Three Generations, One Magnificent Kitchen [PHOTO]

Peter Salerno’s Family Tradition Shines In Custom Kitchen Photo

Three generations of the Salerno family met in one gorgeous Peter Salerno-designed kitchen. The result is a photograph that needs very little description:

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)

On the left is Peter Salerno – master designer, CMKBD, and founder of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most-awarded designer by NKBA since 2003). On the right is Peter’s son Anthony Salerno, the third generation of Salernos to join the custom design craft in the United States.

In the center is Rosolino Salerno, Peter’s father and the man who “started it all” for Peter Salerno Inc. “Ross”, as he is affectionately known, is the patriarch of the Salerno family and a master craftsman in his own right. His name is the inspiration for Peter Salerno’s “Mastro Rosolino” cabinet line.

This photo means the world to Peter and Anthony, as Rosolino passed away after this photo was taken. The Maestro’s signature craftsmanship, care and eye for design is reflected in every piece Peter Salerno and his team produce.

Lest we forget the kitchen! It is a one-of-a-kind Peter Salerno Inc. original custom-designed kitchen. The Saddle River, New Jersey kitchen features custom handcrafted tin range hood, custom ceiling with mirror inlays, custom cabinetry created by Peter Salerno Inc., a custom-crafted island and backsplash tile design.

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Memorial Day: Visiting the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ

Memorial Day: Visiting the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, NJ

(NOTE: This article was originally published long before the COVID-19 pandemic, when a visit like this was encouraged, healthy and appropriate. We thought that during a very unique 2020 Memorial Day Weekend, it would be nice to re-visit this trip to the Paramus, New Jersey Veterans Memorial Home.)

Courage is always in style. When Peter Salerno and his daughter Gabrielle had the opportunity to visit the Veterans Memorial Home in Paramus, New Jersey, it was an offer that they couldn’t pass up.

A veteran of the United States Navy, Peter Salerno (owner of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century) was humbled and honored to spend time with the residents of the Veterans Memorial Home. Operated by the State of New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home is a living love letter to those who have sacrificed bravely for the United States.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

Peter and Gabrielle experienced an informative, life-changing tour, led expertly by two individuals: Anthony, the Home’s Recreation Director, and Susan, its Volunteer Director.

The mission statement of the Veterans Memorial Homes of New Jersey:

To honor and serve the Military Veteran, their spouses and Gold Star Parents by consistently providing the highest quality of resident directed long term care by maintaining excellence in personal services and treatment through professional collaboration, innovation and dedication; in a setting that promotes dignity and independence…. Our Homes provide a dignified environment to Veterans who have honorably served our country, and are now in need for nursing home services.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

The Veterans Memorial Home is a beautiful facility, but the true beauty of the Home is its residents. The oldest residents are 102 years old and are proud veterans of World War II. Meeting these individuals was a privilege that Peter Salerno states he “will never forget”.

The benefits of the Home extend from veterans to their spouses, as well as to qualifying Gold Star parents of military veterans.

After his tour, Peter Salerno signed up to become a volunteer at the Paramus Veterans Memorial Homes. Peter and his family encourage citizens of New Jersey to explore becoming volunteers at these valuable Homes – volunteer efforts are greatly needed, and any amount of time one can dedicate is of tremendous value.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

It was a day of gratitude for Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer. Thank you to the volunteers who guided this wonderful tour, the NJ Veterans Affairs Department for housing our invaluable veterans and military heroes, and to the veterans of the United States Military for all they have given our country.

For more information about the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home and all the Homes in New Jersey, please visit the official website of NJ Veterans Affairs.

Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.
Peter Salerno visits the Paramus Veterans Memorial Home in NJ.

Bergen County Businesses Surprise Valley Hospital With Free Meals

Bergen County Businesses Surprise Valley Hospital With Free Meals

Inspired by the sacrifices our front-line medical workers are making during the COVID-19 crisis, a team of Bergen County businesses joined forces to provide free meals to hard working ER doctors and nurses at Valley Hospital.

