Tesoro 21st Century Classics: Jaw-Dropping Kitchen Design Photos

Traditional luxury will never go out of style. 

A beautiful Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
A beautiful Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

That is the thought process behind the Tesoro ™ Collection, a series of traditional kitchen designs that mix old-world design theory and modern technological amenities.

The Tesoro ™ Collection is a trademark of Peter Salerno Inc., the most-award winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century.

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

From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:

About Tesoro ™…

In Italian “tesoro” means “treasure.” When you step into one of our Tesoro™ kitchens, you are stepping into an interactive treasure box created for you by the highest awarded design firm of this century.

Tesoro™ is the best of Classic and Old World design re-imagined for the 21st Century. Tesoro™ features our own moldings, colors, woods, reclaimed tin hoods, and reclaimed tin panels to ensure a truly one-of-a-kind space unequaled in luxury.

The combination of classical and contemporary speaks directly to the three generations of family artisans that comprise the Salerno legacy. Peter Salerno’s father, Rosolino, was a master craftsman and cabinetmaker trained in Sicily. He passed his love of fine craftsmanship on to his son, and Peter’s artistic vision coupled with his father’s “old world” training created a design dynasty.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Peter Salerno’s idea behind the Tesoro ™ Collection is simple: classic, beautiful design can be timeless, but functionality of that design needs to remain current. By crafting luxurious traditional kitchen designs around aesthetically beautiful and modern appliances, the Tesoro ™ Collection from Peter Salerno Inc. is something to behold.

Many Tesoro ™ Collection kitchen designs offer custom designed and created hoods made of reclaimed tin ceilings from around the world. Not only does Peter Salerno create a new life from recycled materials, but each pattern comes with a backstory. Some of his patterns have been taken from gas stations on Rt 66, cafes and jazz clubs in New Orleans, and speakeasies owned by Al Capone. These hoods are truly unique and are only available through Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno's gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio

You can see even more examples of Peter Salerno Inc.’s world-class by visiting their Houzz page, logging onto their website, or visiting their Wyckoff and Mendham, New Jersey showrooms.

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Welcome to another installment of the La Cornue Experience courtesy of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc..

When one thinks of the finest cooking ranges in the world, one brand should immediately come to mind: the La Cornue Chateau Series. Referred to as the “crown jewel” of La Cornue, the Chateau is available in over 8,000 configurations, all hand-made to order based on your individual requirements, personal cooking needs and design specifications.

Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)

Based on the patented vaulted oven designed by Albert Dupuy in 1908, the Chateau Series provides an elite cooking experience customized to every owner. Utilizing the very best in oven design and a virtually limitless array of design modifications, you can be certain that your Chateau Series cooking range and oven is not only the best money can buy, but also your very own.

The Chateau Series: Your Personalized Luxury Cooking Experience

The Chateau Series is available in six sizes, from the compact Chateau 75 to the expansive, six-foot Grand Palais 180. The Chateau 75 and Chateau 90 each offer one oven in either gas or electric as well as a variety of cooktop options to meet the needs of any chef. The Chateau 120 and 150 feature two standard vaulted ovens in either gas or electric, while the Chateau 165 offers one standard and one grand vaulted oven. Finally, the Grand Palais 180 offers the very best in oven design, with one grand vaulted gas oven and one grand vaulted electric oven.

Each Chateau Series oven offers a minimum of six cooktop configurations (there are up to 11 configurations in the Chateau 150), ensuring that any Chateau can be personalized to the specific needs of your kitchen. From gas burners to French plaques, power burners to electric plates, gas lava-rock grills to electric griddles, the La Cornue Chateau Series offers versatile, world-class cooktop solutions.

The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)
The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)

The Grand Palais 180 is not only the most luxurious La Cornue cooking range and oven, it is also one of La Cornue’s most customizable pieces. The grand vaulted and vaulted ovens boast a powerful 22,000 BTU, and the Grand Palais is available as a full oven piece or as a Table Grand Palais for cooktop features only, providing maximum luxury in minimal space.

