We love anything miniature: Dachshunds, portraits, ponies, dollhouses, veggies, you name it. Hotel amenities like shampoo, conditioner and body lotion fall in the same obsession. No two hotel brands offer the same design, which makes each object a tiny piece of packaging art. Rather than storing in a dark cabinet, there are ways to put these takeaways in the spotlight.
IN THE GUEST ROOM
Even if they packed enough shampoo to outlast the visit, your guests will enjoy being greeted by a basket or tray filled with pampering treats. This milk glass cachepot contains all sorts of essentials, including a lint roller which is a considerate touch if your house includes pets.
Here’s a close-up of the contents. Body oil, shampoo, conditioner and lotion are also tucked within. Sprigs of fresh rosemary compensate for the unscented plaster of Paris rose!
MASTER BATH: THE COUNTERTOP VERSION
Apothecary jars have a way of making the contents look more elegant than they really are. This statuesque jar contains enough product to last for weeks.
MASTER BATH: THE SPA TUB VERSION
Hotels tend to provide more soap than guests could possibly need and replenish whatever was used (or stashed in the suitcase) on a daily basis. Placed on the tub ledge, this glass canister keeps dozens of creamy hued bars within reach.
Now anytime you’re privy to cute takeaways, don’t assume they’ll have to be stuffed in a closet or under a counter. Put them on display in your home in a beautiful and functional way.