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Kitchen Designed for Comfort

Interior designer Denyse Rinfret prefers to create kitchens where people will linger

Written by Amy Elbert
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    Cabinetry and china cabinet (custom design by George Gavalas): Gavalas Builders, 631/537-8955.
    Floors: Australian cypress.
    Countertops: Carrara marble.
    Island countertop: mahogany.
    Farm sink: Kohler, 800/456-4537,
    Refrigerator: Sub-Zero Inc., 800/222-7820,
    Stove; wall oven: Thermador, 800/656-9226,
    Dishwasher: Miele Inc., 800/843-7231,
    Cabinetry hardware (brushed nickel); faucets (brushed nickel): Waterworks, 800/899-6757,
    Backsplash: marble mosaic.
    Bar stool: English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606,
    Hanging lanterns over island: Ann-Morris Antiques, 212/755-3308.

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    Settee: Laurin Copen Antiques, 631/537-2802.
    Wing chair; rattan dining chairs; dining table (antique library table): English Country Antiques, 631/537-0606,
    Settee fabric; wing-chair fabric: Ralph Lauren Home, 888/475-7674,
    Plaid fabric on chair backs: Zimmer + Rohde, 866/627-6899,, trade only.
    Chandelier: antique.
    Rug: Elizabeth Eakins Inc., 212/628-1950,
    Drapery (white linen): Westgate Fabrics, 800/527-6666,
    Drapery trim: Fabric Mill, 516/465-6400.
    Paint (custom color): Benjamin Moore, 888/236-6667.
    Decorative painter: Eileen Blanchard, 631/ 467-7542.
    Art (by Mark Humphrey): Mark Humphrey Gallery, 631/283-3113,

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  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.