Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

During the spring of 2020, we’re taking some time to look back at our favorite designs of the last decade. One such design was honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine as the top bathroom design of 2014.

Created by our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2001), this French-inspired design lives in a gorgeous home in Princeton, New Jersey. Drawing inspiration from his trips to Vence and Picardie in the French countryside, Peter Salerno set a luxurious tone in this bathroom with clean neutrals, distinct lines and a stunning ceiling.

Enjoy these exclusive photos of the 2014 Best Bath Design, along with original article content!

Original article content:

Peter Salerno Inc. is experiencing a humbling and rewarding 2014 interior design awards season. First, we were honored with NKBA’s 2014 Best Small Kitchen award, as well as a Top 10 People’s Choice Award from HGTV for the same kitchen design.

Now, Peter Salerno and his team have been honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine with their prestigious 2014 1st Place, Best Bath Design award. Frequent readers of this blog will remember this stunning bathroom design from Princeton, New Jersey, created from the inspirations Peter took from a visit to the French countryside.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As was mentioned in the previous article about this gorgeous French-inspired bathroom, Peter Salerno and his team drew from various aspects of classic and contemporary French design. The light painted cabinetry was inspired by the Picardie region of France. Peter also chose the tile to reflect the kitchen’s custom stonework (a staple of design in Vence).

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.
Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

A look to the other region of the bathroom shows a beautiful porcelain tub set between two large windows – once again, to accentuate the copious amount of natural light this home’s location provides. A walk-in shower sits inside the far wall, and fresh linens await the user at every turn. Lastly, the brass fixtures and mounts reflect French design from the Oise region.

Peter Salerno and the entire team at Peter Salerno Inc. in Wyckoff, NJ, are greatly appreciative of this 1st Place, Best Bath award from Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine – and even more appreciative of the fantastic homeowners who get to enjoy this award-winning bathroom every day!

Interested in consulting with Peter Salerno and his team for your custom bathroom of your very own? Please feel free to visit our website and contact us today!

Kitchen Design Ideas With Pantone Spring 2020 Colors

Kitchen Design Ideas With Pantone Spring 2020 Colors

As we stated in another recent article, the best thing about Pantone color trend reports is designing with them! With that in mind, why don’t we start taking a look at how the best kitchen designers in the world are drawing inspiration from the Pantone Spring 2020 fashion color trend report.

With 2020 Pantone Color of the Year Classic Blue leading the charge, Spring 2020 provides a refreshing and diverse array of Pantone colors. From the alluring heat of Flame Scarlet to the deep purple of Grape Compote, it’s hard to recall a more diverse color palette than Pantone’s Spring 2020 in recent memory.

That being said… we’re starting with the classics.

Classic Blue – a dependent, sturdy tone. Sunlight – a blushing yellow/tan that borders on neutral. Brilliant White – a radiant white with a blue undertone. Ash – a rock-solid medium gray. Lark – a versatile and warm tan neutral.

Let’s see what award-winning kitchen and bath design firm Peter Salerno Inc. can do with these fashionable Spring 2020 colors in mind.

Pantone Spring 2020 Kitchen Design: Classic Blue

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic BluePeter Salerno Inc.'s reclaimed wood beams in transitional kitchen design, 2019.

Pantone Spring 2020 Kitchen Design: Sunlight

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sunlightkitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Pantone Spring 2020 Kitchen Design: Brilliant White

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Brilliant WhitePeter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.

Pantone Spring 2020 Kitchen Design: Ash

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design AshAre you following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? You should be!

Pantone Spring 2020 Kitchen Design: Lark

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design LarkPeter Salerno's gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio

UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

Note: An original article on this gorgeous transitional kitchen design was posted here on September 9, 2019. Since then, the design has become a reality, with more and more reveals happening on Peter Salerno Inc.’s social media as the weeks pass. We wanted to keep you updated, and flash back to the original installation article – which has some amazing videos and photos! Enjoy!

— Original 9/19/2019 article content —

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. employed a massive boom to install a world-class luxury glass countertop in a high-rise kitchen overlooking Manhattan. The videos must be seen to be believed!

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, with awards from prestigious organizations like the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths. For this particular kitchen design, the task was at once simple and complex. The simple part: installing a fabulous kitchen counter from Galaxy Glass & Stone.

The hard part? Getting that luxurious, hand-crafted counter to a high-rise apartment overlooking the gorgeous skyline of Manhattan.

Team members from Peter Salerno Inc. and Galaxy Glass & Stone decided to hoist the countertop using the assistance of a massive boom crane, delicately lifting the counter up the side of the luxury apartment building. From there, the crew carefully brought the counter inside the apartment, and completed the kitchen installation.

The result was well worth the effort. The clients now have a one-of-a-kind conversation piece as the centerpiece of their kitchen design!

The beautiful countertop is laced with metal, then topped with glass for an industrial, transitional look. The counter blends nicely with the custom range hood on the kitchen’s feature wall, and plays well against the rich brown cabinetry, drawers, and kitchen island base.

