Trends: Rustic Style

Copper bathtub
Native Trails

They call it rustic style — the art of bringing the beauty of Muskoka’s lakes and forests into the interior of your cottage or home.

Copper. Brass. Soft lighting. Rich colour. Materials aged by way of hammer strikes. In rustic style, artisan craftsmanship is employed in bathroom fixtures using time-tested techniques and natural, sustainable materials.

Using lighting, colour and texture, here are three ways to update your bath to introduce Muskoka’s natural beauty to your interior design.

Texture: Hammered Copper

Copper’s rich red and golden hues are ideal in a rustic style bath. Knowles Plumbing’s Native Trails line of handmade tubs and basins in copper have withstood up to 30,000 strikes of the hammer to bring out the copper’s tempered, textured finish. Our Bracebridge showroom displays an exquisite sample of a Maestro Round basin—only one sample of the rustic style a Native Trails bath fixture can evoke.

Lighting: Soft & Subdued

Slik Portfolio

When designing or re-designing your bath to embrace a rustic style, avoid harsh lighting or fixtures that shine. Instead, consider lighting and bath furniture that’s distressed or appears reclaimed — items revealing a bit of wear and tear. Knowles Plumbing’s showroom displays products in rustic style from bathware manufacturers such as Native Trails, Slik Portfolio, and Thompson Traders.

Colour: Earthy & Traditional

Hibiscus copper sink
Native Trails

In choosing colours for your bath, consider shades that are earthy and traditional. The key is in selecting colours that are familiar to those entering the room. Think: denim, sage, soft yellows and reds. Ask Knowles Plumbing’s sales staff for design assistance.

For more tips, drop by our Bracebridge store at 279 Manitoba St., or contact our sales team for an appointment.

Photos courtesy of Native Trails & Slik Portfolio.