From brushed black to French blue, British racing green to antique white with flowers, the Chateau Series can be created in a virtually limitless combination of colors and accents. Since each Chateau Series range and oven is hand-made for you in La Cornue’s atelier outside Paris, you can be confident your personal design tastes will be catered to in meticulous fashion. And whether you prefer brass, steel or copper, your Chateau will come with the finest accent pieces.

Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)

If you wish to see the luxurious La Cornue Chateau Series for yourself, schedule an appointment to see Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ. The Chateau is the centerpiece of their showroom’s main display, and they couldn’t be prouder of the company’s fine relationship with La Cornue, Purcell Murray, and Purcell Murray representative Craig Kmiecik.

Are Matte Appliances 2017’s Biggest Home Design Trend?

Appliances With Matte Finishes Dominate 2017 Home Design

Home design trend spotters, thought leaders and award-winning professionals agree that 2017 is a year for bold advances in home design trends. From jewel tones to fresh natural colors, cerused wood finishes to sharp detail angles, 2017 is a year for the audacious and luxurious designer.

And yet, in this sea of daring design choices, the greatest home design trend of 2017 may be the exact opposite. The move towards appliances with matte finishes is not only sudden, it’s nearly a unanimous choice among industry leaders.

Exclusive vendor photo from KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Matte appliances are a huge trend in 2017 home design, especially kitchen design.

Why would such a sedate, unassuming trend in appliances be such a hit in such a daring home design climate? It makes all the sense in the world for several reasons:

  1. The core function of appliances is to be useful, not to be artistic show pieces. As such, appliances can take a design “back seat” to the primary focus points of your home design. After all, if everything in your home stands out – does anything really catch your eye?
  2. Accenting our first point – the “show” in a great appliance is what it can do. It really doesn’t matter whether a world-class range has a polished finish or a matte finish, as long as it can do incredible and innovative things. So why not let the function of the appliance do the talking, and let other facets of your design be audacious?
  3. By utilizing a matte finish on a well-crafted appliance, it forces the observer to see the appliance for its construction. Home design insiders, like the team at House Beautiful, note that a simple, clean matte finish on an appliance allows “the form of the object to speak for itself”.

Peter Salerno noticed this trend towards matte appliances at the KBIS 2017 conference in Orlando. (And when the owner of the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century in North America takes notice, you’re on to something!)

The world’s leading appliance makers and innovators are certainly all trending towards matte finishes on their appliances, and the market is quickly catching up to the trend. But what do YOU think about this trend towards matte appliances? Leave a comment and let us know!

KBIS 2017: Photo Review of An Amazing Week in Design! [Part 1 of 2]

Exclusive Photos from the KBIS 2017 Conference in Orlando!

Every year, the annual KBIS conference is THE foremost week of design in North America, and the 2017 KBIS conference was no exception. From January 10-12, 2017, KBIS 2017 took over Orlando with stellar design exhibits, contests, seminars and the largest array of design industry exhibitors North America will see all year.

KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)
KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)

Thanks to our friends at Peter Salerno Inc. (winners of more North American design awards than anyone since 2002, and NKBA members), we’re able to bring you exclusive photographs from INSIDE the KBIS 2017 Convention! 

KBIS 2017: The KBIS NeXT Stage

A major highlight of this year’s conference was the KBIS NeXT Stage, presented by the NKBA and sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The KBIS NeXT Stage showcased the industry’s latest trends and insights shared by leading kitchen and bath experts.

The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.
The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.

One of KBIS NeXT’s prominent features was the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, featuring a crop of outstanding home, kitchen, and bath design professionals under 30 from across North America. By the way – congratulations to Peter Salerno Inc.’s Anthony Michael Salerno for being one of this year’s 30 Under 30!

Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.

Anthony’s selection as a 30 Under 30 recipient gave us incredible access (and photos) to the KBIS NeXT Stage, so we can thank him for some of the awesome photos you see here!

