Ladders make great bathroom accessories. They come in variety of styles and materials that can set the tone of a bathroom. Here are few of my favorite looks: a vernacular ladder contrasted with a classic claw foot tub, an elegant thin black metal ladders, beautiful wood ladder in a monochromatic wood bath, and last but not least an elegant black ladder with built in shelves in a classic bath.








































































I have been looking for bathroom cabinets without mirrors and I came across some cool ones with the Swiss cross graphic. This inspired me to see what other “cross” bathroom items can be found. I found 2 great tiles: one from Ann Sacks and one from Alloy Design. I also found a sweet fabric, that would be great for a shower curtain, as well as a burlap basket that could be used for extra towels, tp rolls or even magazines. Love them!

Pharmacy box.
















Swiss cross fabric from - perfect for a shower curtain.

Ann Sacks white cross tile.

Cross cabinet from, size 17” x 5.75” x 17”, available in orange, green, blue and white.
















Smoked mirror cross tiles from











Black Swiss cross basket by BrinandNohl, size 10"H x 11" W x 12" L, found on, $39.99.

Burlap bag with cross graphic.


I posted about medicine cabinets before.  In the meantime, I came across a few cabinets with truly stunning designs, and would like to share my findings with other design enthusiasts.

Boffi Medicine cabinet

This medicine cabinet by Boffi uses an opening mechanism that works with a frictional movement of the sliding doors.  The doors rotate by 90 degrees on a central hinge, vertically positioning to allow free access to all the lateral spaces.

Hastings_mirrored cabinet 1011

Hastings_mirrored cabinet 1011_open

Hastings_mirrored cabinet 1011_open_2

The mirrored cabinet by Hastings has an easily accessible display area for most used items.

Keuco_Edition 300 medicine cabinet_closed

Keuco_Edition 300 medicine cabinet_open

The edition 300 medicine cabinet by Keuco has top-mounted hinges, built in light fixtures and an interior mirror.



Sometimes a shower curtain is more desirable than a glass shower partition. There are so many more options other than a standard shower rod with clips. Silent Gliss makes a high grade nylon and precision-engineered, rust-free siliconized aluminum system, which is often used in hospitals. It is meant to be bent by design. Agape makes a polished stainless steel strip that allows different configurations that can be adapted for use with showers or bathtubs.

Room Divider / Cubicle Track Systems by Silent Gliss.















Cooper polished stainless steel rail by Agape.













Cooper polished stainless steel rail by Agape. The system can be used for tubs and showers.














Loft by Decor Walther.


















Loft by Decor Walther - close up.




The Holiday shopping season has officially begun, so we thought we put together some gift ideas.  Not surprisingly, the items we chose are bathroom related.  Take a look.


Gedy_Round Diamond Shaped White Ceramic Soap Dispenser

Diamond Shaped White Ceramic Soap Dispenser by Gedy, $28.00

Buy it here.

Kontextur_Tissue Box Cover_Orange

Tissue Box Cover by Josh Owen for Kontextür, $32.00

Buy it here.

Alessi_Mediterraneo_Soap Dish by Emma Silvestris

Alessi Mediterraneo Soap Dish by Emma Silvestris, $53.00

Buy it here.


Roots Soap Co_Soap for Men Gift Set

Soap for Men Gift Set by Roots Soap Co. , $24.99

Buy it here.


Dwell Studio_Plus bath mat_Aqua

Dwell Studio Plus Aqua Bath Mat, $56

Buy it here.

Skip Hop Dunck Stacking Bath Toy

Skip Hop Dunck Stacking Bath Toy (Set of Three), $10

Buy it here.


If you enjoyed my post about Japanese bathrooms from last week, but are not yet ready for that bathroom overhaul, below is a selection of accessories that will make your bathroom feel positively more zen.

CB2_Solid Ash Bath Mat

Solid Ash Bath Mat from CB2 for $34.95

CB2_Teak Bath Accessories

Teak Bath Accessories from CB2 from $6.95 to $24.95


CB2_Toothbrushes set of four

Toothbrushes set of four from CB2 for $12.95

Container Store_Cylinder Can With Cover

Cylinder Can With Cover from The Container Store for $5.99

DWR_Hinoki Tissue Box Cover

Hinoki Tissue Box Cover from Design Within Reach for $45.00

Muji_Cotton Pile Body Wash Towel

Cotton Pile Body Wash Towel from Muji for $5.25

Muji_Face Brush

Face Brush from Muji for $6.75


Muji_PP Bath Stool

PP Bath Stool from Muji for $13.25

Muji_PP Soap Case

PP Soap Case from Muji for $2.75

Muji_Toilet Brush with Case

Toilet Brush with Case from Muji for $11.95


We are finishing our customized Naturalist 2 bathroom and I am on a lookout for accessories. Since we were not able to use as many original wood elements as we would have liked due to space and budget restrictions, the goal is to achieve the same effect with beautiful natural accessories. Related posts: Customized Naturalist 2 in NYC – Part I and Customized Naturalist 2 in NYC – Part II.

Rivera Bath towel, $75 available at Matteo.


Moldger solid birch soap dish, $2.49 available at Ikea.




Linen bath mat, $49 available at Brook Farm General Store.














Oresund birch toilet seat, $19 available at Ikea.










Cotton venetian blind cord by Librett, $49 at Vercesi Hardware. It will be used to wrap a steam pipe.








Wood waste bin, $49 available at Muji.




For the past 25 years ZACK has been a leading European designer and producer of modern stainless steel home accessories. Located near Hamburg, ZACK produces some of the most well-crafted designs we’ve ever come across. See for yourself with this collection of sleek steel bathroom accessories. The accessories are on sale today at