Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cafeteria Tray Decor

Lately I've been a little obsessed with cafeteria trays. They are fun, graphic and can be used in a variety of ways. Like the cafeteria tray decor in Lemonade, a hot lunch spot in Beverly Hills, California featured on the green living blog Daily Danny. Besides the colorful tray arrangement, Lemonade also uses Dixie cups as ceiling decoration. Ok, so I know mounted cafeteria trays and Dixie cups may be a little much for the average kitchen, but it's fun to think outside of the box. Repetition of simple designs can make a big statement in your home or business. Don't be afraid to play with materials and allow yourself to have fun. I'm continually reminding myself of this especially when stumped with a design dilemma. Great ideas come from playing and utilizing your childhood imagination!

18 comments:

Olivia Rae said...

what a cute idea!! I never would've thought of that!

misslissa said...

Love the trays!

Amanda Nicole said...

What an excellent idea for restaurant decor!

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

How creative!

The Lil Bee said...

That is crafty! I love the mod feel of the trays on the walls. So neat;)

Sal said...

So clever!

heather smith jones said...

I didn't know those cafeteria trays from childhood could look so good!

You Are My Fave said...

Love this. Way better than inspirational prints hung on cafeteria walls.

Mallory said...

such a fantastic idea. i wonder where i can find a bunch of cafeteria trays.. hmm.

Amy said...

I'm not really digging the trays as much as the dixie cups! Maybe if the trays were in different colors?

Annette said...

Yes!
I love cheap and creative deco!
great post
Im totally inspired right now.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Can't imagine, that trays can be as awesome decor too!

I never been here for quite sometimes. Sorry, but I was a bit down for a couple of months now. Just had my complicated surgery.

Well, been posting though!

Have a wonderful w/end!

xoxo

Julia said...

I love that look! They remind me of little sound pads in a recording studio :)

Have a great weekend, deary!

mothersvea said...

:) That's a pretty wall!

josephine said...

*love* this idea! the trick must be to find trays in colors that are cool, instead of a drab, dirty brown. i also like that they left the trays empty, whereas some people might be tempted to get cute and decorate them with food samples or a menu of the day.

alli michelle said...

So cool!

aimee said...

i have a fixation with cafeteria stuff too!

naphtali said...

I would have never ever ever thought of this.

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