Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes


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The Tray; A Decor Essential

A tray is the new must have decor essential for every home. There, I’ve declared it and I’m not taking it back.

Just as cushions and throws have become a staple in most interior schemes, I think a tray is deserving of equal merit.

The perfect accent for a coffee table, a buffet or a dresser even.  A place to display collected curiosities, family mementos and your favourite accessories.

Play with height to add balance and avoid symmetry when styling your tray. If needed, a small book or two will do the trick to add height to a decor piece. Use contrasting colours or create a harmony with similar shades. Style with boxes, vases, frames and more.

There are some beautiful styles in the stores right now and Coco Republic has a great range. From shell to leather, there are designs to suit any taste.

What would I have on my tray? I would start with the Coco Republic Goran Tray in a delightful blue and white design. A vase of fresh blooms, the Jonathan Adler Square Stud Box and a frame with a picture from my travels. I’d put it on my bedroom chest of drawers with one or two of my favourite perfumes and a candle to complete the vignette. The perfect mix of shapes, heights and sizes.

Be inspired for your own home with my gallery below.

Caitlan N

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