Peter Salerno’s personal trademarks abound in this kitchen design. From the recessed soffit above the kitchen island to the clean, neutral color scheme, this transitional kitchen provides eye-popping features and design elements that transcend simple trends. It’s important to have a kitchen design that takes current design trends and implements them in a way that becomes timeless.

For more social media updates from Peter Salerno Inc., follow their official Instagram.

Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

There are so many ways to make kitchen design feel luxurious. But there are only a handful of ways to make luxury kitchen design feel personal to YOU. If your forever kitchen doesn’t feel like your forever kitchen, then what’s the point?

True luxury starts and ends with you. What you place value on is a question only you can answer – the same should hold true of your dream kitchen design. It’s why the truly elite kitchen design companies start their design process with questions, not suggestions. “Cookie cutter” high-end kitchen design is great for flipping houses or looking just like your neighbor down the street. But if you want a truly standout kitchen design that speaks to your life, your loves and your definition of luxury, then personalized custom design features are crucial to your kitchen.

Hiring a world-class custom kitchen and bath designer like Peter Salerno is a great way to ensure your home kitchen design is both elegant and personally distinctive. The “new” trend of personalizing luxury kitchen design is a staple of Peter Salerno Inc.’s vision since 1997. Peter’s own home kitchen is even adorned with hand-painted floral arrangements on each of his custom cabinets – one to signify the birth month of each of his family members.

In a recent luxury kitchen design feature on Instagram, Peter Salerno Inc. outlined a recent kitchen design project in which the homeowner worked hand-in-hand with Peter Salerno to create a truly unique, luxury masterpiece of a home kitchen.

The design started by incorporating furniture pieces, screens and vintage items to be converted into portions of the luxury kitchen design. (For example, look above to the beautiful mantle that became part of this one-of-a-kind custom range hood!) By centering the design around the clients, their desires, needs, and what they found to be aesthetically beautiful, Peter Salerno and his team were able to begin construction on a kitchen design that was both marvelous and guaranteed to be impossible to duplicate.

We are in love with the custom cabinetry in this kitchen design – especially considering they weren’t cabinets to begin with at all! The original blue screens featuring ornate elephant patterns were carefully crafted into front panels of new, high-end custom kitchen cabinets, creating a series of pieces throughout the kitchen that were both unique and personal to the homeowners.

“Making a kitchen completely personal is something Peter Salerno Inc. is known for,” Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram remarks – and the photos above are no exception. Peter envisioned a new use for a classic book shelf, transforming it into a beautiful server for this showstopping kitchen. Add in the incredible custom island sink, statement pendant lighting and dazzling turquoise soffit feature, and you have a custom, luxurious kitchen design that speaks directly to the heart of its owners.

Isn’t it your turn to transform your home’s kitchen into your forever kitchen, that’s both luxurious and personal to you? Talk to an expert.

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Trendy PANTONE Kitchen Design Colors For 2020

8 Pantone Color Trends For 2020 Kitchen Design

The Pantone color palettes and Fashion Color Trend Reports are out for 2020 – now, it’s time to start having some fun with them!

Advice abounds for how to apply Pantone’s 2020 color choices to fashion, personal style and the runway. It’s a bit trickier finding good advice as it pertains to Pantone color trends and your home – especially high-quality, luxury custom kitchen design.

From the official Pantone website, regarding the Pantone Spring/Summer 2020 Fashion Color Trend Report:

According to Pantone Color Institute color experts, colors for Spring/Summer 2020 New York express our desire for a sense of the familiar. Friendly and relatable, a palette of colors that conveys a sense of ease. At the same time, in this era of personalized self-expression, this palette of recognized favorites uses the familiar to take some unique twists and turns highlighting elements of humor, modernity and entertainment.

Those are lovely sentiments. Now it’s our job to apply them to the real world – specifically, your real world. How do we take the Pantone 2020 color palettes and bring them seamlessly into the heart of your home, your kitchen? More specifically, which of 2020’s trendiest colors are best suited to have a long-lasting, beautiful effect on your kitchen design?

We’ve selected 8 colors from the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Reports for Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021. These 8 colors, in the right hands, will give you an excellent base to develop the color palette for the 2020 new kitchen design of your dreams.

8 PANTONE Colors For Your 2020 Kitchen Design

Classic Blue (PANTONE 19-4052 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020 and Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 Color of the Year Classic Blue

Naturally, the anchor of this article is Classic Blue, the Pantone 2020 Color of the Year. Reassuring, relaxing and natural, Classic Blue is about as versatile a cool tone as you’re going to find. Check out some of our previous notes on how to apply Classic Blue in your designs.

Brilliant White (PANTONE 11-4001 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Brilliant White

The hint of blue undertone to Brilliant White makes it an amazing complementary color to Classic Blue (and most of the colors on this list). Brilliant White is a vibrant standout that feels custom-built for kitchen design in 2020 – fresh, sleek, clean and able to stand on its own in an all-white kitchen. Use with confidence!

