Kitchen of the Week: ‘Cafe au lait’ project features massive stone island

Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the "Café au lait" kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.

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Designed to look like a massive block of stone, the “Café au lait” kitchen by Milvia Hannah is the centrepiece of the family living area in a new home in Canterbury.

A large stone island forms the striking centrepiece of this kitchen in a Canterbury home – it’s coffee-coloured veining giving rise to the name of the project.

“Café au lait”, by Wellington kitchen designer Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens, reflects the owners’ designer for an “organic” kitchen featuring natural materials and colours.

The kitchen, which won a regional award in this year’s national NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Awards, has also been shortlisted for the prestigious SBID International Design Excellence Awards in London – the winners will be announced later this month.

Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.

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Milvia Hannah of German Kitchens has won numerous design awards.

It caught the NKBA judges’ attention for both its looks and craftsmanship: “The manufacturing of the exquisite marble island would have been tricky, but it has been well executed,” the judges said. “The combination of materials works really well together. Appliance placement is good, and the lighting adds to the kitchen.”

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Hannah says the kitchen was designed for the clients’ new house, where it needed to complement an elegant, open-plan interior, in a cohesive way.

Recessed seating at one end cannot be seen from the front of the island - it was designed this way to maintain the sense of the island being a large block of stone.

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Recessed seating at one end cannot be seen from the front of the island – it was designed this way to maintain the sense of the island being a large block of stone.

The main feature of the Eggersmann German kitchen, was to be the island, and Hannah says it needed to look good when viewed from all angles. It also had to be ergonomic, with a strong organic aesthetic.

To this end, hand-picked natural stone was selected for the island benchtops, drawer fronts, side panels, recessed handles, plinths and integrated sink.

“This allowed the island to feature as a block of stone, keeping the uniformity of the texture and veining through all aspects of the design,” Hannah says.

Bold Italian lighting was chosen to reinforce the visual drama.

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Bold Italian lighting was chosen to reinforce the visual drama.

The island features numerous drawers for storage and vast bench spaces making it well suited to entertaining.

“There is a recessed seating area for two at the end,” says Hannah. “But the front face of the island hides this from view to create balance, symmetry and harmony. False panels were created to achieve this look.”

Matt natural stone with an organic structure was selected for the island, with a muted soft matt stone benchtop chosen for the other side. This was complemented by rough-sawn timber veneer for the cabinetry in a colour that was found in the natural stone.

Cabinetry along the rear wall of the kitchen features rough-sawn timber veneer.

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Cabinetry along the rear wall of the kitchen features rough-sawn timber veneer.

NKBA judges praised the craftsmanship of the island. Doors and drawers feature recessed pulls.

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Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Discusses the Art of Lighting

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Top Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, explains how the selection of lighting design can serve as an artistic element to enhance the beauty of a room

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / October 1, 2020 / The choice of lighting in a space is often underestimated; lighting can be viewed as an artistic element rather than a practical accessory. Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, chooses lighting to complement the features of the rooms’ design. Lighting creates an elegant style and enhances the architectural features of a room.

Lighting is a focal aesthetic feature where the goal of its composition and positioning is to highlight and enhance other features in the space. A careful and informed selection of lighting creates the difference between functionality and art. Luxurious lighting installations captivate viewers by the ambiance this creates.

Levels of lighting assist in creating and emphasizing the mood of a room. Using different forms of lighting such as chandeliers, sconces, and lamps creates a balance.

Ambient lighting is positioned in areas of the room to soften the mood and create a comforting and stylish feel for the space. The spaces where fixtures are installed are carefully and strategically positioned to attract the attention to artwork, sculptures, wallpaper designs, or intricate details of the room. Task lighting is artistically created in areas that require additional lighting to brighten the specific space. This layer of lighting is carefully balanced to allow efficiency as well as adding to the luxurious atmospheric feel of the space.

Creating a sufficient balance between luxurious and functional space relies primarily on the art of lighting. Fabricating a room or space that feels sophisticated and stylish requires the right combination of lighting elements. Therefore, lighting design is an artistic focal point that directs the viewer’s attention to other features in the space.

