By Jacky Parker
These smart vide poches(lit: empty pockets) aka trinket trays, are an easy and elegant way to keep odds and ends where you can find them.
bash tray, £240, TOM DIXON
Beaten, banged and bashed from large sheets of annealed brass, this ovescaled platter tray will hold more than a few trinkets.
large leather vide poche, £296, The garnered
Modern and minimal, this leather tray is perfect for keeping things organised either on your desk or in your hall or entrance way.
rotary tray in dark brick, £40, The Conran shop
The perfect way to tidy up a space or lend a bold accent to any surface, this Rotary Tray in a dark brick red hue was cleverly designed by Jasper Morrison for Vitra in 2014.
Bond animal rhino key tray, £295, smythson
Printed on nile blue calf leather, this red rhino design is from the Smythson archive.
kaleido small steel tray, £19, Hay at SELFRIDGES
Designed by Clara Von Zweigbergk, the Kaleido collection from HAY is an injection of vibrant colour (and style) for your living space. The set of trays all fit together like a puzzle, combining hexagonal shapes with squares. One of the smallest designs, this number is perfect for displaying stationery or trinkets and is made from painted steel.
glow dish, £145, Georg Jensen at AMARA
Designed by Maria Berntsen and made from gold plated stainless steel, this eye-catching dish is perfect for use both as a decorative piece and to display small trinkets or loose odds and ends.
Animalia tiger valet tray, £68, Jonathan Adler
The classic leather valet tray has been given a modern makeover at Jonathan Adler in bold emerald porcelain and a tiger print.
Coupled oval tray in moss green £44, ferm living at Heal's
Not just for trinkets, place candles on this mirrored tray and the light will reflect out into your room.
cloud roots tray, £105, wang shu for ALESSI
Inspired by the stones in the Garden of the Academics, (which are considered clouds and represent the effects of the relationship between man and woman), “Clouds Root” is a system of two trays for the kitchen and the living room, one big and the other small, one male and the other female.
Jacky Parker is a London-based freelance journalist and content creator, specialising in interiors, travel and food. From buying guides and real home case studies to shopping and news pages, she produces a wide range of features for national magazines and SEO content for websites
A long-time contributor to Livingetc, as a member of the team, she regularly reports on the latest trends, speaking to experts and discovering the latest tips. Jacky has also written for other publications such as Homes and Gardens, Ideal Home, Red, Grand Designs, Sunday Times Style and AD, Country Homes and Interiors and ELLE Decoration.
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