White Hot: Designs to Inspire

As the last of these scorching summer days wind down, we thought we’d take this time to share a few of our favourite white designs. These designs are classic but far from dull - everything from beautiful soft movement to bold veining & glitter. Enjoy!

Swanbridge

A marbled background with grays and pinpoints of charcoal summon up images of the stony beach along Sully Island where pirates walked within sight of the Welsh hamlet of Swanbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Featured Design: Swanbridge  link

Featured Design: Swanbridge link

Featured Design: Swanbridge  link

Featured Design: Swanbridge link

Annicca

A new spin on classic marble, a neutral white background is infused with subtle gray veins and regal gold and purple sparkle that recall the majesty of court during the reign of Queen Anne.

Featured Design: Annicca  link

Featured Design: Annicca link

Featured Design: Annicca  link

Featured Design: Annicca link

Ironsbridge

Combining true strength and delicate beauty, this intriguing design blends liquid honey accents with patchworks of grays, whites, and cream to beautifully merge warm and cool tones in delightful harmony.

Featured Design: Ironsbridge  link

Featured Design: Ironsbridge link

Featured Design: Ironsbridge  link

Featured Design: Ironsbridge link

Design Spotlight: Golden Dragon

We love a bold look! Your home is a reflection of your & your family’s personality & lifestyle. As such, it should make you feel amazing to walk into your space. When it comes to your design choices for your home, there are no rules any more. If you love deep, moody spaces, we say go for it! We think we have a perfect Cambria design to inspire you.

Featured Design: Golden Dragon (backsplash)  link  & Blackpool Matte (island)

Featured Design: Golden Dragon (backsplash) link & Blackpool Matte (island)

Golden dragon is the perfect combination of black, gold & white. It has bold organic striations which mimic the look of a black sand beach, and it looks absolutely fabulous paired with so many monochrome designs. The rich contrast of this bold design paired with white or Scandinavian inspired light wood makes for a unique, textural & dynamic space.

Featured Design: Golden Dragon

Featured Design: Golden Dragon

Elegant midnight black and sparkling golden currents flow harmoniously across this tantalizing design, interspersed with white highlights cresting across the wave tops.

Golden dragon is the perfect combination of black, gold & white. It has bold organic striations which mimic the look of a black sand beach, and it looks absolutely fabulous paired with so many monochrome designs. The rich contrast of this bold design paired with white or Scandinavian inspired light wood makes for a unique, textural & dynamic space.

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Alternatively, Golden Dragon looks incredible paired with black for a moody, rich & dark look. Mid-century or modern architecture is an incredible complement to the organic forms of this design, while playing up the gold details of this design turns up the luxe feel of any space.

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Golden Dragon is definitely a design we never get tired of, and we hope it inspires you to think about your own home from a fresh new perspective!

Design Trend: Gorgeous Green

Summer is in full bloom and we're enjoying every minute of it! Perhaps because of the green & growing things everywhere you look, we've been feeling inspired by spaces with a healthy dose of green tones - and today we're sharing 3 spaces which feature shades of green to different effect but equally chic result.



Each of these spaces also features a stunning Cambria countertop. Choosing Cambria is a natural choice - not only is it not porous, hard wearing and maintenance free, Cambria is also LEED Certified and a proud member of declare., a body dedicated to transparency in consumer goods. These certifications mean you can rest assured that not only is Cambria ecologically mindful, but also a safe product for a healthy home.

Enjoy the inspiration!

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Featured Design: Ella link

Featured Design: Mersey  link

Featured Design: Mersey link

Featured Design: Ella  link

Featured Design: Ella link


Kitchen Trend: Two Toned Cabinetry

Choosing two styles, colours or materials for kitchen cabinets is a great way to create both a distinct style and also the impression of separate work spaces. Not only does mixing and matching kitchen cabinets mean you have double the opportunity to make a statement in your space, but also that you could potentially choose a bold material or colour to create a feature area, and to allow certain areas of your kitchen to really shine. Today we’re sharing 3 kitchens which use two-tone cabinets to incredible results- one modern, one transitional & one traditional.

