Sustainable, Artisinal Design for Kitchen & Bath
Welcome to the new Splash Blog! This week we bring you our first Brand Spotlight, which will be a regular feature of the blog along with Kitchen & Bath Trends, inspiration, and helpful information. When we feature a Brand or Product, it is because we strongly believe in their quality and service, and we can back that belief up with years of experience selling and installing these brands. We do not receive any incentives for promoting certain products over others, so you can trust that we are sincere in our endorsement of these brands.
Here at Splash Galleries, one of our favorite brands is Native Trails. This is a company that truly values natural resources and the artisans who create their products. The company began in 1996 with a mission to bring one-of-a-kind, hand-made copper sinks from Mexico to the American market, highlighting the skilled craftsmanship, and exquisite, natural, raw materials that went into each sink. The CEO/Founder, Naomi Neilson Howard, believes in connecting cultures through design and art. In the nearly 20 years since their founding, Native Trails continues to bring innovative new designs and materials to the Kitchen & Bath market. They have been lavished with accolades and awards for their design, sustainable products, and leadership in the Kitchen & Bath industry. What sets Native Trails apart from the rest of the industry is it’s commitment to sustainable, natural materials, and supporting artisans and craftsmen worldwide.
Native Trails began their journey with artisan-made hammered copper sinks from Mexico. They have expanded considerably from their humble beginnings. Their product line now includes Hammered Copper Sinks for Kitchen & Bath, Bath Furniture & Mirrors, Stone Sinks & Countertops, Bath Tubs, and a lifestyle line of accessories and home furnishings.
Copper Sinks – Copper has been a popular material over the years for many reasons. As a material, Copper is highly versatile, naturally anti-microbial, and can be plated in a wide range of finishes. Hammered copper sinks find a home in many design styles, but work especially well in Southwestern, Rustic, Tuscan, Industrial, or Modern kitchens and baths. See more copper sinks in our Lavatory Sink Gallery and Kitchen Sink Gallery.
NativeStone – Concrete has become popular in Kitchen & Bath applications for its durability and sustainability. Following this trend, Native Trails introduced NativeStone. By blending cement and natural Jute fibers, they created a material that is durable, resistant to stains, scratches, and cracking, and is 40% lighter than pure concrete or stone. Native Trails offers a variety of styles in Native Stone, including Kitchen Sinks, Bar Sinks, Troughs, Drop-In Lavatory Sinks, and Vessels. This eco-friendly material comes in 3 beautiful shades: Pearl, Ash, and Slate. See more copper sinks in our Lavatory Sink Gallery and Kitchen Sink Gallery.
Bath Furniture & Vanities – Native Trails places a high priority on using sustainable or recycled wood, stone, and copper in their bath furniture and vanities. The Renewal Series features several vanities constructed from reclaimed Woven Strand Bamboo and Caramel Bamboo. These vanities draw inspiration from Mid-Century Modern design, minimalism, and Asian influences. The Americana Series is built from reclaimed wood and hand-forged iron hardware by American artisans. Like the name suggests, these pieces invoke the signature American rustic farmhouse style and are built to be heirloom quality. Americana is available in 4 finishes with a wide variety of tops and sinks. The Vintner’s Collection is not only inspired by California Wine Country, it features wood reclaimed from wine-making materials such as barrels and staves. And finally, the Cuzco Collection, a versatile series which showcases the hand-hammered Copper paired with Forged Iron and Carrara Marble. Browse more Bath Furniture in our Gallery.
Bathtubs – Native Trails offers two styles of hand-hammered copper Bathtubs, available in either Antique or Brushed Nickel finish. The Aurora Tub is available in two sizes, 60″ and 72″ while the Aspen is Available in a 64″ size. These tubs are truly works of art and complement Modern or Rustic design styles. Visit the Bathtubs Gallery for more information on each tub.
Lifestyle Accessories – Native Trails makes more than Kitchen & Bath fixtures. They offer a wide range of Bathroom Accessories, Vases, Bowls, Waste Baskets, Boxes, and even a Lazy Susan, all in beautiful hand-hammered copper. They also custom-make several styles of craftsman quality Dining tables topped with copper. Contact the Showroom to order Lifestyle Accessories.
Native Trails provides beautiful, eco-friendly products which will last a lifetime. Their commitment to sustainability and artistry is admirable and has allowed them to create products that support artisans worldwide while preserving natural resources.
We currently have several Native Trails products on display in our Raleigh, NC Showroom and you can view many more products in our online Gallery and at the Native Trails website. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to order Native Trails products.
*All photos in this post are from www.nativetrails.net