Anthony Salerno's 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno’s 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.

KBIS 2017: Appliance Trends, La Cornue + Rangecraft

We also LOVE the new appliance trends at KBIS 2017 – most notably, what La Cornue had to offer. The featured color of La Cornue range on the KBIS Conference floor was a true jaw-dropper and the talk of many design exhibitors and attendees.

The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.
The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.

It was also great to see Rangecraft featured so prominently. Makers of fine custom range hoods from a diverse assortment of materials, Rangecraft is (in our opinion) an “IT” company to watch in 2017. If you love the concept of a custom range hood (especially stainless steel) in your home or professional kitchen, Rangecraft is certainly a brand to keep in mind.

Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.
Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.

If you love the photos you see featured in this article and want even more – fear not! We’ll be back in just a few short days with Part 2 of our Photo Review of KBIS 2017!

Wyckoff, NJ: The Crown Jewel of New Jersey Home Design

The One-Stop Luxury Home Design Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey

Those “in the know” are aware what a wonderful town Wyckoff, New Jersey is. From notable residents (Bucky Dent, Tara Reid, The Jonas Brothers, Gertrude Eberle) to historic landmarks (15 locations on the National Register of Historic Places) and significant American families (Voorhees, Terhune, Ackerman, etc.)

What you might not know is that Wyckoff, NJ, has quietly become a mecca of world-class home design, furnishings and accessories – and it all begins at one address right off Route 208.

511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!
511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!

This beautiful two-story building at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff is home to three renowned businesses, each of which provides state-of-the-art, luxurious custom home design solutions for discriminating clients. The building and its businesses have been featured in a myriad of publications, from Design New Jersey to (201) Magazine, the 2016 Rolls Royce USA Owner’s Table Book to yearly features by the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Purcell Murray.

Whether you desire custom kitchen and bath design from the most award-winning design firm in North America this century; the latest in custom, artisanal, and environmentally-friendly tile design; or an unparalleled fleet of appliances and fixtures, 511 Goffle Road is a one-stop luxury home design destination just minutes from Routes 80, 4, 287, 208, and the Garden State Parkway.

Peter Salerno Inc.

Since 2002, no other North American custom kitchen and bath design company has won more design awards than Peter Salerno Inc. From traditional to transitional, classic to contemporary, Peter Salerno and his staff are unmatched in their custom approach. If that’s not enough of a selling point, there’s the showroom so awe-inspiring that it was called “A Wonderland Under One Roof”.

Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Established in 1997 by Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, Peter Salerno Inc has quickly become on of the top design firms in the world, achieving 34 National Awards since 2002, including Kitchen of the Year (NKBA) in 2012 and Most Innovative Showroom (KBIS) in 2015.

Peter Salerno Inc. places focus on creating a luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, they incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into their custom design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

Stratta, the Tile Boutique

Under the guidance of curator and owner Nicole Sakosits, Stratta, the Tile Boutique presents a stunning array and selection of tile options for home and business. Stratta, the Tile Boutique is committed to bringing the world’s finest tile designs, solutions and creations to its clients and customers.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
As of this posting, Stratta, the Tile Boutique is proud to own a perfect 5-star customer satisfaction and service rating on Houzz, the foremost interior design social media site in the world. Stratta takes pride in not only providing its clients with world-class tile and unique, beautiful tile design work, but also with the very best in service and availability.

The stunning Stratta showcases the finest in tile and tile designs – contemporary and classic, unique and traditional, all with a focus on sustainable design and environmentally friendly tile options. From marble to leather, cork to seashell, their award-winning service staff will match you with the tile of your dreams.

Oberg and Lindquist

Oberg and Lindquist is a family-owned and locally-operated appliance center with locations in Westwood and Wyckoff, New Jersey. As the area’s leader in offering premium kitchen appliances with custom installations, they are committed to upholding our reputation for service, quality and customer satisfaction.

