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
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

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

The Family Room

Add something unexpected or decorative to bring out the ‘interesting’
amongst all the ‘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
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 ‘welcome’ in the form of a lovely bedside or guest bathroom

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
and all things beautiful! Having lived in the South and also on the west
before settling in Utah, her design instinct is to combine traditional
and furniture with updated style and current color palettes. She is
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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