Using Laminate on the Walls

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Sometimes the very best ideas are right under our noses and we aren’t even aware of it. This can even be true of home DIY and style trends. In this case, the latest trend isn’t just under your nose, it’s under your feet! This latest trend is laminate flooring! Hardly revolutionary, right? But what if we do something other than use laminate flooring as a floor? Let’s try using laminate flooring on the wall!

Honestly, we’ve not lost our minds. It may have been a long winter here in Glasgow but the cabin fever at Modish Furnishing hasn’t quite set in yet! We see laminate flooring on the walls as not only a viable alternative to traditional methods, but a stylish one too.

Can I use Laminate Flooring on the wall?

Laminate is an excellent DIY wall solution as it gives you the chance to really get those creative juices flowing. Laminate is a terrific way to design your own feature wall. With so much choice, you have complete control over its style, allowing you to create a contrast effect that really stands out.

Other great uses include the use of laminates to enhance wall pockets in the home. These pockets can be used for photos, vases or other decorative means. By using laminates in them, you can really highlight the shadows and make them stand out as part of your home décor.

laminates in wall indent shelf

We’ve written before about how great laminate is on the floor, mainly down to how easy it is to install and maintain. As well as this, you can pick up laminate flooring relatively cheaply compared to its hardwood or carpet counterparts. These advantages are retained whether you’re using laminates on the floor or on the walls.

Installing Laminate Flooring on the Walls

Installation on a wall is swift and easy. It also requires very little maintenance after its initial fitting. Laminates are made to be durable and tough, able to easily handle the wear and tear of people walking on them all day every day. This means your new laminate walls will be highly resistant to scratches and scuffs; and should they get dirty, they’re easy enough to wipe.

Using wood on the walls was a popular trend around the middle of the 20th century. Like so many trends, it seems it’s come back around. The difference this time is the volume of choice we are now afforded with, and the endless style ideas we can find online. Using laminates on the floor is a trend with so many advantages. We think this time the trend is here to stay.


Kylie Minogue at Home Collections – New 2018 Ranges

kylie minogue saturn bedding

Ahh Valentine’s Day: the most beautiful and romantic day of the calendar year; where couples express their love for one another through roses, jewellery and soppy Instagram posts.  Now that the love dust has settled, it’s time to talk about something that’s shocked us: men and women are romancing on age-old sheets! This is unacceptable! Thankfully Kylie Minogue has released a new line of bedding from the Kylie Minogue At Home range of bed linens!

New Kylie Minogue at Home Collections

The new ranges of bedlinens and cushions from Kylie Minogue offer something for everyone. That’s the beauty of these collections, they cater to each and every taste and style.

Gia Bedding by Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue Gia Bedding

Made up of silver sequins and quilted velvet, this bedding has a mixture of opulent ombre and oyster colour. The sparkle provided by the silver sequins give this range that signature feel of glamour.

Adele Bedding by Kylie Minogue

adele bedding by kylie minogue

Soft oyster satins embroidered with clear sequins create an enchanting look in the new Adele range of bedding. With a discreet feathered design, this range creates a calming atmosphere, perfect for relaxing in the bedroom.

Cadence Bedding by Kylie Minogue

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Luxurious silver satin, embellished with intricate swirls and sparking sequins. Quite the combination; and it makes for a simply spectacular result. The Cadence range of bedding by Kylie Minogue. Designed to make an impact in the bedroom, these silver bed linens do just that.

Saturn Bedding by Kylie Minogue

kylie minogue saturn bedding

If it’s a sophisticated look you want for your bedroom, the Saturn range might just be the one for you. Grey satin is married with a panel of soft, luxurious velvet and finished with a glistening diamond trim. The skill in this range comes with the refined nature of its design. The simple things are done right, making for the perfect bedroom solution.

Marisa Bedding by Kylie Minogue

Marisa is a little bit more out there than some of the other new ranges, and utilises Kyle Minogue’s signature tone of mauve. This time however, it’s combined with softer oyster colours and used to create a floral pattern. The look is completed with soft printed satin and sequins, and Kylie Minogue recommends adding in some pillows for some added glitz!

Cushions by Kylie Minogue

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Cadence Cushion

As well as the new ranges of bedlinens, there’s a whole host of new cushions to choose from.

Marisa Cushion by Kylie Minogue
Marisa Cushion

Each new range has its own signature cushion of the same name, and as well as this there are others which are recommended to be paired with each range.

