Published on May 24, 2021

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There is one item you can use to organize just about any room in your house—and odds are you already own it: a tray. Nicole Richie, founder of lifestyle and fashion brand House of Harlow 1960, swears by the laid-back solution, especially when it comes to storing and displaying her extensive jewelry collection. “I’ve always been a tray person,” she says, noting the non-obvious organizers make an appearance in her closet, office, kitchen, and living room. “It just helps me compartmentalize.” 

So when the accessories aficionada got the chance to create a limited-edition collection in partnership with nine Etsy sellers, of course she snuck not one but three trays into the mix of mugs, taper candles, and boho wall hangings—and they’re all designed in collaboration with Emily Reinhardt of The Object Enthusiast

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First up, an elongated catchall featuring flecks of jade and blue that’s an ideal spot to drop keys and sunglasses in an entryway or corral face oils atop a bathroom vanity. “I just like everything to have a place,” says Richie. She also worked with Reinhardt to make a small maroon-hued platter for dainty earrings and necklaces, as well as a black-and-white–striped tray that would stand out on a bar cart as a holder for cocktail-mixing accoutrements. 

In your own home you can use trays to casually declutter the breakfast table or front-hall console, but you can also spread the tidying love by giving them to people for birthdays and holidays. “Over time they’ve been something I’ve collected, and I think they’re really great gifts,” says Richie. “They’re beautiful, sweet, and personal.” 

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