Featured Design: White Cliff  ink

Featured Design: White Cliff ink

Above, this modern masterpiece uses gorgeous neutral wood for the island work & bar area, and sleek white cabinets for the food prep & stovetop area. Because of the dramatic monochrome colour palette, the use of wood helps to warm up the space and create unexpected texture!

Featured Design: Ella  link

Featured Design: Ella link

Above, the style of cabinet in this beautiful kitchen is consistent throughout, but the perimeter’s soft white contrasts boldly with the island’s sharp black. By using a shaker style cabinet throughout, this kitchen feels cohesive & intentional.

Featured Design: Ella  link

Featured Design: Ella link

Lastly, this traditional kitchen showcases beautiful woodworking on both the upper cabinets & island. Again, the soft neutral greige of the perimeter contrasts with the deep inky black of the island to create a feeling of separation between work top & socializing areas.

Style Focus: Golden Tones

Today’s blog is all about spaces which feature warm, golden & welcoming colour palettes. Whether using high-polish brass, warm brick, brushed gold, natural wood or simply a softly warm paint, we’re seeing a design resurgence of warm tones in almost every space of the home.

Including warmer tones in your design is a great way to achieve a welcoming, homey feel. Even if you are a lover of crisp, cool tones like blues & greys, including a few pops of warmth is always a great idea to bring balance & interest to a space.

Today we’re sharing 3 spaces which use warm tones in completely different ways, but all achieve a welcoming, interesting & unique look.

Below, this beautiful coastal inspired retreat is a perfect example of cool & warm executed to perfection. This stunning space features traditional design motifs like built-in cabinetry, shiplap walls & transom- style windows. The custom buffet is completely built-in and topped with Cambria’s Whitehalll design, ensuring that hard-working area will look just as crisp for years to come.

These elements are softly familiar & invoke a feeling of warmth & classic good taste. Keeping these a crisp white allows them to feel crisp and modern, while using cool toned art & accents creates a relaxing feel. To keep this space from feeling predictable, however; the use of a modern light fixture with a truly unexpected pop of gold truly changes the feel of this entire space!

Featured Design: Whitehall  link

Featured Design: Whitehall link

Named after what was once the main residence of English Monarchs, Whitehall is simple and elegant with tiny flecks of gray reminiscent of light filtered through a soft morning mist in old London town.

Featured Design: Whitehall

Featured Design: Whitehall

The next space we’re sharing is a completely different way to incorporate warm tones in a space! A large custom range hood in a buffed gold texture adds a focal poin & old world character to this range nook. Black & gold pop against warm taupe backsplash, while a stunning Cambria Annicca Matte countertop adds movement & a subtle luxe shimmer. The combination of tones & textures creates a high-end, totally custom kitchen which looks effortless yet refined. The matte texture of the countertop plays beautfully against the softly glimmering textured glass backsplash. Controlling where & how light reflects in a space is an important part of creating the feel of your home, and this is an excellent example of how that can be achieved.

Featured Design: Annicca Matte  link

Featured Design: Annicca Matte link

A new spin on classic marble, a neutral white background is infused with subtle gray veins and regal gold and purple sparkle that recall the majesty of court during the reign of Queen Anne.

Featured Design: Annicca Matte

Featured Design: Annicca Matte

Lastly, this custom closet is a white-on-white dream. Clouds of soft whites are paired together here to create a serene space against which clothes will pop. Considering the way in which you plan to use a space is always the best first step when designing a functional room. Certainly, in a closet there is an argument to be made for a white backdrop against which to create! This space proves that white on white need not be boring - architectural & golden light fixtures draw the eye & provide a glamourous feel, while a beautiful Cambria Brittanicca Warm dressing island is a gorgeous feature with soft movement & delicate tones of white & greige.

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm  link

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm link

Britannicca Warm: Warm translucent grey veins stream across a temperate white backdrop like venerable old rivers flowing into a fog-bound harbor.

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm

Kitchen Trend: Inky Blue Cabinetry

With a definite shift in the kitchen industry towards more colour, texture & pattern it is no surprise that deep blue shades & mixing materials is becoming more common. Blue is the clear winner for most adult’s favorite colour - over 40% of adults name blue their favourite hue. Deep blues are calming, sophisticated and a little unexpected. We love the idea of incorporating blue cabinets with many of Cambria’s gorgeous designs, so today we’re sharing a few stunning spaces to inspire.

