Cool new design trends are taking their cue from nature. The gardens are a beautiful place to renew and gain inspiration. And as we find ourselves spending more time cocooning at home, our thoughts naturally turn to opening the windows and letting the natural beauty grace our home interiors.
The summer motivates all manners of home improvements, especially when it comes to the kitchen and bath. Simple upgrades such as new hardware inspired by rose bouquets and fixtures inspired by tulips can enliven our spaces. While larger projects like replacing a tub or vanity can truly invigorate the entire home and serve as the inspiration for even more improvements.
Here’s a curated round-up of some of this season’s most sought-after designs.
The elegant Tulipa tub from BainUltra (www.bainultra.com) brings an element of spring to the bathroom with its floral-inspired silhouette. The tub is designed to create a sense of calm and peace while acting as a restorative retreat from the demands of urban life. Distinctive metal feet define the base of the tub which flows upward to bloom into a gently curved design with a chic minimalist vibe.
Measuring 60 inches by 33 inches by 25 inches, the Tulipa is sized to cradle a single bather in a luxuriously deep soak. As part of BainUltra’s VIBE Collection, this therapeutic bath is available in its THERMOMASSEUR category with Geysair hot air system, as well as a soaking tub with WarmTouchShell technology.
Both versions offer Illuzio chromatherapy, enhancing the bath with lovely colors to enrich the overall experience. Crafted of durable acrylic, Tulipa comes in a glossy white finish that is carefully detailed for enduring beauty and easy maintenance.
Enjoy a rainbow of nature-inspired colors in the kitchen with the eye-catching Caso faucet by Isenberg (www.isenbergfaucets.com). This semi-professional kitchen faucet comes in an amazing array of hues, including Isenberg green, blue platinum, crimson, matte gold and gloss white. There are 21 colors to choose from, and each faucet is carefully sealed for long-lasting good looks and easy cleaning.
The Caso faucet is a real workhorse in the kitchen, built to keep pace with the demands of today’s busiest home chefs. The design is sleek and contemporary with a distinctive spring spout and pull-out, dual-function sprayer. The faucet is constructed of premium stainless steel and includes a matching soap dispenser. With a flow rate of 1.8 gallons/minute, the Caso is a smart choice for modern kitchens — and the colorful contrast is a welcomed bonus!
Now is a time where renewal and wellness are on everyone’s schedule. The newest freestanding tub from MTI Baths (www.mtibaths.com) — The Blake — is the perfect spot to enjoy some well-deserved downtime. This exceptional tub was created in collaboration with Studio DB, a prestigious NYC architectural and interiors firm as part of an upscale Brooklyn condominium project. The two-toned bathtub is notable for the singular lip that accents its elegant shape and contrasting exterior color.
As part of the brand’s exclusive Boutique Collection, The Blake is offered as a soaker or air bath and is engineered to provide the ultimate bathing experience. It is crafted of MTI’s proprietary SculptureStone for a solid, nonporous, hand-finished product that is incredibly durable.
Measuring 66 inches by 32 inches by 22.5 inches, The Blake comes in a matte or deep gloss finish with a choice of eight standard exterior colors. The tub also includes an option for an integrated faucet deck that mounts flush against the wall and contours neatly along the tub’s rear wall.
Nothing celebrates nature more than a freshly picked, blooming pink hydrangea. We love this clever way to introduce a pink accent into a design space. Nostalgic Warehouse (www.regal-brands.com) is known for its gorgeous crystal knobs in a variety of brilliant hues, including — you guessed it — pink. Pairing the Waldorf Pink Crystal Knob with the Classic Rosette creates a lovely cohesive look that brings an infusion of freshness and light into any room. The pink crystal knob has a beautiful sparkle, perfectly complemented by the bright chrome finish of the rosette.
Nostalgic Warehouse, part of the Regal Brands group, is known for creating heirloom-quality hardware, all crafted from hot-forged brass and carefully finished by skilled artisans. These crystal knob sets are available in a wide variety of configurations for exterior or interior doors and come with easy installation guidelines.
Upgrade the traditional bathroom sink for one that adds an element of glamour. The new Pietra Collection by Ruvati (www.ruvati.com) features hand-finished vessel sinks with embellished exteriors highlighted in chic metallic tones, patterns and textures. The look is subtle yet extraordinary — a touch of bling without being overblown.
The vessel-style installation is perfect here, perching the sinks on top of the counter to properly show off their beautiful sides. The collection includes three rectangular sinks, measuring 20 inches by 16 inches, with a choice of gold, rose gold or silver finish, or a 15-inch by 15-inch square sink done in an intricate checkerboard pattern in metallic golds.
All have glossy white interiors with curved corners and are made of thick porcelain ceramic. As with all Ruvati products, Pietra sinks are covered by a limited lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship.
Icera (www.icerabath.com) captures the essence of life at the seashore with a beautiful ocean gray finish option on one of its newest vanities, the Malibu. This elegant color is cool and serene, a perfect contrast to an all-white bathroom, and a dramatic focal point. The Malibu vanity is crafted in a modern farmhouse style with a simple silhouette and slim legs. Four drawers and one cabinet provide ample storage.
Icera builds furniture-quality vanities with solid hardwood construction without the use of MDF or particleboard. Other thoughtful touches include dovetail drawer joinery, soft-close doors and drawers, stylish satin nickel hardware and a coordinating mirror.
Take advantage of seasonal inspirations and exciting new products to create a fresh, updated look in the kitchen or bath. By sticking to the basics — timeless styles, clean lines, beautiful colors and textures — anyone can create the design space of their dreams. Here’s to spring 2020 — we welcome both the warmer weather and the blossoming design trends!