You’ll find that Oberg & Lindquist is a place where family values, professionalism and integrity are not just words, but a way of life. Their array of appliance options is truly extraordinary, and never lacks an ample supply of the very best in world-class manufacturers.

Oberg and Lindquist supplies the names you trust to provide luxury and durability, like Miele, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Electrolux – all the while providing a superior level of service and highly knowledgeable staff.

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents New Miele Transitional Kitchen Display [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Presents New Miele Transitional Kitchen Display [PHOTOS]

Exclusive Debut Photos of New Miele Showroom Vignette

The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.
The new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom vignette. Pictured: Peter Salerno, Bob Fava, Paul McCormack and Dan Gallagher.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, Peter Salerno Inc. proudly held a debut celebration for its new transitional kitchen showroom display at its gorgeous Wyckoff, NJ showroom. The event was attended by a “who’s who” of the kitchen design, appliance and custom design world.

The new transitional kitchen vignette is not only a showcase of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen design efforts, but of the new, state-of-the-art Miele kitchen appliance line. It is with great pride and excitement that Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele USA share exclusive design photos and information with you!

Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele Transitional Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.
Peter Salerno (center) and Miele USA representatives admiring the custom kitchen island.

The Island

The centerpiece of the new transitional kitchen display is a stunning kitchen island, topped with a beautiful counter designed by Galaxy Glass. The thick glass slab is embedded with stainless steel mesh for a gorgeous, clean transitional design feel, and allows the user to opt between a soft white light or color wheel display option.

The kitchen island affords comfortable seating for three on one side and is adorned by statement globe lighting which hangs from the recessed ceiling. The recessed ceiling itself is a beautiful 9-panel design painstakingly decorated with silver leaf, and features seamless custom edge moulding.

The base of the island is an ivory white custom piece by Peter Salerno Inc., featuring the astounding Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher. Simply knock, and the dishwasher automatically opens for you – no fussy latches or slamming doors! The base also includes custom cabinetry work from Peter Salerno Inc.’s Maestro Rosolino line.

The Flooring

The flooring is a beautiful, durable faux-wood concrete which was voted on by you, the readers of Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Wonderful job!

The Backsplash

The backsplash, provided by the world-class artists at Stratta, the Tile Boutique, was also voted on by readers of this blog. A seamless design that appears to be one solid pre-fab piece, it is actually comprised of over 250 meticulously set tiles.

The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.
The Salerno family celebrates the new transitional kitchen showroom vignette.

The Feature Wall

In front of the backsplash, 4 glass shelves are mounted in front of LED lighting, which presents the illusion of pure white light streaming from within the shelves. A bold stainless steel range hood design was custom-designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and crafted especially for this transitional kitchen display by the artisans at Rangecraft.

The custom ivory white Maestro Rosolino cabinetry features over a dozen drawers. 6 drawers are push-to-open (to complement the Knock2Open Miele Dishwasher), with 2 more “hidden drawers” which border the Miele range in the form of moulding columns.

The Miele 48″ range and cooktop itself is a wonder of modern technology. It features a conventional range, warming drawer and storage unit, as well as a 6-burner cooktop. The range features a wireless roast probe which communicates directly with the oven. For example, if you want to cook a tenderloin to an internal temperature of 135 degrees Fahrenheit, simply turn on the oven and set the roast probe to 135. When the internal temperature of the tenderloin reaches the desired temperature, the oven will automatically shut off and alert the user that the roast is ready!

From bread to roasts, sear to bake, the Miele oven features hundreds of customizable settings to suit the needs of every chef, from amateur to professional. The 48″ Miele range also features a built-in speed oven which eliminates the need for a microwave.

The feature wall also includes a new Miele coffee maker that must be experienced to be believed! Below the coffee maker is a combination steam oven which allows user to stack cooking programs and save cooking recipes beforehand, where the user can seamlessly go in and out of cooking and steam functions or even use those functions in conjunction with each other. The combination steam oven also allows user to control the percentage of steam from 0-100% which is unique to Miele.

