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Tray Chic

It's a decorator's best kept secret - and a home accessory that should be in every room.

Designer Lauren Oviatt with Oviatt Designs shares four beautiful tray vignettes, and reveals four different spaces to use them in!

With the need for organization in our lives and the overabundance of stylish accessories and beautiful trinkets to put on display, we must have a way to be organized and still fashionable, don't we? Trays offer a wonderful opportunity to corral all sorts of objects that make things seem pulled together. Instantly things become both beautiful and purposeful!

The Entry

There must be a catch-all somewhere in the house, best to keep it looking pretty!

Ideas: tray for keys, bowl for coins, note pad or space for letters in/ out. Live plant or fresh flowers, photo frame.

The Family Room

Add something unexpected or decorative to bring out the â"˜interesting' amongst all the â"˜functional'.

Ideas: covered box for remotes, magazines, board game or deck of cards, conversation starters

The Kitchen

Make everyday items eye-catching by grouping them for visual impact while keeping them close at hand.

Ideas: salt & pepper, salt pig, timer, olive oil, flower in bud vase, limes, kitchen towel

The Guest Room

No better way to thoughtfully welcome a guest than to carefully curate a personalized â"˜welcome' in the form of a lovely bedside or guest bathroom tray.

Ideas: water carafe, books, note card & pen, fresh plant or flowers, candle, hand cream, midnight snack

Lauren Stimpson Oviatt


Lauren has always had a love for interior and landscape design, floral décor, and all things beautiful! Having lived in the South and also on the west coast before settling in Utah, her design instinct is to combine traditional elements and furniture with updated style and current color palettes. She is constantly looking for ways to infuse glamour into her projects while bringing a fresh perspective and an eye for tasteful, classic design. Lauren has degrees in both Public Relations and Interior Design and worked in wedding/event planning before transitioning to residential and hospitality design.

Oviatt Design is a full-service design firm in business for over 25 years, specializing in high-end residential and commercial design. The scope of their projects ranges from simple home renovations to large-scale construction projects where design is implemented from the first color choices to the final finishing touches. With direct access to over 75 upholstery, accessory and furniture lines, the team of designers are able to provide each client with pieces that are particular to his or her taste and style. Their showroom is open to the public Monday through Friday.

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