Creative Home Design: Graffiti In Your House? Yes!

Be Bold: Use Graffiti In Your Home Design!

No, we haven’t gone off the deep end. Sometimes, the best designs come from “outside the box”.

After all, if the most award-winning kitchen and bath designer in North America utilizes graffiti in their showroom’s main bathroom design, then it’s something we all can consider!

Visitors to the flagship showroom of Peter Salerno Inc. at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, are stunned by many things – the world-class showroom display being chief among them (winner of the 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom Award). But when clients and guests to the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom step into the main showroom bathroom, they’re often shocked and inspired by what they see.

Peter Salerno hired a professional graffiti artist to create a bold, vibrant cityscape in the bathroom design. From a replica manhole cover in the center of the floor to colorful depictions of a metropolitan skyline and an elevated subway line, the artwork is audacious and vivid. The inside of the bathroom door is even “tagged” with notable initials, names and dates important to Peter Salerno, his family, and the Peter Salerno Inc. legacy.

Watch “Graffiti: The Need to Be Creative” from Peter Salerno Inc. here:

Summer 2016 design trends (as we’ve discussed in past articles) are all about blending bright, inviting colors with personal style. The blend of bold and splashy colors with personalized touches in this graffiti design are directly in line with cutting-edge home design style.

Graffiti and other urban mural motifs are a fantastic choice for city dwellers, as well as those born and raised in urban areas who want to pay homage to their personal history. If graffiti isn’t your “thing”, per say, then look beyond the artwork and take a lesson from the artist’s approach.

It’s important to respect your personal legacy and style while incorporating new elements into your home design, especially in frequently traveled areas like the kitchen and bath. Rich colors can still be comfortable and inviting when coupled with design elements that mean something to you.

Expert, award-winning custom kitchen and bath designers like Peter Salerno Inc. value the personal story of every client, weaving it into their personalized home designs. You owe it to yourself to consider that aspect of your personal style when undertaking any new design project. After all, unique personalization is the difference between a house and a home.

Peter Salerno Inc.: Read The 5-Star Design Testimonials Here!

Peter Salerno Inc. Reviews: Read The 5-Star Testimonials Here!

A Compilation of Peter Salerno Inc. Design Reviews

Here at the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog, we understand that it’s important to stay as objective as possible about our subject. It’s easy to focus on the fact that Peter Salerno Inc. is a 30-time national design award winner – the most awarded designer in North America this century. There are also wonderful insights into Peter Salerno’s design showroom, industry partners and exclusive video content.

Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

But the true measure of a business (especially a custom kitchen and bath design company) is what its clients think. We have pulled some of the most recent Peter Salerno Inc. customer reviews from Houzz, the social media hub for all things design, to provide an unbiased, unfiltered opinion of Peter Salerno Inc. straight from the mouths of its clients.

These testimonials and reviews appear in their entirety, and Peter Salerno Inc. thanks its valued clients for their feedback, comments and design reviews.

Peter Salerno Inc. Design Client Reviews

      • “Peter Salerno and Company are the ultimate professionals. Between Peter’s creativity and the expertise craftsmanship they produce the highest quality award winning kitchens, baths and cabinetry. Peter designed our kitchen, baths, and built-ins for our new home. It was stress free and a pleasure to watch. And it turned out exquisite! We couldn’t be happier.” – Houzz review, courtesy of user giacopellirj
      • “Great Experience for sure! Re-doing a kitchen is a very long process with many decisions. Patience was worth it. It took over a year to get everything exactly the way we wanted it and Peter and his crew remained supportive through the whole process. He listened to every detail I needed and made sure in the end we were going to be happy with the final results. It is by far the most expensive room in your home to remodel but we kept in mind that it is also where you spend the majority of your time as well. My family couldn’t be happier with our space and we wouldn’t change a thing! The cabinets are very well built and the installers where awesome! Peter gives you a unique experience. He was more than just a designer in this process! He is now a friend and that is what you will get with him!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user kckeane
      • “It was both a a pleasure and an experience working with Peter and his employees. They were polite, professional and extremely helpful with other areas of my newly built home. The craftsmanship and detail was well thought out and the intricate design, breath taking!
        Stellar work, stellar team, thank you, Peter Salerno, Inc., for a job well done!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user michelegalofaro
      • “Peter has been an inspiration and mentor to me for the past few years. His vast knowledge and experience has been proven as he is an NKBA award winning designer. Peter Salerno has demonstrated leadership and is a pioneer in this industry. Using high end materials and fixtures, Peter Salerno is works well with other professionals and is open and honest.” – Houzz professional review, courtesy of Bella Grace Signature Kitchens & Baths
      • “Peter Salerno has exquisite taste and his attention to detail and personalization is extraordinary. His thoughtfulness transcends not only who he is personally, but what they do professionally as well. Your spaces will not only be beautiful but personal. We commonly collaborate with Peter Salerno’s designs.” – Houzz colleague review, courtesy of JM Lifestyles

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website, call (201) 251-6608, or fill out the contact form below.

‘Refined Flourishes’ | Gorgeous Bathroom Design Featured by HGTV

‘Refined Flourishes’ | Gorgeous Bathroom Design Featured by HGTV

When your bathroom design makes an HGTV list called ‘30 Dreamy Kitchens and Bathrooms“, you know you’re doing something right. One of our all-time favorite bathroom designs, constructed by our parent company Peter Salerno Inc., received such an honor recently.

