A Fall Trend Report from Cambria Style Magazine

Layering in style with bold pattern, surprising color, all-natural texture, and plenty of moody contrast.

Written by:Cambria USA
A luxurious blue kitchen with cobalt blue cabinets, gold hardware, white quartz countertops, and a unique tile backsplash.

Cambria design shown: Smithfield™

No. 1: Made for Entertaining

After a fire damaged much of her own Dallas home, designer Traci Connell took the chance to reimagine its interiors, creating grown-up entertaining spaces—like a living room complete with a wine bar. To help the new bar stand out within the all-white room, Connell made high-drama Cambria Bentley™ countertops the star of the show, pairing them with earthy wood tones and a geometric-print wallpaper. Not surprisingly, the bar has turned out to be a favorite new feature. “It has made entertaining at home during the past few years feel special,” says Connell.

A bar-top made from white and black veined quartz countertops.

Cambria design shown: Bentley. Photo by Michael Hunter.

It’s always important to choose materials like Cambria that are both beautiful and durable, so you can spend your time enjoying your life, not worrying about something getting damaged.
Traci Connell

No. 2: Warm and Woodsy

For the kitchen of a new home outside of the Canadian city of Saskatoon, interior designer Charissa Surine chose materials inspired by its breathtaking views of the surrounding woods. She relied on a mix of natural textures to create that strong indoor-outdoor connection, incorporating plenty of rich wood throughout, plus a painted brick backsplash and Cambria Buxton™ on the counters. “The cool concrete look of Buxton adds a little industrial edge that just works,” says Surine.

a warm and inviting kitchen with wooden ceilings and flooring, white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and black and gold accents.

Cambria designs shown: Buxton (island), Smithfield (perimeter). Photo by D&M Images.

We wanted to balance all the wood with a bright backdrop so we painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, plastered the range hood in white, and topped the counters in earthy cool Cambria Buxton.
Charissa Surine

No. 3: In a Blue Mood

Like many Edwardian homes in San Francisco’s Noe Valley neighborhood, this one had a compact kitchen and no room to add on. But its sociable owners wanted a space that would invite entertaining and reflect their love for moody jewel tones. Interior designer Kari McIntosh maximized the plan with extra storage and prep space, using rich color—deep blue cabinets paired with classic marble white Cambria Smithfield counters—to visually expansive effect.

A luxurious blue kitchen with cobalt blue cabinets, gold hardware, white quartz countertops, and a unique tile backsplash.

Cambria design shown: Smithfield. Photo by Christopher Stark.

Dark blue is a great choice for a small kitchen as it can make the cabinets appear to recede. Paired with white counters like Cambria, the space looks larger.
Kari McIntosh

No. 4: Personal Haven

When updating an Atlanta loft kitchen, interior designer Leah Alexander let the owner’s personality guide her design. “My client owns a yoga studio, she’s a world traveler, and a big houseplant enthusiast, so we brought those influences into the space.” The revamped kitchen works beautifully for entertaining and easy living, thanks to its open layout and large island topped with Brittanicca Warm™ countertops, a classic in Cambria’s design offerings.

Cambria Brittanicca Warm quartz kitchen countertops

Cambria design shown: Brittanicca Warm. Photo by Marc Mauldin Photography Inc.

The most interesting spaces have lots of layers—color texture plus something natural, and something old or very personal. Those layers are what brings any room to life.
Leah Alexander

No. 5: Contrasting Effect

Interior designer Michel Smith Boyd creates gorgeous luxury spaces for his clients. His special power? Tapping into his years of design expertise, getting creative with savvy shopping techniques, and sourcing ultra cool vintage finds that keep upscale design within reach.


Cambria design shown: Skara Brae™. Photo by Tomas Espinoza Photography.

Juxtapose masculine and feminine sophistication with streamlined cabinetry, hardware, and floor tile paired with the soft, dramatic swells of veining in Cambria’s Skara Brae.
Michael Smith Boyd

No. 6: Planting for the Future

When Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club secured funding to create a culinary arts center, interior designers Ellie Cullman and Alyssa Urban of the design firm Cullman & Kravis Associates were thrilled to take on the project. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to help Kips Bay teach its young members about nutrition and healthy cooking,” says Cullman, who also serves on the organization’s board.

To transform the existing space in a Bronx, NY, clubhouse, the designers chose a simple white palette, including Ironsbridge™ countertops. “Cambria is a longtime supporter of Kips Bay and we knew these counters would look great and stand up to heavy-duty use from students and teachers,” says Cullman. Accents in primary colors add a hint of youthful energy throughout.

The new space is practical, safe, and very inviting. “For kids in this neighborhood to be able to learn about healthy eating, cooking, and shopping habits in this beautiful, state-of-the-art environment is very meaningful,” says Daniel Quintero, executive director of Kips Bay.

A kitchen in the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club with white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and pops of color throughout.

Cambria design shown: Ironsbridge. Architecture by Benjamin Andres, photo by Ellen McDermott.

We designed it to allow the colors and textures of food and the vibrancy of the kids who learn in the space to take center stage.
Ellie Cullman

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