Classic White & Navy Cabinets and a Weybourne Waterfall

This gorgeous kitchen hits just the right note of classic & modern. Light and airy thanks to the white upper cabinets, soothing backsplash & gorgeous Weybourne waterfall countetops, the pop of navy on the lower cabinets is the perfect grounding element for this space.

Featured Design: Weybourne  link

Featured Design: Weybourne link

Subtle and constant, this self-assured design calls to mind the enduring stone remains of an old Augustinian priory founded around 1200 AD in the ancient coastal village of Weybourne in North Norfolk.

Featured Design: Weybourne

Featured Design: Weybourne

Pristine White Cliff & Fun Details

We love the choice of snowy White Cliff as the countertops for this space! Mixing shades of deep & light blue, brass accents & fun patterns, a solid white countertop & perimeter cabinets are the perfect canvas to let other design elements shine.

Featured Design: White Cliff  link

Featured Design: White Cliff link

Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions.

Featured Design: White Cliff

Featured Design: White Cliff

Glossy Navy & Brass Paired with Brittanicca

This grand kitchen pairs so many amazing elements! A full height Brittanicca stove backsplash adds organic movement, no-fuss cleanup & beautiful neutral tones into this gorgeous kitchen.

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Featured Design: Brittanicca link

Grand and majestic in stature, Brittanicca calls to mind the great rivers that flow through the United Kingdom with the many villages and cities dotted along their banks under a canopy of soft-gray skies.

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Featured Design: Brittanicca

Two-Toned Cabinets & Chic Torquay Matte Countertops

This soothing kitchen has a lovely tone-on-tone palette. Layers of misty blues, greys & inky hues make this space feel expansive & cohesive. Torquay is the perfect choice for this space’s countertops - subtle movement and soft grey & white tones complement this kitchen perfectly.

Featured Design: Torquay Matte  link

Featured Design: Torquay Matte link

An instant classic, Torquay offers a beautiful marble-like appearance that’s both posh and continental, much like this English Riviera town itself.

Featured Design: Torquay

Featured Design: Torquay

Dramatic & Luxe: The Black Marble Collection

A bold statement is always an exciting choice. Whether it be colour, movement, size or shape, there are so many ways to make a striking impact in your home. Cambria’s Black Marble Collection showcases some of the most dramatic & elegant designs they offer - all with a dark edge which brings an energy all their own into a space. We’re sharing our favourite from this intriguing collection - so let’s get started.

Mersey

Mersey is a deep, glassy black daubed throughout with white streaks that flash like lightning against a starless night sky.

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Featured Design: Mersey link

Featured Design: Mersey  link

Featured Design: Mersey link

Bentley

A white background is intersected with bold, translucent black and charcoal veins with muted light gray spatters and cross veins dispersed throughout.

Featured Design: Bentley  link

Featured Design: Bentley link

Featured Design: Bentley  link

Featured Design: Bentley link

Golden Dragon

Elegant midnight black and sparkling golden currents flow harmoniously across this tantalizing design, interspersed with white highlights cresting across the wave tops.

Featured Design: Golden Dragon  link

Featured Design: Golden Dragon link

Featured Design: Golden Dragon  link

Featured Design: Golden Dragon link





Soft & Bright: Classic White Designs

Regardless of season, white is always a popular choice for interiors. Simple, bright, airy & easy to layer or pair with other colours, white is a great choice for the fundamentals of any space. Using a soft & bright colour for any design aspect that is either expensive or difficult to change is an easy way to ensure you maximize your investment & enjoy your space season after season and year after year.

To showcase some great ways to include a white-toned Cambria surface in a space, we’re sharing 5 of the whitest & brightest designs here today. If you’re curious about white designs with more movement or deeper tones, be sure to check out the Design Palette to explore even more gorgeous designs!

White Cliff

Featured Design: White Cliff  link

Featured Design: White Cliff link

Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions. 

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Featured Design: White Cliff link

White Hall

Featured Design: Whitehall  link

Featured Design: Whitehall link

Named after what was once the main residence of English Monarchs, Whitehall is simple and elegant with tiny flecks of gray reminiscent of light filtered through a soft morning mist in old London town.

