Everyone needs some ‘me’ time once in a while, and you don’t even have to go out of your home to zone out and relax. Conjure up a cosy corner easily with laminates to set the look and cement the design with some choice furnishings. We suggest seven fabulous looks to get you started.
Travel has always been a wellspring of inspiration for designers, even laminate designers. Wherever the Lamitak team goes, we always keep our eyes open for visually arresting textures; but it is not often we can pinpoint the final design to a single location. However, in the case of the rugged wood-inspired Rialto Pine laminate, it was two locations, halfway around the world from each other, which motivated its design. We share the story of its creation.
Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.” The process of creation is never easy, and perspiration definitely figures prominently in Lamitak’s journey of creating each laminate collection. Travelling provides the inspiration – specifically and most recently, 30 days in the US and 220 hours on a road trip along the West coast of America, exploring Oregon, Nevada, California and Arizona, for their current laminate collection.
It is said you can find inspiration everywhere – if you just keep your eyes (and mind) open. For Lamitak, the search for inspiration crosses oceans, forests and skies. Nature might provide the source material, but through the lens of Lamitak, her rich colours and textures are distilled into evocative laminates for the home. How does the magic happen? Find out here.
Why use one laminate design when you have two (or more)? Jazz up the design of your home by using more than one pattern, but don’t go overboard! We dish some tips on how to keep the look simple and tasteful with the five examples below.
They say clothes make the man, so why not look to fabrics to ‘dress’ up your home? We’re not referring to soft furnishings but fabric-inspired laminates that will take the interior design possibilities for your home to a whole new level. Lamitak’s stylish fabric-inspired collection takes its cue from many sources including traditional menswear textiles such as British tweed, fine denim, and the classic houndstooth pattern. The soft woven textures of these designs make a classy statement which adds depth to a flat wall with quiet style and sophistication.
Laminates have perfected the art of mimicry. The level of realism a laminate design can achieve is especially evident in more elaborate patterns, such as that of exotic, expensive marble. These examples from Lamitak certainly capture the grandeur and opulence natural marble can bring to a space. You almost can’t believe the following walls are not marble!
Whether you’re planning to design a relaxing mancave or aiming for upscale hotel-like aesthetics for your space, dark-coloured laminates can help you achieve the look you desire. Look at these seven marvellously moody examples for inspiration.
Laminates are great decorative materials for wardrobes. Their large surfaces make perfect canvases to show off laminate patterns, especially those with large-format designs. With laminates, you can enjoy the appeal of wood, metal, stone, even fabric-inspired surfaces without spending a fortune to achieve those looks! See what we mean with these five wardrobe designs.
Laminates already come in a huge variety of designs, such as wood, stone, fabric, and metal, as well as in the usual solid colours. What more could you ask for? How about laminates that express fresh trends in print and pattern, providing individualistic, daring homeowners with bold decorative possibilities. The new brand from Lamitak, artäk, brings exactly that.