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Sunday, April 18, 2010

What's New ~ Kohler

Once again, no one has asked for advice about their home. Hmmm... I'm beginning to think either everyone has their home projects under control, or maybe no one is reading my blog, or folks are too embarrassed to ask. Well folks, the invitation still stands for advice on a specific issue in your home or any interior design question you may have so Monday's Method will live on.

If you do read my blog, you know that I have substituted new products on the market for Monday's Method. Today, we look at Kohler bath. I have chosen a few of their products that I really enjoyed. At the top is one of Kohler's new rain showers. The collection is called Rainhead. They sound fabulous. Here is Kohler's description:

"Innovative technology and great design combine to create a powerful, thoroughly drenching shower experience. KOHLER® Rainheads feature Katalyst™ technology, a revolutionary air induction system that intensifies water's rinsing ability and makes each drop feel bigger and perform better. Available in three styles and a range of sizes and finishes, solid brass rainheads, with enhanced nozzle configurations, deliver complete, even coverage."

Wow ~ making water more efficient ~ I'm up for that. Now onto to bathtubs. Below is one in the series Cast Iron BubbleMassage Baths. This tub sounds heavenly. Here's what Kohler says about them...

"Thousands of bubbles and durable, beautiful KOHLER® Cast Iron come together for the first time in four new BubbleMassage baths. Personalize your bathing experience with 18 levels of adjustability, Zones of Control and optional chromatherapy. The 360-degree staggered airjet design, along with targeted foot and lumbar airjets, delivers a full-body massage." Sign me up!

This is one of the new Karbon Lavatory Faucets. This design is brilliant. I love the versatility of water spray (type and angle). The appearance is so sleek and elegant. I can see specifying these in my designs. Here's how they describe this series:

"With two pivoting joints, the Karbon articulating bathroom lavatory faucet lets you put water exactly where you want it as you shave, wash your hands or rinse the basin. This multifunction sprayhead offers a gentle spray for grooming and a more forceful spray for cleaning. Available as a wall- or deck-mount faucet and in a variety of finishes, the faucet is WaterSense labeled and can save up to 14,700 gallons of water each year compared to faucets with standard aerators."

I love this vanity. It would solve problems for storage without a lot of mass in small bathrooms. I also like the wide counter that allows for items to be placed (e.g. soap dispenser, votive). This is part of the Persuade Collection. This one in the Petite Vanity with these specifics:

"Persuade petite vanity in Mantle with Persuade Curv integrated lavatory in Almond and Forté widespread lavatory faucet with sculpted lever handles in Vibrant® Brushed Nickel."

This is a wonderful and elegant design for those with children. A section of the cabinet may be locked to store medicines, etc. that little hands shouldn't be able to get to. They call this their Lockbox (go figure). "Keep personal items and medications safe with the rust- and chip-free Lockbox. Easy to add to existing 20" recessed or wall-mount mirrors, the Lockbox comes with two folding keys so the cabinet door can be closed with the key in the lock." Ok, if you do have unsafe items in there, take the key out :)

I am a sucker for shiny silver and sleek so this faucet really caught my eye. This is one in Kohler's new Stance line. I love the way it is contemporary but not harsh. There is lovely fluidity to the lines versus hard angles. Just my style. Here is what they say:

"A definitive expression of contemporary design, the Stance faucet collection asserts itself with strong, architectural lines. Featuring refined angles and edges, the faucet collection offers a striking design statement for modern living spaces. Lavatory faucets with water-saving aerators, bath fillers and high-performance showering components let you create a coordinated, modern bathroom."

Here is another new faucet line. This one, as with the Rainhead, is eco-friendly without compromising performance. This is one of the Insights Faucets with Hybrid Energy System. "Introducing the world's first touchless faucet to last 30 years. Insight faucets with the Hybrid energy system combine adaptive infrared technology with regenerative power to perform for decades to come. No maintenance. No batteries. No hassles."

Last but not least ~ here is a sample of the Kallos™ Spun Glass Undercounter Lavatory Collection. You all know my love of glass so this one is sheer beauty to me. The prisms would sparkle at me every morning and I would sparkle right back. Here's how Kohler describes this series:

"With the look of fine cut glass, the Kallos lavatory marries chic undercounter style and traditional artistry. Thoughtfully designed to conceal items stored beneath the lavatory, Kallos reflects light and color in captivating patterns. Ideal for bathroom settings, glass is exceptionally durable and quick-cleaning." Quick cleaning! That is just one of the perks of glass.

What I really like about some of these new introductions it the fact that they are eco-friendly and have safety in mind. That is how all design/product companies need to be thinking in my opinion.

If you do have interior design questions, please leave me a comment. If you have a specific issue with a project in your home, send me a couple of pictures ~ paula@paulagracedesigns.com. Please make sure you place Monday's Method in the subject line or who know what will happen to it :)

I'll see you tomorrow for Timeless Tuesday ~ I'm looking forward to your links!


  1. Hi Pretty Paula! Oh, I love seeing these beautiful baths. I'm a tub person for sure and just love to soak. Sorry to say my master bath is not blog worthy! :) I'd even be embarrassed to tell you about it!
    Hope you've had a great weekend.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Paula, Love these designs!! fabulous!!

    I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

    Art by Karena

  3. Hi Paula,
    Well, I got to thinking about us asking you questions, so I will. My living room is still a work in progress. I love my Ralph Lauren sofa. It was a discontinued line and we got a fabulous deal. Anyway, I have two winged back chairs covered in a tapestry fabric that I was going to have recovered. I've changed my mind and am going to keep my beloved wings and put them in another room. I'm going to be on the lookout for new chairs for the living room. Well, to make my long story short, I would love an accent color for some pillows on the sofa and am having a hard time deciding. The walls are painted a soft mossy green, I made my drapes in here and like them. I have a center entry with the living room on one side and dining room on the other and this color of green is on both walls. The drapes are the same also just a different beaded trim. I'm not finished with the wall behind the sofa either. I'm thinking of hanging a couple of small prints on either side of the big picture or maybe hanging some little wall shelves I have.
    Any advice you can give me would be great.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Paula,
    Love all the bath products. Sorry I don't have my bath done yet. Maybe in a few months I'll have pictures for you.


  5. Hello, Paula -- How kind of you to offer decorating help! I have a family room sofa that sits off center on the wall. I have a small group of large canvases I would like to hang on that wall ... do I center them on the wall or specifically over the sofa?

    Thank you for giving some thought to my design dilemma.


  6. This is great! I have 2 questions for next Monday's Method ~ fabulous! Stay tuned :)
    Paula Grace ~

  7. Oh, Kohler has my heart yet again! Their faucets, tubs, and sinks are incredible -- but now, I'm very curious about that little cabinet. You're so right about it being ideal with little ones around the house. Yet another reason to appreciate the quality and innovation of this great company...

    Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, Paula Grace :)


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