About VPI Design by Dina Varner

Dina Varner is founder and creative director of VPI Design, an Atlanta and Sea Island Interior Design Firm working with both residential and commercial clients. She and her husband have been in the commercial construction industry for many years. Her inspiration comes from over twenty-five years of collecting and selling art and antiques through venues like Sotheby’s, Babcock Gallery, and Christie’s. This love of art and antiques started as a passion and has evolved into a successful business. Dina’s rich southern heritage in addition to her love of fashion and travel also act as her creative influence. The VPI Design team work together with a distinct flair for aesthetic insight into unique designs exhibiting elegance and style. They explore the use of light and texture for an organic appealing experience in every timeless interior. Combinations of art deco, vintage, and contemporary styles are combined to create elegance while simultaneously exuding simplicity and comfort in each living space. Her designers enjoy getting to know their clients personally to create

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2020 Long Island Haunted House Guide

LONG ISLAND — The coronavirus is changing everything this year, and Halloween is no exception. Many haunted houses and other events have been canceled this year. However, some events are still going forward.

If you’re looking for a scare this spooky season, Patch has compiled a list of the active haunts on Long Island this year. They are taking appropriate steps to clean facilities, and other measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

If your favorite haunt is open this year and not on our list, send an email to [email protected] to get it added.

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Ave., Bayville

The Bayville Scream Park is a Halloween theme park. It features attractions like The Temple of Terror, Uncle Needle’s Funhouse of Fear, Evil in the Woods and more. It has been named the scariest haunted house on Long Island many times. This year, the park will also have Drive-In Horror Movie Experience, which combines a scary movie with a theatrical performance.

Because of the coronavirus, the park is now selling tickets for peak and off-peak nights. Off-peak tickets can be used at any off-peak time, but those purchasing peak tickets have to reserve a date and time slot at purchase. Admission to the park will be limited to prevent crowding. Face masks are mandatory for all guests and staff. There will be enhanced cleaning of facilities, hand sanitizer available, physical distancing and no touching between guests and staff.

Ticket prices vary for peak and off-peak nights and depend on how many attractions you wish to see. Tickets can go from $72.75 to $26.75.

Darkside Haunted House
5184 NY-25A, Wading River

The Darkside Haunted House is Long Island’s premier haunted attraction. Come make your way through the newly expanded haunted village. Then the terror continues as you explore the new, updated haunted house. Come experience the movie-quality sets, the bone-chilling special effects and the heart-pounding scares that make the Darkside Haunted House the place to be.

To ensure safety, all staff will have their temperatures taken every day. Masks are mandatory for guests and staff. There will also be enhanced cleaning of high-traffic areas. Tickets will be sold online only and will be collected no-touch through guests’ smart phones. Tickets are only being sold to groups of four to eight people and will be sold for specific time slots.

The nighttime attractions are open on varying days through October. Tickets are $35 Check the website for details.

Chambers of Hell
1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge

The Chambers of Hell is one of Long Island’s most popular haunted houses. This year, there are three attractions: Funhouse of Fear, Primevil and Redhook Massacre.

Masks must be worn at all times at the haunt. There will be enhanced cleaning and hand sanitizer available, and there will be reduced tickets available to prevent crowding.

The show opens on Sept. 25, and then is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1. It is also open Oct. 12,

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Ecoliv Building’s retreat at 3 Hope Way, Phillip Island is a lesson in style and sustainability

Inside this quirky eco-home lies a spectacular island retreat – complete with sweeping views, dreamy rustic decor and a chic outdoor relaxation hub

  • Sustainable architects have built an eco-friendly retreat on the coast of popular holiday spot, Phillip Island
  • Designed by Ecoliv Building, 3 Hope Way offers views of the surrounding countryside from every room
  • It’s made with ‘minimal waste’ materials and powered by solar panels, a 250l water tank and electric carport
  • The one-of-a-kind home has two bedrooms, a butler’s pantry and an spacious outdoor entertainment deck

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Architects have built an eco-friendly seaside retreat on the coast of popular holiday destination, Phillip Island.

Designed by Ecoliv Building, a firm headquartered in Gippsland, Victoria which specialises in environmentally-conscious prefabricated housing, 3 Hope Way in Cowes, the main town on the northern side of the island, is a lesson that sustainability can be achieved without compromising on style. 

The single-storey home, which was custom made with ‘minimal waste’ materials, has an impressively low energy rating thanks to renewable power sources that include solar panels, an electric carport and a 250-litre water tank.

The one-of-a-kind two-bedroom boasts a butler’s pantry, two living rooms and a ‘floating’ egg chair on its spacious outdoor deck – but there’s no question that the standout feature is the enormous living room window which captures unrestricted views of the surrounding countryside in its frame.

