Jared and I spent another lovely little Saturday perusing showrooms. For those of you who don’t know, I used to work for a radio station and our advertisers were all over the north shore of Massachusetts. Some of my favorite live broadcasts were from these home improvement showrooms so I was dying to take Jared to some of them.
First up was Salem Plumbing Supply & Designer Bath. I had a lot of fun in this showroom back in the day. This was a stop on our famous 14-hour live broadcast Holiday Toy Drive and I remember a group of very appreciative plumbers grabbing coffee and donuts from us when we gave them one of our Friday North Shore Coffee Breaks. It was a fun place to be with great people. Jared and I fell in love with these faucet knobs for the half bath.
After a total crunchy granola lunch at an organic cafe (the things my husband does for me!) we were off to Lucia Lighting in Lynn. Their Grand Opening was the very last event I did before leaving the radio station and it was also one of my most memorable. I can’t say enough nice things about Lucia Lighting’s showrooms. Stunning! Here’s a bunch of favorites that caught our eye.
This giant lantern would be fantastic for the front entryway.
This is a non-negotiable (although my husband would say everything is a non-negotiable). I must have 2 of these pendants in brushed nickel for the kitchen peninsula.
We went a little crazy in the outdoor lighting showroom. So many great options. Thinking about one of these for over the sink in the half bath.
And then there was this adorable orb! Love it!
So after running into owner Lucia Lighting owner Lucy Dearborn (can’t believe she recognized me after 7 years!) I was feeling like quite the North Shore Know it All. Have I mentioned how good it is to be home again?!
Anyways, so after Lucia Lighting we were off to the Ferguson Showroom for more kitchen and bath. Again, we saw the same adorable “hot” and “cold” faucet knobs and tons of high end shower head options. Over in the kitchen section, Jared was loving the Bosch appliances. It was hard not to. Gorgeous! Pricey… but gorgeous.
A quick trip to Home Depot made us really appreciate the luxury bath showrooms we had just visited. You really do get what you pay for with these fixtures. Home Depot’s may look the same but they are all plastic crap. And bath fixtures aren’t just pretty things to look at. You actually handle them everyday. So we’re thinking it might be worth the added expense.
So after another weekend of showrooms, Jared flew to Richmond on Sunday for work. This will be the first time we’ve been apart overnight since we got married. Sniff sniff! Tear! Miss you love!