My collaboration with The Vamp + Sneak Peek of new products!

A few months ago, a dear friend of mine, Valorie of the Visual Vamp contacted me with a little project: “Can you make me a big ass tray for a client?”

Why yes, Val, yes I can.

Valorie has this amazing client down in New Orleans. They have been working on reVamping (hahaha I’m so punny!) her living room. They chose this awesome french-y ottoman and they needed a GIGANTIC lucite tray to sit on top of it. All ottomans need trays so that they can function.  They also wanted it to have a little edge to it, so Valorie told me to embellish it as I saw fit.

My partner Grace and I put our heads together and came up with the design. 30″ x 30″ and spiked on two sides. Glam lucite + rocker spikes = The aesthetic of the Nickel & Grace line.

Luckily, Valorie and her client were thrilled with the results!

Should we spend a few minutes here to discuss how beautiful the room that Val designed is? I absolutely love the mix of colors, textures and metals. I think the room looks so well put together and styled. So impressed. Really.

We liked the “big ass tray” so much that we took our own photos before we sent it to New Orleans:

And we made a smaller version too:

16″ x 16″ Spiked Lucite Tray  HERE.

This is just a preview of what is to come but rest assured… Its gonna be awesome. Boxes and pillows too!!!

Our website should be up soon, but in the meantime, I will be putting the products in the etsy shop.  (They are all still handmade by me!) A lot of people emailed me asking when the new lucite was going to be in the Etsy Shop, and the answer is: I have been working on getting better products and better tools so that I could seriously wow you all!

All the products will be available for wholesale purchase and you can email me at for a price list and details.

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  1. annsley says:

    Straight up awesomeness. Love it! Cannot wait to purchase for my casa.

  2. Your stuff is amazing, love these new trays! And the agate boxes are beyond. Congrats!

  3. That tray adds the perfect amount of edge to the room. Truly love.

  4. I’ve never seen a such a “big ass” tray! Love it!

  5. Lauren says:

    Need those amazing boxes!

  6. I’m already wowed !

  7. Alright, I need one of those trays — a bit smaller — and one of each of those boxes you have pictured below. Like right this second, in fact…Nero’s been holding out long enough ;P

    Congrats, the tray looks gorgeous and Valorie did a wonderful job with the client’s space.
    In truth, the tray fits perfectly with the NOLA vibe — sophisticated and edgy.
    Cheers, Alcira

  8. The tray is ridiculous lady- seriously amazeballd. And I have to own the little box with the pink quartz lid- will it be up on the Etsy site soon? I’ll email you directly for a price.
    And that room is fabulous- I actually have that ottoman in a darker colour and adore it- very practical too, which is always good. I’m dying over the orange silk curtains, huge antique mirror and that chandelier- sooooo yummy!
    Gorgeous all around and you my dear, are quite the talent. xo

  9. Awesome tray. At first I wasn’t sure about the spikes but then I realized they were a great rocker touch. I actually said “wow” when I saw the room, it’s beautiful.

  10. Simone says:

    I love everything about this room

  11. Great minds think alike! I JUST finished taking pictures of rock boxes I made that are just like the ones you made, they are my new favorite accessories in my apartment!

  12. Nicole Cohen says:

    Hey everyone! Thanks so much for your support!

    I will be putting the boxes up in the etsy store ASAP, but you can also order them by emailing me.

    I can make you any size!

  13. love everything. both of you girls got skilz.

  14. Thanks for the shout out my darling Nicole!
    Your tray is the perfect jewelry for this big ass ottoman in this big ass room.
    I hope you sell a zillion of them, because you deserve to! You are so amazingly talented.
    xo xo

  15. DAMN, Sister. Where do you find the time/energy for all this fabulessness?
    (I SO wish I had my shop still — I’d be wholesale-ordering the hell out of everything!!)

  16. Perfect tray for that space!!! I can’t wait for the new products.

  17. wow, girl. fantastic!

  18. Nicole- Seriously loving your stuff! You’re so talented!!!

  19. Totally love the fresh fresh teals in contrast to the orange. So crisp and lighthearted!

    xo Jessica Rae
    {lovely ugly design}