The effort was spearheaded by Peter Salerno, CMKBD, owner of Wyckoff’s Peter Salerno Inc. With the assistance of Sunrise Bagels of Wyckoff (their neighbors on Goffle Road) and E&S Foods, an idea was born.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I was inspired by my daughter Gabby Mayer’s dear friend Sarah Jeane, a nurse (and front line hero) at Valley Hospital,” Peter Salerno said. “Her courage compelled me to help the front line. With the support and encouragement of my wife Tracy, I called my cousin Joe Guttilla of E&S Foods for help with supplies. His generosity, as always, was monumental.”

Now that Peter had food and supplies, he needed assistance putting meals together from a local business. He couldn’t have imagined how generous a friend and neighbor would be.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I reached out to the owners of Sunrise Bagels, Manish (Sam) Aggarwal and his wife Seema,” Peter continued. “They immediately opened up their kitchen to me, where we prepared two sets of meals for 40 doctors and nurses in the Valley Hospital ER.”

Manish, Seema and Peter got to work, donning full gloves and masks before getting to work. They created 40 dinners of eggplant Parmesan and salad for Friday night, and penne with meatballs and salad for lunch Saturday afternoon.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

Bergen County is statistically the hardest-hit New Jersey county in terms of COVID-19 cases (as of this publication). As of April 28, 2020, Bergen County experienced 15,104 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with a death toll nearing 1,000 individuals.

Front-line medical workers in Bergen County have been taxed enormously in terms of time, personal health and risk of exposure. In a time where people are asked to take extra precautions and practice social distancing, it is difficult to find ways to show support to these brave people.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

“I felt so helpless during this difficult times. It felt so good to be able to do something for those heroes who are out there every day saving lives,” Peter Salerno reflected.

The hashtag #ValleyStrong is prevalent in the Bergen County (and Valley Hospital) area. We couldn’t support (and agree with) it more.

Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.
Bergen County NJ businesses unite to give free meals to COVID-19 doctors.

A Look Back: World-Class Kitchen Designer Travels to Russia [PHOTOS]

A Look Back: World-Class Kitchen Designer Travels to Russia [PHOTOS]

During these uncertain times (with the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), we’re taking a fond look back at some of the milestones we’ve covered for Peter Salerno Inc. over the last 7 years. Without question, one of the highlights of this span was Peter Salerno’s 2014 trip to Russia, and the opportunity to bring his award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs to Moscow. Enjoy!

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Over the week of October 20, 2014, Peter Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) and his good friend Robert Zampolin, owner of Zampolin & Associates Architects, traveled to Moscow, Russia, to work on their current project, a super-exclusive development.

Peter Salerno spent a wonderful 72 hours bringing his kitchen designs to Russia.
Peter Salerno spent a wonderful 72 hours bringing his kitchen designs to Russia.

The lots in the new Moscow development are between $5m-$10m and the houses are $10m added to the lot. Features and amenities built into the development include a golf course, country club, man-made lakes and a zoo.

Working on the Moscow development with Bob Zampolin was a dream for Peter Salerno, who relishes the opportunity to bring his award-winning kitchen and bath designs to an international clientele. According to Peter, it was never more than 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but he was so excited he could barely feel the cold.

The Russian design team (and the Russian people in general) greeted Peter with warmth and afforded him wonderful hospitality during his entire stay, which included dinners at world-renowned restaurants, some amazing bottles of vodka (which we’ll cover in a later article), and unforgettable images of Moscow, the Kremlin and more.

Below, enjoy some exclusive photos taken by Peter Salerno and Robert Zampolin on their recent design trip to Moscow.

