2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk Raises Over $27,000 [PHOTOS]

2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk Raises Over $27,000 [PHOTOS]

The 2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk attracted more than 1,000 walkers and raised over $27,000, both record accomplishments.

The event was hosted by The Tone Foundation, Lavallette Municipal Alliance and The American Cancer Society. The Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk was created by Aggie Roberts and his wife, Josephine Sessa-Agliata, organized the walk and founded The Tone Foundation in honor of Mr. Roberts’ mother, Antoinette “Toni” Agliata, 89, who is a 25-year survivor of breast cancer.

2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk photo
Aggie Harris, Peter Salerno, Gabrielle Mayer, Brian Mayer and Brielle Mayer at the 2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., was proud to once again be a Sponsoring Partner of the Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk. Attendees of the 2019 Walk included Peter Salerno (CMKBD), his daughter Gabrielle Mayer, son-in-law Brian Mayer, and Gabrielle and Brian’s daughter Brielle.

Peter Salerno Inc. is a custom kitchen and bath design firm based in New Jersey with an international clientele and master custom cabinetry expertise. Peter Salerno and his team are proud to be the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century.

2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk photo
The start of the 2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.

Peter and his family were overjoyed to spend part of the walk with Aggie Roberts himself, an inspirational man whose love for his mother spawned this tremendous annual fundraiser.

“Every year this day comes and it gets a little more special for me,” Mr. Roberts said to The Ocean Star. “Like all of you, I’m here for a reason. I’m here for people that are fighting this everyday. I’m here for the memory of people.”

2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk photo
The official t-shirt of the 2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.

The borough of Lavallette, New Jersey, is a gorgeous point on the Jersey Shore that boasts a picturesque boardwalk, inviting beaches and some of the most beautiful shore homes in New Jersey. One of Lavallette’s most enjoyable attractions is The Music Man Singing Ice Cream Shoppe, which served as the launch point for this year’s Breast Cancer Walk.

You can learn more about the Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk, donate to The Tone Foundation or keep up-to-date on future registrations by visiting its official website.

2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk photo
Peter Salerno and Brian Mayer at the 2019 Lavallette Breast Cancer Walk.

Autumn Heat | Warm Tones Dominate PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019

Autumn Heat | Warm Tones Dominate PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019

It’s going to be a hot fall, if PANTONE has anything to say about it. The PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 collection is dominated by warm tones, with more red and orange colors present in one autumn collection than we can remember.

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Warm Colors
Autumn Heat: PANTONE Autumn 2019 colors are dominated by warm tones.

The names say it all. Orange Tiger. Chili Pepper. There’s a sultry heat to this Autumn PANTONE collection, exuding power and self-assurance.

“Colors for autumn/winter 2019/20 reflect an emergence of confidence; bold and strong, a visceral palette of colors,” Laurie Pressman says in the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 Color Trend Report. Following the lead of PANTONE 2019 Color of the Year Living Coral, the entire design year in color has been bold, hot, and unafraid to be unique.

Check out how deep the red colors in this collection are – Chili Pepper and Biking Red are smoldering, and much closer to brown than pink. The orange spectrum is well represented once again this season, with the orangey-brown Dark Cheddar and bright hot Orange Tiger.

What do you think about the trend towards warm tones into Autumn 2019? Were you looking forward to cooler blues and greens, or are you happy to see these bold, outgoing reds and oranges staying out front?

Follow Design Your Lifestyle and be sure to look out for our FULL coverage of the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019 color trend report!

Chili Pepper

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Chili Pepper

Biking Red

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Biking Red

Peach Pink

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Peach Pink

Fruit Dove

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Fruit Dove

Dark Cheddar

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Dark Cheddar

Orange Tiger

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Orange Tiger

Kitchen Range Hood Design Inspiration | Find a Photo You Love

Kitchen Range Hood Design Inspiration | Find a Photo You Love

Custom range hoods are our favorite way to make your kitchen design special. A singular range hood immediately separates your kitchen from the pack, turning a beautiful design into a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

For years, our parent company (Peter Salerno Inc.) has worked with RangeCraft, a custom range hood manufacturer that designs “jewelry for the kitchen”.

“A top quality range hood is an essential part of a well-designed high-end kitchen because it will help to protect your cabinetry, flooring, countertops and appliances. RangeCraft Range Hoods are truly a functional work of design art,” explains Ramona Panus, President of RangeCraft. “Walking down an aisle in any appliance showroom, most range hoods on the wall look all the same…how boring!”

We couldn’t agree more with Ramona on all fronts.

Much like Peter Salerno’s ability to make soffits spectacular, RangeCraft has perfected the art of fusing function and beauty. Modern kitchen design isn’t strictly about providing luxury or about world-class functionality. The best kitchen designers (and their design elements) must be able to provide both to their clients.

