My new blue and white trays + placemats perfectly match the Thibaut hydrangea wallpaper and Colleen Ryder lantern in my pantry.

As I love to entertain and host houseguests in the Hamptons, I’m always on the hunt for special new design items to incorporate into our historic home, Maple Shade. This summer, I fell in love with the family owned and run British brand, Addison Ross, who’s iconic lacquer trays, placemats, and frames spark joy every time I look at them! The brand was started in 1978 by David Addison Ross and his brother with a London Art Gallery and Picture Framing factory on the Scottish Border, and were soon joined by David’s talented wife, Sarah.

Addison Ross frames + trays at my recent LUX LIFESTYLE garden party.

The early days of Addison Ross boasted covetable collections of marquetry and veneer photo frame collections. Now the power brand has developed the range to include best-selling enamel frames, lacquerware, and home accessories including the iconic scalloped  placemats & trays pictured here which I am currently obsessed with!

Addison Ross offers a range of beautifully designed accessories that can easily update a room’s decor, create stunning entertaining set ups or be a wonderful bespoke gift, with pieces built to last a lifetime. They also offer a complimentary photo framing service with all frames, which allows a customer to upload a photo and have it delivered in a frame of choice, gift wrapped and delivered all within 48 hrs in the US, allowing customers to easily gift love ones or fill their homes with special memories.

My navy trays are the perfect size for serving poolside brunches.

Addison Ross is currently stocked in over 1000 independent boutiques across the country and luxury department stores Saks, Bloomingdales and Yves Delormes. Here’s a  peek at my favorite items in store now which I have been styling in multiple ways within my Hamptons home…

Sometimes I use my pretty lacquered waste baskets as vases for my giant hydrangea bouquets!

My Top Three Hero Items of Addison Ross

1.Enamel Frames are a core hero product, they come in 24 gorgeous colors so there is something for every interior scheme from best selling white and chiffon grey through to burnt orange and aqua. I often style these mixing a landscape with a portrait and adding in a contrasting texture with a faux leather frame creates added depth and interest.

2. The scallop lacquered trays in blue and white have become my signature Addison Ross must-have item. They come in three sizes and look fabulous on an ottoman, sideboard with a floral arrangement, and the baby size is incredibly useful in a bathroom for beauty products, kitchen items, or on a desk (I organize my glasses and remotes on them). They also double as delightful food and drink serving displays (below).

Fresh shrimp and king crab pops so pretty served against the navy lacquer.

At my recent LUX LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE HOT LIST event, I styled the trays with signature cocktails + hors d’oeuvres, as well as setting the gifting tables with trays brimming with pretty products for guests to select from.

Guests at our LUX LIFESTYLE magazine party at my Hamptons home were treated to Addison Ross frames and notebooks.

2.The Scallop Collection also offers a range of lacquered placemats for dinner parties, these are available in both the signature colors in scallop shape as well as in fun stripes. The size is perfect to peep around the edge of the plate however they are just about to launch a new larger 16” size specifically at the request of US customers.  I also double purpose my placemats as passed serving trays at my parties,

The sweetest lobster rolls by Hamptons Aristocrat were served on the light blue lacquer placemat.
Lioni cheeses were served with shaved truffles on my white scalloped placemats.

KDHamptons readers can order Addison Ross products with 15% off their purchases, just add the discount code KDHAMPTONS  online at check out, or visit these stores:

Andersons in Nantucket
The Paris Market Savannah
Rhodes Boutique Charleston
Croghan’s Jewel Box North Carolina
Quintessentials Nth Carolina
Elizabeth Bruns Charlotte
The Buttercup Charlotte
Caspari in Charlottesville
Paper twist Charlotte
Gracious Home in NYC
Jung Lee in NYC
Current Home in NYC

*Photos in this feature by Kelli Delaney Kot,  Sarah Stone, and Lucille Khornak