Beautiful photo of Moscow at night. Peter Salerno Inc.
Beautiful photo of Moscow at night. Peter Salerno Inc.
Beautiful photo of Moscow at night. Peter Salerno Inc.
Beautiful photo of Moscow at night. Peter Salerno Inc.
A stunning Russian home visited by Peter Salerno.
A stunning Russian home visited by Peter Salerno.
Peter Salerno enjoying a fantastic meal in Moscow.
Peter Salerno enjoying a fantastic meal in Moscow.

Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Design Online: Remote Kitchen Design Consultations During COVID-19 Pandemic

We recently introduced you to Design Online, the virtual design consultation service from Peter Salerno Inc. As the novel COVID-19 coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the United States (and worldwide), this first-of-its-kind service offers you the opportunity to start or continue your kitchen and bath design journey safely from your own home.

Design Online is spearheaded by the world-class design firm Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of the most kitchen and bath design awards in North America since 2001. “Our entire business model is based on direct, constant interaction with our clients,” a representative from Peter Salerno Inc. stated. “True luxury starts with personalized design, and we wanted to find a way to make that happen during the coronavirus pandemic.”

Peter Salerno Inc. presents "Design Online" virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.
Peter Salerno Inc. presents “Design Online” virtual kitchen + bath design during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Design Online process begins with an initial virtual (online) meeting between you and Peter Salerno Inc., and is free of charge. At that time, you will be supplied with an estimate for your project or design as part of your zero-cost meeting.

See the quote below (directly from Peter Salerno’s press release) for all the information you need to know. Don’t let COVID-19 stand between you and beginning the journey to the kitchen or bath design of your dreams!

Design Online: Virtual Kitchen Design + Bath Design Consultations

What it is:

We will do a virtual meeting with you over Skype or by phone to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodel and give you a ball park number for your project. Alternatively we are also doing design only options and after review of your space or plans we will give you a price for one floor plan and one set of elevations for your project for a set fee.

How it works:

Please email PSIDesignOnline@gmail.com photos of your current kitchen or a PDF file of architect plans along with: your full name, you phone number, your address, what look you are trying to achieve with your remodel, your ideal budget, whether your are looking for us to supply the cabinetry or design only service.

We will review your photos or PDFs and respond to you to set up either a phone call to discuss your project or a Skype appointment time.

Fees:

The first virtual meeting is free of charge and we will supply you with an estimate for either your project or your design at no charge. When a decision is made to move forward with the design process a retainer or full fee can be paid to us online via a Square invoice we will provide you with.

We do not offer refunds for our design service or complete project retainers.

Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

We hope you are healthy, safe and have the essentials you need during this trying, odd time in our lives. COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) has turned the world into something none of us expected just a few weeks ago. And yet, “shelter in place” is the new normal. “Social distancing” is the new form of interaction.

And we miss each other.

(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

This isn’t an article talking about the beautiful facets of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. This isn’t a letter pining for Swarovski crystal, Miele appliances, and state-of-the-art accoutrements. That would be tone-deaf and insincere.

We miss the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom for what it represents.

The showroom is nothing without the people inside it. The social gatherings. The birthday celebrations for Peter, his family and friends. The cooking classes with culinary specialists like Chef Michael Latour. The special events like the art exhibit with Broadfoot + Broadfoot.

Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

On a normal day, we marvel at the showpiece La Cornue statement kitchen, with Flamberge rotisserie and Grand Palais range. Today, we think about having an espresso at the display island with Anthony Salerno, or a Pellegrino with Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer. We remember watching as Peter Salerno used his own showroom kitchen to create lunch for his staff and loved ones, and thinking how much care he put into everything he does.

We miss all of it.

Some articles are created on a directive. We’re given a theme, a collection of media and a statement to drive home. This is not one of those articles. Today, we simply can’t wait for the moment we can reconvene in Peter’s showroom. To the world, it might be a KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award winner. To us, it’s a gathering place for wonderful people.

There will be updates about the re-opening of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom to the public in the coming weeks, and we will certainly report that to you.

In the meantime, if you would like design advice or guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Salerno and his team are offering remote “Design Online!” assistance, complete with a complimentary first virtual meeting.