This June, Lisa and fifteen other top interior designers from across the US- Nevada, New York, Texas, Michigan, California, Illinois, Florida and Ohio were treated to joining Cambria’s bi-annual Residential Style Makers Summit, in Minneapolis, MN. Cambria is the only family owned, American-made quartz producer whose products are made of 93% pure, natural quartz, making their product superior to the rest. Not only are their designs a stunning addition to any space, but they are also resistant to scratches, stains and have little to no need for maintenance.
So, let us take you on the journey our fierce leader, Lisa Escobar, went on during this summit.
Day one started off with a welcome reception and tour of the Cambria gallery downtown. The designers were welcomed with the most gorgeous display of quartz stones decorating the lobby, do you recognize that Minneapolis skyline??
After their grand tour, the designers were treated to a Twins game at the Target Field in Cambria’s custom designed suite! Not only was there a stunning view from the box seating, but Lisa even saw a familiar name in the dugout, go number 5!
The next day the designers attended a glorious breakfast at Lynhall‘s grand opening. Alongside a delicious breakfast filled with flowers and pastries, they got to see the new Cambria Matte pieces in action within the gorgeous restaurant space.
The designers then had the pleasure of taking a private tour of the Cambria production facility. Witnessing the magic of behind the scenes manufacturing and assembly lines was a treat and highly secretive, all designers were asked to keep their phones and cameras put away. Talk about proprietary privilege!
Next, a little field trip was in order. The style makers visited one of the most gorgeous stores in existence that afternoon, Martin Patrick 3. This high-end men’s and home furnishing store exists to give men the gift of fashion, grooming, décor and design.
The evening concluded with a private dinner at 4 Bells with the Cambria marketing team. Lots of bonding and connecting took place, such a treat for all!
The last day kicked off with a scrumptious and healthy breakfast at LAB MPLS. Besides the amazing food, the designers had some fun competition. They were asked to create “mood boards” off of a base Cambria slab for inspiration. They added to their precious slabs- flowers, fruits, metal accents, stones, artisan bowls, textiles, you name it! The challenge was to create these mood boards in 20 minutes, grabbing supplies from a “first come, first serve” grab table on the other side of the room. The final boards were exceptionally gorgeous! Above are boards by Lisa, Laura Martin Bovard and Corey Jenkins. The designers also found great spots in and outside of the LAB building, see Lisa and Ryan Saghian as well as Christopher Kennedy above. Located in a picturesque ally, LAB is a space for people to come together to “create, connect and collaborate” as the designers successfully did. After their masterpieces were completed, the designers shared their inspirations and intentions with the group.
After this busy morning, the style makers began heading home. The remaining few did get to make one last trip to visit the Cambria Gallery at the International Market Square before catching their flights out.
Cambria is a beautiful family business and Team LED appreciates all that they do for the design community! We are grateful for the wonderful opportunity of spending time learning about the company (history and future) and hanging with these stellar style makers!
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