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The Hawking: Designing with the Sink in Mind

Aug 2015

So, you’re redesigning your bathroom. Choosing the right sink, flooring, tiling, colors, fabrics, and hardware designs can be a daunting task in the endless sea of options at hardware stores and Pinterest, (let’s be honest, you’re pinning like crazy.) We, at Sinkology, want to inspire people to think differently about their interior design. Not only is the sink the most frequently used item in any kitchen or bathroom, it’s also oftentimes the most visible. It makes sense to pick your sink first, since you’ll be spending most of your time there, and then design outwardly from there.

copper sink bathroom design kit

We’ll start with our versatile bathroom copper sink, the Hawking (1). This is a flexible copper sink for almost any bathroom design and style, as it is built to install as either a drop-in or an undermount through the Sinkology Dual-Flex Rim. The look we have created is perfect for a suburban sanctuary, or even a rustic farmhouse. While copper sinks lend themselves to many color palettes, the colors we’ve chosen for this particular room work hard to make the copper sink really pop as the centerpiece of your newly designed space. Subtle colors for the walls with pops of color on the curtains and fabrics bring the space to life while also letting your copper sink shine.

We chose a subtle black and copper hardware (2) for the space that draws more copper influence into the room without over-doing it. The granite countertop (3) is the perfect backdrop for your drop-in sink, but if you install it as an undermount, be sure to cleanly cut the granite and polish the edges thoroughly. The soft brown tile for the floor (4) accentuates the rich copper tones in the Hawking without darkening the room. Adding more flecks of color like red mason jars or bright sunflowers will liven the space while also keeping the room feeling homey and comforting. The Danze tumbled bronze faucet (5) we chose really complements the rich colors of your copper sink.

Don’t forget to round off your space with the perfect fabrics. Find a curtain that plays into the colors on the walls, but livens up the space with more accents of color. We chose a natural colored curtain with rustic color tones with bright flowers (6). To make sure you’re not making the space too busy but still keeping with the theme, pick a simple cotton linen washcloth.

This overall design creates a warm, welcoming space that is accessible for every home. Don’t be afraid to play with an array of colors to help bring out that copper shine in your Sinkology sinks. Our team will be bringing more styles and design inspirations for more of our unique and handmade sinks. For more ideas on how to style your rooms around your copper sinks, check out our Pinterest page.

If you have any additional questions during your search, our Sinkologists are here to help. Contact us  or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram for more helpful tips and design ideas.