage of towels, and so on. Think of adding a basket.
A pleasant surprise is a choice of gray as a finish for kitchen sinks. The farmhouse sink, as it’s called, is enjoying a comeback moment and DXV offers a twist, literally! You can choose which side of the sink to expose. A smooth surface of or one with a design. I think this concept is brilliant. By adding a simple design element and the color gray as a finish, the farmhouse sink is now a modern, contemporary element for a kitchen remodel.
Wall hung toilets are gaining traction in bathroom selections. Not only do they save space but they offer a clean aesthetic as shown in the photo. I predict consumers and designers will adapt to the trend of the wall hung toilet.
A one piece toilet from DXV that’s “unmistakably modern, undeniably gracious in contour and form.” I love the soft shape of the tank.
The distinctly geometric design of the Percy faucet is the epitome of minimalism. I think it makes a simply luxurious statement.
Whether shopping in Seattle or a DXV showroom in your home town, I hope I’ve inspired you to take an up close look at DXV. Refreshing product design is sure to inspire a future project for me and I hope also for you.