Featured Design: Whitehall  link

Featured Design: Whitehall link

Dovedale

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Featured Design: Dovedale link

Influenced by the famous Stepping Stones of Dovedale in the Peak District of northern England, this milky neutral is underscored by swirls of toffee for a delicious subtleness. 

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Featured Design: Dovedale link

Newport

Featured Design: Newport  link

Featured Design: Newport link

Reminiscent of the pristine sands along the shores of the Isle of Wight, Newport is an elegant study of quiet grace and sophistication. 

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Featured Design: Newport link

Torquay

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Featured Design: Torquay link

An instant classic, Torquay offers a beautiful marble-like appearance that’s both posh and continental, much like this English Riviera town itself.

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Featured Design: Torquay link

Seaside Chic: Modern Coastal Spaces

When we think coastal design, the soft blues, greens and whites of the sea come to mind. While some interpretations of beachy design are more literal than others, the crisp freshness of white & blue is a classic combination that is always a cheery sight. Today we’re sharing 3 spaces which utilize this classic colour palette to achieve a modern look.

Featured Design: Whitehall  link

Featured Design: Whitehall link

Above, this beautiful bathroom is a modern bohemian dream! By keeping the lines of the space very clean & minimal, the design is able to handle not one but two statement accents! Bold patterned floor tile meets turquoise shower walls to smashing success. A neutral Cambria Whitehall design vanity & shower bench allow these design features to shine while providing maintenance free surfaces for years of enjoyment.

Featured Design: Whitehall

Featured Design: Whitehall

Named after what was once the main residence of English Monarchs, Whitehall is simple and elegant with tiny flecks of gray reminiscent of light filtered through a soft morning mist in old London town.

Featured Design: Kelvingrove  link

Featured Design: Kelvingrove link

This open concept kitchen & living area would be stunning no matter what - just look at that view! However; we love the decision to bring the outdoors in with this celebration of sea-glass tones. Gorgeous blue cabinets pair with Cambria’s Kelvingrove design for the perfect mix of warm neutral & punchy colour.

Featured Design: Kelvingrove

Featured Design: Kelvingrove

Kelvingrove: Warm and nurturing Earth tones of taupe, white, and robin’s egg blue-green blend organically in striking variation and glistening streams that prove not all masterpieces hang on the wall.

Featured Design: White Cliff  link

Featured Design: White Cliff link

Last but not least, this bathroom is so fun! By choosing an all white scheme for the vanity & tile, it allows this woodland themed & coastal coloured wallpaper to shine. A Cambria White Cliff vanity with oversized backsplash & wall-mounted faucet is the ultimate in understated sophistication. When the homeowners are ready for a refresh, simply swapping the wallpaper is an easy update to totally change the space.

Featured Design: White Cliff

Featured Design: White Cliff

Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions. 

Summer Style: Luxe Rustic Designs

Now that we’re heading in to June & the summer is kicking off in earnest, many of us will be turning our attention to cottages, lake homes & rustic retreats. These second homes are spaces where we as Canadians love to kick back & unwind, but also where we like to feel cozy, welcomed & at home. That’s why today we’re sharing 3 Cambria designs which integrate beautifully with rustic spaces - hopefully inspiring you to imagine the possibilities for your own personal retreat space.

Havergate

Freeform dabs and daubs of noble coppers, golds, tans, and pewter coalesce in Havergate™ to form an impressionistic masterpiece.

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Featured Design: Havergate link

Featured Design: Havergate  link

Featured Design: Havergate link

Helmsley

Rich and opulent, Helmsley™ recalls the past glory of feasts and pageants held in the unyielding medieval castle firmly rooted in the market town of its name in North Yorkshire.

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Featured Design: Helmsley link

Featured Design: Helmsley  link

Featured Design: Helmsley link

Langdon

A masterful study of contrasts, Langdon is an intriguing design that calls to mind the ancient beige abbey stones standing steadfast against white-capped storm-gray waters off the coast of Kent.

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Featured Design: Langdon link

Featured Design: Langdon  link

Featured Design: Langdon link


Small Kitchens With Big Style

Whether your space be large or small, there’s no limit on style. While we’ve become accustomed to grand expanses of full-slab islands and multiple prep areas through social media & magazines, we also see our fair share of more modestly sized kitchens. With proper planning & savvy design choices, small kitchens can be just as striking, functional and airy as their larger counterparts. Today we’re inspired by 3 modestly sized kitchens with style to spare.

