Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Peter Salerno Inc. NJ Design Featured in Magazine

A new article in the latest issue of Design New Jersey Magazine features a gorgeous re-design of a Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The article, titled “All About Scale”, chronicles Peter Salerno’s assignment to re-design a New Jersey kitchen he had installed 16 years ago. The task was an interesting challenge, as Peter had the opportunity to update one of his own custom kitchen designs from earlier in his career.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)

One of the challenges presented in the re-design was a request for more usable space. As the piece notes, “The new kitchen has 8- and 9-foot islands topped with 2-inch thick white Danby marble.” The homeowner, who valued more island space for the kitchen in the new design, was highly pleased with the design update offered by Peter and his team.

A highlight of the new kitchen design is the stunning statement lighting above the dual islands, which captures the eye immediately upon entry. The fixture is accented further by the gorgeous unadorned white which covers much of the kitchen design, as well as the coffered ceiling above it. A gorgeous twin stove and range are topped by an appealing, massive range hood. Ample cabinet space is found everywhere one looks in the re-designed kitchen.

The finishing touch of this open plan, fresh kitchen design is the large outside window, which casts copious amounts of light throughout the room, giving it a peaceful glow and a scenic view from over the counter and sink.

The article (written by Mary Vinnedge with photos by Peter Rymwid) appears in the latest issue of Design New Jersey magazine, the pre-eminent interior design magazine for homeowners and designers in and around the New Jersey area. The issue is available for purchase now.

Anthony Michael Salerno Design Interview on NKBA Connect Blog

Anthony Michael Salerno Design Interview on NKBA Connect Blog

Peter Salerno Inc. Family Tradition Featured By NKBA

Peter Salerno Inc. isn’t just the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America. It’s a business rich in family history, tradition, and a commitment to master craftsmanship. From Peter’s father Rosolino, through Peter Salerno, CMKBD, and now Peter’s son Anthony, the family business is now in its third generation.

Peter, Ross, and Anthony Salerno in a custom Peter Salerno kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter, Ross, and Anthony Salerno in a custom Peter Salerno kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

For years, Peter Salerno’s connection with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) has been both invaluable and beneficial. The NKBA, considered by most to be the most prestigious North American custom design association, is committed to ongoing education, outreach projects, insightful conferences and the recognition of the very best in custom kitchen and bath design.

Recently, Anthony Michael Salerno (Peter Salerno’s son) was featured by the NKBA Connect blog in its Learner Profile section. As part of his commitment to mastery of the family business, Anthony is furthering his design education through the AKBD Certification program.

An excerpt from the NKBA Connect blog interview with Anthony Michael Salerno:

Anthony is the 3rd generation of the East-coast design dynasty behind Peter Salerno Inc. His father, Peter Salerno, CMKBD, is one of The NKBA’s most dedicated supporters of lifelong learning, and Anthony is following his father’s lead as he flourishes in the family business. He is pursuing his AKBD Certification through the NKBA both by taking live courses at KBIS and by engaging online with our NKBA University courses.

Click here to enjoy the full NKBA Connect interview with Anthony Michael Salerno. You will learn much more about Peter Salerno Inc.’s family heritage, Anthony’s trip to KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas, and why he chooses to learn with NKBA University.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., winner of 29 national kitchen and bath design awards since 2002, please fill out the contact form below!

Peter Salerno Client Interview: Julie Connors and Her National Award-Winning Kitchen!

Peter Salerno Client Interview: Julie Connors and Her National Award-Winning Kitchen!

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

At the 2015 KBIS convention, Peter Salerno Inc. won a national design award for Best Large Kitchen from the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). It was the 10th national kitchen and bath design award for Peter Salerno Inc. in the last 4 years, and an honor indeed.

But Peter Salerno wouldn’t have had the opportunity to create this kitchen without his outstanding clients, Julie and Tom Connors! The Connors are proud owners of this award-winning kitchen, and much of the design inspiration came from Julie Connors herself.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

When Julie explained her vision to Peter Salerno and his team, it sprang to life and quickly became the nationally renowned kitchen you see in this article’s photos.

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog recently had the pleasure of speaking at length to Julie Connors about her new, award-winning design, her design influences, her experience working with Peter Salerno Inc. – and most importantly, how she likes her kitchen!

Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.
Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.

Interview: Julie Connors

Peter Salerno Blog: What were you looking for in your new kitchen?

Julie Connors: It was important for me to make it larger and open it up to the rest of the house. Before having a French colonial, every room was off a hallway so there wasn’t any flow. So the idea was to open it all up, create a better space for guests.

PSB: Were there specific design elements you had in mind?

JC: I knew exactly what I wanted, but we needed a designer who could fulfill my ideas. We definitely wanted to play and tweak my ideas – ultimately I knew I wanted something special that hadn’t been done before. I wanted a French old-world feel with a modern touch, and I feel like we did something new and unique. When I do something, I like to do it 150%, and I’m happy with how it came out!

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

PSB: Why did you decide on working with Peter Salerno Inc.?

JC: I knew that Peter was known for unique work. It takes a certain kind of personality to do something unique and not try to stick to the “old mold” that works for everybody. I’ve seen some of Peter’s work and know he can do that, and I knew he was willing to take on that challenge.

There are very unique elements like the tin refrigerator cover, and he had the confidence in his ability to get the job done right and get it delivered. There were never any questions as to what I was going to get. He was very clear to me, there was no guessing involved.

PSB: Your kitchen is the first in the US with a TopBrewer installed. How is that?

