Vidicom CEO Christy Ferer suggests adding a flea-market chandelier or candelabra. Hand-carved wooden bowls can hold soap, shells, or potpourri. Christy Ferer keeps a silver bread basket filled with antique perfume stoppers from the Paris flea markets next to my bathroom sink. Fashion designers Cynthia Rowley puts her towels on an elegant marble pedestal. French designer Agnes Colmer turned a silver ashtray into a soap dish.
She says you don't have to buy bathroom sets that includes matching toothbrush holders, soap dishes, and tumblers in non-breakable materials to be practical. Use odd saucers, trays, cups, pitchers, drinking glass, or an odd ice bucket to hold soaps, toothbrushes, and combs. Use a covered soup tureen for jewelry or cosmetics. Baskets can store toilet paper or cotton balls.