VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

Do you love classic cars? If you do, we bet a candy-apple red 1959 Corvette might be one of your very favorites. We also bet you’d love to have your very own customized bar to show off to your awe-struck friends, relatives and guests.

What if we told you that Peter Salerno and his inspired design team have combined the two?

That’s right, the design team at Peter Salerno Inc. has transformed the front end and engine block of a 1959 Corvette into perhaps the most amazing bar you’ve ever seen. Complete with mechanized lifting hood and bar structure, operational headlights and interior plumbing, this is the perfect bar for any car enthusiast, “man cave creation”, or anyone who simply wants to boast about having the greatest in-home bar you can possibly imagine.

The 1959 Corvette bar is fully mechanized and has become one of the enduring staples of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Alongside its gorgeous La Cornue and Swarovski crystal kitchen and its Miele transitional kitchen display, the eye candy never ends in one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design showrooms in North America. Don’t take our word for it – Peter Salerno’s showroom was a 2016 awardee of Most Innovative Showroom at the KBIS convention!

Want to see the 1959 Corvette Bar in person? Schedule an appointment to come into the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom by giving them a call today – 201.251.6608 – or by emailing them at info@petersalernoinc.com. The Corvette Bar is waiting for you…

Five Essential Items for Your Man Cave Design [PHOTOS]

Five Essential Items for Your Man Cave Design [PHOTOS]

There’s nothing quite like throwing a party in your custom-designed, world-class man cave.

Wait – what’s that? You don’t have the world’s best man cave? No problem. You don’t need a walk-in humidor, a hand-crafted wine cellar or custom-built leather recliners to have a great “man cave” to make your friends drool.

What you do need are a few helpful tips from Peter Salerno, the creator of “Man Cave Classics”one of the world’s foremost interior designers and recipient of an unprecedented 23 NKBA design awards over the last decade.

With these five helpful tips, you can transform your den or media room into a man cave so amazing, your friends will drool with envy. (Then, your only problem will be getting them to leave after the party’s over!)

5 Tips to Create an Awesome Man Cave

1. Make your bar unique, eye-popping and memorable.

This tip is a Peter Salerno specialty. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this 1959 Corvette that Peter transformed into the most amazing bar in the world:

All it takes is a little creativity and a personal touch. Take something you’re passionate about and use it as the basis for your very own custom-built bar. (And if you need some assistance, Peter Salerno and his team will be glad to help you design the bar of your dreams!)

2. Make sure you have plenty of comfortable seating.

Your man cave should be a place to hang out, crash and relax. Make sure there’s plenty of space and seating for you and your buddies to lounge around without feeling cramped or uncomfortable.

You don’t have to spend a fortune on recliners and sectional sofas – just make sure that there’s at least one more seat than the amount of guests you expect (just in case someone brings a friend). Oh, and as far as your own seat? Make sure you designate a chair of your own – every master of a man cave should have his favorite place to sit!

3. Make the decor personal to you.

When you think of a prototypical man cave, a few things instantly come to mind: animal heads mounted on the wall, tacky bearskin rugs, and so on. Don’t go the conventional, “over done” route – make your man cave your very own!

A great idea is to personalize the decor in your man cave with items, art and designs that showcase who you are and what your life is all about. For example, Peter Salerno designed one of his man caves with a professional graffiti artist, who “tagged” the walls with an awesome city skyline as well as the initials and names of his family, friends and loved ones.

Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Tag your man cave with personalized graffiti! (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

4. Offer more entertainment options than just TV.

At some point, guests to your man cave will want to do something other than sit around and watch TV. At this point, you need other forms of entertainment to keep them occupied. Peter Salerno and his team suggest a form of physical activity: pool table, air hockey, old-school pinball machine, etc.

Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)
Add another attraction to your man cave to keep guests entertained (like a pool table). (Credit Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)

Keeping your guests spread out around your man cave also ensures that everyone mingles, no one feels cramped, and there’s plenty of room for everyone to feel comfortable, relaxed and never bored.

5. Add the element of surprise.

What if a bookcase in your man cave hides a hidden door to your garage, a cigar room/humidor or the rest of your house? How about having your TV hidden behind a large mirror? Or perhaps you could have secret shelving units for your liquor, games, or other man cave “treasures”?

These are just a few ideas to take your man cave to the next level. The element of surprise will not only entertain your guests, but take the “Wow” factor of your man cave through the roof. Imagine giving your friends the man cave experience of their lives, and then springing one last secret on them – how great is that?

Surprise your guests - what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Surprise your guests – what if that tool chest became a wine fridge? (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

These are just a few ideas to make your man cave the envy of your friends (and neighborhood rivals?). If you want even more great ideas regarding custom man cave, wine cellar, cigar room or game room construction and design, then you’re definitely going to want to contact Peter Salerno and create your very own Man Cave Classic!

