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Articles to help with your luxury bath furnishings and fixtures that make a grand visual impression with a small ecological footprint.

  • Why Polished Metals Can Really Make a Space Shine


    The beauty of our polished finishes lies in their ability to work in a variety of different spaces. They can add warmth and interest to almost any kitchen or bath style. Take a look at some of our favorite Polished Nickel and Polished Copper installations and get inspired to shine!

    Polished Nickel Bar Sink "Let's never go back to boring old sinks, agreed? Just kidding - but really, we're so glad we added a little sparkle to this bar area!" @whelandesignhouse

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  • Native Trails Talks to HGTV Designer Leanne Ford on her quirky design aesthetic and finding creative inspiration everywhere.

    “Design isn’t precious. Try new things.” -Leanne Ford

    Designer Leanne Ford

    HGTV’s “Restored by the Fords” follows the Ford siblings as they restore unconventional older homes in their hometown of Pittsburgh. Leanne lends the projects her delightfully quirky design aesthetic and her brother Steve brings his construction expertise to the table. The result is a binge worthy series that brings to life Leanne’s motto “The difference between weird and wonderful is good design.”

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  • Let the Inspiration Soak In

    10 Inspirational Soaking Tub Installations

    Aspen, Aurora, Avalon, Santorini—each Native Trails bathtub is as unique and naturally beautiful as the legendary place for which it was named. Whether handcrafted of recycled copper or our NativeStone blend of cement and jute fiber, these functional works of art add a ‘wow’ factor to any bathroom. Here are 10 of our favorite installations.

    Sonoma Bathroom

    1. NativeStone Avalon Tub in Pearl

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  • Tour a Chic Modern Farmhouse

    Kelle Contine Interior Design Takes Us for a Turn Around This Masterful Austin Home

    Home at Sunset  

    The 2017 Rough Hollow Parade of Homes – an annual event in Austin, TX that showcases the newest trends in construction, building design, interior décor, and landscape in one of the most vibrant real estate communities in the country – provided designers Erin Judge and Nicki Perez the perfect opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind luxury spec home. Judge and Perez of Kelle Contine Interior Design aligned on a plan for a modern farmhouse with a twist – drawing from a limited color palette, dialing up interest with raw materials, bold tile, textural wallcoverings, sculptural lighting selections, and concrete sinks and bathtubs by Native Trails.

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  • Meet Pearl: You’re Going to Love Her

    5 Reasons to Fall for Our One-of-a-Kind White Finish

    Farmhouse Quartet Design by Nancy Blandford, featuring Farmhouse Quartet

    Since the introduction of our NativeStone® sinks and tubs in 2014, they have been available in three finishes: Ash, which provides the traditional mottled gray color you think of when you think of concrete; Slate, a much darker gray, nearly a charcoal; and Pearl, a one-of-a-kind white finish that is practically perfect in every way.

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  • 8 Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks

    Kitchen and Bath Trends  

    Now that we’re halfway through 2017, the ever-evolving kitchen and bathroom design trends that will define and enliven our industry this year have taken shape. As we reflected on our time spent at kitchen and bath trade shows as well as our many conversations with industry experts, shelter magazine editors, consumers and interior designers, eight trends in kitchen and bathroom sinks emerged.

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  • 5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Vanity Top Makeover

    Palomar NativeStone Vanity Top  

    How to Choose the Best Vanity Top for Your Sustainable Bathroom

    Want to up the sustainability factor of your bathroom remodel? Here are five excellent eco-friendly materials to consider for your new vanity top.

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  • 10 Steps to a Sumptuous Bathroom

    Consider These Bath Trends to Elevate Your Bath This Spring

    Elevate your bath Avalon Freestanding Tub, Interior Design 2016 Best of Year Award Winner


    Lately, on Instagram, we’ve noticed a tale of two bathroom design trends: The rustic bath and the glam bath. While there are some bathrooms that meet in the middle, most tend to lean either one way or the other. Unfortunately, either design style can easily veer off track into cheesy - or gaudy-ville if not completed with premium materials and a design game plan.  Whether you want to create a glamorous bathroom—one that conveys you’re of good stock, old money, and high class (even if you’re absolutely none of these things)—or a rustic bathroom that will have visitors convinced there are rolling hills with wildflowers and cattle just outside the window (even if there are only brownstones and designer dogs), we have some tips:

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  • Nickel, Perfected.

    A Hammered Nickel Sink; Perfectly Luxurious, And Perfectly Livable

    Mojito Bar Prep Sink Mojito bar/prep sink in Polished Nickel

    A nickel finish sink? So beautiful, yet so many questions! How is this finish achieved? How does it hold up? Is it easy to maintain? How does it compare with stainless steel? Why would I choose Native Trails’ nickel over a traditional stainless steel sink or another luxurious alternative?

    The short of it - Yes! Our nickel is extremely durable and super easy to maintain. Due to the hammered texture, it is incredibly forgiving. Those nicks, dents, and scratches that occur during everyday use make a stainless steel sink look beat-up over time. But with Native Trails, they are practically invisible in a hammered Brushed Nickel sink, or in a Polished Nickel sink coated with MetalProtect®, our new sealer.

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  • What Every Lover Should Know About Copper

    5 Things to Know About Copper & Love


    For everyone who has ever sunk deep into a copper bathtub and felt like a god or goddess, there’s a reason why—and it’s not just because copper naturally conducts heat and radiates luxury. Continue reading

  • One Vanity, Styled Two Ways: Endless Bathroom Design Ideas to Steal

    Tips from Evelyn Eschun and the Toronto Interior Design Scene

    Evelyn Eschun
    In a sea of similarity, Cuzco bathroom vanity is frequently spotlighted as a unique option, and now its versatility and star power is more evident than ever. In “Evelyn’s Double Take,” Toronto designer Evelyn Eshun’s regular feature in Canadian Home Trends magazine, she dreamed up two completely different bathroom designs with one common denominator: Cuzco, by Native Trails. Continue reading

  • Top Bathroom Mirror Trends

    How to Reflect Your Style with the Latest Looks, Finishes and Features


    “Don’t go thinking that just because your builder put in the big, wide mirror that it looks good, because it doesn’t,” says Dallas-based interior designer Carla Aston. This begs the question: If those enormous bathroom mirrors are out, what’s in? “Tall, slender mirrors that accentuate ceiling height and look luxurious,” says Aston. Also trending: mirrors in metallics (so glamorous) and reclaimed woods (so natural), round mirrors (so minimalist) and ornate or globally inspired mirrors (so eclectic). In other words, mirrors are now intended to reflect your personality as much as a piece of art might. Continue reading

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