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CALMING WATERS

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California Faucets has seen an increase in contemporary and minimalist design over the last couple of years, but also a resurgence in traditional in the past six months. "We're seeing the blending of traditional and contemporary design, including unexpected combinations such as a rustic finish on a contemporary faucet," says Noah Taft, California Faucets' senior v.p. of marketing and sales, in Huntington Beach, CA. "Our interpretation is that consumers want a modern look, but don't...

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                                                                                                                                   2 | The Fina bath collection from
                                                                                                                                   Showhouse by Moen features soft, modern
                                                                                                                                   styling and is the first WaterSense-labeled
                                                                                                                                   lav faucet from the Showhouse brand. The
                                                                                                                                   faucet sports a marquise-shaped, high-arc
                                                                                                                                   spout, lever handles and contemporary-
                                                                                                                                   shaped base.
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                                                                                            1 | New to the lavatory basin
                                                                                            collection from Native Trails is the
                                                                                            Eclipse, which features a textured
                                                                                            hand-hammered surface and
                                                                                            deep curves. The sink’s arched lip
                                                                                            reaches 2" in height at its center
                                                                                            and gradually slopes downward
                                                                                            until flush with the countertop.
                                                                                            Handcrafted of recycled copper, it
                                                                                            is available in Antique and Brushed
                                                                                            Nickel finishes.
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                                                                                                                                   3 | The Tresa Bath Collection from Brizo
                                                                                                                                   features Old World design paired with
                                                                                                                                   the EPA’s WaterSense designation. The
                                                                                                                                   collection encompasses a suite of products,
                                                                                                                                   including a single-handle vessel deck, two-
                                                                                                                                   handle lav, a widespread lav, a wall-mount
                                                                                                                                   lav and a widespread bridge lav.
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           CALMING
           WATERS  More challenging economic times have led to a warming
                 trend in bathroom sinks and faucets, with softer styles and
                                                                                                                                   4 | Influenced by Far East design, the
                                                                                                                                   clean-lined Palos Verdes faucet by
                                                                                                                                   California Faucets features widespread
                                                                                                                                   lever handles for visual balance as the
                                                                                                                                   silhouetted water stream flows from the
                                                                                                                                   angled, tubular spout. Decorative round
                                                                                                                                   bases give geometric symmetry to the
                                                                                                                                   spout and handles. The faucet is available
                                                                                                                                   in 30 decorative finishes, and the spout can
                                                                                                                                   be mixed and matched with other handles
                                                                                                                                   for a custom look.
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                          more muted finishes gaining in popularity.
                                                                     in the cosmopolitan areas. Add to this mix a very tough
        By Steven Shaw                                               economy, which has led to more people renovating older
                                                                     homes rather than building new, and you have an eclectic




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                   hat’s new in bath sinks and faucets? There’s      mix of styles turning up in bathroom sinks and faucets.
                   no one, simple answer to that question. Today,        “From the global economic downturn and the collapse       5 | The Riverdale Collection of low-flow,
                   design trends in bathroom sinks and faucets       of
								
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