Today’s Trending Kitchen Design Features on Instagram

Today’s Trending Kitchen Design Features on Instagram

Instagram has become THE must-watch social media platform for designers and design enthusiasts. Kitchen design inspiration is everywhere on Instagram – but which posts are “on trend”, and which are simply filler content?

Here are 5 kitchen design trends we’ve identified in recent Instagram posts (courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account) that we think you NEED to watch.

1. Chevron Tile (with creative materials)

Chevron tile is starting to make a challenge to classic subway tile in today’s trending kitchen backsplash designs. If you’re going with a chevron pattern, take the extra step of using bold, eye-catching materials. The use of turquoise as a feature design material in the chevron tile pattern below turns a yawner into a real winner!

 

2. Quartz and Quartzite… as Kitchen Islands!

Yes, quartz is a true contender to the marble throne when it comes to kitchen countertops… but who knew it could be utilized as the main material for a kitchen island base? This quartz island base features cabinet cutouts and a simple white countertop, drawing attention to the island itself rather than the top. This is a bold choice that we love (and that we’re following closely)!

3. Statement Sinks and Sink Basins

This proposed sink basin (from Peter Salerno Inc.) is a jaw-dropping statement piece. Much like the quartz island base above, the real trend here is making statements with the often ‘forgotten’ elements in your kitchen or bath design. Instead of focusing all your effort on the counter, the backsplash, or other ‘expected’ design areas, why not stand apart from the crowd by featuring a unique design piece like this sink?

4. 3-D Renderings: A MUST from Design Consultants and Firms

If your design consultant or design team aren’t offering high-quality 3-D renderings of their design proposals, you simply aren’t getting the experience you deserve from today’s design industry. Custom 3-D renderings of your future kitchen design have gone from ‘luxury’ to ‘necessity’, and you owe it to yourself to see your design space as a finished product before work in your home even begins.

5. Using Kitchen Seating to Continue Design Patterns

The geometric square pattern on the back of these chairs allow the designer to weave the kitchen’s overall theme through its island counter seating. The ability to continue patterns and themes through kitchen seating helps tie in the overall design aesthetic and keep your kitchen cohesive.

Peter Salerno Inc. KBIS 2015 Update: INseARCH Digital Studio

Peter Salerno Inc. KBIS 2015 Update: INseARCH Digital Studio

Peter Salerno (L), Anthony Salerno (R), and the team from INseARCH Design Studio at KBIS 2015.
Peter Salerno (L), Anthony Salerno (R), and the team from INseARCH Design Studio at KBIS 2015.

KBIS 2015 has proven to be every bit as amazing as expected. Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team are soaking in all the sights, sounds, expert information, world-class vendors and gorgeous custom designs that KBIS 2015 has to offer. There’s simply not enough time to see everything, but we’re doing our best!

One of Peter Salerno’s favorite vendor exhibits thus far at KBIS 2015 has been INseARCH Design Studio, a fantastic firm out of Reno, Nevada. INseARCH creates immersive, interactive applications to help businesses grow, thrive, and better display their products.

Their cornerstone product is the INseARCH Digital Studio itself. Here’s the description from INseARCH’s official website:

INseARCH Digital Studio is a full service 3-D visualization firm committed to enhancing the experience of purchasing a home, a lifestyle, a dream. From first timers to veteran home buyers, our INNOVATIVE software allows for real time visualization from anywhere, day or night.

Peter Salerno and his team were impressed not only with INseARCH’s outstanding software, but their commitment to affordable products and enhancing their clients’ businesses. The INseARCH website features a large, varied portfolio as well as interactive demonstration software.

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog will have more information regarding INseARCH Design Studio in the near future. In the meantime, stay tuned for more updates, exciting news, and sights from KBIS 2015, courtesy of Peter Salerno himself!