Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America since 2002. A major facet of Peter Salerno Inc.’s success is the Maestro Rosolino line of world-class custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino is named for Peter Salerno’s father, Rosolino, an artisan who began his cabinetry business in Sicily. Dreaming of a life in America for his family and children, Rosolino came to the United States – where his son, Peter, continued the fine family tradition of handcrafted custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design.
Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design. (Courtesy Peter Salerno, Peter Rymwid)

From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:

Peter Salerno Inc. strives to design the perfect kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar, library, and any other space for our clients. We do this by not only looking at it from an aesthetic perspective, but also from a functional perspective. Our approach is the same as a bespoke tailor; instead of designing and crafting together a suit or dress we are tailoring your home to your lifestyle. Much like a tailor with different grades of fabric, we too carry an array of options varying in quality and features to help fit your budget.

Here’s more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. custom cabinetry, the Maestro Rosolino line, price points and craftsmanship information:

FAQ and Price Points: Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Cabinetry​

I Furniture Grade

This is our highest quality cabinet. These cabinets are entirely custom and are made to last a lifetime. They feature standard black walnut drawers, extra thick doors, extra coats of finish, exotic and reclaimed woods, and the sturdiest construction available. Every aspect of this level is customizable. All of these cabinets are made in the USA.

II Transition Grade

One step down from our Furniture Grade, Transition is a custom line offering high-quality construction without the extra bulk of our furniture grade. Available with either maple or walnut drawers and extra thick or standard doors, this cabinet can be as dressed up or down as you’d like while offering you complete design freedom. All these cabinets are made in the USA.

Peter Salerno's 2013 award nominated kitchen from an alternate angle.
(Credit Peter Rymwid)

III Cabinet Grade

Cabinet Grade is great for tight budgets where the need for a lot of fine-detail work and custom sizing is not necessary. We base our design around semi-custom cabinet parameters to help keep your budget in check. All of these cabinets are made in the USA

IV Builder Grade

A builder’s budget is usually tight, but a great kitchen and bath design will help sell a house. Because of this we offer a quality stock cabinet while still offering our award winning design service. It’s the difference between just hanging boxes on a wall and installing a kitchen.

Design Only:

Under some circumstances we do offer a design-only service. We will take measurements (if local), or design based on architectural plans. We will provide (1) floorplan and (1) set of elevations based on our design specifications. Pricing varies depending on the scope of the project.

For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and custom cabinetry, please visit the official website or contact (201) 251-6608. NOTE: Peter Salerno Inc. will consider international projects!

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Website Gets a Fresh, Transitional Design Update

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Website Gets a Fresh, Transitional Design Update

When you’re highly regarded as one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design firms in the world, it’s important to put your best foot forward.

For Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of 35 national design awards since 2002 (and our parent company) – that means constantly updating its company website to stay modern and user-friendly.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

The Peter Salerno Inc. website got a fresh face and soft re-launch recently, and the resulting layout is easy to navigate, clutter-free, and aesthetically pleasing – a nod to the hottest trends in transitional design.  The base color of the site went from black to a simple, clean white, reflecting the use of whites and neutrals as base colors in today’s transitional kitchen and bath designs.

From the moment you land on the updated Peter Salerno Inc. home page, its aesthetic beauty and ease of comprehension is notable. It’s addition by subtraction; sweeping, vivid design galleries do the talking, while text is kept to a minimum. After all, if you’re in the market for a luxury kitchen or luxury bath design, it’s not about the words – it’s about the visual proof.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

For new visitors of the Peter Salerno Inc. website, your first click should be the Gallery tab on the top navigation menu. There, you will be treated to visual displays of Peter Salerno’s finest (and most recent) design work, broken down into appropriate categories:

  • Transitional and Contemporary Design;
  • Traditional and Classic Design; and
  • Rustic and Eclectic Design.

These galleries exhibit the versatility and attention to detail that has made Peter Salerno one of the world’s most sought-after luxury custom designers. As a certified master kitchen & bath designer (CMKBD), Salerno understands the value of crafting designs that reflect the personalities, lives and tastes of his clients. If you look closely throughout his site’s design galleries, you will notice his expert craftsmanship and the subtle, personal touches that make him valuable.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

Whether you’re in the market for a kitchen design, bath design, wine cellar, bar design, a design update or refurbishment, or simply love looking at world-class home design, the new Peter Salerno Inc website is well worth your attention.

VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

Do you love classic cars? If you do, we bet a candy-apple red 1959 Corvette might be one of your very favorites. We also bet you’d love to have your very own customized bar to show off to your awe-struck friends, relatives and guests.

What if we told you that Peter Salerno and his inspired design team have combined the two?

That’s right, the design team at Peter Salerno Inc. has transformed the front end and engine block of a 1959 Corvette into perhaps the most amazing bar you’ve ever seen. Complete with mechanized lifting hood and bar structure, operational headlights and interior plumbing, this is the perfect bar for any car enthusiast, “man cave creation”, or anyone who simply wants to boast about having the greatest in-home bar you can possibly imagine.

The 1959 Corvette bar is fully mechanized and has become one of the enduring staples of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Alongside its gorgeous La Cornue and Swarovski crystal kitchen and its Miele transitional kitchen display, the eye candy never ends in one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design showrooms in North America. Don’t take our word for it – Peter Salerno’s showroom was a 2016 awardee of Most Innovative Showroom at the KBIS convention!

Want to see the 1959 Corvette Bar in person? Schedule an appointment to come into the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom by giving them a call today – 201.251.6608 – or by emailing them at info@petersalernoinc.com. The Corvette Bar is waiting for you…

Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Your choice of kitchen appliances is highly subjective, of course. For our money, the best rotisserie on the market today is the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.


The Flamberge Rotisserie by La Cornue is as effective physically as it is stunning artistically. A French Blue edition of the Flamberge is present in the main display at the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. flagship design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey – and it’s so wonderful, the staff can’t help but use it sometimes (see video above).

The Flamberge Rotisserie is powered by a 27,000 BTU gas burner, yet requires no special ventilation methods and needs only a 120-volt power supply. La Cornue utilizes its trademark vaulted design in the Flamberge’s concave rear walls, which is covered with synthetic wicks to draw up radiant heat without the flame ever touching your food.

An overview, directly from La Cornue’s official website:

A real jewel of technology, the Flamberge Centenaire roasts all meats, poultry, fish and whole fruits perfectly.

With a new, streamlined yet spectacular design, and a reliable, simplified mechanism, the Flamberge optimises the circulation of heat flow.

Both easy to fit because it has no particular ventilation constraints and practical, the Flamberge is a magnetic attraction in any kitchen, immediately arousing a desire to use it.

La Cornue designed special cabinet to accommodate “The Flamberge rotisserie” which will also offer you additional storage.

The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.'s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.
The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.’s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.

We at Design Your Lifestyle have been lovers of the La Cornue brand for years. An excerpt from a past article:

Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to not only offer La Cornue’s outstanding line of cooking range products, but to display four La Cornue pieces in our beautiful showroom – a CornuFé range, a CornuFé 1908, a Flamberge Rotisserie, and an absolutely stunning Château range. Much of our partnership with La Cornue is thanks to the tireless work of our business ally and friend Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company. For over 30 years, Purcell Murray has personified culinary passion and provided the most exquisite brands of appliances, including La Cornue ovens.

For more information on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie, please contact authorized dealer Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608.

Halloween Dessert Recipe: Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Halloween Special Dessert Recipe: Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie

Peter Salerno’s Favorite Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Try this delicious Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie recipe, courtesy of TasteOfHome.com and Marie Rizzio.
Try this delicious Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie recipe, courtesy of TasteOfHome.com and Marie Rizzio.

Thanks to a wonderful website called Taste of Home, people from all over North America (and the world!) can share their favorite recipes. Sometimes, the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. finds a real gem of a recipe on this website that comes straight out of a private home kitchen.

This recipe is no different. Marie Rizzio of Interlochen, Michigan, submitted a recipe for Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie, and it looked delicious on paper. When we tried her Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie recipe in real life, it was love from the very first bite.

At Peter Salerno Inc., the passion for creating award-winning custom kitchen designs stems from an understanding that the kitchen is a personal haven where family and friends can meet, eat, and enjoy each other’s company. Based on this Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie, we’re sure that Marie Rizzio’s kitchen is full of love and warmth.

(The recipe states that the hazelnut liqueur is optional – we’ve tried it both ways, and love the flavor that the liqueur brings.)

Try it for yourself – and happy Halloween!

Hazelnut Pumpkin Pie Recipe (courtesy of Taste of Home & Marie Rizzio)

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cubed
5 to 6 tablespoons ice water
1 teaspoon white vinegar

FILLING:
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur, optional
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

TOPPING:
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cold butter
1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts
1 tablespoon hazelnut liqueur, optional

For the full directions on how to make this delicious Halloween dish, head over to Taste of Home!

