The Perfect Pink Colors for Your 2017 Baby Girl’s Nursery

The Perfect Pink Colors for Your 2017 Baby Girl’s Nursery

Welcome to the world (and our family), Olivia Katherine!

Olivia is the beautiful first child to Peter Salerno Inc. design team member Nadya and her husband Yury. At just over one month old, this precious baby girl is already showing a ton of personality – and a real talent of posing for the camera. See for yourself!

Welcome baby girl Olivia Katherine to our design family!
Welcome baby girl Olivia Katherine to our design family!

Of course, the birth of any child is reason enough to celebrate. But here at Design Your Lifestyle, we’re taking the opportunity to tie in Fall 2017 design to this magical moment. After all, there are some perfect colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 color collection for a baby girl’s nursery!

Of course, the rulebook is out the window when it comes to gender and color design. But if you’re expecting a baby girl and want to take the traditional approach, then soft pink hues are the way to go! And luckily for us, Pantone’s two Fall 2017 color palettes (New York and London) each have a practically perfect pink for your nursery design.

We’ve highlighted each shade of pink in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection below, as well as one warm, cozy neutral to help you balance your design.

Again, congratulations to Nadya and Yury on the birth of beautiful Olivia Katherine – and we hope that you and your own little girl fall in love with these chic and cozy design colors for a girl’s nursery in 2017!

2017’s Perfect Pantone Pinks for a Baby Girl’s Nursery

Primrose Pink
Primrose Pink is a “barely there” shade of pink that may appear off-white from a distance. Upon closer inspection, viewers and designers will find a delicate, faint hue that is inviting without ever being overwhelming. Primrose Pink is a beautiful touch to accents, full wall paint, and furniture.

Primrose Pink (Pantone 12-2904 TCX).

Ballet Slipper
Ballet Slipper is slightly warmer than Primrose Pink, and the name absolutely matches the color. Perfect for full wall paint, an accent wall, or half wall paint (over a chair rail or wainscoting), this blushing pink reminds us of rose quartz.
Ballet Slipper (Pantone 13-2808 TCX):

The Perfectly Paired Neutral: Butterum
Butterum is just warm enough to be the perfect neutral accompaniment to Fall 2017’s delicate Pantone pinks. A bit brighter than other Fall 2017 brown neutrals (like Toast and Otter), Butterum is a great choice for light wood-toned accents, chair rails and wainscoting, and decor accessories.
Pair Butterum (Pantone 16-1341) with any light pink!

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents: Designing With Stainless Steel [VIDEO]

Watch Peter Salerno Create Custom Kitchen Designs With Steel

If you want a kitchen that’s going to stand out without going the traditional routes, then watch this short video and see how Peter Salerno (and Peter Salerno Inc.) can make your kitchen really stand out with stainless steel!

In this video, Peter gives you an exclusive sneak peek inside his Wyckoff, NJ design studio and his production/manufacturing workshop, including private footage of his stainless steel design techniques.

Over the last decade, Peter Salerno Inc. has won more North American kitchen and bath design awards than any other design firm, from such prestigious organizations as the NKBA and Signature Kitchens & Baths. Part of Peter’s award-winning kitchen approach is the courage and vision to use bold, beautiful materials in all his kitchen designs, not just one “stock idea” that works well.

“When I’m meeting with a client and taking a look at the kitchen, I’m trying to find something that’s different and unique about it,” Peter Salerno says in this stainless steel design video. “Sometimes I see a situation where stainless [steel] is the perfect product to use.”

“You add a different material, the shine, the finish – something that’s very unique.”

A 1st place, award-winning kitchen design from Peter Salerno, Inc. now appears in a new design portfolio, utilizing stainless steel.
A 1st place, award-winning kitchen design from Peter Salerno, Inc. now appears in a new design portfolio, utilizing stainless steel.

Indeed, stainless steel isn’t limited to just kitchen appliances in an award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design. Along with Peter’s acclaimed custom reclaimed tin range hood designs, stainless steel can be incorporated as an integral material in his kitchen designs.