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Architects have built an eco-friendly seaside retreat on the coast of popular holiday destination, Phillip Island

Architects have built an eco-friendly seaside retreat on the coast of popular holiday destination, Phillip Island

It was designed by Ecoliv Building, a firm headquartered in Gippsland, Victoria which specialises in environmentally-conscious prefabricated housing

It was designed by Ecoliv Building, a firm headquartered in Gippsland, Victoria which specialises in environmentally-conscious prefabricated housing 

There's no question that the standout feature is the enormous living room window which captures unrestricted views of the surrounding countryside in its frame

There’s no question that the standout feature is the enormous living room window which captures unrestricted views of the surrounding countryside in its frame

Set on 684 square metres of land, the building consists of two ‘modules’ which intersect in a perpendicular ‘T’ shape.

The first houses a rumpus room, pantry and open plan kitchen-cum-living area while the second is filled with a bathroom, laundry and both bedrooms.

A mirrored splashback over the kitchen sink creates a reflection of the rural surrounds, flooding the house with natural light and bringing a sense of the outdoors inside.

Set on 684 square metres of land, the building consists of two 'modules' which intersect in a perpendicular 'T' shape - the first filled with a rumpus room, pantry and kitchen-cum-living area

Set on 684 square metres of land, the building consists of two ‘modules’ which intersect in a perpendicular ‘T’ shape – the first filled with a rumpus room, pantry and kitchen-cum-living area

The second houses a bathroom (pictured), laundry and two bedrooms

A mirrored splashback over the kitchen sink creates a reflection of the rural surrounds, flooding the house with natural light and bringing a sense of the outdoors inside

The second module houses a bathroom (left), while a mirrored splashback in the kitchen (right) reflects sunlight inside

The interior design compliments the coastal surrounds, with beachy accessories like wicker baskets used throughout

The interior design compliments the coastal surrounds, with beachy accessories like wicker baskets used throughout

The one-of-a-kind two-bedroom boasts a butler's pantry and a 'floating' egg chair on the outdoor deck

The one-of-a-kind two-bedroom boasts a butler’s pantry and a ‘floating’ egg chair on the outdoor deck

On the side of the house, a large entertainment deck runs parallel to the kitchen while the car port backs onto the bathroom in a further nod to the sustainability of the design.

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From ‘Love Island’ to ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ Caesars Entertainment keeps Las Vegas on TV

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The cast of “Love Island” parties on the rooftop of the Cromwell.

If it’s true that everyone’s watching a lot more TV while staying home during the pandemic, viewers across the country are getting plenty of Las Vegas scenery during their favorite shows.

The second season of the U.S. version of dating competition reality series “Love Island” wraps up this week and has seen growing ratings since its premiere on CBS on August 24, according to Variety. Like its U.K. and Australian editions, the show is typically filmed at an actual island destination, with young competitors chasing romance and a big cash prize while attempting to avoid elimination from the voting public or their castmates.

International travel restrictions and other coronavirus concerns threatened to cancel the new season until executives from ITV, producers of “Love Island,” connected with colleagues at Caesars Entertainment in Las Vegas, resulting in the entire production moving to the Strip to be headquartered at the Cromwell. Much of the show has been filmed at the resort’s rooftop Drai’s Beachclub & Nightclub, redecorated to serve as the “Love Island” villa, and just off the Strip, the Rio has served as a secondary production site.

Caesars Entertainment Vice President of Production Kate Whiteley said while “Love Island” in Las Vegas came together quickly, it’s a huge production with 125 people working as cast and crew at the Cromwell and 200 at the Rio.

“It’s been a lot of fun watching it come together and it’s a really big undertaking for us, so we’ve been fortunate to have this partnership with ITV to work together to create a COVID-safe way to do it,” Whiteley said. “There’s a lot of different factors at play beyond Las Vegas because it’s the first big TV show to come back [during the pandemic]. There will be a lot to look at in terms of what it means for the TV industry and the gaming industry, but we’ve been focused on what circles we need to close to make sure everybody’s safe and the impact on the staff at the properties and the people coming in.”

Two other cable shows filmed in Las Vegas have been on the air at the same time, although filming for those programs had mostly wrapped before March’s shutdown on the Strip. The finale of MTV’s “Double Shot at Love” starring “Jersey Shore” favorites Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino aired September 24 and the show’s second season was shot last fall at the Linq Hotel and Casino and at Drai’s, where Pauly D is a headlining DJ.

