Peter Salerno Named Top Kitchen and Bath Industry Innovator

Kitchen & Bath Design News Names 2017 Top 50 Innovators

It is with great pride that we announce the owner of our parent company, Peter Salerno, as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the kitchen and bath design industry for 2017!

The Top 50 Innovators list, created by Kitchen & Bath Design News, celebrates ingenuity and expertise in the fields of custom kitchen and bath design. This is the inaugural version of the KBDN “The Innovators” list, and it features a veritable “Who’s Who” in the kitchen and bath design industry.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno owns Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. This list of awards includes the KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award, bestowed upon Peter and his firm 2 years ago at the NKBA’s prestigious convention.

“The Innovators” is a list dedicated to dealers, industry leaders and designers in the field of kitchen and bath design. As Kitchen & Bath Design News states rather perfectly in their article:

…[I]n the celebration of design, the very professionals who create those projects and elevate the industry are sometimes overlooked. Yet great design doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the kitchen and bath industry continues to prosper largely due to the efforts of innovators who aren’t afraid to lead the way and chart their own course, whether through design, education, technology, showroom development, community service, new business models or specialty areas that evolve alongside today’s ever-changing consumers.

“I get excited when I see a client who truly wants to do something different and artistic,” Peter Salerno told KBDN in his Innovators interview.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno isn’t alone in this honor, obviously. “The Innovators” inaugural list of 50 is full of industry luminaries – from Rhonda Knoche to Maria Stapperfenne, Bill Feinberg to Alan Zielinski, the amount of talent and forward-thinking leadership featured by KBDN is staggering.

Please pick up a copy of Kitchen & Bath Design News’ October 2017 issue, featuring the first-ever feature article dedicated to “The Innovators” of the kitchen and bath design industry!

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Read Exclusive Design New Jersey Article and More!

Followers of the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog are familiar with the company’s outstanding relationship with Design New Jersey magazine. Peter Salerno and his team have long viewed Design New Jersey as one of the pre-eminent design magazines not just in New Jersey, but in the United States.

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

It’s always an honor for Peter Salerno and his team to look back on the times Peter Salerno Inc. has been featured in Design New Jersey magazine. One of these articles was in the December/January 2013 issue of Design NJ, when writer Meg Fox outlined Peter Salerno Inc.

In her article “The Art of Cabinetry”, Meg Fox interviewed Peter Salerno exclusively for Design New Jersey magazine, discussing both Peter’s gorgeous Wyckoff showroom and his family tradition of fine cabinetry and design.

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

An excerpt from Ms. Fox’s 2013 Design New Jersey article:

When Peter Salerno, a certified master kitchen and bathroom designer, decided to update his Wyckoff showroom, the word “update” took on a whole new meaning, he says. Triple the size of the old one and with more than double the office space, the new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff is a complete design center that showcases the most advanced technology and innovative design features.

“As a child, my dream was to be an artist,” Salerno says. After being in the kitchen and bath industry for over 30 years, he feels he has fulfilled that dream by creating what he calls an “art gallery through cabinetry.” Furniture-quality cabinets are custom made, and the vignettes showcase an assortment of styles and cutting-edge designs that demonstrate the industry’s latest trends. All components—from heating to music and lighting—are controlled from a main panel, iPhone or iPad.

It’s a perfect time to look back on this article, as we’ve spent the latter half of this month discussing Peter Salerno and his award-winning Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line. Take a moment and read the full article, as well as view exclusive Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and design photos!

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.

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in “Hot Design Trends” News Article

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in “Hot Design Trends” News Article

Find Out Why Peter Salerno Inc. Is A Hot Designer in 2015

(Editor’s note: Thanks to Nancy Kearney, staff writer at New Jersey’s “The Record” newspaper, as well as NorthJersey.com and photographer Peter Rymwid for the creation of the original feature piece.)

Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.
Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.

Earlier this year, Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team were featured by The Record (one of New Jersey’s most notable and highly-circulated newspapers) in an outstanding design piece by staff writer Nancy Kearney.

The article, entitled “Hot design trends for kitchens”, focused on key kitchen design elements for transitional kitchens as well as trending design elements for kitchen updates. Nancy took the time from her busy schedule to reach out to Peter Salerno for a few quotes about transitional kitchen design and how to balance trends with a look you can love for years to come.

A quote from the article, which can be found at this original link (read it to find out more hot kitchen design trends for 2015!):

Shapes and materials are evolving, says Salerno, who has incorporated items such as leather, coconut shells, antique mirrors or reclaimed tin ceilings into the backsplash. In this way, the backsplash “becomes a piece of art,” he says.

Many thanks to Nancy Kearney, The Record, NorthJersey.com and photographer Peter Rymwid for all their contributions to this wonderful article, as well as congratulations to the other designers featured in the piece!

Want to speak to Peter Salerno personally about a transitional kitchen design for your own home? Contact Peter Salerno Inc. today by filling out the form below or calling (201) 251-6608.

Check Out Peter Salerno’s “Showstopper” Showroom Featured by KBB [PHOTOS]

Check Out Peter Salerno’s “Showstopper” Showroom Featured by KBB [PHOTOS]

Thank You to the KBB For the Awesome Feature Article!

Earlier this year, Peter Salerno Inc. was honored as Most Innovative Small Showroom at the 2015 KBIS convention during their inaugural Innovative Showroom Awards. The people at the KBB (Kitchen and Bath Business, the geniuses behind the KBIS convention) were generous enough to follow up Peter Salerno’s Innovative Showroom award with a wonderful piece about Peter’s award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

The La Cornue kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.'s NJ showroom. (Photo: {Peter Rymwid)
The La Cornue kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.’s NJ showroom. (Photo: {Peter Rymwid)

The article, titled “Showstopper” (click the link to read it!), covers various aspects of Peter Salerno Inc.’s renowned kitchen and bath design showroom, and includes quotes directly from Peter Salerno as well as a linked photo gallery of exclusive Peter Salerno Inc. showroom photos.

KBB journalist Erinn Waldo, the author of “Showstopper”, provides a comprehensive and enjoyable review of Peter’s showroom. From the birth of Peter’s showroom (with the gifted Ellen Cheever), to the 2015 KBIS Most Innovative Small Showroom award, it is quite a journey through time and design!

The animated fiber-optic kitchen island in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom, which you have to see to believe! (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
The animated fiber-optic kitchen island in Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom, which you have to see to believe! (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Special thanks goes out to Erinn Waldo, a thorough and highly professional journalist, for her coverage in this article. And, as listed in Erinn’s original KBB article, the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom truly was (and is) a collaborative effort. Thank you to ALL listed below, as well as Peter’s outstanding clientele and staff!

Designer: Peter Salerno, Peter Salerno Inc.; Ellen Cheever, Ellen Cheever & Associates

Photography: Peter Rymwid Photography 


Antique Tin Hoods/Panels: Simply Amy LLC, Milford, N.J.


Appliances: La Cornue, Paris France; Oberg & Lindquist Corp, Wyckoff N.J.; Sub-Zero Wolf Inc.

Concrete Counters and Specialty Pieces: J & M Lifestyles LLC, Randolph, N.J.

Lighting Fixtures: Capital Lighting Inc., Paramus, N.J.


Reclaimed Wood Products: Southbend Building Products, Cornelius, N.C.

Stone Counters: Stone Surfaces Inc., East Rutherford, N.J. Tile Backsplashes and Flooring: Stratta Inc., Wyckoff, N.J.

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!