Get to Know Cambria

Presenting Sponsor—ASID MN Showcase Home

Cambria stone

Cambria is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the ASID MN Showcase Home. As a Minnesota company, Cambria is a perfect fit for this program, offering trend-setting designs combined with practicality for day-to-day living.

Cambria is a natural stone, displaying natural color variation across its surface. Often, this color variation is the reason designers and homeowners choose Cambria. Offering industry-leading designs, such as the Waterstone Collectiontm, Cambria has more than 100 design options. Cambria designs are significantly different than competitors, when compared side-by-side. They display more vivid color, depth, and natural variation.

Owners find that Cambria is extremely practical to live with. Its surfaces are harder, stronger, and more durable than granite. In fact, the surfaces are non-porous, making Cambria safe as a food preparation surface. Cambria is NSF-51 certified for food and splash zones in commercial kitchens. There is no safer countertop surface, where the absorption of food stains, liquids, or bacteria is concerned. Cambria is convenient to own and easy to maintain. It doesn’t require periodic sealing, polishing, or reconditioning. Warm water and mild soap are all that’s needed to clean it.

Versatility is a hallmark of Cambria. It’s ideal for residential and commercial applications such as kitchens, floor tile, restroom vanities, fireplace surrounds, wet bars, boardroom tabletops, accent tables, desktops, windowsills, and shower and tub surrounds. Cambria is available in a one centimeter thickness for tile applications, and thicknesses of three centimeters or more for countertops. All countertops are priced the same, no matter which design you choose. A variety of edge profiles can be chosen, some to create the appearance of a thicker slab.

The only family-owned, American-made producer of quartz surfaces in the United States, Cambria’s philosophy is to work with a select group of partners who are dedicated to a quality experience throughout the entire selection and installation process. Cambria offers a lifetime limited warranty for manufacturing defects, for as long as the original owner owns the product. Visit to find a dealer near you or download the app in the App Store.

The Blessing Family

Blessings on Cathedral Hill

How one young family turned a grand old house into a Showcase Home.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Porch

The Front Porch

Come in, relax, and enjoy the spectacular view from the front porch, designed by Gabberts.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Foyer, Grand Staircase & Snuggery

The B&B Foyer, Grand Staircase, Snuggery & Hallway

First impressions count. Walk into this stunning entrance by Codie Donahue Interior Design.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Parlor & Powder Room

The Parlor & Powder Room

A fresh and flexible parlor is a modern update on the Victorian space.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Dining Room

The Dining Room

Bonnie Birnbaum and Keri Olson strike a balance of traditional and contemporary styles in the dining room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Farrington Suite

The Farrington Suite

Angela Parker transforms the historic B&B room into an accessible, refined suite.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Powder Room, Hallways, & Stairs

The Powder Room, Hallways & Stairs

A sense of continuation spans three levels of rooms decorated by Becky Kohout.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Kitchen

The Kitchen

Functional was the key idea for kitchen designers Sheree Vincent and Letitia Little.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Breakfast Room & Mudroom

The Breakfast Room & Mudroom

Designers from Indicia elevate the hardest working spaces in the home.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Living Room

The Living Room

Cozy and warm, the Charlene Ackley-designed living room is a welcoming retreat from the B&B.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Cathedral Suite

The Cathedral Suite

A bright, inviting, and luxurious suite by Desi Interior Design is a treat for guests of the B&B.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Library Suite

The Library Suite

Twist Interior Design takes on the library suite, creating an intriguing backdrop for intellectual pursuits.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Storybook Suite

The Storybook Suite

Tailored bedding provides a custom touch to one of the B&B's suites, created by Designs By Martina and Brooke Voss Design.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Master Sitting Room

The Master Sitting Room

A serene and sumptuous prelude to the master bedroom is the creation of Linda Gerace-Skinner.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Master Suite

The Master Suite

The Blessings' bedroom gets an organic and geometric union of elements by Kimberly Herrick.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Children's Bathroom

The Children's Bathroom

A bathroom full of whimsy and character arose from the partnership of Lori Handberg and Diane Lumpkin.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Upstairs Kitchen

The Upstairs Kitchen

The homey effect from a sloped ceiling is extended through vintage-style decor by Mary Maney.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Laundry/Craft Room

The Laundry/Craft Room

“Your laundry room doesn’t have to be boring." Kristen Sheikh designs a fun and funky task room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Freya's Bedroom

Freya's Bedroom

Jodi Mellin and Katie Radcliffe mix sophisticated colors, fabrics, and textures for a one-of-a-kind baby room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Family Room

The Family Room

The family room becomes a private retreat with intriguing angled ceilings, designed by Ethan Allen.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Weston's Bedroom

Weston's Bedroom

Earth tones and some fun fox fabric by Rob Edman and Laura Engen welcome young Weston to his room.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Gwyneth's Bedroom

Gwyneth's Bedroom

A sweet space for the Blessings' oldest daughter (and an amazing view), designed by Katie Lewis and Angie Picotte.

2013 ASID Showcase Home: Wine Cellar

The Wine Cellar

The wine cellar becomes a place for tasting and drinking thanks to Rena Feldman and Kristen Veenstra.

Andrew Nelson, Andy Blessing

Meet the Showcase Home Builders

The master carpenters behind the scenes of the 2013 ASID Showcase Home.

What the Designers Say

What the Designers Say

Get the behind-the-scenes scoop from the designers who worked on this year's Showcase Home.

Junior League of Saint Paul and Cathedral Hill Montessori School

Room for Giving

The Junior League of St. Paul and the Cathedral Hill Montessori School are community partners of the ASID MN Showcase Home.