I admire minimalist decor … to be so clean, strict, almost zen … but it would be completely beyond me to live that way. So I like stuff. Who knows why we like what we like. Enter the simplicity of a tray. When you have stuff, a tray can be your best decorating friend. Somehow containing all of the beautiful items together visually declutters a surface. It still must be tidy, of course, but as in this example in a bathroom, smaller jewellry dishes, crystal bowls of cotton balls and perfume bottles go from ordinary to extraordinary when combined together in a laquered tray the colour of the bathroom.