5 Unique NativeStone Installations that Showcase the Versatility of a Concrete Sink

Native Trails NativeStone concrete sinks are impervious to staining, plus are cool and silky smooth to touch. And while we love these attributes, we find their versatility to be extraordinarily special, too. Here are five installations that prove that they can be used to add texture and visual interest, just about anywhere.

Nearly 10 years ago, we introduced our NativeStone concrete sinks to the world. And while we had a hunch that they would be a big hit, we couldn’t fully know how transformative this material would be — not only for our company but for the kitchen and bath industry as a whole.

Prior to NativeStone, concrete sinks had to be made on site. This is because concrete is so heavy that it makes shipping a near-impossibility. But with the addition of jute fiber, we were able to make our NativeStone products 40 percent lighter and more sustainable.

Despite this achievement, one of our favorite things about our concrete sinks is how extraordinarily versatile they are. We’ve seen NativeStone sinks in projects that range from contemporary to industrial, eclectic to rustic, and from the coast to the ski lodge.

Here, discover spaces that showcase the versatility of a NativeStone concrete sink.

1. An eclectic kitchen remodel by food stylist Diana Yen

A black, NativeStone concrete sink set against brass fixtures. In the sink there's a silver bucket filled with colorful wildflowers.
Designer and photographer: Diana Yen
Product: NativeStone Farmhouse 3018
concrete sink

Diana Yen, food stylist and recipe writer, set out to turn her ho-hum kitchen into her dream kitchen; she chose warm and cozy neutrals to serve as a backdrop for the visual storytelling she does with food.

Farrow & Ball paint (Jitney, walls and London Clay, cabinets) set the tone and were complemented by black Big Chill appliances and our NativeStone Farmhouse 3018 sink, installed as an undermount, in Charcoal.

The sink’s versatility was a key selling point. “I’m in sink heaven,” said Yen. “Finally, I have a chic and modern sink, deep enough to make floral arrangements and wash my veggies. I’ve just installed my Native Trails black farmhouse sink; it’s so versatile that it fits a country kitchen as well as a modern one.

Best of all, it’s made by artisans using a sustainable blend of natural materials, these eco-friendly sinks are stain, scratch, and crack resistant. I’m looking forward to using it for years to come!”

2. A transitional pantry by Amber McCullough Design 

An over the top pantry features a NativeStone Farmhouse concrete sink. There's also a rustic, reclaimed wood table floating in the middle of the room.
Designer: Amber McCullough Design
Photographer: @emilyhartphoto
Product: NativeStone Farmhouse Double Bowl concrete sink

This outrageously spacious pantry in Oklahoma City brings the transitional style to life by mixing vintage pieces with contemporary elements, all anchored by our NativeStone Farmhouse 3018 in Charcoal.

“When designing this pantry,” says Amber McCullough, “not only did we want it to look amazing, but it also to function and wear well. The Native Trails sink definitely serves that purpose. The dark concrete gave us the contrast we were looking for with the painted cabinetry. We also felt the design and color of the sink mixes well with the vintage table and vintage rug to bring in different textures into the space.”

3. A Mediterranean powder room by Eva LaRocque Interiors

Mediterranean powder room features classic black, white and wood styling and features a NativeStone concrete sink in Pearl
Designer: Eva LaRocque Interiors
Photographer: S•E•N Creative
Product: NativeStone concrete sink in Morro

The coastal regions of Spain, Greece and Italy inspire Mediterranean interiors, which often incorporate humble materials with dark wood tones. California-based designer Eva LaRocque has a history of pairing NativeStone sinks with graphic tile for eye-popping effect. (See exhibit A.) For this powder bath, she aimed to blend European vibes and California cool. Read our interview with Eva here.

4. A bathroom with bucolic charm by Hilary Ramsey Interiors

Designer: Hilary Ramsey Interiors
Product: NativeStone Nipomo
concrete sink

Hilary Ramsey, a residential interior designer based in Ontario, chose our best-selling NativeStone Nipomo sink for this dreamy country-style bathroom in her own home.

“When I came across this vanity table for my powder room at a local antique store,” says Ramsey, “I knew just the sink I wanted to pair it with! The Nipomo in its Pearl finish is the perfect fit and color and provides just the hint of texture that the space needs.”

That backdrop of Schumacher’s cloud wallpaper makes this rustic-chic bathroom all the more divine.

5. A California chic bathroom by South Harlow Interiors

Designer: Alicia Jonik for South Harlow Interiors
Photographer: Samantha Goh
Product: NativeStone Trough 4819
concrete sink installed as an undermount

This casual bathroom accented by pale blushes in La Jolla, California, was designed for two very lucky teenage girls.

“We wanted it to feel fresh but also timeless with organic elements,” explains designer Alicia Jonik of South Harlow Interiors. “There was limited space, so it made sense to use a trough sink to allow for each girl to have her own storage tower. We love the unexpected playfulness in conjunction with its practicality. For the other elements in the room, we selected a fun oversized penny round in blush for the flooring to add a whimsical element. At the shower, we used an oversized light and bright tile that has a raffia texture imposed on the tile.”

To see more Native Trails sinks “in the wild,” browse our Inspiration Gallery.