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I often send note cards to clients or buyers and I needed a place to keep everything organized. When I came across a Lucite tray it gave me the idea to create a writing station.

lucite tray on desk


As a decorator and wardrobe stylist, layering is one of the key elements I use to create one-of-a-kind look.

A silver tray nests inside lucite tray to create a writing station

Layering tip: Create a zone for special objects by placing one tray inside another.

Note cards in a writing station

I don’t want to get too crazy with small things because the objective is to make this organized, not cluttered.

desk with writing station made from nested trays

And this was totally affordable. The acrylic tray was only $1.99, the silver tray was .99 and the trophy I’m using as a pen holder was $1.50.

Are there any tips you have for putting trays to work? Id love to hear them.

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14 Responses

  1. eileen marie says:

    I love lucite -the way it fades into your decor automatically gives it a less cluttered look. I stumbled on you via AT I think, then again recently through Haven via Nester. I now have a 3rd compelling reason to get that Haven ticket (1. YHL, 2. Anna White 3. Mr. GWH!) Btw, your piece on Nate Berkus was great.

  2. bowsbaublesandbelief says:

    I absolutely LOVE your style! Kudos.

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