Formica-She-Knows-Budget-Closet-Makeover As part of moving to New York City last year I had to quickly get used to streamlining my home life. My husband and I downsized from a two-bed, two-bath apartment with four closets, to a one-bed, one-bath apartment with one closet! That closet sits along one side of our open plan kitchen, living and dining area at the front of the apartment in our Brownstone property. This one space houses all the clothes, coats, shoes, belts, watches, accessories – you name it – for both of us, so it’s safe to say it’s been a squeeze! So, when Formica got in touch asking to partner with us to makeover our closet with their Formica Laminate product, we were thrilled! As well as adding new lighting, new sliding doors, additional shelving and drawer space, we also covered the built in with a beautiful Calcutta Marble and Salvage Planked Elm Formica Laminate finish. I chose these two finishes to bring visual and textural contrast to the space: I love the the smooth, cool marble is juxtaposed alongside the rich and textured planked elm. Check out the whole renovation in this fun video over on She Knows. Let me know which design elements you love from our new closet!

// Photography by She Knows; used with permission.


Will Taylor

Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.


  1. Ahh that video is adorable! What an upgrade. I wasn’t familiar with Formica Laminate before, but it’s awesome that it looks great and also adds that durability. Seems like a great product and the closet looks fantastic. I only have one closet in my apartment too so I feel your pain 🙂

  2. I have a new found respect for people living in New York hahaha that closet is so small! Well done on the makeover

  3. Great! So who did the covering with formica? How much does it cost? What trades person do I need to make this happen.?


  4. Great transformation! It’s amazing how marble pattern adds style and elegance to any space, even the closet!
    And a bit off topic – watched your video, love your haircut, I’ll show it to my husband 🙂

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Hey, I'm Will

Welcome to Bright.Bazaar, my make-you-smile style corner of the internet. I’ve been sharing my love of beautiful design, feel-good homes, everyday style, inspiring travel and, pretty much everything in between, since 2009. As well as working as a content creator, I write interior design books and edit a bi-weekly e-newsletter called Smile Mail. I live in New York City with my heartmate and can often be found listening to Madonna’s Confessions album and dreaming up my next home renovation project.