A Sneak Peek Into Peter Salerno Inc.’s Beautiful Design Showroom [VIDEO]

Exclusive Video of Peter Salerno Inc. Design Showroom

Peter Salerno Inc. recently celebrated its 2nd anniversary in its beautiful new showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey. With 2 years and counting in this state-of-the-art, award-winning design showroom, it’s a great time to look back at how it all came together.

Check out this exclusive video package displaying the concepts, creation, and final product of each facet of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom:

From our custom ’59 Corvette bar to our three luxurious La Cornue ovens and cooking ranges, the custom graffiti art in the bathroom to the Swarovski crystal encrusted tin ceiling and range hood (and much more!), there’s something for everyone to love in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom. Traditional kitchens to transitional kitchens, powder room and bath designs, bar designs and state-of-the-art appliances are all on display.

Want your own exclusive personal tour of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom? Fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch shortly to schedule an appointment!

From Peter Salerno’s Kitchen: Best Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

Our Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drink Recipes

As Man Cave Month at Peter Salerno Inc. comes to a close, Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner! This May 5th, Cinco De Mayo will be observed as a celebration of freedom, democracy, and Mexican heritage and pride.

Now that Peter Salerno Inc. has shown you how we turned a ’59 Corvette into the most amazing bar in the world, and how to set up your man cave to be the envy of your friends, it’s time to put them to good use. Cinco De Mayo is the perfect time get behind your custom bar (built by Peter Salerno, of course!) and wow your guests with an assortment of amazing Cinco De Mayo drink recipes.

Want your very own custom bar or man cave? Fill out the contact form below to get in touch with Peter Salerno Inc. today!

Here are Peter Salerno's favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)
Here are Peter Salerno’s favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes. (Credit Wiki)

So let’s check out some of our favorite Cinco De Mayo drink recipes, courtesy of our friends at Delish.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Favorite Cinco De Mayo Drinks

All drink recipes courtesy of Delish.

Perfect Cuervo Margarita

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Especial
  • 3 ounce(s) Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 1 wedge(s) lime
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt

Directions

  1. Rub rim of a chilled margarita glass with half a lime.
  2. Dip into salt to coat.
  3. In a shaker with ice, add José Cuervo Especial and José Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix.
  4. Shake vigorously.
  5. Strain into the margarita glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Sauza Tequila Strawberry Sparklers

Ingredients

  • 6 (parts) Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 2 (parts) DeKuyper® Strawberry Liquor
  • 1 bottle(s) rosé Champagne, chilled
  • 4 (parts) limeade
  • 1 pint(s) strawberries
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1 wedged lime

Directions

  1. Wash, stem, quarter, and freeze strawberries for at least 1 hour (can be done the day ahead).
  2. Run a wedge of lime around the rim of your champagne flute and dip in a plate of sugar to coat rim (if desired). Repeat until all glasses are prepared. Place 3 frozen strawberries in the bottom of each prepared flute. Open Champagne and pour glasses approximately 2/3 of the way full.
  3. In a shaker filled with ice, combine tequila, limeade, and strawberry liquor. Shake. Add a squeeze of fresh lime if desired. Top each glass with the cocktail and serve immediately.

Cucumber-Jalapeno Margarita

Ingredients

  • Coarse sea or kosher salt
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1/2 cup(s) peeled, finely diced cucumber, plus a cucumber slice for garnish
  • 4 slice(s) (or up to 6 slices; thin) jalapeño, with seeds
  • 1/4 cup(s) cilantro sprigs
  • 3/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce(s) (1 1/2 teaspoons) light agave nectar
  • 2 ounce(s) (1/4 cup) 100-percent blue agave silver tequila
  • 1/2 ounce(s) (1 tablespoon) Cointreau or triple sec

Directions

  1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the rim of an 8-ounce rocks glass or tumbler with lime wedge and invert glass into salt to coat rim.
  2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and agave nectar in a 2-cup cocktail shaker. Using a muddler or pestle, gently muddle mixture.
  3. Fill the shaker halfway with ice, then add tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake well until shaker is frosty and cold.
  4. Fill prepared glass with ice. Strain margarita into it and garnish with the cucumber slice.

Man Cave Month: ’59 Corvette Becomes Amazing Bar! [VIDEO]

’59 Corvette Becomes Amazing Bar: Watch Video!

Do you love classic cars? Do you dream about having an incredible, world-class bar in your own home? Why not fulfill BOTH your love of great cars and great bars at the same time?

The Peter Salerno Inc. showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, NJ, is home to some extraordinary, award-winning kitchen and bath designs. One of the most loved pieces in Peter’s showroom is the 1957 Corvette that has been transformed into a fully mechanized wet bar, complete with working headlights, custom sink and faucet, glassware, and an industrial toolbox that doubles as a working refrigerator.

