Using Swarovski Crystal in Modern Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Using Swarovski Crystal in Modern Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

We’ll be right back the second we stop drooling. It might take awhile.  In the meantime, look at how gorgeous this Swarovski crystal design is on a new kitchen ceiling soffit.

You see why we’re gushing, right? This stunning blue and clear Swarovski crystal pattern lays dramatically on a tin ceiling soffit design by Peter Salerno Inc. – our parent company, and the most award-winning North American kitchen design firm of the 21st century.

The gorgeous color combination sparkles beautifully against the silver backdrop, adding a sense of extravagant luxury to what many consider “just another kitchen design element”. For far too long, kitchen soffits have been seen as something to be hidden, a “necessary evil”. Peter Salerno and his team have once again turned the ordinary into the extraordinary, combining form and function to turn a soffit into a masterpiece.

It’s just another example of how a master kitchen designer can help you upgrade from a statement kitchen to an award-winning showstopper.

“Add a mink wrap for the walls,” one Instagram user gushed in tongue-in-cheek style, noting the opulence of the crystal design. Nothing was overlooked in this Peter Salerno Inc. Swarovski soffit design. Large crystals were crushed into smaller pieces and set between the floral crystal design elements, causing light to reflect and sparkle off nearly every square inch of the soffit design.

And why not go for that “wow factor” in your dream kitchen design? It’s your home, after all; if the kitchen is your gathering place for friends, family and loved ones, it ought to be the centerpiece of your whole home design!

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.

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Go for it, add that wow factor into your kitchen

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Perhaps Swarovski crystal doesn’t fit your personal aesthetic, and that’s fine! The point here has nothing to do with specific design materials and everything to do with thinking about kitchen design in fresh, innovative ways. Soffits don’t have to be hidden; sometimes, the only difference between mundane and masterful is expert approach and vision. Consulting with an expert kitchen designer or kitchen design firm might be the difference between ‘a very nice kitchen’ and a magnificent space for you and your loved ones to enjoy for decades.

Are you inspired by this gorgeous Swarovski crystal kitchen soffit design? How will YOU make your dream kitchen stand out? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

Unique Stone Kitchen Design Photography on Instagram

Unique Stone Kitchen Design Photography on Instagram

Let it be known: neutral and natural kitchen design does not mean ‘boring’.

Peter Salerno Inc.‘s recent Instagram posts prove that point to dramatic effect. These kitchen design photos feature what can be done with a home’s second kitchen to make a neutrally-based design pop with dramatic design elements and intriguing materials.

The defining feature of this kitchen design is the arched ceiling, with intricate exposed brick blending beautifully into the large stone backsplash on the kitchen’s feature wall. The simple neutral color of the brick and stone surfaces allow other areas of the kitchen to stand out; the gorgeous arc of the ceiling is dramatic enough by itself. The exposed brick extends down the side wall of the kitchen down to the countertops.

The simple, transitional angles on the custom range hood complement the ceiling’s arc nicely. The accompanying stainless steel kitchen appliances echo the finish of the custom range hood and add a touch of modernity to the brick and stone around them.

The countertops seem simple at first; upon closer inspection, they are finely crafted concrete wood form tops. The finished countertops provide both the rustic feel of weathered wood and the durability of concrete.

The neutral grays and whites of the brick, stone and concrete surfaces allow the simplicity of beautiful butternut cabinetry to shine in this kitchen design. The glass fronts of the warm cabinetry provide a look inside for easy access, as well as copious reflective surfaces for the ambient light coming from the large picture window on the refrigerator wall.

Peter Salerno mentions in the above post that a second kitchen should provide “only the necessities you need”. There are no opulent features, no exorbitant appliances, and generally no frills in this kitchen design. As stated above, this kitchen design is proof that luxury is not always defined by “bells and whistles”. A straightforward approach with an eye on form, function and intriguing design materials can create an understated, beautiful result.

Do you like this kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc.? We’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments below!

Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors: Kitchen + Bath Design Photos

Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors: Kitchen + Bath Design Photos

Sargasso Sea, Quiet Gray, Meerkat, Almond Buff and Tofu. The 5 Classic Colors selected by Pantone for its Fall 2018 collection are steady, sophisticated, and easily incorporated into high-end, smart kitchen design.

Neutral colors have transitioned from complementary shades to statement colors in the last few years, bringing fresh, classic colors to kitchen designs and bath designs. The result has been a steady stream of home design colors that are easy-to-pair, inviting, and comfortable to view.

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. As such, we were naturally curious how Peter Salerno and his design team have used these Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors in some of their recent kitchen design and bath design projects.

From a French-inspired bath to a brand-new kitchen cabinet installation, a sleek American transitional kitchen to a new kitchen design installation in Russia, Peter Salerno Inc. uses this season’s Pantone Classic Colors to dramatic effect. See for yourself!

1. Sargasso Sea – a sturdy navy blue

Sargasso Sea Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Butler's pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler’s pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler's pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler’s pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.

2. Quiet Gray – a relaxing, comfortable shade

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

3. Meerkat – a punchy, warm neutral

Meerkat Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

4. Almond Buff – an easily-paired taupe

Almond Buff Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

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

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)

5. Tofu – a chic, interesting off-white

Tofu Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. Client Update: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos 4 Years Later

Peter Salerno Inc. Client Update: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos

See These Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos: 4 Year Later!

Four years ago, Peter Salerno Inc. installed a custom kitchen in the home of the Carrolls. It was a privilege to work in their home and a pleasure to call them clients.

The work was one of Peter Salerno’s favorite kitchen design projects, and Peter had to check in 4 years later to see how the Carrolls made the kitchen design their very own. Even the master craftsman himself was blown away by how wonderfully his clients made use of (and maintained) their kitchen space.

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The Carrolls’ kitchen design incorporated many of Peter Salerno Inc.’s signature design elements. A custom range hood made from reclaimed metals adorns the over space. A handcrafted custom kitchen island accents the center of the design, complete with bold island accent lighting (a hot design trend executed with a classic flair). And the custom cabinetry, a cornerstone of Salerno kitchen design, looks as beautiful today as it did when it was crafted.

The kitchen design comes complete with a beautiful black La Cornue range, one of the finest kitchen ranges in the world today. The range is backed by a beautiful custom backsplash, and the complementary floor and wall tile add a large measure of custom class and refined charm to the kitchen space.

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Michael and Francine Carroll greatly enjoy sharing this kitchen space with their family and friends, and it is truly the heart of their home.

But words can only say so much – please take a moment to look at these beautiful kitchen design photos from inside the Carrolls’ home, and see for yourself why it is one of Peter Salerno’s favorite kitchen design projects in recent memory!

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Want a custom kitchen design quote from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American design firm of the last 20 years? Fill out the form below or call (201) 251-6608 for information!

Award-Winning Transitional Bathroom Turns 3 [Design Photos]

Award-Winning Transitional Bathroom Turns 3 [Design Photos]

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
When Peter Salerno Inc. teamed up with Stratta, the Tile Boutique to create a transitional bath design they called ‘Simple Tranquility’, Peter knew they were creating something special.

Three years later, the beautiful transitional bathroom is still a timeless, stunning design. It was awarded 2nd place nationally by Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine in March 2015. It was quite an honor for Peter Salerno and his team, who also took home two national kitchen design awards from the NKBA during the 2015 KBIS convention in Las Vegas.

‘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.

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

The tops are marble from 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.

This gorgeous transitional bath design was truly a team effort, and Peter Salerno certainly shares this award with all parties involved – Stratta, Stone Surfaces, Hardware Designs, Capitol Lighting, and his own team at Peter Salerno Inc.

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

But the people to truly be congratulated are the owners of this nationally award-winning bathroom – it was their project, their space, and their dreams that made this room a reality!