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Featured Design: Rose Dale link

Featured Design: Rose Dale

Featured Design: Rose Dale

Above, this tiny kitchen plays with scale to create an airy feel. Using larger-scale ceiling height tiles with a bold pattern is a clever way to make a space feel bigger. It seems counterintuitive, but sometimes using a larger tile or texture is a great way to create an impact without feeling fussy. Paired with soothing monochrome Rosedale countertops & all-white appliances, this kitchen is bright, inviting & fresh.

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Featured Design: Weybourne Matte link

Featured Design: Weybourne Matte

Featured Design: Weybourne Matte

Above, this tiny kitchen is designed to have everything you need! An L-shaped cabinet design maximizes counterspace, while open shelves give an opportunity for both function and decor. Using Cambria’s Weybourne Matte design creates the pefect low-sheen soft grey tone to keep this space feeling serene.

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Featured Design: Carrick link

Featured Design: Carrick

Featured Design: Carrick

Lastly, this kitchen proves that small spaces don’t have to be afraid of colour! A gorgeous Carrick countertop brings the modern style of a concrete countertop but with the bonus of being maintenance free and food safe. Adding a pop of colour with a turquoise vintage-inspired fridge & classic subway tile backsplash means this space is a beautiful mix of old & new.

Big & Bold: Dramatic Movement Designs

Today we’re sharing some gorgeous designs with large scale veining. Only Cambria creates the stunning organic, natural movement that you see here. With several different design features - a vertical feature wall installation, waterfall countertops & more, we hope you find inspiration for your next home project.

As always, we’re here to help. If you are interested in purchasing Cambria, have questions or want to see these designs in person, please feel free to contact us so we can lend a hand. You can reach our office 8:30-5pm Mon-Fri, at 905-967-0949 or email us at sales@quartzcraft.ca . Enjoy!

Queen Anne

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Featured Design: Queen Anne link

A velvety gray-marbled background provides a calm canvas for elegant white streams that billow, creating stunning movement and depth like sails in the wind.

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Brittanicca Gold

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Featured Design: Brittanicca Gold link

Flowing, multi-hued streams of copper gold, fog, and translucent greige course through this grand design accompanied by wisps and ribbons of warm earth tones against a temperate white background.

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Skara Brae

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Featured Design: Skara Brae link

Set against a bone-white marbled backdrop, bold translucent olive green veins plunge in various directions with subtle white and black tributaries interspersed throughout.

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Bentley

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Featured Design: Bentley link

A white background is intersected with bold, translucent black and charcoal veins with muted light gray spatters and cross veins dispersed throughout.

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Sleek, Classic & Crisp: Grey Designs We Love

Whether your style is classic, sleek, modern or traditional, Cambria has a grey toned design to complement your space. Grey is one of the most versatile shades - and Cambria’s unmatched offering of shades, tones, finishes & movement makes them the natural choice for your project.

Today we’re sharing 3 grey designs with completely different looks. From Fieldstone’s solid & neutral tone to Bridgewater’s denim undertoned marbling & Clareanne’s elegant soft movement, these three designs are some of our favourites!

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Featured Design: Fieldstone link

Resembling the weather-beaten fieldstone walls that ramble through the English countryside, this striking shade of slate gray is an impactful neutral that is true and timeless.

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Featured Design: Bridgewater  link

Featured Design: Bridgewater link

With a firm industrial gray-blue foundation that pays tribute to the town of the same name, Bridgewater™ is accented with brief interludes of white amidst splashes and capillaries of darker gray.

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Featured Design: Clareanne  link

Featured Design: Clareanne link

Elegant and flowing, this calming design features a soft-gray background with end-to-end linear white threads that weave a lasting tribute to the village from which it takes its name.

Marble-Look Love: 3 Marble Inspired Designs

The look of marble is easy to love - classic, soft & light. The beauty of Cambria is that it is now possible to enjoy the gorgeous look of marble without the maintenance & headache of living with such a soft, porous stone.

The Cambria Marble Collection is the largest collection of designs - with over 20 stunning marble-inspired designs in a vast array of colours, there’s no doubt in our minds that there is a design perfect for you.

