12 Serving Trays
There's nothing nicer than breakfast in bed--and nothing worse than bed covers covered in coffee and toast. I recently set out on a hunt for colorful, graphically bold serving trays that will sort out this situation. Here's what I found.
Serving trays are darn useful in the kitchen, making transport easy for a batch of cupcakes or couple of glasses of lemonade to eager guests. But a cool patterned piece can also really tie together a small collection of tchotchkes and create a nice tableau in any room of the house. The retro print on this birch veneer is named after the Munjoy Hill neighborhood in Portland, Maine, where Angela Adams is based, and is just one in a colorful collection that includes rugs, papergoods, and pillows.
The Kenga / Punch tray by Angela Adams offers a bold alternative to your everyday servingware. The graphic design and color choices were inspired by the company's associate creative director Karen Gelardi's "fiery enthusiasm and red hair" (and named for her as well since her nickname is "Kenga"). To us, though, it's a colorful and modern take on a plate of deviled eggs.
Australian-born, United States-based designer Peter White, of Bywhite Designs, created this breakfast tray to solve the problem of including a vase for the breakfast-in-bedder that would inevitable topple onto the covers. The Petit Dej' tray offers the perfect alternative--though necessitates always having a flower on hand.