Life with Copper: An Interior Stylist

Nov 2016

Our Sinkology team is wrought with copper lovers who live their lives with copper sinks everyday. We know the ins-and-outs of living with copper – and we have addressed every myth and misconception that many people have about copper. Kristan, one of our design bloggers, is an interior stylist and a mom who loves designing with copper and mixed metals. Kristan provided her perspective on Life with Copper in this spotlight feature.


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At 6:15 on any given morning, you’ll find me standing over my kitchen sink mixing up some oatmeal for my two early risers. My kids are 4 and 5 and they definitely keep me on my toes. Now that we’re starting into the wonderful world of school, sports and activities, our house is one big bustle of commotion these days!

When we designed our home, my main area of focus was the kitchen. For me, the kitchen is truly the heart of the home. We spend more time in this room than anywhere else in the house. The kitchen is a place for us to relax, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. And while my style tends to run more toward casual and comfy, I knew I wanted a few impact pieces that would really make my kitchen “pop.”

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At the top of my list of statement pieces? My copper sink! Choosing a copper farmhouse sink was an easy way to make a big impact. The texture and warmth instantly draw people in and I love that it doesn’t sacrifice performance for style. It’s still a workhorse that keeps up with me and my family. I don’t have to baby it or give it any special treatment. I keep it clean and pair it with a few smart accessories like a protective grid and sponge holder (which, honestly, every sink could benefit from)!

When I’m putting together a design, whether it’s for my home or someone else’s, I don’t just consider how everything will look together. For me, it’s just as important to consider how everything will perform for everyone in the house, every day. It’s not rocket science – a home just won’t feel right if it doesn’t meet the needs of all who live there.

To that end, I’m always looking for things that will pull double duty, satisfying our need for style, functionality and durability. As far as I’m concerned, #LifeWithCopper can be found right where form and function collide. And when that happens, I’m a happy camper!


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