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Trend Watch: Sinks and Faucets that Add Art to the Home

Believe it or not, your bathroom is an excellent place to incorporate pieces of art into your home décor. We aren’t simply speaking about adding a vase to a shelf or hanging paintings. Rather, you can add beautifully artisan-crafted pieces in the form of faucets and fixtures.

Explore the Online Galleries of bathroom faucet and fixture brands and you’ll find a treasure trove of items that are anything but ordinary. These sinks, tubs, and faucets are standout pieces that can instantly transform a lavatory into a gallery.

Bathroom Sinks

In a sea of basic white sinks, there are some gorgeous alternatives to be found. You may be surprised to discover textures and colours, sinks made of brass, copper, and glass; even those that have been painstakingly hand-painted with intricate patterns. Here are some of our favourites.

Kohler Canada’s Sartorial™ Collection sinks

The sinks in Kohler Canada’s Sartorial collection are meticulously hand-crafted pieces that pay homage to the refined elegance of 19th-century European textiles. Intricate paisley and herringbone patterns offer the opportunity to add subtle interest to the bathroom. Sinks in the Sartorial collection are available in either rectangular or round shapes, in vessel or under-mount installation, and in three shades. Learn more>>>

The Shockley Brass Bathroom Sink by Sinkology

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Made from hand-hammered 14-gauge raw matte brass, this outstanding vessel sink is a real standout piece. The Shockley features hand-applied mosaic glass around the exterior of the bowl, which lends a delightful sparkle to the overall look. This is a sink that has real star power, and definitely deserves the spotlight in your bathroom remodel. Learn more>>>

Caravan® Persia on Conical Bell® Vessel Bathroom Sink by Kohler

Another of our favourites from Kohler is the Caravan Persia pattern on their conical Bell vessel sink. The sink’s white background highlights the striking, metallic detailing beautifully. The result is a sink is certain to elevate your bathroom design, but does so without calling too much attention to itself. Learn More >>>

Irruption Blue Glass Vessel Bathroom Sink by Kraus

The collection of glass sinks from Kraus makes it easy to add a dazzling pop of colour to your bathroom. Gold, brown, blue, green, and even red glass sinks can be found in their various collections.  Many of their glass vessels can also be paired with a matching waterfall faucet. This is a look that’s certain to captivate family and visiting friends. Learn More >>>

Bathroom Faucets

Bathroom faucets are often thought of as jewelry for the bathroom, adding that perfect finishing touch to your design. That’s why it’s important to put some thought into the model you choose. Don’t let it be an afterthought, especially with so many interesting designs on the market.

Just as with the sink, your bathroom faucet can become an artistic focal point in your bathroom.

The Ashfield Single Handle Vessel Faucet by Pfister

Vintage good looks and stately stance, make this faucet by Pfister the perfect complement to a vessel sink. Available in Brushed Nickel, Rustic Bronze, Polished Chrome, and Tuscan Bronze, the look is quietly elegant and charming. Learn More>>>

Artifacts ® Tea Bathroom Sink Spout by Kohler

Sometimes, something as simple as an unexpected shape can transform the look of a faucet. Kohler’s Artifacts Tea bathroom sink spout both surprises and delights with a look that’s reminiscent of the spout on a tea pot. As part of a collection that mixes and matches different handles, spouts and finishes, Kohler’s Artifacts Tea, along with several other options make it easy to personalize the look of your bathroom sink. Learn More>>>

Single Lever Lavatory Faucet by Dawn Faucets

Sometimes less really is more, in the case of bathroom faucets. The Single Lever Lavatory Faucet from Dawn is inherently simple, and yet, it’s stocky, angular design makes it anything but ordinary. Paired down and devoid of even the slightest hint of fussiness, this faucet makes a bold, minimalist statement. Learn More>>>

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