 Check out the video of the most amazing bar in the world:

The Peter Salerno 1959 Corvette bar is the perfect way to showcase our Man Cave Classics line, and how Peter Salerno Inc. can transform your den or living area into a truly magnificent, one-of-a-kind man cave that will be the envy of your friends and loved ones.

Want to know more about how Peter Salerno Inc. can build the custom bar of your dreams? Do you want to take your man cave to the next level? Fill out the contact form below for more information on this amazing ’59 Corvette bar and the rest of Peter Salerno’s Man Cave Classics collection!

April 2014: Man Cave Month at Peter Salerno Inc.

Man Cave Designs From Peter Salerno Inc.

When a company has a line called “Man Cave Classics”, you know they’re devoted to making a guy’s personal space as incredible and unique as possible. Peter Salerno Inc. is dedicating the month of April to their custom “man cave” designs. Whether it’s custom-built humidors, one-of-a-kind bars, rec room designs, or anything else you can dream up, Peter Salerno and his team can create the man cave of your dreams.

No matter what your passion, Peter Salerno can design a custom man cave centered around what you love.

Car lover?  Imagine functional and 100% unique bars and furniture made from old cars. Made from salvaged and restored Exotic Cars, Muscle Cars, and Classic Cars. The possibilities are endless; it is a must-have for the ultimate Man Cave or Car Collector (We can even complete this amazing Man Cave accessory with a matching Husky Tool Chest retrofitted with two Sub Zero refrigerator drawers for your champagne or beer!)

Peter Salerno's custom Corvette bar. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Peter Salerno’s custom Corvette bar. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Aside from cars and tool chests- our line also covers all other aspects of your Man Cave. No cave is complete without your Cave Paintings! Give us a list and pictures of your interests and we will work with you to bring it to life on your walls, ceilings, and floors using concrete and graffiti!​

For the wine lover, the main highlight of a Man Cave should be an incredible wine cellar. Proper wine storage is a priority, you must have the right balance of humidity and temperature. As wine enthusiasts ourselves we understand this; which is why we specialize in wine cellars.

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

For the Cigar Lover, ​we can work a humidor into your wine cellar as a centerpiece or discretely disguised as a case of fine wine. If your cigar collection is as large as your wine collection a sister cellar devoted to your cigars may be in order- complete with smoke eaters, a beautiful table, a small bar to house and showcase your scotch and brandy, and top it off with a customized ice maker to fit your whiskey needs.

For a more classic Man Cave; traditional design and elegance are a must. Fireplaces, bars, TVs, mirrors, bookcases, gun cabinets, sword display, and billiard tables are essentials. Want a big screen for your bar but you don’t want to compromise that beautiful mirror? Why not have a hidden TV behind the mirror to catch up on the news with a night cap and keep that classic mirror when entertaining guests! 

Let Peter Salerno design your custom man cave. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Let Peter Salerno design your custom man cave. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

Elliot the Elf Visits Peter Salerno Inc.’s Showroom [PHOTOS]

Elliot the Elf "hanging out" above our La Cornue CornuFe 1908. Can you find him?
Elliot the Elf “hanging out” above our La Cornue CornuFe 1908. Can you find him?

Every December, Peter Salerno Inc. is visited by our very special friend Elliot the Elf, who helps spread holiday cheer around the office.

He’s always been welcome here, but it seems as though ever since we opened our state-of-the-art interior design showroom at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, NJ, Elliot’s been hanging around a lot more often!

Maybe Elliot’s a fan of our four beautiful La Cornue products – the Chateau 120, CornuFe 1908, CornuFe 110 and Flamberge Rotisserie. Perhaps our little elf friend is enamored with our award-winning kitchen designs and bathroom masterpieces. Or maybe Elliot just likes playing a little hide-and-seek around the showroom.

Whatever the case may be, if you make an appointment to visit Peter Salerno’s world-class kitchen and bath showroom this holiday season, chances are you’ll find Elliot the Elf hiding out somewhere. Whether he’s cozying up in our custom dog nook, taking an elf nap in one of our hand-crafted spice racks, or hiding under the hood of our amazing 1959 Corvette bar (you HAVE to see this video of the best man cave bar in the world!), make sure you say hello to Elliot if you see him!

Take a peek at some of the outstanding facets of our renowned kitchen and bath showroom, and see if you can spot Elliot the elf for yourself!

Elliot the Elf cozying up in our showroom's custom dog nook.
Elliot the Elf cozying up in our showroom’s custom dog nook.
Elliot the Elf can't resist our 1959 Corvette - transformed into an amazing bar!
Elliot can’t resist our 1959 Corvette – transformed into an amazing bar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to make an appointment and visit the world-class Peter Salerno Inc. showroom today – and say hello to Elliot the Elf and our friendly staff!

Elliot the Elf is hiding out around our showroom's beautiful Habersham display. Do you see him?
Elliot the Elf is hiding out around our showroom’s beautiful Habersham display. Do you see him?