And “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue,” a six-episode spinoff of the wildly popular VH1 drag competition series, filmed at the Flamingo in 2019 and 2020 and broadcast its finale on September 25. A behind-the-scenes series focused on the new “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live” production show that opened at the Flamingo Showroom in January was always planned for TV,

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Rhode Island Homeowners: Smart Home Appliances For Your Kitchen

A smart home is something every Rhode Island homeowner has heard of. But have you been taking advantage of the many ways that technology can make your home smarter? A good place to start is your kitchen.

There are many exciting and new appliances on the market to help get you organized and keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here are five appliances that can help you work smarter in the kitchen:

1. Interactive Refrigerators

Manufacturers such as Samsung have developed a smart refrigerator that’s interactive for the entire family. Not only will you be able to keep food cool at just the right temperature, you can keep track of expiry dates. You can also use the LCD screen on the outside of the fridge as a family calendar and message center and to watch the latest episode of your favorite television show.

Another benefit of a smart fridge is that it’s easy to plan meals. You can check the contents of your fridge no matter where you are using the smartphone app, stocking up on ingredients for a meal before you arrive home.

2. Smart Ovens

A smart oven will make your life much simpler. No more opening the oven door to check if chicken is roasted to the right temperature. The oven does it for you! Smart ovens are also great for baking, making it easy for you to control the temperature and achieve perfect results when making pastry and pies. Even better, you can use the smartphone app to control and regulate oven functions when you’re not at home. This means that you can preheat the oven when you’re on the way home, making it faster for you to get dinner on the table.

Do you always forget to put coffee, paper towels, and other kitchen supplies on your shopping list? Using WiFi connected buttons, you can easily and quickly reorder these much-used items and have them shipped directly to your doorstep. Many manufacturers are even integrating these handy virtual buttons into appliances, ensuring you don’t run out of dish or laundry soap.

4. WiFi Coffee Makers

Mornings are easy when you let your smart appliance brew coffee for you. Indulge in a remote coffee making system, such as the Behmor Brewer, and let the smartphone app control the brewing process. It’s convenient and easy to preset the controls so coffee is ready for you when it’s time to start your day.

With a bigger budget you can take coffee brewing to a whole new level by investing in advanced smart kitchen technology, such as GE’s French door refrigerator with Keurig’s integrated brewing system. Use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to let the fridge know when it’s time to start heating water for your cup of coffee.

5. Convenient Meal Prep

Make meal prep easier with the sous vide smart appliance. The sous vide process is all about vacuum sealing food in a bag and slow cooking in a hot water bath. A smartphone app not only has

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Vancouver Island couple triumphs over ‘garden-variety bully’ in battle for renowned hotel



a large brick building with grass in front of a house: The founders of the internationally renowned Sooke Harbour House resort hotel have been vindicated after a tangled ownership battle. The inn has hosted dignitaries and Hollywood actors.


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The founders of the internationally renowned Sooke Harbour House resort hotel have been vindicated after a tangled ownership battle. The inn has hosted dignitaries and Hollywood actors.

The Vancouver Island couple who built Sooke Harbour House into one of Canada’s most renowned tourist destinations has won a resounding victory in their battle to wrest control of their beloved hotel away from a pair of purported financiers. 

In a blistering decision Tuesday, a B.C. Supreme Court judge awarded Frederique and Sinclair Philip — now in their 70s — more than $4 million for the “six-year odyssey of lies, excuses, threats, intimidation and bullying” they suffered at the hands of Timothy Durkin and his partner Roger Gregory.

In a 94-page ruling, Justice Bill Basran concluded the Philips’ “reasonable expectation of a comfortable and well-deserved retirement has been effectively stolen from them because they unknowingly put their future in the hands of these two fundamentally dishonest individuals.”

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The judge reserved especially harsh words for Durkin, who — according to the judgment — swore a false affidavit in order to obtain an injunction that kept the Philips away from the hotel while he fought them in court.

“His view of the truth is whatever will serve his interests in the moment. He is entirely unencumbered by ordinary norms of morality, integrity and decency. He is a garden-variety bully who preys upon those whom he perceives to be weaker than himself and vulnerable to his mistruths and manipulation,” Basran wrote.

