California Faucets



Showcased in every bath of the 2008 Philharmonic House of Design by Stonefield Development, California Faucets' custom offerings prove a designer's dream

June 25, 2008 | Product Release

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(Huntington Beach, CA, June 25, 2008) Locally grown is always freshest. Certainly this holds true for local faucet company California Faucets, cherry picked to outfit all seven baths in the 2008 Philharmonic House of Design in the prestigious Crystal Cove custom home community in Newport Beach, California. California Faucets products are part of the event’s public display of the latest in design trends and techniques by leading ASID designers in the baronial 8,500 square foot Spanish-Mediterranean-style house.

California Faucets Custom Faucetry™ offered event designers striking styles with artistic flexibility. And nothing speaks to designers more than artistic flexibility. It translates to individuality—creative freedom. Says Chris Kittrell of Kittrell & Associates Interior Design, ASID, CID, and Design Chair for the 2008 Philharmonic House of Design, “We hand-selected California Faucets and solicited their donation because it’s a wonderful local company with extraordinary product in terms of quality, design, and range of styles and finishes.”

ASID design participants summoned their muse from California Faucets’ extensive decorative line. Beautiful designs resulted in every single bath in the house. The faucet and coordinating shower design creations are as individual and distinct as the designers who created them.

Calming Sanctuary
In the master bath, the claw-foot tub is embellished with a Satin-Nickel finished Balboa telephone tub set from California Faucets to create a high-impact, yet calming environment. The sink’s art deco style CATALINA widespread faucet in matching Satin Nickel is customized with lever handles from the MONTEREY series to bring harmony to contrasting design elements used throughout the bath. Designs were purposefully thought out by Deirdre Eagles, ASID, Deirdre Eagles Interior Design. “California Faucets’ custom fittings play an essential role in the traditional-styled, yet clean-lined glamorous result,” says Eagles, adding that the line made it easy to mix and match for the ultimate in customization.

Organically Inspired
The versatility of California Faucets’ line enables Haute Design Studio’s Shala Shamardi, ASID, Associate IIDA, to create the organically infused environment she saw in her mind’s eye for the girl’s suite and bath. Shamardi chose the SAN CLEMENTE widespread for its curvature and grooves in a Satin Nickel finish. In the shower, Shamardi created congruent flow with a coordinating faucet and thermostatic shower in Satin Nickel. With shower turned on, the illusion of a waterfall is created against the gray travertine slab and glass tile.

Seated in Tradition
In the boy’s bath suite, Megan Crane, ASID, Megan Crane Designs, Inc. uses elements that bring to mind the masculine romance of the world of Ralph Lauren. The addition of the Victorian style SALINAS heightens the warm look in the room. “California Faucets’ SALINAS widespread faucet is the perfect choice with cross handles which tie in the toy jacks motif in the boy’s bedroom,” says Crane. Crane chose to customize the faucet in Polished Nickel for a bold touch, a design theme she used throughout the room. In the shower, she ran a custom chrome liner, complemented with California Faucets’ coordinating tub spout, large rain showerhead, and bath accessories from hardware to towel rings.

Modern Glamour
California Faucet’s single hole AVALON faucet in Satin Nickel was the crowning jewel of the powder room. Here, Candace Manning, ASID, Candace Manning Designs emphasizes clean lines and delightfully surprising modern touches. The AVALON’s sleek minimalist style, ordered in Satin Nickel and a vertical configuration with the handle above the spout, is ideal for the customized result Manning had in mind. “We pulled unexpected details from the home’s nearby living areas,” says Manning. “We duplicated the furniture’s metal sabots on the bath vanity and even grabbed the silver matte legs from a mirrored chest. The result is charming.”

About California Faucets
California Faucets has been providing its customers with the very best customer service and delivery of the finest selection of decorative fittings in the industry since 1988. With over 25 styles and more than 30 decorative finishes, California Faucets’ Custom Faucetry™ allows you to combine any spout with any handle in any finish. And with the Virtual Faucet Creator™, a revolutionary new online tool by California Faucets, you can create thousands of designs with just a few clicks of the mouse.

As part of Custom Faucetry™, California Faucets offers Thermostatic Shower Systems, Tub and Shower Sets, Trim, and Bathroom Accessories. California Faucets’ products are sold at prominent decorative hardware and plumbing showrooms and at select kitchen and bath dealers nationwide.  For more information, call 1-800-822-8855 or log on to

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