Guest blog: “…filled with admiration and glee over the durable design and colour of this fabulous new brilliant blue Bin.”

Barbara SegalOver the past few months we’ve really been spoilt by the amazing Guest Bloggers who’ve wanted to share their design and product thoughts with the team at Brabantialife. And now we are super excited to share Barbara Segal’s Guest Blog with you too!

She is President of Noir Blanc Interiors, a design firm with an established reputation foremost in luxury homes, coastal living, yacht interiors, and high rise interiors.

Based in Newport, RI, Chicago and LA, Barbara blogs at  She is founder of @IntDesignerchat the popular international twitter chat for professional designer, architects, and home decor professionals.

boy with box“Mid-summer I received a rather big box from Brabantia, living on the beach I always have a house filled with summer house guests. Brabantia rather large box was well received upon its arrival. Upon a lovely request from one of my favorite twitter brands Brabantia, I had chosen a colour bin in brilliant blue to review. As I opened the box, my beach house guest and myself were filled with admiration and glee over the durable design and colour of this fabulous new brilliant blue Bin.

kitchen with bin As the busy summer moved on, house guests kept arriving. The bin went from room to room, as it was my first Brabantia bin and it seemed to enrich my beach house no matter where my designer eye put it. First I put it in the kitchen; as my living area is red, white and blue so it tied in well with the surrounding beach house décor, not to mention the windows are looking out at the blue water. I loved it!

Brabantia bin Knowing, the reputation of Brabantia timeless products for kitchen and home, and waste bins. I agreed to being convinced that the bin was perfect for what we fondly call the “Frat” floor at the beach house. When old college friends, visited for a week of beach, riding, and sailing in Newport. Here, the bin was used for endless beverage containers. The bins durable container and easy to clean plastic removable bags, won me over as a great design that was easy to empty and the plastic liner can be lifted for a good spray down with a hose outside. This really impressed me, as I was trying desperately not to foster home ants all summer long, so wow, what another great bin feature.

As a interior designer, I like to change things up a bit in my beach décor. So, I placed the bin, on natural slate, to be used as a laundry bin. I had this idea while looking for a resource for client project. Quite frankly I like this idea! The touch bin, has a large pop open, touch top and a deep removable plastic bin, perfect for all those wet beach towels.Blue touch bin

Summer is almost over, it’s now September and I have learned that the Brabantia bin is a solid, reliable products that is made to last. The beauty of this bin, is receiving lots of compliments, and I will have beach house guests testing its use of durability for years and years. The Brabantia touch bin comes with ten year guarantee, a beach house décors match made in heaven.

Brabantia, thank you! As you can sea, blue is the perfect colour bin for my beach life.”



Thanks to Guest Blogger Barbara for the review.  Find out more about her thoughts and views on Twitter and please check out her blog too!

For more information on our Colour Your Bins please click here.

If you would like to find out about being a Guest Blogger, please do get in touch with us.



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