Author: Christy Ellis


Christy Ellis manages the showroom, marketing and customer outreach at Sandpiper Supply in Savannah, Georgia. She moved back to Savannah after a career in Atlanta to assume the next generation of the family owned business. Christy and her brother Chat have been successful in growing Sandpiper from a plumbing supply house into the kitchen and bath design destination it is today. Sandpiper assists homeowners and contractors with planning and design of bathroom and kitchen, as well as all their plumbing needs.

You can see more about Christy, her team and Sandpiper’s showroom in this short video.

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Kitchen or Bar Faucet in Satin Brass
The Sandpiper Supply Team got together to create a list of the best trends we’ve seen in kitchen and bath design in 2015. Some of these fixtures are new and some have been around and recently gained popularity in the design community. We have seen so many great products this year at shows and in our showroom that we are excited to share them with you.

1. Kitchen Sink — Julien SocialCorner Sink
Corner Sink for Kitchen Island

Created in collaboration with renowned designer Matthew Quinn, the SocialCorner redefines both the kitchen island and the way to use the sink in the “heart of the home.”

2. Kitchen Accessories — Lenova Ledge Sink Accessories
Kitchen Sink Accessory Insert with Cutting Board and Drying Rack

Lenova Ledge Sink accessories make it easy to save counter space and increase functionality in the kitchen. The roll-up drying rack is our favorite!

3. Kitchen Faucet — California Faucets Culinary
Modern Kitchen Faucet Handheld

The Culinary faucet is perfect for cooking enthusiasts. This faucet is available in many finishes and handle options to suit everyone’s personal style. The sleek styling and tight coils are an updated look for the industrial modern kitchen faucet.

4. Bathroom Faucet — Kallista Per Se
Modern Decorative Bathroom Faucet

The Per Se faucet is a modern take on decorative luxury. It is available with either Artisan molded crystal knobs or knobs adorned in 24-karat gold and in more than 11 finishes.

5. Bathroom Sink — Native Trails Native Stone Cabrillo Sink
Natural Stone Undermount Sink

These Native Stone sinks are a combination of natural jute fiber and cement. It is incredibly durable and resistant to cracking, staining, and scratching. The resulting finish is a refreshing twist on the standard under mount sink.

6. Vanity — Ryvyr Aras Vanity
Wall Mount Modern Bathroom Vanity

The button quilted front on this vanity gives visual interest and is available with legs or can be wall mounted. It has great storage space and provides you with a unique look that is bound to make your bathroom stand out.

7. Bathroom Mirror — Aptations Fog Free Mirror
Fog Free Shower Mirror with LED Lighting

Shaving in the shower is now easier than ever! This fog free mirror is LED lighted and heated to eliminate condensation on the surface for a clear reflection.

8. Shower Fixture — Graff Aquasense Rain Head
LED Rain Head Shower Fixture

Drenching yourself in the shower has never been so luxurious. This 6-color LED rain head is perfect for creating a luxury spa feel at home, complete with rainfall, rain curtain, and cascade water functions.

9. Toilet — Toto G500 Washlet
Washlet Toilet Handsfree with Remote Control

This washlet integrated toilet is remote control operated, has front and rear warm water washing with temperature and pressure controls, heated seated, dryer, automatic open and close seat, and an automatic flush.

10. Tub — Victoria + Albert Ionian Freestanding Tub
Modern Freestanding Soaking Tub

The soft modern lines of the new Ionian tub are perfect to fit with any design style.

11. Decorative Hardware — Atlas Homewares Steampunk Collection
Classic Industrial Decorative Hardware for Kitchen and Bath

Steampunk in the home. This hardware collection is a fun twist on the industrial look. These eclectic pulls are a unique touch to any bath or kitchen.

12. Bathroom Lighting — Hudson Valley Wentworth Sconce
Warm Modern Wall Sconce with Candlestick

Wentworth adds fine details to a Mid-Century modern design. Tubes of mouth blown glass leave the inner candlestick visible while blurring the bulb with a hand cut, honeycombed pattern, creating a beautiful ambiance.

13. Chandelier — Hudson Valley Dunkirk
Contemporary Branch Chandelier in Antique Brass Finish

The earthly and the extraterrestrial combine in this beautiful, branching family. There is something both of the firework exploding and the Sputnik-inspired style in this opulent piece.

14. Kitchen Light — Hudson Valley Caswell
Modern Kitchen Pendant Orb Light

Ringed by a gleaming plane of polished acrylic, Caswell’s glowing orb crafted of opal glass embodies a space-age style that is anything but saturnine.

15. Finish of the Year — Satin Brass
Kitchen or Bar Faucet in Satin Brass

Brass is back in a fun, updated finish that adds sophisticated warmth and a pop of color to any space and is sure to make a statement.

These items and others are available through Sandpiper Supply. See up close when you visit our showroom or get a sneak peek at our showroom in this short documentary video.

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