A modern kitchen with stainless steel cabinets, open shelving, and appliances, stone backsplash and work island countertop, illuminated tray ceiling, and contemporary pendant light create an updated art deco look.
A great way to spruce up your counter space is by switching out your accessories to incorporate new colors and shapes. “Hunt down different bottles of all different kinds,” says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques.” “I think adding that one cranberry bottle in with the rest really brought that to life.” She says putting family photos in mismatched frames can also give decor flair.
This contemporary eat in kitchen features a dining area with farmhouse table and upholstered chairs, a bar height counter with bar stool ceiling, coffered tray ceiling, and chandelier, pendant, and recessed lighting.
A classic faucet incorporates traditional style into this modern guest bathroom. Using penny tile in navy is a fresh take on a classic style while the metal tray helps keep things organized on the counter.
This modern kitchen features dark wood cabinets and work island with cooktop and white marble counter, banquette window seating with table and chairs, hardwood floors, and a tray ceiling with modern black pendant task light.
To create the rustic, timeless look the homeowners wanted, designers brought in wood accents such as the serving tray on the counter and the pitchfork against the wall to complement the rustic wood floors in the space, adding warmth to the kitchen's timeless design.
Adding a small tabletop atrium to your kitchen can give it an organic, earthy feel. In this kitchen, designers with homebuilder Lennar carry the vibe through the room with a textured tray on the console and earth-toned pastas in glass containers on the back counter.
The dry bar includes a built-in under counter refrigerator with drawers for bottles of water and other beverages, and closed storage for entertaining essentials. The bar top offers room for serving trays, as well as eye-catching sculptures and framed photos that personalize the space.
A lamp is an offbeat and unexpected feature in a bathroom, but it can really change the feel of the space. A warm light and a pretty decoration to your counter can add pizazz without any expensive structural changes. Add a mirrored tray to spread that warm light even farther. This bathroom was redecorated by designers volunteering for Dwell with Dignity, a non-profit organization.
Orchids are one of the best plants for a bathroom if you have a window, because they love the humidity but need light, says Cindi MacPherson of the The Interior Partners. Add a touch of nature to your bathroom decor with an orchid like this one, and pull color from other parts of the room into your counter decor. This hammered gold tray mirrors the gold roman shade.
Even something as simple as a new tray and soap dispenser can spruce up your counter style in a moment. Add a fragrance, like incense or an oil burner, and a color-coordinated tissue box and you have an instant update that packs an unexpected visual punch. This bathroom, designed by Stephanie A. Bruntz of Studio B. Design, was a 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Design Competition winner.
Gray cabinets framed with white molding add visual interest to this small kitchen area. A tray ceiling with recessed lighting adds height to the space and brightens the room with white beadboard. A wood island juts off the the sleek counter space, providing a casual dining space and extra storage for wine bottles. Glass-front cabinet doors allow the yellow cabinet interior to shine through for a pop of yellow, which complements the yellow undertones of the tile backsplash.