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On Trend: Fresh and Modern Bathrooms

Apr 2017

Sinkology is proud to present Kristan Allen, our design expert and guest blogger who runs the @FarmhouseRedefined Instagram. Kristan is here to share some design ideas and inspiration around designing your home around your copper sink.

I have a confession to make… I’m a serial bathroom pinner. Even when I’m not planning a bathroom design or renovation, I can’t stop myself from pinning gorgeous bathrooms on Pinterest. From small powder rooms to spacious master baths, I love seeing how people style a room that hasn’t always been considered a prime home design opportunity!

Lately, I find myself drawn to fresh, modern bathrooms with a mix of old and new…and I’m not alone! Modern, streamlined bathrooms are on trend because their design is functional and flexible, easily fitting right in with the style and décor of the rest of your home.

I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fresh and modern bathroom elements and thought I’d share them with you all. You can also check out @Sinkology and @FHRedefined or on Pinterest for more ideas. Happy Pinning!

Go Au Natural with Natural Woods

We’re seeing natural, unfinished wood making a huge comeback lately and I am not complaining one bit! The natural finish really brings out the grain of the wood and the color adds instant warmth to a space. It’s also really adaptable and works well with a variety of color palettes and décor. This Benchwright Double Sink Console from Pottery Barn comes in a Wax Pine finish that feels rustic and modern all at the same time.

Take the Guesswork Out of Your Sink

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…copper sinks are a great way to make a statement. They’re also really easy to care for. Win-win! Even better? Sinkology has partnered with Pfister to create design-forward sink and faucet packages, so it’s easy peasy to choose a sink/faucet combo that works for you. Literally, you’ll have a harder time deciding on hand towels! You can check out Home Depot for the full range of combos, but my personal fave is the Curie Undermount Sink and rustic faucet.

For more information about our design kits, check out this blog post with the skinny on the copper sink and faucet combos. They come in bathroom and kitchen copper sink sets, but also include options for our polished nickel sinks, fireclay sinks, and more. For a full listing of what is available, check out the listing on

Treat Your Walls

Wallpaper, shiplap and subway tile…oh my! There are tons of really unique ways to treat your walls. These treatments add texture and depth to a space, but they can also make it easier to keep the room clean. Case in point: subway tile. It’s beautiful, versatile and easy to wipe down, making it a perfect choice for bathrooms. You can also vary its impact by toning down or amping up the grout you use – light grout makes the whole look more understated while darker grout makes it stand out. This bathroom by Kate Marker Interiors takes the subway tile the whole way up, which lends big style to a small space.

Shiplap is another favorite of mine. I love the wide planks in this bathroom by Studio McGee. They provide a simple, clean backdrop for the sink console and statement floor (you had me at buffalo check!). Speaking of statement floors…

Have Fun with Floors

Why not have some fun with your bathroom floor? There are so many different types of tile out there and I’m a huge fan of encaustic cement tiles. Cement Tile Shop has a great selection of unique patterns, like this Bordeaux III tile that looks stunning in this bathroom by Spaziola Designs. The intricate pattern is the perfect foundation for a soothing color palette and simple design elements.

Show us your awesome bathroom! Tag us on Instagram at @Sinkology and @FarmhouseRedefined. Happy March, friends!

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