Each of the Miele appliances showcased in this transitional kitchen design vignette is constructed with the same look and feel- from the construction and materials to the display and functionality. Every detail is methodically crafted to provide a seamless user experience.

Visit the Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom!

We invite you to come see this stunning transitional kitchen design display for yourself at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey. Thank you to Miele USA for its unwavering support and partnership, and Andrew Bisdale Photography for the exclusive photography!

Peter Salerno Inc. Supports Summer Events at Miele Center in Princeton, NJ

Peter Salerno Inc. Supports Summer Events at Miele Center in Princeton, NJ

Calendar of Events for Miele Princeton Center: Summer 2015

It’s been several weeks since Peter Salerno visited the Miele Center in Princeton, New Jersey (one of 11 Miele centers in the United States), and the impression is still fresh in his mind.

Exclusive photo from Peter Salerno's visit to Miele USA's Princeton showroom.
Exclusive photo from Peter Salerno’s visit to Miele USA’s Princeton showroom.

“What an incredible establishment,” Peter says. “It’s a great experience for designers, vendors, and homeowners looking for a modern appliance upgrade.”

Miele USA’s inspirational resource centers are staffed with knowledgeable, friendly associates ready to provide you with in-depth product demonstrations, unforgettable events and a wealth of ideas for your home and lifestyle. Their list of events are open to the public, and range from informational to enjoyable, from technical workshops to lifestyle events.

Whether you want a master class in using Miele’s new Generation 6000 line of appliances (which are soon to appear in Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, NJ), cooking presentations, or an affordable-yet-exquisite wine tasting, Miele Princeton Center has you covered!

Here is a list of upcoming Miele Center events in Princeton, New Jersey for Summer 2015:

Miele Princeton Center: Summer 2015 Events Calendar

Miele Princeton Center
9 Independence Way
Princeton, New Jersey 08540

  • June 6, 2015: MasterChef Class, 10:30 a.m.
    • Discover how to get the most out of your Miele appliances. We will prepare items in our innovative Generation 6000 ovens and demonstrate our full line of cooking appliances.
  • June 12: Full Steam Ahead, 10:30 a.m.
    • Come and join us for an intermediate hands-on class featuring the Combi-Steam and Steam ovens. The class will cover operation, the principles of steam and the utilization of multi-stage programs.
  • June 15: Riedel Veritas Wine Glass Tasting Seminar, 6:00 p.m. 
    • $60 includes reception and 4 piece Veritas Red and White Wine Glass Set. (Please contact Miele Princeton Center at 800-843-7231 x1002 to register.)
  • June 18: MasterChef Class, 5:30 p.m. 
    • Discover how to get the most out of your Miele appliances. We will prepare items in our innovative Generation 6000 ovens and demonstrate our full line of cooking appliances.
  • July 8: Full Steam Ahead, 5:30 p.m.
    • Come and join us for an intermediate hands-on class featuring the Combi-Steam and Steam ovens. The class will cover operation, the principles of steam and the utilization of multi-stage programs.
  • July 18: MasterChef Class, 10:30 a.m.
  • July 22: Intro to Steam, 5:30 p.m.
    • Learn the basics of how Miele Combi-Steam and Steam ovens work. We will demonstrate the versatility and ease of steam cooking. We’ll take you through the features and benefits to establish which oven is the one for you.
  • July 30: MasterChef Class, 5:30 p.m.
  • August 8: Full Steam Ahead, 10:30 a.m.
  • August 13: Product Cooking Demonstration, 5:30 p.m.
    • Experience Miele’s new generation of cooking appliances and savor a wide variety of freshly prepared cuisine during a relaxed and informative presentation.
  • August 21: MasterChef Class, 10:30 a.m.
  • August 26: MasterChef Class, 5:30 p.m.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele’s outstanding new line of appliances, please contact Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or fill out the contact form below.