Stainless steel was a vital design element in Peter Salerno’s 2012 1st place Best Overall Kitchen winner through the NKBA, as pictured above.

How can Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. utilize stainless steel (or other stunning design elements) in your custom kitchen design makeover? Fill out the contact form below for more information!

An Anniversary Celebration and A Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

An Anniversary Celebration and A Caramel Apple Martini Recipe

Caramel Apple Martini Recipe courtesy of FoodViva.com

The weekend of October 4, 2014, was an exceptionally beautiful one for many reasons. The rain cleared on Saturday afternoon, making way for a crisp, classic autumn weekend in New Jersey. The sun poked its face out of the clouds much of the weekend, and the cold air held off just long enough to make a beautiful October weekend outdoors possible.

Caramel Apple Martini, the official drink of a beautiful October wedding.
Caramel Apple Martini, the official drink of a beautiful October wedding.

For Peter Salerno, his family, friends, and the Peter Salerno Inc. team, it was especially beautiful. Gabrielle Salerno, the head of Customer Relations and Social Media Outreach for Peter Salerno Inc., married the love of her life (the wonderful Brian Mayer), and Mr. and Mrs. Mayer were the focal point of an intimate and stunning wedding and beautiful reception.

It’s been three years since Gabrielle and Brian’s wedding day, and the couple has since welcomed beautiful baby Brielle into their lives (as well as their puppy Harper). But there’s a delicious way we can all celebrate such a special occasion.

In honor of their 3rd anniversary, we’re sharing Gabrielle & Brian’s “special” reception cocktail with you all – a sweet Caramel Apple Martini that will perk you up on a cool fall day. While the reception venue (the Estate at Florentine Gardens) has its own proprietary recipe for a Caramel Apple Martini, Peter Salerno Inc. has found its own favorite recipe for the drink online.

The lovely Caramel Apple Martini cocktail recipe in question is courtesy of FoodViva, and it’s a perfect marriage (much like Gabrielle and Brian!) of laid-back and appealing.

So if you’re 21 and over, and you love the idea of a smooth cocktail on a fall day, then make yourself a Caramel Apple Martini, raise a glass to the happy couple, and enjoy!

Caramel Apple Martini recipe (courtesy FoodViva):

Ingredients

  • 30 ml (1 oz) Vodka
  • 60 ml (2 oz) Sour Apple Pucker
  • 60 ml (2 oz) Butterscotch Schnapps
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1 cup Crushed Ice

Directions

  1. Fill up cocktail shaker half way through with crushed ice.
  2. Add all martini ingredients in cocktail shaker and shake for 30-35 seconds.
  3. Pour mixed drink through strainer into serving glass, drop cherry in it and serve.

As an added treat (as pictured courtesy of SocialifeNJ), try garnishing the rim of your glass with caramel and crushed almonds!

The Cooler Colors of Fall 2017, According to Pantone

Pantone Fall 2017 Color Collections Include These Cooler Shades

Beautiful blues and purples. The cooler shades of the color spectrum aren’t necessarily the dominant ones in Pantone’s dual Fall 2017 color collections. (That distinction belongs to the neutral palette.)

But the set of cool colors in the Pantone Fall 2017 New York and London color collections are engaging nonetheless. We’ve discussed the versatility of Navy Peony (which anchors both collections) at length in previous articles, but that’s just the beginning. Two airy shades of blue, a mysterious blue-green and a regal shade of purple make this season’s “cool tones” attention-worthy.

The blues and purples in Pantone’s Fall 2017 color collections lack a bit of cohesion, so don’t expect them all to work in the same design palette. (The reds and pinks are much better for that.) But with a wide variety of cooler tones comes the ability to play and expand your options.

From Shaded Spruce to Blue Bell, Marina to Royal Lilac, these five colors in Pantone Fall 2017 New York and London collections each present their own strengths and opportunities.