Today we’re sharing our 3 favourite classic marble-inspired designs. These designs have everything that natural marble has - and now with Cambria’s Matte finish, they have the same soft-touch feel and low-sheen appearance, but continue to perform with Cambria’s signature durability.

Torquay

Featured Design: Torquay  link

Featured Design: Torquay link

An instant classic, Torquay offers a beautiful marble-like appearance that’s both posh and continental, much like this English Riviera town itself.

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Featured Design: Torquay link

Ella

Featured Design: Ella  link

Featured Design: Ella link

Taking its cue from the linear configuration of buildings in the village of Ellastone, Ella features a lattice of lines and intersections embedded in a marbled dove-gray background.

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Featured Design: Ella link

Weybourne

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Featured Design: Weybourne link

Subtle and constant, this self-assured design calls to mind the enduring stone remains of an old Augustinian priory founded around 1200 AD in the ancient coastal village of Weybourne in North Norfolk. 

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Featured Design: Weybourne link


Design Trend: Warm & White

The classic white kitchen is always in style. White kitchens are excellent for resale and look gorgeous & fresh for years to come!

Of course, throughout the decades there are slight variations in the style of white kitchens. Depending on your locale & the age of your home you may find that traditional wood cabinets are most appropriate. If you are in a city, perhaps high-gloss or matte finish doors will lend a high-design edge to your space. Regardless of the style of the space you are designing, though, there are trends which will likely influence your design to help it feel current.

Today’s design trend is the prevalence of warm, natural tones & textures in kitchen design. Likely you’ve seen a shift toward desert hues & wood, jute or woven items in home decor. As always with a high-cost investment renovation like a kitchen, trends are slower to percolate & tend to me more subtle in their inclusion but we are definitely seeing these softer, warmer tones & textures emerge in many of today’s kitchens.

Let’s look at some spaces which really nail the warm & white trend!

Featured Design: Ella  link

Featured Design: Ella link

This kitchen uses a rosy-warm wood tone to bring a welcoming & casual feel to the space. Integrating floating shevles in the same wood tone as the butcher block breakfast bar is a great way to make a space feel cohesive! A healthy dose of white through the classic subway tile backsplash & Cambria’s Ella design countertops lets this space still feel airy & light, with the perfect amount of warmth.

Featured Design: Brittanicca Gold  link

Featured Design: Brittanicca Gold link

Incorporating a wooden top to a non-food preparation area is a great way to add texture & warmth without sacrificing performance. This kitchen features Brittanicca Gold tops on island & perimeter, paired with contrasting black & white cabinets for extra drama. Despite the healthy dose of black & wood tones, this space still reads as a white kitchen - a great reminder to be bold & playful with your design!

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm  link

Featured Design: Brittanicca Warm link

This custom workspace nook is the perfect place for homework, writing a grocery list or getting a little relaxing time while dinner simmers. This white-on-white look is perfect for the traditional style of the home, but is warmed up perfectly by the combination of Brittanicca Warm countertops & a French country inspired wooden chair. We love the idea of incorporating a space for work into a heavily used room like a kitchen. Adding full-height backsplash is a great way to tie this space in with the rest of the room & adding a luxurious touch.

Frequently Asked Questions - Answered!

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Featured Design: Brittanicca link

We know that not everyone is a countertop expert - that’s what we’re here for! From understanding your quote, to knowing what to expect & how to prepare for your new countertop, we want to make each step of the process easy for you. We’re sharing our top FAQ’s here today, to help address some questions we get a lot. If you have more questions, you can always check out our expansive FAQ page here or contact our office. One of our friendly & knowledgeable staff will be happy to help.

Without further ado:

What is the process of getting my countertop?

The process from start to finish is 4 simple steps:
1) Request a Quote
2) Fill in a Template Request & Order Form
3) Template
4) Install

How do I request a Quote?

It is easy to get a quote for your project. Simply print out the Quote Request Form and create a simple hand sketch of your countertop requirements. Then you can either scan & e-mail it to us at sales@quartzcraft.ca or fax it to our office at 905-967-0950. Quartz Craft Countertops will return the quote to you within 24 hours.

How do I order my countertops?

