Archive: Sustainability

A Fresh Start – The Color White

White means safety, purity and cleanliness. During these challenging times, let’s think about using some fresh white paint on our walls as we spend more time in our homes. White is associated with light, goodness and it is considered the color of perfection. Therefore, our clients always ask to include white, this heavenly presence in […]

Green Roof – Takes Root

Great architecture deserves a green roof. Homeowners are all about letting us sprout up some sky-high gardens in our custom home designs. If you have always wanted a living roof to grow on your new home, Vita Design Group has got you covered. The amazing colors and textures of the plants for green roofs bring […]

Shoreline Living – Homes that are Making a Splash

An attractive feature to living along the coast in Fairfield County is the ocean. Who wouldn’t want to have their home overlooking the water or have a quick walk to waterside activities? Vita Design Group has been busy this past year designing a handful of custom seaside homes for those clients interested in a lifestyle […]

The Architect’s PIN Board – Homasote

As architects, we look at our pin board as one of the most important resources in our office to display ideas to our clients. Though, we use electronic “pin” boards such as Houzz “Ideabooks” to collaborate with clients when our meeting cannot be face to face, we do still find our Homasote pinboard visually beneficial […]

You & Your Architect – The Perfect Match

The services of an architect are a worthwhile investment, whether you’re planning a comprehensive remodel or a brand-new structure from scratch. His or her design plan will dictate the ultimate appearance and function of the home. Recently, I sat down with Westport, CT homeowner and past client, Nicole Lombardo, to talk to her about the […]

Need a Lift: Residential Home Elevators

Until recently residential elevators were considered something of a luxury item. However, since technology has improved and the price of elevators have become more affordable, installing them in many of our custom homes is becoming more mainstream.  Our clients are interested in the idea of future mobility and appreciate this independence within the footprint of […]

Let There Be Light: A Home Lighting Plan

It is as simple as flipping a switch! We do it a dozen or so times a day, first thing when we wake up and last thing before we go to bed. Electric lighting allows us to work, live and play. Our overall goal when designing a home lighting plan is one that is comfortable, […]

The WOW Factor: Tile and Stone

Tile America visited our offices last week for an informative lunch and learn.  Their sales manager Sheri is extremely passionate about their products and showed VDG new innovative tile and stone on the market for some of our modern home designs. She left us with amazing literature and binders which included samples for our office […]

SIPs: Simply Better, Stronger and More Energy Efficient

The architects at VDG new sustainable designs include SIPs, as homeowners can gain superior structures with reduced utility costs. What Are SIPs? Structural insulated panels (SIPs) are high performance building panels used in floors, walls, and roofs for residential and light commercial buildings. The panels consist of an insulating foam core sandwiched between two structural […]

Modern exterior siding that is rot and fire resistant, but also rich in history.

If your architect told you they found a UV, weather, rot and insect resistant, exterior siding material for your new modern house that was also low maintenance, you probably would think it sounds “too good to be true.” What could have all these amazing qualities? Charred wood! But we didn’t start the fire. It was […]