Riva Cushion Kylie Minogue

You can find these cushions listed as either options or recommended products in the pages for each range.

kylie minogue narissa slate cushion
Narissa Slate Cushion

Stone International Dining Tables – Stone Selections

Create a Unique Stone International Dining Table

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Stone International Dining tables are the cream of the crop when it comes to dining room furniture. No other dining table can deliver such a striking, unique design. These tables allow you to stand out from the rest and create something unique in your home. I did say “create”; this is because there is a huge selection of stones to choose from when buying a Stone International table. This gives you the opportunity to have something distinctively yours.

stone international dining table stone selection marble granite onyx travertine

Below, you can find much more detail about each of the available stone finishes you can choose from when buying a Stone International dining table.

Marbles, Granites, Travertines – All Natural Stones

The stones and marbles used in Stone International product are all natural – presenting all the variations and unique colourings found in nature. Because they are natural products, no two pieces will look alike. None of the natural veins, pores, and variations are to be considered defects, but instead characteristics that make your table on of a kind and enhance its beauty.


Travertine is a sedimentary rock that is naturally porous. Some of the open pores and veins may be filled in manufacturing. The color of the veins and the amount of fill needed depend entirely on the nature of the particular travertine top. Dark veins may randomly occur on the table top or edge of the table – depending only on the mineral content present in that articular piece of stone. In some instances, tiny openings are not filled and remain open. Open pores on the edges of the table are not filled to leave the piece in its natural state.

Polished Light Travertine

Walnut Travertine 

Polished Walnut Travertine

The brown color of walnut travertine is natural to the stone. As in all stones, the color is determined by the mineral content present in the earth during its formation, and in this stone can vary from beige to dark brown and from light gray to black. Because of the vast variations in color present in this particular stone, we use a clear resin to fill the natural pores. This clear resin enhances the depth of color and provides a relatively uniform shine. Because the fill material is clear, some areas require that we use fragments of the stone itself to occupy the resin. These fragments are handplaced and their size and density will vary. In addition, the seam between the stone and the fill can sometimes leave a notable transition that could be mistaken for a crack. This notable transition is unavoidable when it occurs and does not sacrifice the stability of your table in any way.



Tivoli is a variation of natural travertine. It is a sedimentary rock that is also naturally porous. Slabs are cut against the natural course of the veins and as a result the appearance will show a cloudy effect where darker areas might also be present depending on the mineral content found in that particular piece of stone.

Tivoli Crystallized : 

Tivoli Crystallized is a stone treatment achieved combining the Tivoli stone with natural crystals. Crystals are manually placed in the natural cavities and pores of the Tivoli slabs. The surface is then covered with a product especially developed to maintain the natural shine of the crystals. The liquid fills in the cavities and open pores of the Tivoli without affecting the reflecting features of the crystals. The slab will then go through a series of processes with high and low temperatures to harden the liquid used on the surface and it is then polished with a buffer to generate the great effect of the Tivoli Crystallized.

Tivoli with Silver Crystals
Tivoli with Gold Crystals
Tivoli with Copper Crystals
Siena with Silver Crystals
Siena with Gold Crystals


Marbles come in many natural colors and each presents natural veining. The coloration and veining are all determined by the minerals present during formation. Veining can often provide a certain inconsistency in the surface texture of your table top and might even require some fill to be used. These variations and natural markings are to be expected.

Cortina White
Amani Light

Amani Dark



Granite tends to be the hardest and most regular stone that we use in our manufacturing. The color and surface are mostly consistent, although natural intrusions are always possible.

Grey Granite
Forest Brunello
Forest Green
Absolute Black Granite
Sahara Noir
Desert Stone
Desert Stone with Fossils


Because our tables are all naturally polished, the polish will vary across your table top. This is simply a result of a natural polish on a natural stone and one more way to emphasize the inherent unique beauty of each table.

Green Onyx
Red Onyx
Brown Onyx
Princess Onyx
Fantastic Onyx
White Onyx


Caring for Your Natural Stone Table

For Stains

Always wash with clear water and wipe with a dry cloth, and re-wax after any cleaning or

Buy Stone International Dining Tables

You can browse our selection of Stone International Dining Tables by clicking here. If you’d like to discuss the various selections of stone and would like to create something unique, give us a call on 0141 440 1195 and we will guide you through the process.

Modish Furnishing are a Glasgow based furniture retailer specialising in luxury items, including Stone International. We have a wide selection of furniture available on our website.