Designer Accessory Trends: Tray Chic

Lovely Family Room with Decorative Tray displaying books and fresh flowers. Designed by Lonni Paul Design
Lovely Family Room with Decorative Tray displaying books and fresh flowers. Lonni Paul Design

Trays are chic and retailers are paying attention to this trend. Originally designed for functional purposes used for carrying, holding or displaying articles, trays have taken on an entirely new look and feel. They have become an inspiring design element that easily adorns a room with a finishing touch, like jewelry, the last piece added and the first thing noticed upon entering a room. The tray makes everything else in the room look better.

A great looking tray begins with considering its surroundings. Your decorating style should drive your choice of tray. There are so many to choose from-

Kennan Leather Tray Set, Kravet
Kennan Leather Tray Set, Kravet
Charles Hide Tray Set, Kravet
Charles Hide Tray Set, Kravet
Wyatt Hide Tray, Gray, Kravet
Wyatt Hide Tray, Gray, Kravet

 

 

 

 

 

Breakfast Banquette with Tray Displaying Fresh Flowers, Lonni Paul Design
Breakfast Banquette with Tray Displaying Fresh Flowers, Lonni Paul Design

The tray style above highlights the casual atmosphere, offers a nice contrast in finishes and dresses the table in an inviting way. Speaking of finishes, make sure that the finish connects the rooms design elements.

Single Strip Tray, One Kings Lane
Single Strip Tray, One Kings Lane
Mizner Tray, Gold Finish, One Kings Lane
Mizner Tray, Gold Finish, One Kings Lane
Wood Spencer Tray with Black Trim, One Kings Lane
Wood Spencer Tray with Black Trim, One Kings Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tray chic also takes into consideration size (or scale) and shape of the tray. It should fit proportionally the piece of furniture that displays it.

Breakfast Room with Tray Resting on Tufted Ottoman, Lonni Paul Design
Breakfast Room with Tray Resting on Tufted Ottoman, Lonni Paul Design
Chevron Blue Tray, One Kings Lane
Chevron Blue Tray, One Kings Lane
Anchor Mirrored Tray, One Kings Lane
Anchor Mirrored Tray, One Kings Lane
Gold Mink Thierry Tray, One Kings Lane
Gold Mink Thierry Tray, One Kings Lane

 

 

 

 

Now the fun begins by topping your tray with a few of your favorite things. Guided by function and beauty remember to treat it like jewelry, the finishing touch that your room deserves!

Sutton Tray, Navy, Kravet
Sutton Tray, Navy, Kravet
Sutton Tray, Gray, Kravet
Sutton Tray, Gray, Kravet
Sutton Tray, Red, Kravet
Sutton Tray, Red, Kravet

 

 

 

 

Please visit One Kings Lane or Kravet.com to view a full selection of chic trays!

 

 

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Interior Designer, Blogger, Editor- Lightingtrends.com, Speaker, Author, business owner-Loretta's Interior Design, www.classic-chairs.com. Aspires to motivate others toward pursuing a life that compliments their passion for home, family and career. A dedicated leader with a strong commitment to excellence in all design projects, she is devoted to helping others transform their lives and homes into environments that support fulfilling their purpose. She is also great at solving decorating dilemma's and offering design trends that relate to home and family. Check out our current projects on www.classic-chairs.com.

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