Get Spooky: Best Pantone Fall 2018 Colors for Halloween Design

Get Spooky: Best Pantone Fall 2018 Colors for Halloween Design

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s time for savvy designers to start putting together the decor, design and color schemes for their spook-tacular Halloween parties!

There’s no better way to show off your design panache than by incorporating this season’s trendiest colors and tones. For this year, that means utilizing the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette. From the surprising set of 10 fall 2018 tones to the ‘classic colors’ add-on, this season’s Pantone palette is vivid and varied, giving you a plethora of color design options.

But which Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 colors are right for Halloween?

Spoiler alert: we’re going to build around Russet Orange. (Obviously.)

But where do we go from Russet Orange? Perhaps a ghostly gray and a lush green from a witch’s brew; maybe a toxic yellow or a blood-red tone?

The most wonderful aspect of the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette is its sheer variety. We’re unaccustomed to seeing so many warm tones (multiple yellows and reds in the fall?!) in an autumn color collection, and it’s a refreshing change to see virtually every shade of falling leaves included.

So which five of Pantone’s Fall/Winter 2018 colors made the eerie grade for our Halloween color design list? Here they are!

1. Russet Orange (Pantone 16-1255 TCX) – the ‘pumpkin orange’ base tone

Russet Orange Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

2. Quiet Gray (Pantone 14-4107 TCX) – the eerie, ‘ghostly gray’

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

3. Valiant Poppy (Pantone 18-1549 TCX) – the bright, ‘blood red’

Valiant Poppy Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

4. Quetzal Green (Pantone 18-5025 TCX) – the ‘witches and potions green’

Quetzal Green Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

5. Limelight (Pantone 12-0740 TCX) – the glaring, ‘toxic yellow’

Limelight Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

Fall in Love With White Truffle Season in Italy

Fall in Love With White Truffle Season in Italy

Fall is truly an adventure in Italy’s Piedmont region, as locals, foodies and tourists alike begin the hunt for white truffles. 

October to early December marks the Italian truffle season – especially the elusive and highly prized white truffle, which routinely sells at upwards of $1,000 a pound!

Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.
Peter Salerno’s homemade white truffle and pasta dish.

According to Essential Italy, a leading Italian travel site: “Although truffles are generally found in the regions of Piedmont, Molise and Emilia Romagna, there are plenty to be discovered elsewhere. Tuscany, Umbria and Le Marche are perfect places to visit if you’re hoping to make the most of the truffle season.”

Very few of our acquaintances love Italian cuisine and the fine art of cooking white truffles more than Peter Salerno, the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm since 2002).

October-December is white truffle season in Italy's Piedmont.
October-December is white truffle season in Italy’s Piedmont.

Together with the fine staff at Urbani Truffles on West End Avenue in New York City, Peter Salerno developed his own white truffle and pasta dish to celebrate the Italian Piedmont’s white truffle season. Check out some exclusive photos of Peter’s trip to Urbani, as well as his finished dish!

More information from our friends at Essential Italy (we URGE you to read their full article!):

If you are in Tuscany in Autumn, one truffle-based event to try is the San Miniato Truffle Fair, known as the La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco. Held in the beautiful medieval hill town of San Miniato in November, the event usually takes place over several weekends – most typically the last three weekends of the month.

Tuscany is home to around 25% of Italy’s white truffle produce so there will be plenty to go around and it’s the go-to region if you are new to truffles. The festival is also a great place to visit for a day out with food and craft stands, as well as entertainment and restaurants that allow you to try their truffle menus. Other festivals in Tuscany include ones held in San Giovanni d’Asso, near to Siena, held on the second and third weekend of November, with a truffle museum open on the weekends.

October-December is white truffle season in Italy's Piedmont.
October-December is white truffle season in Italy’s Piedmont.

The go-to Italian regions for white truffle season are the Italian Piedmont (or Piemonte) region, Le Marche, Tuscany and Umbria. For the ultimate white truffle experience, check out the towns of Acqualagna, Alba, Volterra and Pietralunga, among others!

Feel free to share your favorite white truffle recipes, cooking tips, photos and experiences in the comments section below!

Peter Salerno's homemade white truffle and pasta dish.
Peter Salerno’s homemade white truffle and pasta dish.