A wood tray in the butler’s pantry includes a single serve all-in-one coffeehouse brewer in a premium nickel finish, so you can serve fresh and delicious coffee, latte and cappuccino to your family and friends.
Hints of gold -- in the basket, candleholders and planter -- elevate the wood coffee table and catch the light that comes streaming in from the windows. When they're entertaining guests, the owners can use the serving tray to deliver drinks from the kitchen.
Rustic wood and stainless steel make the feel of this open plan kitchen warm and approachable. Instead of upper cabinets, a large glass-front china cabinet houses—and shows off—dishes and serving ware.
This contemporary dining room balances masculine features with feminine details, such as metallic finished walls, white tray ceiling with contemporary pendant chandelier, rustic wood slab dining table, and soft neutral upholstered dining chairs.
Serving as a living room and dining room, this open living area contains soft and muted colors, slipcovered sofas and rustic elements. The large farmhouse dining table is lit by a wooden chandelier, while the sitting area faces a two-story built-in.
Bold floral wallpaper punctuated by rustic wood trim and glam strips of mirror creates a dressing room that's a feast for the eyes. The ceiling features an elaborate rounded tray, with rustic wood beams accenting the center. A modern chandelier completes the eclectic look for clients who wanted a home that represented their fun-loving spirit.
The metallic headboards in the guest bedroom of the HGTV Design Star cast house are custom-made from pattern-printed hides, batting and blocks of wood. A rattan serving tray is prepped for an afternoon in bed with a book and cup of tea.
This lovely living room opens to the kitchen and dining room beyond it, creating an airy, light-filled space that functions well for all family members. Rustic wood paneling and a wood tray ceiling balance the room's sleek furnishings, giving the space a casual appeal.
Rugged woods from the exposed beams to hardwood floors bring a rustic quality to this bright, airy living space. A long buffet provides storage space for the dining area, as well a spot for serving food when entertaining.
Designer SuzAnn Kletzien used striking and harmonious patterns throughout this eclectic blue living room, including neutral and dark navy velvets, subtle gold and blue stripes and a mineral-inspired pattern. A rich blue velvet fabric with a floral pattern was used to cover the custom-made ottoman, complete with a removable wood serving tray.
Pea green shaker style cabinets provide soft color without distracting from other elements of the kitchen. A simple rustic wood table serves as a kitchen island. A whitewashed vaulted wood ceiling makes the space feel airy and bright.
The multi-functional wooden kitchen island serves as a prep space, breakfast bar and wine storage for this open plan kitchen. An exposed wooden beam adds some rustic character to the space. Iron barstools fit snuggly underneath the island counter awaiting use for a casual dinner or breakfast.
Inexpensive painted trays, which were popular in the 1950s and 1960s and are still made today, can bring a farmhouse motif to a kitchen, breakfast nook or adjacent area. Small silhouettes often are bargain-priced at vintage and antiques shops, or you can make your own by printing silhouette-style clip art and placing it in small wooden frames. Pick three or four types of objects, such as silhouettes, blue-and-white serving platters, trays and resin horns, and arrange them in a composition, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques."