One trend I've noticed in home furnishings is tiled drawer fronts, though this exhibitor from the AD show also had mirrors, tabletops and other items. The first picture is wood "tile", this second one is glass. I'm curious to how this would work as a DIY project. For those of us who can't afford a backsplash of stunning Ann Sacks tile, perhaps this is a good alternative.
I am a big fan of trays. They are great at corraling your stuff and giving at least the appearance of organization. Plus, it's an easy, low commitment way to dip your toe into a certain style. The group above are all from West Elm and are all very reasonably priced. Great variety, right? The goldfish one is actually made of glass and would be adorable as a soap dish.
ps-Are you proud of me for not calling this post "tray chic"? I thought about it, but decided you deserved a little better from me.
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