Once you have decided to go forward with your Cambria purchase, simply fill out our Template Request and Order Form. This form lets us know you’re ready to purchase your countertop! You can find our Template Request and Order Form here. Filling out this form will give us all the information we need in order to quickly & accurately get your order under way. You can send your order either by email at sales@quartzcraft.ca or by fax at 905-967-0950.

How long between template and install?

After your template, you can expect installation of your countertop to take place in approximately 2.5 weeks. Waiting for your countertop is the hardest part- but trust us, designs this beautiful are worth it.

Cambria Vs. Wood Countertops

Did you know you can find ind amazing movement and tonalities in Cambria’s durable wood-inspired designs? Read on to discover more.

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Featured Design: Oakmoor link

Cambria’s American craftsmanship and industry-leading innovation let you achieve the wood look you love for your kitchen countertops and other surfaces without sacrificing performance. Cambria designs like Clairidge™ and Oakmoor™ beautifully emulate natural wood and butcher block movement and tones while providing unbeatable durability and maintenance-free benefits.

DURABLE

Unlike wood or butcher block, Cambria offers optimal scratch and chip resistance that provides peace of mind for life.

NONABSORBENT

Wood countertops can be stained easily. Cambria is nonabsorbent, so spills don’t become stains and it won't draw in moisture that can harbor harmful bacteria.

MAINTENANCE FREE

Wood countertops require regular maintenance. Cambria doesn’t require sealing or polishing, and cleaning it is as simple as warm water and a soft cloth. Mild soap is optional.

Featured Design: Clairidge  link

Featured Design: Clairidge link

Graceful striations of tan, walnut-brown, cream, black, and gray flow in parallel layers with dark veins that cut across the grain.

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Featured Design: Clairidge link

Featured Design: Oakmoor  link

Featured Design: Oakmoor link

Named for a small English village dating back to medieval times, Oakmoor aligns strands of caramel, tan, and cream to resemble the wood grain of stately oaks in the nearby countryside.

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Featured Design: Oakmoor link

Quality You Can Count On: Cambria's Warranty

As we all know, the countertop is one of the hardest working products in your home. Whether you’ve selected a surface for your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room or furniture, we know you expect it to perform for you & your lifestyle.

That is why we love offering Cambria as our exclusive product - not only does Cambria provide the most beautiful & innovative countertops available, they also back them with an unparalleled warranty. We thought we’d share some of the high points of the wonderful warranty included in the purchase of your Cambria countertop.

Peace of Mind for Life

Cambria surfaces are backed by a Full Lifetime Warranty to ensure you enjoy years and years of flawless service. To care for and protect your Cambria, a few precautions are recommended.

Featured Design: Templeton  link

Featured Design: Templeton link

Cambria® is handcrafted, using pure natural quartz, American ingenuity, and artistic innovation to make the world's finest countertops. This quality enables Cambria to proudly offer a Full Lifetime Warranty.

Cambria offers a Full Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects. Feel the confidence and freedom of living with your Cambria, knowing that they stand firmly behind every product they make and every customer we earn. In the rare case that your Cambria has been damaged, their Customer Care professionals will help make everything right.

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Design Trend: Monochrome Matte Surfaces

As much as last week’s blog post touted the benefits of using sophisticated colour in the kitchen, he have to be honest when we ask: Will the black and white kitchen ever go out of style?

Of course not! From now until eternity, black and white will be a chic choice for kitchens, partly because of the timeless nature of true neutrals but also because of their infinite flexibility.

While we think pretty much any interior design direction has merit (Pastels? Sure! Neon? Why not? etc.) as long as it reflects the lifestyle & tastes of the homeowners, today we’re sharing two very simple & minimal kitchens that share a monochromatic colour palette yet nevertheless result in totally different feeling spaces.

Featured Design: Blackpool Matte  link

Featured Design: Blackpool Matte link

First up, this stunning kitchen features a Blackpool Matte waterfall kitchen island & perimeter which oozes refined glamour. Paired with black appliances & plenty of brushed gold accents, this space has a definite Gatsby-inspired feel! The bones of this kitchen are truly timeless - white cabinets, black hardware & subway tile backsplash. The magic of this space is created almost entirely through accessories & styling - from the plants to the incredible leather bar stools. Of course, we cannot overlook the incredible custom island with gold inlay. If there’s one element of this kitchen that screams luxury - it’s this amazing piece.

