Close

Steal This Look: The Medicine Cabinet as Vanity

Medicine cabinet as vanity from Remodelista The Organized Home. Matthew Williams photo.

That feeling when you walk into a store where the products are so beautifully displayed that you want to pull up a chair and just admire the view? You can get that feeling in your home, too. The key is to edit, organize, and artfully arrange. Take this bath featured in our book, Remodelista: The Organized Home. Instead of treating the medicine cabinet as storage space to cram and conceal the toiletries, the homeowners used it as an opportunity to create a pleasing, uncluttered tableau of beauty essentials—and only the essentials. (Extras and bulk items should be stored elsewhere.) Here’s how to get the look.

Medicine cabinet as vanity from Remodelista The Organized Home. Matthew Williams photo.
Above: Taking products out of the original packaging and placing them in more attractive vessels yields a more cohesive look. Photograph by Matthew Williams, styling by Alexa Hotz, for Remodelista: The Organized Home.

On the Shelves

Lab-Style Cylindrical Glass-Covered Containers as part of the Remodelista Storage 75 Series
Above: Petite covered glass containers are perfect for collecting the little stuff, from cotton swabs to hair clips. The ones in the medicine cabinet (and shown above) are from Makie, but you can find similar versions at CB2, Muji, and more. See 10 Easy Pieces: The Lab-Style Covered-Glass Container. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.
Muji Beech Alarm Clock
Above: A clock comes in handy in the bathroom when you’re getting ready in the morning. The Beech Alarm Clock is $42 at Muji.
Weck Mold Jars from The Organized Home
Above: Another storage favorite among our editors, the Weck Mold Jars are great for both the kitchen and the bath. The 9.8-ounce size is $29.95 for six at Williams Sonoma. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.
Utilivu Basket from Basket Room
Above: Small woven baskets can be used to hide unattractive items, like an electric razor. The Utulivu Basket has a 13-centimeter diameter and is $19 from the Basket Room.

Hanging Up

Riess Enamel Hanging Bars as part of the Remodelista Storage 75 Series
Above: We’re big fans of creative thinking when it comes to storage. These enamel rails are for storing ladles in the kitchen, but they work just as well in the bath as extra hanging storage. The Riess Ladle Bar is £10 at Labour & Wait. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista: The Organized Home.
Fog Linen Scarf Hanger
Above: The Fog Linen’s hand-wrought brass Scarf Hanger is just $7.
Yamazaki Over the Door Hooks
Above: A Yamazaki Over the Door Rack organizes necklaces on the door of the medicine cabinet; $18.99 on Amazon.
Mabel Tote from Xinh and Co.
Above: The Mabel Tote is similar to the one hanging from a hook next to the sink. Use it to store extra toilet paper, backup towels, or a hairdryer. It’s $46 at Xinh & Co.

Don’t forget to enter Remodelista’s Considered Design Awards contest in the Best Kitchen Organization category by Friday, June 22. Anyone can enter, amateurs and professionals alike, and winners get a $500 gift card to shop Schoolhouse.

More bathroom storage and organization inspiration just ahead:

No more results!

Haven't found what you are looking for? Try seaching!

v5.0