Unexpectedly Native: Designers Showcase Originality - and Spark Creativity in the Process
Creativity abounds. Interior designers showcase their originality by transforming a backyard space into a spa-like sanctuary using a freestanding Native Trails copper freestanding bathtub, while NativeStone concrete sinks create luxury in two unlikely locations. Also, don't miss an under-the-stairs installation of our Maestro Sonata Brushed Nickel sink.
Discover the Coastal Grandmother Movement and How-To Effortlessly Incorporate it into your Interior Design
Whether or not you’re a grandmother or live anywhere near a coast, you might be a coastal grandmother if your lifestyle aspirations involve things such as rumpled linen bedding, slipcovered sofas, blue-and-white interiors, dogeared Ina Garten recipe books, Nancy Meyers films like “Father of the Bride” and “The Holiday,” white button-downs, straw hats, and kitchen dance parties with your loved ones.
How a Queer Eye Collab Put Vacation Rental Designer Paula Oblen on the Map
Even before Queer Eye television star Bobby Berk came knocking, Paula Oblen had made a name for herself as an expert at turning vacation rentals into sumptuous one-of-a-kind experiences in California’s Coachella Valley. In fact, her work in Palm Desert was in such high demand that she relocated there from Orange County last year to spare herself the constant commute. Not long after, Bobby fortuitously rented one of Paula’s properties, launching the kindred-spirit designers into a creative collaboration now find available for rent on Airbnb.
5 Kitchen and Bath Trends to Inspire Your Designs in 2023
We’re fresh out of the most well-attended KBIS of all time (500 exhibitors and 40,000 people!) and are reflecting on all how much fun is being had lately with kitchen and bath design. We’ve gathered input from editors and designers around the country to identify five of the most definitive design elements to look out for right now. Here’s what you can expect to see in the kitchen and bath in 2023:
Bond Design Company’s Jennifer Chipman Takes Us Inside the Dreamiest Chalet Style Home
Every so often a design project comes along that changes the entire trajectory of a designer’s career. For Jennifer Chipman, it was a luxurious, off-the-grid log cabin in Kamas, Utah. Not only did it end up being a wonder of chalet-style design but it inspired Jennifer and the home’s owner to form Bond Design Company — so named for the “bond” they built over the four years it took to complete the project. The home also inadvertently turned out to be a kind of showroom for Native Trails.
The Story Behind Topanga, Our Newest Line of Handcrafted Luxury Vanities
Woodworking in eastern Europe dates back centuries. Its traditions and knowledge have been passed on through the generations and have remained fed by the rich forests that stretch from its plains, through its mountain systems and along the Danube river.
Now, these forests provide the sustainably grown, FSC-certified walnut that Native Trails uses to make the new Topanga Series of vanities. Available this fall, Topanga comes in four sizes — each with its own special details and combining midcentury modern-inspired styling with fine woodworking traditions.
In Conversation with Interior Designer Jess Cooney
As was the case for many interior designers during the pandemic, Jess Cooney’s list of projects grew much longer—and the scope of those projects more extravagant—during lockdowns last year. Not only were people nationwide looking to change their homes, many also sought to change their area code.
Top Designers Weigh in on 2022's Kitchen and Bath Trends
While design trends are always in flux, the global pandemic ensured that the ones we’re seeing today have real staying power.
An Enchanted House in the Berkeley Hills and a NativeStone Tub with a View
Three definitive threads have run through Brodie Jenkins’ life in Northern California—her family, her music, and the old and storied homes that both family and music have filled with heart and soul.
In Conversation with Interior Designer Laura Brophy
A lifelong Southern Californian, Laura Brophy was born in Burbank, grew up in Mission Viejo, and studied at Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach. Now, she and her husband live among the cliffs of Corona Del Mar, overlooking the Pacific.
Meet the Design Psychologist Who Put a NativeStone Bathtub in Her Bedroom
“If you’ve ever wondered if it would be ridiculous to put a tub in your bedroom, maybe I can help clear things up,” says Amber Dunford, art director for Overstock.com. “It is 100 percent ridiculous, and probably the coolest decision ever. Do it. Seriously.” Amber caught Native Trails’ eye—and imagination—when during a recent remodel of her home in Salt Lake City, Utah, she installed a NativeStone Avalon concrete bathtub against a picture window in her bedroom.
