Best Trays


Our weekly lifestyle column brings you stylish homeware must-haves from interior designer Emily Penrose. This week we take a look at trays.

Cheap and Cheerful

The Hano wooden tray by Habitat is matt-lacquered and available in an on-trend two- tone colour combination. Grey with a bright yellow base, it plays on our current obsession with all things neon and will be sure to liven up your homeware collection. For £18 it’s an absolute bargain.

Hano Tray by Habitat  £18

Midrange Marvel

Available in Oak or Walnut and in 2 sizes, either square or rectangular, we adore the warmth of the wood and the elegant yet chunky proportions of these trays by Channels. Too good looking to be hidden away in a cupboard, they would also make a perfect butler tray style side table.

Trays by Channels from: £65.00

Break the Bank

This highly lacquered hexagonal tray by design heavyweight Jonathan Adler is functional, chic and available in white or bright blue. Coated in 12 layers of lacquer and water sanded between each coat, the result is a high-end finish with a depth of colour and texture. Perfect for carrying items or for use as a centre piece on your dining or coffee table. Gather together flowers, candles and your favourite nik nacks to make a gorgeous feature.

Lacquer Hexagon Tray by Jonathon Adler – £175

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