Design Inspiration: A concrete sink with endless versatility

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The Nipomo is one of our most well-loved NativeStone® bathroom sinks for a reason: its extraordinary versatility. At home in spaces both rustic and refined, from lake houses to penthouses, this concrete sink comes in four finishes and can be installed in one of three ways: undermount, vessel or apron-front. We’re sharing 11 of our favorite Nipomo installations so you can see why it’s easy to love.


Nipomo sink just had a major “House Beautiful” moment in this extraordinary mural-clad powder room. “The patterns and the color schemes we chose really evoke an outdoorsy, rustic-but-tailored style,” says designer Jean Liu, who worked on the Dallas home with the architecture firm Clinton + Company. To soften the home’s modern lines, Liu selected warm, organic materials, such as the Nipomo concrete vessel sink.

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This glam apron-front install of Nipomo is the work of our friends at KBG Design in San Jose, California. Designer Katelyn Gilmour’s vision for this powder room even extended to her dreams. She tells us, “When we were designing this whole house remodel and addition, I had a dream I was walking down the hallway and I regretted the layout of this powder room. So as soon as I got to the office the next morning, I told [my architect] about my dream and how we needed to flip it around—and this is the final result. I suppose you know you love designing when you design in your sleep?”

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Vancouver-based Plaid Fox Studio used Nipomo in this half-bath to further establish this bungalow’s modern and global feel. Gold fixtures exude glamour and brings about an air of sophistication to the concrete vessel sink. Photo by Tracey Ayton Photography.

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Part of a whole-house remodel in New Jersey, this bathroom by Ursino Interiors plays with the unexpected with an off-center installation of Nipomo. Pair that with a modern light fixture and casually placed mirror and you have a chic powder room your guests will love. Photo by Raquel Langworthy Photography.

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We’ll never tire of a classic all-white design, and Nipomo in Pearl finish gives this Wisconsin powder room that texture it needs. Designer Katie Calnin of Calnin Design Studio says, “It was fun to design with creamy texture, gold accents, vertical lines and soft edges, making all the stars align for this bathroom.

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On the flip side of the color wheel, you’ll find this dark and delectable bath by Morrison Design House, which favors nature-based designs. Made of a mix of eco-friendly cement and naturally sustainable jute fiber, Nipomo (shown here in the Slate finish) brings an earthiness to every space.

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In fact, Morrison Design House loved Nipomo so much they used it twice. “I want my interiors to be bright and light but also quiet and calm. Our lives are constant. Hectic. A home is now more than shelter, it’s a retreat. Photo by Jeff Roberts Imaging.

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The tiniest room in this Portland, Oregon, house by Style and Order Home packs a big punch with its carefully curated design details and of course, some assistance from Nipomo. Styled with wood accents and patterned wallpaper, the simplicity of the Pearl finish offers endless design opportunities in the powder room.

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This black-and-white bathroom perfection by Ontario’s Heartwood Renovations features Nipomo sink in the Slate finish. The geometric shower tile extending from floor to wall is perfectly complemented by the soft contemporary design of the raised profile bathroom sink.

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Fall may be approaching, but it’s safe to say it’s always sunny in this verdant bathroom by Flair Hunter. As for designer Stephanie Hunt’s outlook on design; “I don’t want my projects to look like any others,” she says. “And not because I compare myself to anyone or because I think I can do better; I just value individualism.”  

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Craven Haven all but broke the internet when she debuted her master bathroom remodel last year, spurring thousands of heart-eye emojis and reposts on social media. A pair of undermounted Nipomo sinks in the Ash finish provided an earthy contrast to the glossy green cabinets and black metal shower doors.  

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That being said, we just can’t wait to see where else the Nipomo sink turns up.

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