JC: It’s lived up to its expectations. It’s a daily use item; it’s become a family beverage station. The kids use it to put seltzer in things, you can get milk, or tea. It’s great. Nobody’s ever installed it before, and we ended up having people from California here installing it, it was crazy. It was definitely worth it.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
The TopBrewer faucet is centered between 2 refrigerators as a focal point in the kitchen.

PSB: What are your favorite parts of your new kitchen?

JC: The island is great, for sure. That’s always the gathering spot. I can’t tell you how much everyone’s always gathering at the island, it’s a big plus. The TopBrewer is a huge hit, and my husband is now its biggest fan. He’s always bragging about his wonderful coffee maker.

I also love the CornuFe 110, it’s one of the first few installed in the county in its color (French Blue). I love the way it looks and functions.

PSB: How does it feel to have an award-winning kitchen in your home?

JC: It feels great! I love to use it every day. At the end of all this, it’s an amazing kitchen. I love every part of it, it’s “all me”. When I do have a chance to be home, it’s nice to be in the kitchen, and to want to be in the kitchen. It’s definitely made for entertaining as well.

I got exactly what I wanted as far as a unique, open space. It’s more comfortable to gather in the kitchen, and it flows well into the great room.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
La Cornue CornuFe 110 in Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Designer Insights with Peter Salerno [Courtesy of Terry’s Blinds]

Designer Insights with Peter Salerno [Courtesy of Terry’s Blinds]

Peter Salerno (and Peter Salerno Inc.) is happy to announce he has been featured on the outstanding blog of British-based company Terry’s Blinds. (A special thank you to author Tudor Davies for the article.)

It’s an outstanding piece, and Terry’s Blinds was kind enough to share the post with us on Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Read on and enjoy!

Courtesy of: Terrys Blinds

Terry’s Blinds specializes in elegant blinds of all types and styles, from rollers to Romans, Venetians to verticals. Visit their website for more information.

Peter Salerno on NKBA Certifications: KBIS 2015 Video

Peter Salerno on NKBA Certifications: KBIS 2015 Video

Watch Official KBIS 2015 Video Featuring Peter Salerno

Peter Salerno was part of a very successful KBIS 2015 convention, representing his award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm Peter Salerno Inc. Peter Salerno Inc. has won a total of 28 national design awards, including 2 at KBIS 2015 (1st place, Most Innovative Showroom – Small Independent, and 2nd place Best Large Kitchen).

Peter Salerno was also part of a select group of award-winning kitchen and bath designers asked to give a presentation regarding NKBA certification on the KBIS Center Stage during the KBIS 2015 convention. Together with NKBA representatives Ash Sukumar and Andrew McKenzie, Peter filmed an interview at his Wyckoff, NJ showroom that aired at the convention.

Now, for the first time outside KBIS 2015, watch the video for yourself, and see why Peter Salerno believes attaining NKBA certification is of the utmost importance for designers.

Watch Peter Salerno’s KBIS 2015 video on NKBA Certifications:

Peter Salerno is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and his successful, award-winning custom design business is in large part based on his commitment to continuing professional education. Much of that continuing education comes through the NKBA and its outstanding member programs.

Peter Salerno and the entire Peter Salerno Inc. family extend their thanks to the NKBA and the entire KBIS 2015 team for staging perhaps the best KBIS conference to date. Before you know it, KBIS 2016 will be upon us – don’t miss it!

For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and their award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs, please call (201) 251-6608 or fill out the contact form below.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom Featured In Bergen.com Spotlight Article

Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom Featured In Bergen.com Spotlight Article

Visit Peter Salerno’s state-of-the-art showroom in Wyckoff, NJ

The "La Cornue" showcase kitchen in Peter Salerno's showroom.
The “La Cornue” showcase kitchen in Peter Salerno’s showroom.

Peter Salerno Inc. combines three stores – a tile store, an appliance store and a showroom – in one building; and the result is a sight to see. It’s room after room of exquisitely constructed kitchens, punctuated by some of the most fantastic details you’ve ever seen…”

The quote above is an excerpt from a feature article by Bergen.com, entitled “A Wonderland Under One Roof”, is not only a testament to Peter Salerno Inc.’s gorgeous showroom but also a wonderfully written piece by talented author Ryan Greene.  You can read (and watch) more of Ryan Greene’s fantastic social journalism pieces here.

The feature encompasses a full-scale tour of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and building at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ. The author makes stops not only at Peter Salerno Inc.’s state-of-the-art showroom, but also to partners and adjacent businesses Stratta, the Tile Boutique and Oberg & Lindquist Appliances.

Preview video of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Wyckoff, NJ showroom:

Ryan Greene describes Peter Salerno’s craftsmanship as “…Quite possibly the most gorgeous cabinetry you’ve ever seen. Classical bathrooms replete with marble and columns. Contemporary kitchens showcasing imported African lacewood and backsplashes of color-changing LED lights. An entire bathroom decorated in graffiti by a New York City artist and embellished with a wall-to-wall city skyline and a manhole cover in the floor. And on and on…”

Compliments have come from all angles for the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom. The vice president of Sub-Zero stated, “This is the most innovative showroom I’ve ever seen.”

The 1959 Corvette wet bar in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
The 1959 Corvette wet bar in Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

At the end of the article, Peter Salerno says that he wanted his showroom to be “Disney World for adults”. Based on the praise bestowed on it from various sources thus far, he may just have accomplished his goal.

Want your own private tour of the Peter Salerno Inc. design showroom in Wyckoff, NJ? Fill out the form below, or call the Peter Salerno Inc. offices at (201) 251-6608!