Tray Chic!

Written on July 3, 2012 at 11:00 am , by

The other day I bought myself yet another tray for corralling small items around the home, they’re just so stylish and versatile too!  Trays work well in the kitchen for mail or utensils, in the office for bills and desk supplies, in the family room for remotes, books and magazines, and in the entry for keys and cell phones. 

 

coffee table tray

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You can personalize them by lining store bought trays with maps from your travels or creating your own fabric lined tray with spray adhesive.   

 

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fabric lined tray centsational girl

 

There are many options available in retail stores and online, here’s a collection of uber-chic trays, any one will bring both function and flair!

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From top left: Acid Palm Tray, Jonathan Adler, $78; Blue Marimekko, Crate + Barrel, $82; Carnival Tray, World Market, $10;  Square Lacquer Trays, West Elm, $19; Dabney Lee, Traylor Papers, $120; Thomas Paul Whale Trays, Burke Decor, $40; Inlay Bone Tray, Wisteria, $199; Chain Link Tray, Horchow, $195; Gold Athena, Jayson Home, $45; Mod Chevron Melamine, Target, $10; John Derian Clipper Ship Tray, Orange and Pear, $165; Dabney Lee Personalized Tray, Saks Fifth Avenue, $135; Sprout Tray, CB2, $24; Macbeth Tray, Orange and Pear, $78; Root of the Earth, Viva Terra, $59; Hammered Nickel Tray, Pottery Barn, $24;  Scalloped Tray, Clayton Gray Home, $98; Mirage Tray, Z Gallerie, $99;  Leather Handled Nickel Tray, Jayson Home, $495;  Dwell Peacock Tray, Layla Grace, $213.

 

Do you have a favorite use for a tray in your home? 

 

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5 Responses to “Tray Chic!”

  1. I’ve had my eye on the West Elm trays for a while now…need to order! The uses for them are endless!

  2. I see good trays regularly at my favorite thrift shops for 2 – 3 dollars, making the DIY option irresistible.

  3. It is so nice to see a source list at the end with ideas on where you can find what you are talking about. Thank you!

  4. I love trays and have been buying more and more of them to organize myself around our home. So many to choice from and I could buy so many of them. ;-)

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