Blackpool Matte:  Vast and commanding, this powerful design is darkest ebony with a stealthy silken Cambria Matte™ finish that absorbs light like a starless night over the Irish Sea.

Blackpool Matte: Vast and commanding, this powerful design is darkest ebony with a stealthy silken Cambria Matte™ finish that absorbs light like a starless night over the Irish Sea.

Blackpool Matte is a luxurious statement with a tactile feel which feels soft & comfortable. The matte finish offers a silky-smooth, low-sheen alternative to Cambria’s standard high gloss finish, with a modern & opulent look.

The next kitchen we’re sharing also features a gorgeous Matte finish countertop - this one in Cambria’s White Cliff Design.

Featured Design: White Cliff Matte Kitchen Design: Emily Henderson  link

Featured Design: White Cliff Matte Kitchen Design: Emily Henderson link

This space has a completely different look & feel - rustic yet refined, minimal yet cozy. Scandinavian- inspired reclaimed wood cabinets & a contrasting black stained wood island dovetail perfectly with the smooth, white expanse of the White Cliff countertop. In a space where texture is so integral to the design, we love the choice of a Matte white countertop. Reflecting light or sunshine won’t be an issue thanks to the flat quality of the Matte finish. It also adds to the modernity of the design - it is both unexpected & understated.

White Cliff:  Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions.

White Cliff: Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions.

What do you think of these two completely different spaces? We love that both feature a monochrome Matte finish countertop, but achieve completely different aesthetics! Would you consider a monochrome countertop for your home?

New Neutrals: Olive Green

There is a definite shift in the interior design world away from true neutrals (black, white, beige & grey) and towards using colour in a sophisticated way to create the calm & intentional feel neutrals bring to a space but with added character & uniqueness.

Common colours that are subbed in for classic neutral tones are camel, tan, navy, and lately, olive green.

While many people may hear the word ‘olive’ and be turned off - we prefer to think of these refined hues as bronzey-green. While definitely still a green, this particular hue has a gorgeous & complex undertone that brings warmth to any space, while being subdued enough to have true design staying power. We’re going to share a few spaces that are using this beautiful shade in different ways!

Featured Design: Skara Brae  link

Featured Design: Skara Brae link

Featured Design: Skara Brae

Featured Design: Skara Brae

First up, of course we have to mention a space featuring one of our favourite Cambria designs! This space is mixing neutrals perfectly. There is plenty of layered textures & tones of wood to create interest & warmth, but simple modern shapes keep the space feeling fresh. Of course the reason we’re including this kitchen here is for the choice of countertops. Skara Brae is a dramatic & beautiful design which at first blush doesn’t strike you as olive green - which is perfect! The layered tones of warm green build on each other to create an incredibly natural looking vein set against a bone-white background. We think that using Skara Brae is an excellent way to incorporate a ‘new’ neutral into your design, without the commitment of a large splash of colour.

Featured Design: Rose Bay  link

Featured Design: Rose Bay link

Featured Design: Rose Bay  link

Featured Design: Rose Bay link

Featured Design: Rose Bay

Featured Design: Rose Bay

Above, this incredible bathroom has so many incredible design features! Pairing a gorgeous green vanity with Cambria’s Rose Bay design countertop is a lovely way to tie together the other black & white accents of this space. Using a fun pop of colour through the rug is a great way to add a bold shade like red, while being easy to switch out if it starts feeling tired. Especially eye-catching is the way the olive green vanity looks paired with the smoked glass shower doors - a stunning mix of modern boho & mid century features!

Design: Jean Stoffer Design  link

Design: Jean Stoffer Design link

Suggested Design: Brittanicca

Suggested Design: Brittanicca

Above, this kitchen is absolutely stunning. A gorgeous mix of classic features is updated with the incredible green hue of the cabinets. We love that although green cabinets are definitely an unusual choice, in this space everything has been balanced so perfectly it is difficult to imagine it without them! The gorgeous countertops are a classic white & grey with bold veins - if you’re looking for a similar design but with the added durability & no-maintenance properties of Cambria we highly suggest our Brittanicca design for a similar look!