Inside the New Precious Metals Collection
Native Trails’ 25th anniversary required something extra special. The brand started out humbly back in 1996—with CEO and founder Naomi, then a college student, regularly escaping California’s central coast to travel around Mexico, forging relationships with artisans she met and filling her van to the brim with handmade wares she took home to sell.
Introducing NativeStone in Charcoal
As of July 2021, all NativeStone products are available in Charcoal—a rich matte black finish. This means there are now five finishes to choose from in the NativeStone family.
25 Years of Native Trails
Veering off the beaten path has always served Native Trails well. It’s been 25 years since Naomi Neilson, then an intrepid college student, started the company in 1996.
Why the Cottagecore Trend Is Here to Stay
More than an interior design style, cottagecore is a lifestyle, even a movement, extending to what can be worn, eaten, and read, to which hobbies are pursued and what music is listened to.
5 Interior Design Trends to Invite into the Home in 2021
The pandemic has left no corner of everyday life untouched, including those tastes and trends driving the future of interior design.
5 Key Elements of Industrial Farmhouse Style
Industrial Farmhouse is about taking the farmhouse off the farm while salvaging many of the elements that make the farmhouse aesthetic timeless.
Design Inspiration: A concrete sink with endless versatility
The Nipomo is one of our most well-loved NativeStone® bathroom sinks for a reason: its extraordinary versatility.
Barbarians, Banishment and Beauty: The Unlikely Story Behind Murano Glass
Native Trails is known for its one-of-a-kind products that seem to speak of extraordinary past. Having launched the handmade Murano Collection of glass sinks in partnership with artisans in Murano, Italy, Native Trails has most recently immersed itself in the history of Murano glass.
Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott Share Their Design Tips
When we arrive on site at the Property Brothers shoot in Nashville, the set is buzzing with crew, makeup artists, and prop stylists. Fresh flowers and food decorate a freshly renovated kitchen that features our very own Farmhouse 3018.
Concrete is Key in this Luxury Vacation Home Remodel
Made from cement and naturally sustainable jute fiber, NativeStone kitchen and bath sinks complement the modern rustic aesthetic of this luxury home.
Why Polished Metals Can Really Make a Space Shine
See how our favorite Polished Nickel and Polished Copper installations add warmth and interest to almost any kitchen or bath style.
Native Trails Talks to HGTV Designer Leanne Ford on her quirky design aesthetic and finding creative inspiration everywhere.
We chat with HGTV designer Leanne Ford about thinking outside-of-the-box to reshape and revitalize unconventional living spaces.
Let the Inspiration Soak In
Find inspiration in these ten luxurious installations featuring Native Trails' copper, concrete, and brushed nickel freestanding tubs.
Tour a Chic Modern Farmhouse
Kelle Contine Interior Design used raw materials, bold accents, and our NativeStone sinks and tubs to design this modern farmhouse with a twist.
Meet Pearl: You’re Going to Love Her
Meet Pearl, our NativeStone concrete finish that is a one-of-a-kind white. Here are five reasons that Pearl is practically perfect in every way.
8 Trends in Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks
Here are eight kitchen and bathroom sink trends gained from trade shows, industry experts, shelter magazine editors, consumers and interior designers,
5 Ideas for an Eco-Friendly Vanity Top Makeover
Looking for sustainable choices for your bathroom remodel? Here are five excellent eco-friendly materials to consider for your new vanity top.
10 Steps to a Sumptuous Bathroom
Whether your bathroom is rustic or glamerous, elevate your look with these ten design tips.
Learn why you should choose Native Trails’ polished or brushed nickel over traditional stainless steel or another luxurious alternative.
What Every Lover Should Know About Copper
If you've sunk into a copper bathtub and felt like a deity, there’s a reason why. Here are some fun copper facts, for Valentine's day and beyond.
One Vanity, Styled Two Ways: Endless Bathroom Design Ideas to Steal
Toronto designer Evelyn Eschun's has dreamed up two completely different bathroom designs with one common denominator: Cuzco Vanity
Top Bathroom Mirror Trends
Metallics and reclaimed woods, round mirrors and ornate or globally inspired, a bathroom mirror is now intended to reflect your personality.
Selecting a Tub Filler
Advice from three top kitchen and bath design experts will tell you everything you need to know to find the right tub fillers.
Bathroom Design Trend: Apron-Front Sinks
The apron-front sinks craze has officially made its way into the bathroom, as have all things rustic and farmhouse-inspired.