Sandstone (PANTONE 16-1328 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sandstone

Sandstone is a smart, sturdy neutral that reminds us of rich tan stone and lightly stained wood. A great option as a “backbone” in your kitchen design color palette, Sandstone can work just about anywhere – cabinetry, flooring, tile, paint or decor.

Samba (PANTONE 19-1662 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Samba

Looking to spice your 2020 kitchen design up a bit? Samba is a great choice, with its “kick” of deep chili pepper red. While certainly not an “all-over” color, Samba provides punch in the right doses and spaces – tile accents, decor, and more.

Saffron (PANTONE 14-1064 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Saffron

Perhaps the sunniest tone of Pantone’s 2020 color offerings, we love Saffron for its cheery disposition. Who wouldn’t love to walk into their kitchen in the morning and be greeted by the warmth of Saffron? From a bold backsplash to smartly-applied paint to dishware and decor, this is a really fun color to play with in your kitchen design!

Sunlight (PANTONE 13-0822 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sunlight

If you like the warmth of Saffron without all the “pizzazz”, Sunlight may be more your style. A cozier blend of “tan neutral” and “yellow” notes, Sunlight is much more easily paired with some of the other offerings on this list. Applicable as a lead tone in a neutral kitchen or an accent in a bolder one, Sunlight is a pleasant surprise.

Mosaic Blue (PANTONE 18-4528 TCX)

Collection: Spring/Summer 2020

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Mosaic Blue

Mosaic Blue is a bit more specific in its usage as a kitchen design color, but it can pay major dividends in the right hands! This blue-green tone evokes natural themes of the sea and lush forests, and is a stand-apart choice for a beach or nautical-themed kitchen. Do you own a beach home or shore house? Think about Mosaic Blue!

Sleet (PANTONE 16-3916 TCX)

Collection: Autumn/Winter 2020-2021

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sleet

Every great color design concept needs a sturdy base. We love Sleet for its calm, reliable gray – just dark enough to be supportive, just light enough not to dominate the palette. Sleet is one of those perfect colors for tile, island counter space and furniture. If clean, neutral and sophisticated is your goal, look at Sleet for your 2020 kitchen design.

5th Anniversary Photos of Award-Winning Transitional Bathroom Design

5th Anniversary Photos of Award-Winning Transitional Bathroom Design

Signature Kitchens and Baths Award Given to Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
When Peter Salerno Inc. teamed up with Stratta, the Tile Boutique to create a transitional bath design they called ‘Simple Tranquility’, Peter knew they were creating something special.

The beautiful transitional bathroom was awarded 2nd place nationally by Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine. It was quite an honor (in a season full of them) for Peter Salerno and his team, who also took home two national kitchen design awards from the NKBA during the 2015 KBIS convention in Las Vegas.

‘Simple Tranquility’ is a transitional bathroom in Bergen County, NJ. The cabinets are walnut with an espresso stain from Peter Salerno Inc’s coveted “Mastro Rosolino” (TM) line of cabinets.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]

The tops are marble from Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ. The backsplash is glass and porcelain, and the floor is marble tile by Stratta – The Tile Boutique , Wyckoff, NJ. The hardware is polished stainless from Hardware Designs in Fairfield, NJ. All the fixtures and fittings also came from Hardware Designs, while the sconces and chandelier came from Capitol Lighting in Paramus, NJ.

This gorgeous transitional bath design was truly a team effort, and Peter Salerno certainly shares this award with all parties involved – Stratta, Stone Surfaces, Hardware Designs, Capitol Lighting, and his own team at Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]

But the people to truly be congratulated are the owners of this nationally award-winning bathroom – it was their project, their space, and their dreams that made this room a reality!

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All Blue Everything | Kitchen Design Inspired by PANTONE Classic Blue

All Blue Everything | Kitchen Design Inspired by PANTONE Classic Blue

The PANTONE 2020 Color of the Year is informing beautiful modern kitchen design everywhere you look. Classic Blue takes center stage in the coming design year for its reliability, versatility and comfortable nature. Easy to work with, simple to pair and familiar to the eye, Classic Blue is already proving to be one of the more popular PANTONE Color of the Year selections in recent memory.

How can we implement Classic Blue into our kitchen designs? As usual, we’re drawing inspiration from our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning kitchen & bath design firm of the 21st century). In the series of posts below (courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account), we explore how to utilize blue in our kitchens in a myriad of gorgeous, luxurious ways.

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: A Stunning Blue Backsplash

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Blue Swarovski Ceiling Decoration

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: A Classically Luxurious Blue-Based Kitchen Design

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Opulent Recessed Blue Lighting

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Twin Blue Statement Kitchen Islands

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: An Accompanying Blue Sitting Room off the Kitchen

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: The La Cornue CornuFe in Provence Blue