Decorative Trays

Hello everyone! Thanks for bearing with us last week on the posts. We spent most of the week preparing for and installing Abby Larson’s (Style Me Pretty) house in Massachusetts. After six months of working with Abby to totally transform her home, we were so excited for the final installation. Usually, over the month leading up a big install, we start collecting accessories and little knick knacks to sprinkle around the house. One of the tabletops that always gets special attention is the coffee table. For Abby’s living room, we bought an oversized wicker tray with handles on either side. Below is another client’s living room coffee table where we used one of Jonathan Adler’s chocolate-brown lacquer trays. Putting a decorative tray on your coffee table is an easy way to fill up some of the “dead space” on the table. There’s nothing worse than a totally blank coffee table!ct9
Below, another client’s coffee table where a similar styling technique was used, adding a book, a vase of flowers, and some little bowls to create a layered effect.
Two different trays were used on this long and skinny coffee table featured in Lonny magazine, below.
Coffee table trays present a great opportunity to show off a collection of objects. When company is over, your collection moves elsewhere and the tray becomes the perfect place to put coasters, cocktail napkins and even a few glasses.
The same decorative tray you use on your coffee table can be used as a bar tray or even in your bedroom on top of a dresser or vanity to organize makeup or jewelry on. These are some of our favorite decorative trays right now (we’re especially fond of these at the moment because they effortlessly move from your coffee table to your patio or backyard):
From left to right: West Elm, C Wonder, Zinc Door, Jonathan Adler for JC Penney, Jonathan Adler for JC Penney, Two’s Company, Cost Plus World Market.

  • Frippery Vintage

    Love fun and interesting trays I have them all over my house!