Our Favorite Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018

Our Favorite Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018

Thanks to Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc., we get to bring you exclusive insider access from the hottest, most influential kitchen and bath design industry convention of the year – KBIS 2018!

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) is a massive annual convention hosted by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) that has grown into the most must-see design industry convention in North America. KBIS 2018 emanated from Orlando, Florida, which has become its home over the last several years.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Besides the largest kitchen and bath design exhibitor showcase in North America, KBIS 2018 was a spectacle to behold. From an opening keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw to the IBS closing concert from Chicago, KBIS was packed with innovation, information, networking opportunities and entertainment galore.

As owner of the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, Peter Salerno is closely tied to the wonderful team at the NKBA, and makes it a point to visit the annual KBIS convention. In other years, Peter has appeared on panels, in videos and on stage to accept awards. This year, Peter took a step back and immersed himself in all the sights, sounds and news that KBIS 2018 had to offer.

And trust us – there was plenty to take in!

Peter Salerno Inc. provided us with these exclusive photos (and background information) from KBIS 2018, as a taste of who they saw, what they learned, and how the kitchen and bath design industry may be shaped in 2018.

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Exclusive photos from KBIS 2018
Peter Salerno with the Miele family at KBIS 2018.
Lapitec introduced a counter space that provides induction heat.
…And Lapitec’s counter that helps you keep items chilled!
The Elkay USA sink display at KBIS 2018. Peter Salerno loved it!
The Argentin BBQ display at KBIS 2018.
Delta Faucet has partnered with Alexa to bring impressive tech into the kitchen in 2018.

KBIS 2018: Highlights of This Year’s Show Schedule

KBIS 2018: Highlights of This Year’s Show Schedule

KBIS 2018 kicks off this week! The festivities begin the evening of January 8, 2018, and the convention continues through January 11th. As always, KBIS is the one North American kitchen and bath design industry conference you must attend each year for the latest in innovation, design trends, networking and expert insight.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Presented by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), KBIS 2018 is a sprawling space of exhibitions, showcases, contests, awards, speakers and panels. It’s impossible to be a part of everything KBIS 2018 has to offer – so smart attendees will go in with a plan.

Veteran NKBA members and KBIS attendees like Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century). Peter has been featured on multiple KBIS convention panels and seminars, and tells Design Your Lifestyle that it’s always good to plan your KBIS schedule in advance.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look at the KBIS 2018 Show Schedule and narrowing our focus down to a schedule that makes sense. (You can certainly fill your day with panels, seminars, etc. – but you won’t leave yourself any time to check out the exhibitors and the convention itself, which are valuable opportunities to gain inspiration and network.)

Here is a list of events, seminars and panels we’d love to check out at KBIS 2018.

Tuesday, January 9th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies Featuring Keynote Speaker Terry Bradshaw OCCC West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

Who would want to miss the chance to hear a charismatic, four-time Super Bowl Champion speak? Terry Bradshaw is a motivational wizard and a magnetic personality, whether it be on the football field, on Fox NFL Sunday, or in films.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #1: Build it! The Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Kitchen The Backyard

We’re highly intrigued by the concept of outdoor kitchens, and this Fireside Chat looks like a great opportunity to learn more about a trend many are latching on to in 2018.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Innovative Showroom Award Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

After spending much of the afternoon on the exhibition floor at KBIS 2018, we would not miss the chance to attend the KBIS 2018 Innovative Showroom Awards. Former winners like Peter Salerno Inc. have proven to be trendsetters and innovative gurus over the last several years, so attending this ceremony is a window into the true leaders of the kitchen and bath design industry.

Wednesday, January 10th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Let’s Talk Global: Changing the way we source, sell and design – one country at a time. KBISNext Stage: South Hall

One of the core trends of KBIS 2018 is holistic globalization of the kitchen and bath industry (K&B). Let’s Talk Global is a great center

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM NKBA Thirty Under 30 “Product of the Future” Presentations KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 is a highly enjoyable and informative way to check out the future of the kitchen and bath industry, both in terms of talent and concepts. This year’s Thirty Under 30 corps presents “Products of the Future”.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Coyote Live Grilling with Demonta and Kenesha Coleman The Backyard, Booth #B4
8:30 PM – 1:30 AM The Bash Mango’s Tropical Café

The Bash is a $35 ticket that is priceless in terms of networking opportunities – and just plain fun. Hosted at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, The Bash is a social highlight of KBIS and a blast for all attendees 21 and over.

Thursday, January 11th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SHARK! Breakfast OCCC: S230A-G

It’s well worth pulling yourself out of bed after a night at The Bash to attend the SHARK! Breakfast. Guest speaker John Morgan will deliver an address regarding “Smart Tech For Smart K&B Pros”.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Embracing the Reality of Amazon KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

Perhaps it’s not everyone’s priority, but this is a no-brainer event to attend for us based on the title alone.

