For all you modernists, today’s post is dedicated to outfitting your sleek bathroom with all the basics. From classic designs that you’ll find in every issue of Dwell, to inventive uses for objects that are normally found in living rooms, I hope this inspires you to add something new to that hardworking room we start and end our days in.

Conran Shop $117

 2 Tier Componibili Storage


Conran Shop $160

3 Tier Componibili Storage

This design has been popular since it was first produced in 1969 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri. Currently manufactured by Kartell, you’ll find this piece at a number of design shops like Conran. This versatile piece provides a ton of storage under an open vanity or in a corner. You can even stack units on top of each other. Additional colors available at Kartell Los Angeles.


Blu Dot $299 for two

WonderWall Shelf

Bathroom shelving almost always looks the same, either floating glass shelves, or wood ledges. In a contemporary bathroom, try this modular shelving system from Blu Dot. The shelves can be stacked, sit side-by-side, or be mounted at random. The powder-coated steel shelves are easy to wipe clean and the wood back panel adds warmth and texture.

CB2 $80

Chrome Towel Rack

If you have limited wall space, rent, or just prefer to keep your damp towels away from your beloved wallpaper, this floor-standing towel rack is a practical and stylish solution.

West Elm $99

Lacquer Bath Hamper

Laundry hampers usually aren’t the most attractive objects. What I like about this piece is it completely conceals the contents and it’s easy to keep clean.

Horchow $80

Laundry Totes

For those who find the West Elm hamper a little too minimalist, these woven hampers are a great option.

The Container Store $20

Round Crunch Can by Umbra

For those who splurged on designer fixtures in their bathroom remodel, these collapsible canvas containers are a really good value. They’re also lightweight enough to carry from the bathroom to your washing machine (there are two loops for convenient toting).

Y Living $85

Alessi Birillo Wastebasket

An example of how good design can transform a humble household object, Alessi’s streamlined swiveling trash can is elegant enough for any space.

Crate and Barrel $17

Green Bullet 1.3-Gallon Trash Can

The rounded top on this petite trash can makes it a fun update to the standard pedal bin. Also available in orange, aqua, and white.

The Container Store $20

Square Feathergrain Wastebasket

Or keep things simple with this beautifully proportioned wooden wastebasket.

Umbra $15

Touch Waste Can

If you’re looking for ways to inject color into your bathroom, the Umbra Touch waste can comes in five colors.

Jonathan Adler $48

Lacquer Wastebasket

A favorite of designers for its high end look, Jonathan Adler’s lacquered bathroom accessories come in a number of colors to match your motif.

Jonathan Adler $38

Tissue Box Cover

Other pieces available in the collection include a soap dish, tray, lotion dispenser, and tumbler.

Conran Shop $15

Ceramic Lotion Bottle

A simple silhouette and timeless combination of white and stainless steel makes this set appropriate for any bathroom.

Conran Shop $8

Ceramic Tumbler

Conran Shop $24

Ceramic Toilet Brush Holder

The Container Store $9-13

Cimarron Countertop Accessories

I love the oak grain on these bathroom accessories. They’re finished with a sleek high gloss that also makes them easy to maintain.

Design Public $32

Kontextür Tissue Box Cover

This playful silicone tissue box cover is such a fun way to dress your Kleenex and add some color to your countertop. The tactile surface coordinates well with the Umbra Touch series.

Emmo Home $24

Menu Rubber Vase Small

These rubber vases are perfect for holding makeup brushes or toothbrushes in the bathroom. The Menu rubber vase folds down for holding smaller objects or with the neck extended, cradles a small bouquet of flowers.

Target $13

Small Glass Cotton Jar

Target made an affordable version of this modern apothecary jar to hold your cotton balls and q-tips.

Target $26

Spectrum Euro Toilet Tissue Reserve

Stow extra rolls within easy reach on this trim satin nickel holder from Target.

The Container Store $15-17

Zen Aluminum Trays

If the Jonathan Adler lacquer trays are too colorful for your tastes, these minimalist aluminum trays work in almost any setting.