It’s not enough to have beautiful social media photos, and RangeCraft knows this. Their custom-built range hoods are equipped with extremely quiet fans, bright halogen bulbs, and precise attention to form. Only after their technical prowess has been applied does the beautification process being – exquisite detail, first-class materials and design specs that fit each individual client’s kitchen.

This isn’t all a big ‘fluff piece’. This is simply what we believe the standard ought to be for every kitchen designer and manufacturer in today’s market.

We’ve selected some of our favorite collaborations between Peter Salerno Inc. and RangeCraft, which provide us with constant kitchen design inspiration. We’d love to know which ones you love best!

  • A daring look: Open-back custom range hood, cabinetry behind stove (2nd slide = video)
  • Clean & Sleek: Custom range hood set on Madison Nacar tile
  • An audacious walnut range hood
  • A dreamy rustic tin range hood set back in opulent kitchen

2019’s Most Beautiful Kitchen Ceiling Soffit Designs

2019’s Most Beautiful Kitchen Ceiling Soffit Designs

“Soffits are boxy. Soffits are meant to be functional, not fashionable.” We’ve heard it all before. And none of it is true.

The truth is, kitchen ceiling soffits can be the crown on your kitchen design masterpiece! In the past, soffits were strictly created to hide wiring and cover the underside of surfaces, without much thought to ‘curb appeal’ or aesthetic value. Today’s smartest designers (like Peter Salerno Inc.) understand that every square inch of design space is an opportunity to add on to a masterpiece.

“When our clients say go bigger,” Peter Salerno recently remarked on Instagram, “we go sky high!”

Making your kitchen soffits dazzle takes a bit of ingenuity, vision and daring. But when executed properly, soffits can go from simple to showpieces and elevate the luxury of your kitchen.

Let’s take a look at some of our favorite kitchen ceiling soffits of 2019 and talk about why we love them!

Awesome Kitchen Soffit Ideas + Designs

1. Swarovski Crystal, Reclaimed Tin + Statement Lighting

“The cherry on top of an amazing kitchen” is how Peter Salerno describes this soffit. This hexagonal soffit is framed with white and glitters with thousands of Swarovski crystals. Recessed lighting inside the ceiling feature and twin crystal chandeliers create a dazzling sparkle, turning this kitchen soffit into the centerpiece of the design.

2. Dark Wood Border + Large Pendant Lighting

One of Peter Salerno Inc.’s favorite locations for a statement kitchen soffit is over the kitchen island. The intricate craftsmanship on the dark-stained wood border is a visual tie-in to the custom range hood on the far wall. Once again, recessed lighting accents the tin ceiling panels in the soffit. The piece is finished off with large, bold pendant lighting that illuminates the entire kitchen design.

3. Sleek + Simple Brushed Tin Ceiling Soffit

Evocative of classic “drop tin ceilings”, this simple and elegant soffit features a square of 9 brushed tin ‘panels’, bordered by a beautiful scalloped design. Clean white wood borders the feature, with two understated lighting pieces hanging like bubbles underneath the tin.

What are some of your favorite design ideas for kitchen soffits? We’d love to hear them in the comments section below!

Dark Wood + White | A Modern, Opulent Transitional Bathroom

Dark Wood + White | A Modern, Opulent Transitional Bathroom

If transitional bathroom design is your taste, then Peter Salerno Inc. invites to take a look at this breathtaking bath project, called ‘Simple Tranquility’.

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

This transitional bath design is a gorgeous dark wood & white transitional bath in northern New Jersey. With a lot of hard work, inspiration, and teamwork (Stratta, the Tile Boutique and Stone Surfaces, to name a few), the results became truly magnificent.

‘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.

Fill out the form below for more information on Peter Salerno Inc. designs, or call (201) 251-6608!

The tops are marble from our friends at 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.

 

Photos courtesy of Peter Rymwid and Peter Salerno Inc.
Contact Peter Salerno Inc. for more information about their award-winning bath designs!

Summer Food Trend Alert: Beat the Heat With Chilled Soup Recipes

Summer Food Trend Alert: Beat the Heat With Chilled Soup Recipes

When our most trusted recipe sources start producing mass quantities of chilled soup and cold soup recipes, we take notice.

The last few days have been blazing hot in our area (the NYC/Tri-State region), with the heat index approaching 120 degrees. For food lovers, eating a hot meal in oppressive heat can be uncomfortable. Cold drinks don’t provide enough nourishment, and cold meals don’t offer enough refreshment.

The answer, according to Epicurious and other recipe experts, is cold soups.

Gazpacho cold soup recipe
Find delicious cold soup and chilled soup recipes to beat the summer heat.

We’re not just talking about gazpacho! There are some extraordinary chilled soup recipes available, with inventive minds designing new additions to the cold soup cookbook. It’s no surprise that – once again – some of our favorite selections come courtesy of Epicurious.

Epicurious’ recent list of 34 Cold Soup Recipes to Keep You Cool This Summer features no less than a half-dozen recipes we’re instantly enamored with. From a cool AND filling Chilled Coconut Corn Soup to a guacamole-inspired Chilled Avocado and Yogurt Soup with Tomato Salsa, there are plenty of savory options that will leave even the biggest appetites fulfilled.

