20 Bathroom Cabinet Ideas for Super-Stylish Storage Schemes
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Matthew Williams
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Stone Cabinetry

a bathroom has a gray patterned stone floor, counter, cabinets, sinks, and backsplash, two black meal towel rings, beamed ceiling, window in background
JASON SCHMIDT

Haven’t you heard? Stone is all the rage at the moment. And nowhere do we need better proof to hop on this design trend than the vanity in the primary bathroom of a Hamptons home designed by Ashe Leandro. Clad in Smoke of London stone, which runs across the floor in a seamless line, this loo is the stuff of designers’ daydreams.

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Quartzite Cabinets

celeste robbins lake michigan midentury
Roger Davies

Architect Celeste Robbins topped the sleek metal cabinets in the primary bathroom of her midcentury Michigan lake house with Four Seasons’ quartzite. It’s an approach that adds a soft touch to an otherwise heavy setting.

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Café Curtain Cuteness

james huniford cottage in westchester county, new york
Matthew Williams

Ready to think outside of the box when it comes to home decor sourcing? Take notes from Ford Huniford’s lovely interpretation of a bathroom in the powder room of Jeffrey Seller’s house in Westchester County, New York. The vanity, originally a vintage table dressed in a mustard yellow café curtain, is a creative hack for concealing any clutter.

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Warm Wood Cabinets

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Paul Raeside

Design firm Retrouvius got inventive in the primary bathroom of this London townhouse, repurposing leather panels to front the cabinets. The panels, formerly used to cover shelves in the British Library, add texture to the very yellow bathroom.

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Black Cabinets

black and white rectangular tiles cover bathroom walls, floor, counter with sink and drawers, long oval mirror, two small globe sconces flank the mirror
Adrian Gaut

The key to an artfully designed bathroom is knowing when to maximilize and when to minimalize. In a Tortonto home, Kelly Wearstler toggled that balance beautifully, bringing in black cabinetry to act as a backdrop to the statement tiled walls and ceiling.

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Gilded Cabinets

paris apartment by lorenzo castillo
Ricardo Labougle

When in doubt, add some gilding. That’s just what designer Lorenzo Castillo did in the bathroom of this Parisian apartment. The vanity cabinets are encased in mirrored glass with gold trim that adds dimension to the space.

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Stained Wood Cabinets

a bathroom has twin rectangular sinks in dark marble with iron walnut cabinets below, oval mirrors above each and three vertical sconces with small globes at top and bottom, spruce paneled walls, and black limestone floor
Chris Mottalini

In this Utah house designed by Electric Bowery, the primary bath vanity is made of walnut with iron hardware. The piece, which was made by Henrybuilt, presents a clean facade with only two handles displayed but allows for ample storage space.

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Repurposed Cabinets

isabel lopez quesada madrid apartment
Miguel Flores-Vianna

In a Madrid apartment (where Ava Gardner formerly lived), designer Isabel López-Quesada converted a former 1940s console table into a bathroom sink and vanity. The drawers allow for the same storage as cabinets but with a more elegant look.

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Metallic Cabinets

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Simon Upton

In the primary bathroom of a Paris apartment, designer Jean-Louis Deniot added an ultraluxurious touch to the vanity by including custom hammered-silver panels. Talk about a sleek storage solution.

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Accessorized Cabinets

jennifer bunsa miami ranch
Nicole Franzen

In a Miami home designed by Jennifer Bunsa, glazed ceramic cabinet pulls from Nest Studio are the star of the show. Incorporated in the cabinetry to add color and flair, they’re as visually appealing as they are functional.

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Mirrored Cabinetry

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Ricardo Labougle

Mirror, mirror, on the wall—which is the loveliest bathroom of all? We hate to pick favorites but when it comes to making the most of a small space, Brazilian designer Juliana Vasconcellos certainly comes to mind. She created a sleek look in her primary bathroom by pairing the large mirrored medicine cabinet to the mirrored vanity cabinets below.

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Modern Farmhouse, Redefined

a bathroom with a tub and sink
William Waldron

Looking for something more off the wall? Designer Alejandra Redo created custom barnlike doors for the cabinet in the primary bathroom of her ranch house in Mexico. Proof that one can horse around with a positive outcome.

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Vintage Towel Rack

in a bathroom the walls are travertine covered, wooden drying rack with a towel, pedestal sink with silver fittings, antique mirror and two sconces above sink, linen shower curtain, slat wood floor, green ceiling
Francesco Dolfo
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Minimal Cabinets

cullman and kravis new jersey mansion in horse country
Eric Piasecki

Designer Ellie Cullman kept the vanity in the primary bathroom of a New Jersey house elegant and simple with wood cabinets and brass hardware. As for the other areas of the room, Cullman dialed it up a notch, adding floor-to-ceiling curtains and an opulent Maison Baguès chandelier.

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Minimal Wood Cabinets

blue tiled bathroom with yellow towels and small stool
Stephen Kent Johnson

In the kids’ bathroom of this California home designed by Studio Shamshiri, the custom wood vanity adds contrasting natural elements to the very blue, all-tile space. The custom wooden square knobs add a little playfulness to the minimal cabinets.

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Open Shelves

a bathroom with black walls, three sconces flanking two mirrors, wooden vanity with turned legs and two shelves holding towels and baskets, a white marble top with two small round sinks with brass fittings
Noe DeWitt
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Casual Cabinetry

a footed bathtub, an antique chair, counter and twin sinks, plinth with bust sculpture, round table with large plant in basket planter, glass chandelier, sheer curtains, glass doors open to pool
Miguel Flores-Vianna

In the primary bathroom of a Colorado home designed by Patrick Mele, draped linen panels add a casual feel to the elegant space. The fabric curtains add an airiness that cabinets could not achieve.

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Kartell Storage

sam sacks toronto victorian
Lauren Miller

The iconic Kartell Componibili storage cabinet is a chic alternative to any space without built-ins. Designer Sam Sacks paired a white Kartell cabinet with the white sink and fittings in the powder room of a client’s Toronto home.

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Triangular Cabinets

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Mikhail Loskutov

Designer Tim Veresnovsky customized the vanity in the primary bathroom of a client’s St. Petersburg apartment—and it’s anything but average. The sculptural triangular-shaped vanity is part art, part function.

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Details, Details, Details

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Mikhail Loskutov

In a St. Petersburg apartment designed by Tim Veresnovsky, the custom vanity includes ornate details including loud and proud zebra-print-like marble. The result adds a grandeur to the bathroom that is only amplified by the statement piece cabinet.

 

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