“Unfortunately for the Philips, they were victims of Mr. Durkin’s countless lies and deceptions.”

The toast of the culinary world

The decision marks the latest turn in a saga that has been ongoing since 2014, when the Philips — burdened by debt that started with the global financial crisis — first met Durkin and Gregory.

In the 35 years prior, they had turned the six-room bed and breakfast they purchased in 1979 into a culinary sensation beloved by wine and food critics, frequented by celebrities and world leaders and honoured by Canada’s Governor General.

The Philips reached a share purchase agreement in 2014 that would have seen Durkin and Gregory purchase their interest in the hotel for $6 million. 

The Philips believed they were going to get $2 million, and according to the judgment, Durkin assured them that his company — SHH Holdings — had the resources to cover the existing mortgage and interest owed to the Business Development Bank of Canada.

In fact, Basran found that despite Durkin and Gregory’s grand promises of a “syndicate” or “posse” of investors from Tehran to Zurich — SHH Holdings never raised more than $54,000.

‘Lies, excuses and misrepresentations’

The judge said Durkin took control of hotel operations and kept stringing the Philips along, until they ultimately signed a settlement agreement in which Durkin promised his company would pay off the mortgage and give the Phillips $1.5 million.

But that never happened, and the Phillips attempted to take control of the hotel in

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How to install the proper venting in a double-bowl sink in a kitchen island

How would you install the sink drain pipes in my island if you were my plumber? I’m also interested in any other tips you can provide to make my new kitchen plumbing trouble-free for years. — Martha W., Rapid City, S.D.

A: I’ve been a master plumber since age 29, and I have to chuckle at how perfectly Martha has summed up the issue! Some new building products are simply wonderful; many others are not that great. That said, I’m a big fan of not having moving parts in plumbing systems, so you’ll never see an air-admittance valve, a.k.a. AAV, on one of my jobs, nor would I ever use one in my own home.

An AAV is designed to allow fresh air into a plumbing system and not let sewer gas leak into your home. But sometimes they just don’t work right and sewer gas can leak. I’ve had countless homeowners over the years send me emails complaining about this and asking how to eliminate the AAVs.

In situations like Martha’s kitchen island, where you simply can’t install a traditional vent pipe that is hidden behind the plumbing fixtures, the best solution is a traditional loop vent. These hidden vent pipes are connected to the drain pipes and eventually connect together up higher in your home and often exit the house through one or more little pipes you see poking through your roof.

The purpose of the roof vent pipes is to allow air into your plumbing system. When your plumbing drain system is not in use, all the pipes are filled with air except for the water that’s in the traps under sinks, tubs, showers, floor drains and toilets.

When you run water in a sink or flush a toilet, you add a volume of water to the system and in the case of a violent addition like a toilet flushing, the air in the pipes is forced through the system much like a bullet forces air out of a rifle barrel when you pull the trigger. This air must be replaced instantly through the roof vents or the system will go hunting for the air and suck it through a sink or tub drain nearby the flushing toilet.

Perhaps you have heard this sucking or slurping noise from a tub or sink. This is an indication of a problem in your vent system, and sewer gas can enter your home via the trap that now has no water in it.

Here’s how the kitchen loop vent works. I’d love to meet the long-dead plumber that thought this through because it’s such a simple and elegant solution to a problem. It’s important to realize that with a kitchen island sink, you don’t want some ugly vent pipe to extend through the countertop and run up to your kitchen ceiling. No one would find that acceptable, for goodness sake.

A loop vent gets the needed air from the actual drain pipe just 4 or 5 feet away from your

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On Long Island, a Timeworn Pool House Steeped in Americana

IT’S EASY TO imagine that the small wooden building at the end of George Kolasa and Justin Tarquinio’s swimming pool on Long Island has been there forever — or at least as long as the surrounding village of East Hampton, established in 1648. Thirteen feet wide and nine feet deep with vertical pine-plank walls and a shingled roof, it resembles a classic 17th-century New England saltbox home in miniature, with the requisite patina: The briny Atlantic air has turned the wood gray and cracked the white paint on a pair of casement windows that face south, toward the gabled 19th-century clapboard main house, which sits on an acre of shaggy pasture planted with lilac bushes. Dense clouds of wisteria and Boston ivy climb across the pool house’s roof, lending the impression that it’s rooted firmly in place.