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM IBS Closing Concert with Chicago OCCC Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

 

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

The most influential kitchen and bath design industry conference and showcase returns to Orlando in less than a week! KBIS 2018 takes places January 9-11, 2018, from gorgeous Orlando, Florida.

KBIS (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) is widely regarded as the go-to annual design industry conference in North America. Hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS 2018 promises to be the biggest, brightest design showcase to date, with a list of vendors, exhibitors, attendees and workshop leaders that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the kitchen design and bath design field.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

One of the feature seminars of KBIS 2018 is “Pop Goes the Future”: a look at top trends set to dominate the kitchen and bath design industry in 2018, hosted by Cindy Allen (Editor in Chief of Interior Design magazine).

The Opening Party of KBIS 2018 is a can’t-miss celebration of industry leaders, innovators and design gurus. The party will honor the winners of the KBIS Industry Awards, Student Design Competition, and the 2018 NKBA Professional Design Competition.

Click here for a full list of KBIS 2018 Exhibitors!

The Opening Ceremonies take place at 8:00 a.m. on January 9th, and feature a keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw, former quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers and award-winning broadcaster from Fox NFL Sunday.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc. 2014 Best Kitchen NKBA

The star-studded panel of the KBIS State of the Industry discussion on January 10th provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience. The panel includes David Kohler, President/CEO of Kohler Co.; Rick Hasselbeck, CCO of GE Appliances; and Scott Culbreth, Senior Vice President and CFO of American Woodmark Corp. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Francis of Fox Business & Fox News.

All this and more, of course, augments the exhibitors, showcases, features and design elements that make KBIS 2018 a feast for the eyes (and the creative spirit). Make sure you get to key features like the ASID Pavilion, the KBISNeXT Stage, and the always inspiring Innovative Showroom Awards.

There’s still time to register to be a part of KBIS 2018, so make sure you find yourself at the most influential design networking opportunity of the year on January 9th, 2018, in Orlando!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

2017 has come and gone, and what a fabulous year it was for custom home design! From dazzling kitchen designs and bath designs, to color trends from Pantone, to design trends that featured neutrals, metallics and more, 2017 was certainly an eye-catching year for design lovers everywhere.

On behalf of everyone at Design Your Lifestyle – and our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. – we wish you a safe, blessed and Happy New Year! We certainly predict that 2018 will be every bit as fulfilling and stylish of a design year as 2017 was.

Let’s take a brief look back at this intriguing year in design, and highlight some of 2017’s most popular and interesting trends, designs and style choices.

2017: A Year in Home Design

Pantone Names “Greenery” its 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).

Neutral Tones Come to the Forefront of Home Design

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy.

Metallics and Matte Appliances Provide Sleek Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Designer Showhouses: The New Trend in Home Design Displays

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.
The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.

2017 KBIS: The Finest Industry Showcase of the Year

The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017's Tiny House Design Challenge.
The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017’s Tiny House Design Challenge.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.

Our Favorite Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

Cooking With Nonna’s Recipe for Italian Christmas Cookies

When it comes to authentic Italian cooking, you can’t do any better than going to the source itself – an Italian grandma! So it’s no wonder that we love the site Cooking With Nonna, filled with delicious Italian recipes straight from the kitchens of Italian grandmothers.

Cooking With Nonna’s mission is “Sharing Grandma’s Italian recipes with the new generations”, and we love the idea. From appetizers to entrees, lunches to dinners to desserts, the site features some great Italian classics and modern spins on your favorite old-world Italian dishes.

You MUST try this almond coffee Italian Christmas cookie recipe. (Photo credit: Cooking with Nonna)
You MUST try this almond coffee Italian Christmas cookie recipe. (Photo credit: Cooking with Nonna)

Cooking With Nonna is the creation of Rossella and Vito Rago. Rossella travels to the kitchens of grandmothers from all regions of Italy, bringing you the greatest recipes (and secret family recipes!) from all over Italy.

This recipe for Almond Coffee Cookies is one of our all-time favorites, and will be one of the recipes that we use when they make Christmas cookies this year. We’re looking forward to taking it to our parent company Peter Salerno Inc.’s flagship showroom and making another batch myself!

Try it out for yourself, and see how these amazing flavors combine in your mouth for a beautiful Italian holiday dessert experience.

