Ever since the early 90’s when granite began to replace laminate for use on counter tops, it seems as if there was no turning back. Recently I had the opportunity to revisit laminate, first during BlogTourNY and now again more recently, during BlogTourVegas.  Wilsonart is one of the generous sponsors of BlogTour and Modenus and during the the BlogTourNY trip I learned some really interesting facts about laminate and wrote about it here.

More recently while on BlogTourVegas I saw them again at KBIS. Wilsonart has partnered with healthy life style expert Danny Seo on some innovative new designs and I must say, I think he hit it out of the park.  Thanks to Seo, I came away with some great ideas and inspiration for laminate use even beyond counter tops.

Look at this fun colorful accent wall made out of laminate strips. I love the wood tones mixed with the fresh turquoise and orange colors. Besides being eco friendly, laminate is a fraction of the cost of tile or stone.


Wilsonart: Linda Holt Photo

I love this artful arrangement of geometric cubbies Seo created. So fun in a kitchen or office work space.

laminate storage Linda Holt Photo

artful storage idea with laminate: Linda Holt Photo

Wilsonart also makes a chalk board laminate. Seo used it both alone on the wall and also incorporated into the back of a craft center storage unit.

laminate chalk board

Chalk board laminate: Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

Linda Holt Photo

The other exciting news we learned at KBIS  is that Wilsonart has just introduced a line of solid quartz surfaces.  Now partnered with the laminate they have something for every budget and style. The quartz colors and patterns are beautiful with everything from classic black and white to a variety of colors and patterns.

Wilsonart quartz

Wilsonart quartz

One that I was particularly drawn to is called Mehndi.  It is a warm taupy gray color with copper veining running throughout. (at KBIS I observed neutrals warming up and trending away from the cool grays)

Mehndi from Wilsonart

Mehndi from Wilsonart

Wouldn’t this quartz look gorgeous as a kitchen counter or bar top with a copper sink or maybe a rose gold faucet?

I was very inspired at KBIS seeing so many ideas for affordable and eco friendly customization.

Wilsonart has made what’s old new again and what’s new beautiful and on trend. 








Linda Holt | Interior Designer & iPhone Coach

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