Photos of Peter Salerno Inc. Award-Winning Kitchen Design

Photos of Peter Salerno Inc. Award-Winning Kitchen Design

Being a subsidiary of America’s most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century has its benefits. We love getting exclusive insight into the work and designs of Peter Salerno Inc. – and this look back at a nationally recognized 2015 kitchen design is a wonderful way to spend our day.

The award, 2nd place for Best Large Kitchen, is the 10th national design award for Peter Salerno Inc. since 2012, and the 28th since 2002, making Peter Salerno Inc. the most award-winning kitchen and bath designer in North America over the last 15 years.

Now, let’s take an inside look at this beautiful, award-winning kitchen!

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

The kitchen is proudly owned by Julie and Tom Connors, and features a gorgeous combination of opulence and comfort. Several “signature” Peter Salerno Inc. design elements are present, including custom, hand-crafted cabinetry, a custom tin range hood, an abundant use of natural light, and a dazzling ceiling design, including hand-crafted designs, mirror inlays, and a stunning centerpiece chandelier.

Peter Salerno loved this design so much, he couldn’t resist taking a photo in it with his father Rosolino and son Anthony. It’s a rare glimpse at “3 Generations of Salernos” – both the man who inspired Peter Salerno as a child, and the man who one day may continue his father’s legacy.

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)

NKBA’s northern New Jersey website features this gorgeous Peter Salerno Inc. design, as well as 3 other award-winning Peter Salerno designs.

RangeCraft Provides Custom Range Hood Design and Innovation

RangeCraft Provides Custom Range Hood Design and Innovation

We love great kitchen design. Which is why we love RangeCraft Hoods.

The range hood for your kitchen’s cooking area is one of the most overlooked elements in most kitchen designs. Instead of seeing it as just a ‘necessary piece of hardware’, why not treat it as an appliance you can customize to your own unique kitchen design and taste?

The gorgeous RangeCraft custom range hood exhibit at KBIS 2018.
The gorgeous RangeCraft custom range hood exhibit at KBIS 2018.

That’s the mantra of RangeCraft Custom Range Hoods. Based out of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, RangeCraft has developed a reputation over the last 3 decades of quality, customized range hood design. Their commitment to excellence and versatility in design makes RangeCraft the one name our world-class kitchen design contacts keep bringing up in conversation.

From RangeCraft’s official website:

RangeCraft Manufacturing is well known by discerning buyers for its popular product line of Made-to-Order range hoods. Skilled artisans, trained by Master Coppersmiths, create every custom designed range hood, one at a time. Superior craftsmanship and attention to detail with respect to welding, rivets, bands, tight joints and rounded corners, have created the strong “top of the line” reputation that separates RangeCraft from the competition. RangeCraft maintains its standard of excellence with state of the art production machinery to insure the finest quality and selection of Range Hoods and Universal Inserts for kitchen ventilation.

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.
A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

We love RangeCraft’s adventurous spirit in terms of tackling any and all challenges. Recently, RangeCraft designed a custom range hood that ended up in a world-class kitchen in Moscow, in a design created by award-winning Peter Salerno Inc., also of New Jersey.

RangeCraft’s partnerships don’t simply extend to world-class kitchen designers. In 2016, they cemented an exclusive agreement with Swarovski Crystal to build even further luxury and greater options to their custom range hood designs.

The stunning Submarine range hood from RangeCraft, at KBIS 2018.
The stunning Submarine range hood from RangeCraft, at KBIS 2018.

RangeCraft was recently a featured exhibitor at KBIS 2018 in Florida, showing off some awe-inspiring custom range hood designs. We absolutely fell in love with the “Submarine Hood” – and the picture below should say all you need to know about why!

A closer look at a custom RangeCraft range hood design.
A closer look at a custom RangeCraft range hood design.

The function of a range hood is essential to keeping a clean, safe kitchen for you and your loved ones. RangeCraft marries that function with exquisite form to turn a simple appliance into a work of art. It’s no wonder that so many award-winning kitchen designers around the United States (and the world) turn to Ramona Panus and her team for range hood solutions.