The oven in Christine’s kitchen — complete with original-finish pink Lyon kitchen cabinets — finally gave up the ghost and could no longer be repaired. A mini-makeover was soon under way — and the “after” — just lovely! Double-happy for me, Christine was able to use our new laminate — Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart First Lady Pink — for the project. Christine has been extremely generous in providing detailed information about the contractors and resources she used. Heck yeah there is more →
Breaking News: Wilsonart just let me know that our new Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart boomerang laminates — all seven colorways — are available via Home Depot including online. Prices appear to be the best I’ve ever seen for Wilsonart Virtual Design Library laminates — and shipping is free
to store correction: free to your home! Heck yeah there is more →
Howdy, hudee — Wilsonart has started rolling out samples of the new boomerang laminates we designed in collaboration with Wilsonart are now available as samples.
As of this moment, two colors are available. All colorways: Samples now available!Heck yeah there is more →
Our Las Vegas Laminate KBIS 2016 Adventure last week was a whirlwind of meeting many interesting people (including readers!), seeing tons of new home-building products — and yes, some of them were retro-styled — and of course, launching our new Retro Renovation® for Wilsonart® boomerang laminate collection. All this, while wearing our pretty vintage-style dresses and shoes. Here are some highlights from our two days at the show — there are more product stories in the works, too.
Disclosure: As part of our collaboration on the new laminate collection, Wilsonart paid our travel expenses to this show. No specific coverage beyond our launch announcement was promised as part of “the deal.” You can read how Publisher Pam makes money with the blog to pay Kate and sometimes even herself here.
Persnickety Pink: When working with Wilsonart to design our new collaborative collection, Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® — the pink colorway — “Retro Renovation® First Lady Pink” — was arguably the most difficult to get just right. While in Las Vegas, we learned from the Wilsonart team that indeed, reds are super tricky, because of how inks interact or some such.Heck yeah there is more →
I built a new vanity for my guest bathroom about about three months ago, but we held the story, because lookie: I was able to use one of our seven new Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® boomerang laminates — the delicious “Retro Renovation® Delightful Jade” design. By the time I got going with this project, the colorway was locked in, so Wilsonart printed a sheet for me [disclosure: they provided it no charge as part of our collaboration]. I love all the colors in our boomerang laminate collection, but ‘Delightful Jade’ is one of my favorites, so I’m super excited that I found a place to use it in my home.Heck yeah there is more →
Drum roll, please: Today we unveil the seven new boomerang laminate color palettes that we have developed in collaboration with Wilsonart — the new Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection! Kate and I are in Las Vegas at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2016 — we’ll be meeting with design media and kitchen and bath professionals all day today and tomorrow to show them the new designs. Meanwhile, here are all the official press materials, including photos of the seven colorways. We hope you like them — in terms of getting additional retro designs into the pipeline, it’s a start!Heck yeah there is more →