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Native Trails Celebrates American Artistry and Innovation With Americana Collection of Bath Furniture + Accessories Using Sustainable, Re-Purposed Materials

Oct 18, 2013

Luxury sustainable kitchen and bath mainstay, Native Trails, furthers its commitment to the environment and to supporting talented American artisans by launching a series of expertly crafted, eco-friendly, ‘Made in America’ furnishings, the Americana Collection. Inspired by early American design, the collection of bath vanities, storage and mirrors validates the brand’s ability to create varied, well made sustainable pieces that bring a refined, relaxed look as well as practical storage to the bath – or indeed to any living space – all while reflecting the brand’s artisan craftsmanship tradition.

 

Made entirely in the U.S.A. on California’s Central Coast, each piece is hand constructed by artisans who use wood reclaimed from American structures of the past: old barns, barracks and fencing. By repurposing materials and transforming them into upscale furnishings, Native Trails gives them an extended life with a lasting legacy. Adding to the historic character and charm of each unique piece, the iron hardware is hand forged by blacksmiths who use traditional techniques. The collection features strong, textured pieces that create a poignant presence in the home and will last for generations.

 

“The Americana Collection is truly special in that it connects people with the rich history of its repurposed materials and with the traditions of the craftsperson who build each piece,” said Naomi Neilson Howard, founder and CEO of Native Trails. “It’s a beautiful, soulful collection, and it’s also practical. Every piece is incredibly well built and durable – the kind of special item that becomes a family heirloom. It’s particularly gratifying to me personally that this series supports American craftsmanship and artisans and is made right here in California.”

 

As the vanity is often the cornerstone bath furnishing, the Americana Vanity features hinged door(s) and a roomy cabinet interior to accommodate plumbing, with plenty of room left over for grooming, beauty and cleaning supplies. The Vanity is available in three sizes: 24”, 30” and 36” in length.

 

Three storage components, the Americana Cabinet, Americana Cubby, and Americana Hutch, can be used separately or in combination to create a tower specific to the user’s needs. The Cabinet, 19” w x 15.5” d x 36” h features a central shelf and hinged door, perfect for concealed storage. The Cubby, 19” w x 16” d x 30.5” h, features an open central and bottom shelf, while the Hutch, 18.5” w x 9” d x 33” h, is outfitted with three open shelves. Both are ideal for storing linens in the bathroom; in other areas of the home they can be used for displaying photos, books or other items. The Hutch can sit atop the Cabinet or Cubby, or can be used as a separate wall-hung piece.

 

Similar to their furniture counterparts, the Americana Mirror is hand crafted of reclaimed wood. The exceptional craftsmanship elevates the beveled glass mirrors to serve as strong stand-alone pieces or as perfect pairings with the vanities and storage pieces. The mirrors are available in two sizes: large, 25.5” w x 29.25” h and small, 21.5” w x 25.5” h.

 

The entire Americana Collection is available in four distinctive finishes: Anvil, Whitewash, Chestnut and Driftwood. Anvil evokes the rhythmic clanging of the country blacksmith, while Whitewash channels a certain fence painted by Tom Sawyer. The warm Chestnut finish is reminiscent of harvest time, while Driftwood summons the beauty of America’s scenic coastal waters. In selecting a finish, one can change an entire look of a space—from industrialism or the modern age, to a traditional or cottage feel.

 

All pieces in the Americana Collection can be combined with Native Trails’ collection of hand hammered copper sinks and accessories, also made by artisans and prized for their recycled content. With a variety of basin styles—undermount, vessel and raised profiles—and in either Tempered, Antique or Brushed Nickel finishes, Native Trails offers endless varieties that are sure to make a lasting and beautiful statement in the bath and beyond.

 

About Native Trails Native Trails, a privately owned business based in San Luis Obispo, California, has produced high quality, artisan crafted kitchen and bath fixtures and home décor for over 16 years. Naomi Neilson Howard, Native Trails’ founder and CEO, established the company to pair the stunning copper craftsmanship she discovered in her travels through Mexico with contemporary design and sustainable business practices. The company’s artisan creations are showcased in more than 1,300 showrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Native Trails is a favorite destination for not only consumers, but also designers, builders, and architects, based on several points of differentiation: category-defining designs, high product quality, use of recycled and sustainable materials, and excellent customer service. Native Trails also recently received the prestigious GREEN GOOD DESIGN award for their Bordeaux Wall Mount. For more information, contact Native Trails at 800-786-0862 or visit www.nativetrails.net.