Walk on the Wild Side with an Exquisite and Stylish Powder Room
The powder room is where you can live out your wildest design fantasies. Here are five ideas for turning your powder room into your favorite room.
Top 10 Times Native Trails Appeared on "Property Brothers"
Hit home renovation reality TV series “ Property Brothers ” features multiple Native Trails product cameos. See some of our favorites.
Selecting a Bathroom Sink Drain Finish
That seemingly inconsequential piece of this plumbing puzzle—how to install them, and read on for our sink drain finish insights and tips.
A Basic Guide for Bathroom Sink Drain Selection
9 Benefits of Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Design
Started for environmental reasons, the warm good looks of the reclaimed wood bathroom design trend ensures its popularity will continue.
Modern Rustic Design
Today’s modern rustic homes hit all the right notes with builders and homeowners who seek eclectic spaces with the warmth and charm.
Five Things to Love About an Integrated Sink
An integrated bathroom sink and vanity top is a foolproof way to simplify the bathroom remodeling process. Read more to find out why we love them!
Stylish and Sustainable Materials for the Bath
Sustainably sourced materials for the bath include those that are recycled or reclaimed, rapidly renewable, and/or certified as sustainable.
Decorating for Your Rustic Retreat
"Rustic décor is not what it used to be. Gone are the days when rustic style meant beds made from logs, antlers above a stone fireplace..."
What to Love about Vessel Sinks
Designers and kitchen and bath pros have a different take on how to use vessel sinks, preferring them in different types of spaces.
Jamie Banfield - West Coast Style
Jamie Banfield is well known for his contemporary West Coast style, incorporating elements that are a delight to the senses.
Go Glamorous in the Kitchen or Bath with a Brushed Nickel Sink
With their distinctive texture and sheen, and their proven durability, a brushed nickel sink by Native Trails has become an industry favorite.
5 Ways Concrete Is Trending in Home Design
Tables and sinks, floors and walls; discover how versitile cement can be. Read on for our favorite examples of concrete in home design.
Bathroom Faucets Guide
Use a professional installer who follows the manufacturer’s installation guidelines and understand the parameters for bathroom faucets.
A Perfect Pairing
How to choose the best vessel sink faucet with Dion Wilson, Manager, Waterhouse Kitchen & Bath Studio
The (Unlikely) Inspiration Behind Native Trails Product Names
From creating to refining, there are many fun challenges along the way to creating a Native Trails product. One of them is finding the product's name.
Meet The Maestro
Our Maestro artisan family was able to take our simple, well-proportioned copper vessel sink designs and turn them into true masterpieces.
The Copper Bathtub in History
The copper bathtub is a classic fixture in art, literature, and the lives of the rich and famous. From the great Impressionist artists and
Building Better Projects with Jessica Steely
Semmes is well known for their philosophy on sustainability, a belief system that company President Jessica Steely embodies and exemplifies.
The History of Trough Sinks
Trough Sink History: Learn how the trough sinks of today have evolved from rustic, functional feed boxes into darlings of the design world.
Natalie Du Bois: Diversity and Longevity
Natalie Du Bois takes kitchen and bath design very seriously. You can see that in the number of awards her spaces have won,
Kitchen Idioms - Everything But the Kitchen Sink
Idioms insert a punch of personality and a dash of color to the English language. Here are a handful of our favorite kitchen-and-bath related idioms.
An Ode to the Bathtub
You’re either a bathtub person or you’re not. Those who content themselves with showers are a different breed from those who crave a soak
The Pros and Cons of Vessel Sinks
Bathroom vessel sinks are the direct descendants of the earliest sinks - the wash basins. Learn the pros and cons of this showy and versatile sink.
Using Sustainable Materials in the Bath
Sustainable materials like wood from old barns and fencing lend character to its second life as a Native Trails Americana Vanity.
Five Tips for Selecting a Bath Vanity
Selecting a bathroom vanity can be tough. Here are five things to consider when looking for a new vanity for your bathroom or powder room.
Why Copper Turns Green
Copper is a living metal, meaning it has a wonderful capacity to protect itself from the elements, called a patina and won't turn green!
Four Indispensable Eco-Friendly Materials for the Bath
Here are four of our favorite Eco-Friendly materials for the bath: Reclaimed or Salvaged Wood, FSC Certified Wood, Bamboo, and Copper.