The black and white pattern on this serving tray brings a mediterranean influence to the style of this simple and pretty display. The orange book cover adds a pop of color to bring dimension to the small set up.
Designer Michael Habachy topped a coffee table purchased at a Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams warehouse sale with a gold-studded tray by L'Objet and coffee table book, magnified by a Ralph Lauren crystal lens. Habachy used these items in a condo at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.
Adding live greenery can bring a freshness to your coffee table tray, says Kathy Story of Clairebella Studio. She also tries to match the decor on a patterned tray with the tray’s theme, such as putting a pineapple candy dish on a tray with tropical leaf print.
A small serving tray is used on a brown coffee table to display a piece of coral which is covered by a glass dome, a small white ceramic vase, and two white candleholders. Two books and a white rock also decorate the table.
Layer conversation pieces onto a coffee table tray to keep your design interesting and functional. “The triangle tray is a solid brass catch all. The books were chosen to bring a bit of saturated color into the center of the room while anchoring the bright pink with a more grounded, subdued toned book beneath it,” says designer Caitlin Murray.
Metal bodied and trimmed in leather, this steamer trunk inspired coffee table brings an industrial touch to this living room. Decorated with terrariums, a tray, and an antique box, the table serves as display as much as function.
The design wish behind this living room: Create a peaceful space that feels contemporary and yet honors the apartment's original details, like the exposed brick wall and the marble fireplace. Muted colors help those elements shine. The coffee table is made of a vintage Moroccan brass tea tray.