How will you choose to design with them? At the bottom of this article, VOTE on your favorite blue/purple shade from the Pantone Fall 2017 color collections!

Pantone Blues and Purples For Fall 2017

1. Navy Peony

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Navy Peony

2. Blue Bell

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Blue Bell

3. Shaded Spruce

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Shaded Spruce

4. Royal Lilac

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Royal Lilac

5. Marina

Pantone Fall 2017 color collection Marina

September 8, 2017 is Stand Up To Cancer Day

September 8, 2017 is Stand Up To Cancer Day

The second Friday of September is Stand Up To Cancer Day, a day where we honor those affected by cancer. This year, Stand Up To Cancer Day falls on Friday, September 8, 2017.

According to the American Cancer Society, 50% of men and 33% of women will suffer from cancer in their lifetimes. That’s a staggering figure, and one which we must face – but one which we do not have to accept as fact for the future. It’s also a percentage that virtually guarantees each of us will be touched by cancer in some way – either personally or through the experience of a friend, acquaintance or loved one.

The 2nd Friday in September is Stand Up To Cancer Day. Join the fight!
The 2nd Friday in September is Stand Up To Cancer Day. Join the fight!

2017 marks the 11th anniversary of Stand Up To Cancer Day, which was first observed in 2007. The organization Stand Up To Cancer is determined to fight, cure and eradicate all forms of cancer through fundraising, awareness and community support.

From the official Stand Up To Cancer Mission Statement:

Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.

SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

Cancer may seem like an indomitable foe, but if each of us takes on a small amount of effort, the results can be incredible. Peter Salerno (the owner/founder of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc.) takes part in the annual Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk, a New Jersey-based walk to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research.

Peter Salerno at the 2017 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.
Peter Salerno at the 2017 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.

It’s a small gesture and a small commitment of time and energy, but walking for cancer awareness (and research funding) makes a world of difference. If each of us took the time to walk, donate, fund research, offer support to those fighting cancer and their families, or simply inspire those around us to join the fight, think of the massive steps we could make as a world community in the fight against cancer!

The most direct way to take part in Stand Up To Cancer Day is to make a donation and use the hashtag #StandUpToCancerDay on social media. It’s a simple and effective combination that will ensure you are raising money and awareness to combat cancer.

Stand up. Take part. Join the fight. Together, we can take steps to Stand Up To Cancer and make this disease a thing of the past. Thank you!

6 Alluring Neutrals That Define 2017 Home Design

The 6 Pantone Neutral Colors That Dominate 2017 Design

Greenery might be the Pantone 2017 Color of the Year, and warm natural tones of pink and blue may stretch across the year in design. But in the story of the design year that is 2017, the main characters are all neutrals, and they’re playing for keeps.

Neutral tones have long been thought of as complementary colors – especially in home design palettes. 2017 has proven that taupes, browns, grays and off-whites can be the stars of your color design.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

This trend doesn’t just apply to solid and conventional colors. Wood, tile, appliance, and muted metallic elements of your home design can also work within the “neutral” palette to great effect. Rather than dominant accent walls with loud colors, 2017 has let the neutral shades do the talking, leaving the brighter tones “pop” in accessories and decor.

With so many neutrals to choose from, which are the right choices for your next home design project? Obviously, we’d suggest turning to a world-renowned custom kitchen design and bath design team for assistance. But if you want a jumping off point, this is the article for you!

Below, you will find a list of the six core neutrals listed by Pantone in their Spring 2017 and Fall 2017 color reports. While great shades like Navy Peony could technically qualify, we’re opting to stay within the traditional definition of neutral colors.

From a myriad of brown and tan shades to one beautifully versatile gray, chances are you’ll find inspiration (and solutions) for your next design project within the six neutral colors on the list. As always, Pantone is an internationally recognized color matching system, so finding these colors virtually anywhere won’t be an issue!

Leave a comment and let us know which neutral tone you love the most!