If your idea of chilled soup on a hot day involves lighter fare, we love the intriguing Chilled Tomato and Stone Fruit recipe, as well as a Chilled Golden Tomato Bisque that requires zero cooking!

We won’t post the full Epicurious recipes here (we’re not big on plagiarism… ha!), but here are links to six of our favorite Epicurious chilled soup recipes, along with brief descriptions of each.

Try them all, and leave us a comment about the one you love most!

Links to Our Favorite Epicurious Cold Soup Recipes

1. Chilled Coconut Corn Soup

Possibly our favorite cold soup recipe on Epicurious’ list; this fulfilling soup comes stocked with corn, potatoes and onion. Coconut milk, ginger, turmeric and lime zest finish off a bright and satisfying recipe that we will be making again.

2. Cool Jade Soup

Currently holding a 100% “Make Again” rating on Epicurious, this Cool Jade Soup offering is inspired bissara, an Egyptian bean-and-herb purée. The mix of green and lima beans blends well with mint, parsley and other herbs to create a refreshing cold soup.

3. Chilled Tomato and Stone Fruit Soup

We were a bit skeptical about this recipe to start. It looked precisely like a normal gazpacho… until the stone fruit came into play. Peach and cherry ingredients give this gazpacho base a surprising – and very enjoyable – sweetness that kept us dipping our spoons into our bowls.

Cold soup recipe
Try these chilled soup recipes to cool off during a hot summer.

4. Watermelon Gazpacho with Feta Crema

Much like the Stone Fruit recipe above, we start with a gazpacho inspiration and venture off into inspired fruit-based territory. According to original author and recipe creator Susan Spungen, the key is a super-juicy, heavy watermelon.

5. Chilled Golden Tomato Bisque

This no-cook recipe is the height of ease; we found the final result every bit as enjoyable as the short prep period. The notes of sherry and mild honey are small but pop beautifully out of the heavy bisque broth, giving a sweet touch to a savory soup.

6. Lemongrass-Ginger-Carrot Soup

In terms of visual presentation, this soup might have the most beautiful color of any on the list. The mellow gold color of this chilled soup is due to carrots and ginger, and a healthy dose of chicken bone broth adds texture. Feel free to try this one hot as well.

PANTONE Home + Interiors 2020 Color Forecast | A First Look

PANTONE Home + Interiors 2020 Color Forecast | A First Look

In the latest edition of what has become a must own series for home and interior design enthusiasts, PANTONE explores “Color for a New Era: Trends, Twists and Tweaks.”

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 is an essential style guidebook to color trends for the upcoming year in home design. From the official PANTONE release:

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 guides us into this new era reinforcing the notion that muted and vibrant tones can co-exist, and that a traditional style, especially when tweaked with futuristic touches, offers an unusual and original approach to a product or an interior.

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 is more than the ‘book’ itself; it comes with an enclosed USB drive featuring forecast imagery separated by color family and projected color palettes. In addition, each book comes with a complimentary PANTONE Color Software Manager download which allows you integrate PANTONE colors into digital designs. It’s the perfect way to ensure that your digital design presents the exact color palette you will see in your finished home design space.

What can we learn from the colors presented in this PANTONE forecast? Primarily, that we can throw some staid, traditional color design “rules” out the window. Of particular note to our team at ‘Design Your Lifestyle’ was the re-imagining of traditional neutral tones – taking their place as ‘anchor’ tones in color palettes are more diverse shades like Infinity (a gorgeous dusky blue), Plum Kitten (a gray with very faint reddish-purple undertones), and the classic Maroon.

While ‘neutral’ takes on a different role in this collection, green and floral tones are dominant. We are enamored with the two green colors in the set (Smoke Green and Watercress), which open up a myriad of pairing options. We love the green tones with the light mustard-yellow Acacia, the peachy Dusty Pink, and the punchy Super Pink.

In all, there are 72 forecasted colors in the PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 guide; we’ve narrowed our preview of this collection to 8 of our very favorite from the “Beyond the Pale” series. We’d love to know what you think about the color palette – leave us a comment!

PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2020 Preview | “Beyond the Pale” Palette

Dusty Pink (PANTONE 14-1316 TCX)

PANTONE Dusty Pink

Smoke Green (PANTONE 15-6315 TCX)

PANTONE Smoke Green

Super Pink (PANTONE 17-2625 TCX)

PANTONE Super Pink

Acacia (PANTONE 13-0640 TCX)

PANTONE Acacia

Watercress (PANTONE 13-0640 TCX)

PANTONE Watercress

Maroon (PANTONE 18-1619 TCX)

PANTONE Maroon

Plum Kitten (PANTONE 18-1619 TCX)

PANTONE Plum Kitten

Infinity (PANTONE 17-4015 TCX)

PANTONE Infinity