This gilded showpiece is described as a semi-precious gemstone bowl, but we prefer to think of it as an over-the-top but totally necessary mini-tray, which just happens to be a useful paper clip holder. Purpose is in the eye of the beholder, right?
The perfect juxtaposition of land and sea, this statement item created out of lip shell and wood is ideal for hosting a small clock or a framed picture of you and your loved ones.
Panama small trinket tray, Smythson ($215). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832
Tired of scratching up your watch while productively typing and working away? Problem solved: place your timepiece and any loose jewelry in this Italian-made stunner, which is protectively lined with a layer of ultra soft suede, keeping your accessories safe and in pristine condition.
Mèlange marble tray, Kelly Wearstler ($895). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 2051 International Dr., McLean, 703-761-0700
What’s black and white and chic all over? This option by Kelly Wearstler, of course! Skip the expected and often times boring paper trays and opt for this sleek striped marble design. It’s the ideal objcet to store your folders and incoming mail, until you have time to diligently file them away.
Drip tray, Jonathan Adler ($148). 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-1416
Truly a piece of art, this drip tray is treated with the utmost care while being applied with a 24K gold coated finish by hand. We recommend placing softer items such as erasers or a singular oversized-flower within it, which would immediately brighten up your space.