6 Alluring Neutrals That Define 2017 Home Design (Pantone)

1. Hazelnut (Pantone 14-1315)

2. Butterum (Pantone 16-1341)

3. Neutral Gray (Pantone 17-4402)

4. Otter (Pantone 18-1018)

5. Autumn Maple (Pantone 17-1145)

6. Toast (Pantone 16-1331)

Pantone London Fall 2017 Color Combinations That Sizzle

Pantone London Fall 2017 Color Combinations That Sizzle

As the summer of 2017 winds down, we’ve been taking a look at Pantone’s Fall 2017 color reports. This year, Pantone divided its autumn color reports into London and New York, signifying slight variations in runway and home design trends on each side of the Atlantic Ocean.

You’ve seen the full collection of New York colors for Fall 2017. Now, let’s take a deeper look into the London color report from Pantone for the Fall of 2017.

Which colors are the most versatile? Which are the hardest to potentially work with? And which color combinations – both classic and bold – could be winners in your personal style and/or home design?

Pantone London Fall 2017: The MVP

Navy Peony

What can you say about the only color to appear on BOTH of Pantone’s Fall 2017 color reports (for New York and London)? The most versatile blue we’ve seen in years on Pantone reports, Navy Peony (Pantone 19-4029) can do anything it’s asked.

Need a stabilizing neutral? What about a feature tone in home design, or an anchor shade in your wardrobe? Navy Peony can truly cover it all.

Pantone Navy Peony: Fall 2017 London

Pantone London Fall 2017: The Wild Cards

Copper Tan

We like to think of Copper Tan as less of a “real color” and more of a nod to metallics as a real option in home design. Copper and brass fixtures, appliances, and decor are brilliant additions to your 2017 home design strategy, and Copper Tan (Pantone 16-1338) is Pantone’s nod to that trend.

Pantone Copper Tan: Fall 2017 London

Lemon Curry

Lemon Curry (Pantone 15-0751) is a head-scratcher at first. Staid, conservative designers will instantly avoid the mustard tone as garish or “too unusual”. But Lemon Curry is for the bold, and if properly utilized with a few color combinations (see below), can deliver dramatic results.

Pantone Lemon Curry: Fall 2017 London

Pantone London Fall 2017 Color Combinations: The Classic

Blue Bell and Toast

One of the most versatile color combinations available in Pantone’s London Fall 2017 color palette, the airiness of Blue Bell and the warm sturdiness of Toast combine for brilliant effect in home design, wardrobe, and basically anywhere. Think “blue skies and warm sand” – this color combination will keep your mind “on the beach” as the months get cooler.

Primrose Pink and Otter

A dark brown neutral and a faint blushing pink equal a beautiful blend of colors. Primrose Pink and Otter work brilliantly in fashion and in decor, especially if you’re trying to create an inviting, youthful vibe.

Lemon Curry and Navy Peony

Let this somewhat nautical blend grow on you, and you’ll realize how naturally Lemon Curry and Navy Peony flow together. Perhaps more a wardrobe play than a home design scheme, a mustard-yellow top and classic denim pants make for a head-turning fall 2017 look.

Pantone London Fall 2017 Color Combinations: The Daring

Golden Olive and Royal Lilac

A muted green and a vibrant purple provide a “natural” feel to autumn 2017 design. Golden Olive keeps the trend of “natural greens in 2017” fresh, while Royal Lilac evokes a field of fresh flowers.

Copper Tan and Navy Peony

Don’t think of Copper Tan and Navy Peony as the “only two colors” in a home design. Plant a very muted neutral between these two and watch the possibilities unfold. Utilize the copper tone of brass kitchen fixtures, a custom range hood or copper appliances alongside a steady navy color in cookware, range/oven, and furniture.

Lemon Curry and Flame Scarlet

Not for the faint of heart, Lemon Curry and Flame Scarlet is a color combination reserved for head-turners only! If you want a “va-voom” factor in your fall wardrobe, why not go for broke with this “scarlet and gold” approach? If your sitting room is a basic white or off-white, adding pops of these two colors in your decor will add a bold flare of color.