But, in fact, the structure arrived just five years ago, after being forklifted from a neighboring plot where it was erected in the late 18th or early 19th century as a shed for the Sherrill Dairy Farm. Its longtime former owners, one of the founding families of East Hampton, purchased their land in 1792, and in 1858, they built the large Greek Revival house that Kolasa, 54, a former Burberry executive, and Tarquinio, 41, a publishing executive at Hearst, bought as a weekend retreat in 2012. In 2014, when Kolasa learned that his neighbor, also a Sherrill, was planning to tear down a rickety hut on her property, he asked if he could buy it. She agreed — on the condition that he also acquire the surrounding land (at a generously reduced price); Kolasa conceded and relocated the shed, which had long been an object of his fascination, thanks to its lichen-covered shingles and perfectly worn facade. While he admits that it would have been cheaper to build a pool house from scratch than to buy close to an acre of farmland simply to obtain a disintegrating cobweb-filled shack, “I’m obsessed with historic homes and preserving their integrity.”

NOW FLANKED BY a row of wooden sun loungers and a pair of voluptuous dusty-purple ornamental cabbages, the pool house is a shrine to the sort of lazy Long Island beach days that Kolasa himself enjoyed while growing up in nearby Cedarhurst (Tarquinio, originally from Pittsburgh, spent his summers in Nantucket). Inside, propped against the bare wooden walls in the northwest corner, disused farm equipment that came with the structure — a sun-bleached wooden pitchfork, a coiled length of old rope — underscores its bucolic past. Kolasa found nearly all the vintage furniture nearby: There’s a deep, low-slung wicker sofa from the East Hampton Historical Society’s Antiques & Design Show and a children’s chair from a North Fork antique store. The couple then added Americana-inspired touches, from deck chairs remade with ticking fabric from Ralph Lauren (where Kolasa worked in the 1990s) to late 19th-century quilts purchased online to a 48-star United States flag from the early 20th century discovered in nearby Amagansett. Cozy and

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Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Launches Redesign of Website

Top Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, announces a new website design and Instagram page.

ATLANTA, GA / ACCESSWIRE / September 15, 2020 / Talented and sought-after Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer launches a 2020 re-design of both the firm’s website, https://vpi-design.com, and Instagram page https://instagram.com/luxuryinteriors.redefined. The vision for the re-design was to highlight a visual experience that is both simplistic yet elegant. Founder and creative director of VPI Design, Dina Varner, wanted all aspects of the details of their work to be the focal point. “I wanted our website to reflect the story we tell within each room we design, but I wanted to tell it in a way where viewers were captivated by large-scale imagery that flowed seamlessly to allow the eye to hone in on the details, whether that be the texture of a throw pillow, or the way the reflection of light bounces throughout the space.”

The new website design incorporates VPI Design’s unique branding identity with the phrase “Redefining Luxury Interiors.” Varner explains, “I view design as making thoughtful choices with carefully selected curated elements which can include custom pieces such as art, fabrics, and furniture that create a seamless design.” By meticulously placing these components it allows the elements to work together to create an interior that reflects the vision of our client. What sets VPI Design apart from other designers is our experience and approach to ‘redefining luxury interiors.’ Each project is a collaborative effort of function, comfort and commitment to detail, allowing for a desired end result.

About VPI Design by Dina Varner

Dina Varner is founder and creative director of VPI Design, an Atlanta and Sea Island Interior Design Firm working with both residential and commercial clients. She and her husband have been in the commercial construction industry for many years. Her inspiration comes from over twenty-five years of collecting and selling art and antiques through venues like Sotheby’s, Babcock Gallery, and Christie’s. This love of art and antiques started as a passion and has evolved into a successful business. Dina’s rich southern heritage in addition to her love of fashion and travel also act as her creative influence. The VPI Design team work together with a distinct flair for aesthetic insight into unique designs exhibiting elegance and style. They explore the use of light and texture for an organic appealing experience in every timeless interior. Combinations of art deco, vintage, and contemporary styles are combined to create elegance while simultaneously exuding simplicity and comfort in each living space. Her designers enjoy getting to know their clients personally to create a home that suits their individual taste. Dina believes that every aspect of a room should complement one another to tell a unique story.

For more information please visit: https://vpi-design.com

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VPI Design by Dina Varner
Contact Name: Dina Varner
Website: https://vpi-design.com
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-770-422-2000
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luxuryinteriors.redefined

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