Italian Christmas Cookie Recipe: Almond Coffee Cookies (from Cooking With Nonna)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Lb Almonds
  • 1/2 Lb Sugar
  • Zest of 2 medium lemons
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 1 Tbs Espresso Ground Coffee
  • 2 Tbs Unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar for glazing (put it in a flat plate for rolling)
  • 50 Whole coffee beans

Preparation:

  • To prepare the paste, boil the almonds and remove the peel. Once they are cold and somewhat dry, put them in a food processor or a blender and chop them finely.
  • Put the chopped almonds in a bowl, add the zest of the two lemons, the sugar, the ground coffee and the cocoa powder.  Mix everything very well.
  • Add the egg whites and mix until the egg whites dilute the sugar and the mixture becomes a paste.
  • Take a lump of mixture in your hand, roll it into a ball the size slightly smaller than a golf ball.
  • Roll the ball completely into the sugar and place it on a baking sheet.
  • Slightly insert a coffee bean on top of each cookie.
  • Roll all your cookies and bake them for 30 mins. at 350F.

See more by clicking on this link and visiting Cooking With Nonna!

2017 Home Design In Review: “Angles in the Details” Kitchen Design

2017 Home Design In Review: “Angles in the Details” Kitchen Design

As 2017 draws to a close, ‘Design Your Lifestyle’ takes a look back at some of our favorite kitchen designs and home designs of the year. In our previous 2017 Home Design In Review article, we showed you a “Farm Meets City Sleek” kitchen design that utilized neutral colors, metallic tones and statement lighting to brilliant effect.

Now, we take a look at another Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that “wow”-ed us in 2017. “The Angles Are In the Details” is a traditional kitchen design that stuns with its crisp features, Old-World charm and attention to finer points.

The traditional kitchen design, which is featured on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Houzz page, features a gorgeous expansive center island, custom Maestro Rosolino beaded inset cabinets, and a one-of-a-kind custom reclaimed tin hood (only available through Peter Salerno Inc.)

Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid

Here are some design and technical details about Peter Salerno Inc.’s latest traditional kitchen design:

  • The cabinets are Maestro Rosolino – Peter Salerno Inc.’s private line of cabinetry. The finish on the perimeter is paint and glazed, the bar and islands are walnut with a stain and glaze. The cabinet style is beaded inset.
  • The hearth features a trademark Peter Salerno Inc. custom reclaimed tin hoods, available exclusively through the company.
  • The countertops are 2 1/2″ thick Jerusalem Grey Gold Limestone from Stone Surfaces, NJ
  • The backsplash is polished travertine, chiard, and honey onyx, created by Stratta, The Tile Boutique in Wyckoff, NJ.
  • The flooring is tumbled travertine.
  • Appliances:
  • 48″ Sub-Zero Fridge
  • 60″ Viking Duel Fuel Range
  • Viking Dishwasher
  • Viking Microwave
  • Viking Wine Fridge
  • Marvel Ice Machine
The two small three-light fixtures over the island are by Minka Lavery, Aston 3 Light 1 Tier Mini Crystal Chandelier in the Aston Court Bronze Finish. Bar stools and island chairs were purchases handled by the client.
Enjoy more exclusive photos of this gorgeous traditional kitchen design!
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
Traditional Kitchen by Peter Salerno Inc. Photo credit Peter Rymwid
For more information about Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom kitchen designs, please fill out the contact form below or call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608.

The 2017 Peter Salerno Inc. Christmas Party Photos

The 2017 Peter Salerno Inc. Christmas Party Photos

Peter Salerno Inc. held its 2017 Christmas party inside the beautiful confines of its award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey earlier this month. As usual, the event was attended by family, friends, associates, staff and a few very special (and very cute) guests!

2017 brought several new babies into the Peter Salerno Inc. family – Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer’s daughter Brielle and Nadya Russov’s daughter Olivia join Anthony Salerno’s daughter Jesse as the next generation of passionate designers! As you’d expect, these beautiful little ladies were the main attraction at this year’s Christmas festivities.

Of course, something that’s always a featured treat at Peter Salerno Inc. showroom gatherings is Peter Salerno’s culinary creations! For 2017, Peter made a few of his special sauces . The first two sauces was a bolognese sauce with three meats, sweet peas, shredded prosciutto and a splash of merlot. The second sauce was a metro sauce, featuring plum tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, mushrooms, prosciutto and heavy cream.

Peter Salerno was joined by some of his most cherished business associates at the Christmas 2017 party as well. Guests included longtime friend and photographer Peter Rymwid, Nicole Sakosits (owner of Stratta, the Tile Boutique), and staff from New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Peter is also blessed to be surrounded by his family this holiday season – his wife Tracy, son Anthony, daughter Gabrielle, daughter-in-law Eve, son-in-law Bryan, father Rosolino, and two beautiful grandchildren (the adorable Jesse and Brielle mentioned earlier).

There are many reasons for Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. family to feel blessed during Christmas and the 2017 holiday season. The most important of all, as always, is the love and bond of family and friends, and the time and talents of Peter’s professional family.

Enjoy these exclusive photos from the 2017 Peter Salerno Inc. Christmas Party – we hope they add a little warmth and love to your day!