A quarter-sawn center island instantly makes this bathroom stand out. The rich medium brown pops against the sage green wall paint and bright white windows, custom cabinetry and trim. An excellent example of style meeting substance, the center island provides copious storage space within reaching distance of both the vanity and the slipper tub.

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A gorgeous bathroom design from Peter Salerno Inc., featured by HGTV.

Can we talk about the slipper tub, by the way? It doesn’t get much more luxurious than sliding into a freshly-drawn hot bath alongside a stretch of large white windows overlooking a tree-lined backyard. We’re dreaming about sliding those windows open in the summer and enjoying a beautiful breeze while we soak in the tub.

The amount of ambient light available in this Peter Salerno Inc. bathroom design allows the installed lighting fixtures to be elegant and understated. The central chandelier piece above the quarter-sawn island draws most of the focus in terms of lighting fixtures, but we love the simple sconce work on the vanity.

“A natural stone floor is accentuated by a mosaic tile border, while sophisticated moldings highlight all the architectural elements of the space,” says HGTV.com contributing writer Chelsey Bowen. Take a closer look at the mosaic tile border; the small, intricate piecework sits in contrast with the large natural stones.

We’re interested – what do you think about the large center island in this bathroom design? Do you like it? What about the slipper tub? And which of the other 29 kitchens and bathrooms featured in Chelsey Bowen’s HGTV.com article stand out to you? Let’s have a conversation!

Cooling Off | The Cool Tones of PANTONE Autumn 2019

Cooling Off | The Cool Tones of PANTONE Autumn 2019

With all the Autumn Heat dominating this fall’s color design landscape, PANTONE had to do something to cool it down a bit.

The 5 cool tones chosen by PANTONE to balance the overall heat of the Autumn 2019 Color Trend Report are thoughtful and understated. (Even the relative vibrance of a tone called Guacamole is muted when surrounded by Orange Tiger and Chili Pepper.)

Pantone Autumn 2019 Cool Color Tones

Guacamole, Eden, Evening Blue, Galaxy Blue and Bluestone offer a bridge between the core Autumn 2019 PANTONE collection and its accompanying “Classics”. Guacamole stands a bit on its own, as Eden’s lush forest green stands a bit closer to the night sky of Evening Blue. Bluestone is a versatile and ‘quiet’ blue-gray that works beautifully in traditional and transitional kitchen and bath design. Galaxy Blue is “that” mainstay blue tone – royal, elegant and alluring.

The overall steadiness of PANTONE’s Autumn 2019 cool colors is a departure from the rest of the Autumn 2019 collection, and certainly from the Bold Optimism of the Spring 2019 Color Trend Report. Spring’s ‘cool colors’ were vibrant and commanded attention; tones like Pepper Stem and Princess Blue were less ‘shrinking violet’s and more center stage.

By contrast, Fall 2019’s cool tones are more sedate, more content to provide stability in the background. While the lush elegance of Eden and Evening Blue is evident, they’re not going to dazzle you from across the room.

And that sedate beauty is precisely what this season’s Color Trend Report needed. With firecrackers like Dark Cheddar and Fruit Dove going off all over this PANTONE collection, high-visibility cream tones like Crème de Pêche and Vanilla Custard demanding their own turn in the spotlight, and the sweet tones of Sugar Almond and Peach Pink pulling some focus, the cool colors in the PANTONE Autumn 2019 collection had to provide a quiet, complementary backbone.

Let’s take a look at the 5 cool colors selected for the PANTONE Autumn/Winter 2019-2020 Color Trend Report.

PANTONE Autumn 2019 Color Trend Report: The Cool Color Tones

Guacamole (PANTONE 17-0530)

Guacamole (PANTONE 17-0530)

Eden (PANTONE 19-6050)

Eden (PANTONE 19-6050)

Evening Blue (PANTONE 19-3815)

Evening Blue (PANTONE 19-3815)

Galaxy Blue (PANTONE 19-4055)

Galaxy Blue (PANTONE 19-4055)

Bluestone (PANTONE 19-4055)

Bluestone (PANTONE 19-4055)

Which of these 5 colors (Guacamole, Eden, Evening Blue, Galaxy Blue or Bluestone) do you think is the most versatile and useful? Which would you like to use in your dream kitchen or bath design? Leave us a comment!

Dark Wood + White | A Modern, Opulent Transitional Bathroom

Dark Wood + White | A Modern, Opulent Transitional Bathroom

If transitional bathroom design is your taste, then Peter Salerno Inc. invites to take a look at this breathtaking bath project, called ‘Simple Tranquility’.

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

This transitional bath design is a gorgeous dark wood & white transitional bath in northern New Jersey. With a lot of hard work, inspiration, and teamwork (Stratta, the Tile Boutique and Stone Surfaces, to name a few), the results became truly magnificent.

‘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.

Fill out the form below for more information on Peter Salerno Inc. designs, or call (201) 251-6608!

The tops are marble from our friends at 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.

 

Photos courtesy of Peter Rymwid and Peter Salerno Inc.
Contact Peter Salerno Inc. for more information about their award-winning bath designs!

Connect With Award-Winning Kitchen + Bath Design on Instagram

Get Stylish With Award-Winning Kitchen + Bath Design on Instagram

Are you following the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? If not, you’re missing out on the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century!

Follow Peter Salerno Inc. designs on Instagram.
Follow Peter Salerno Inc. designs on Instagram.

Under the care and guidance of Peter Salerno, CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Design, NKBA), Peter Salerno Inc. has blossomed from a small design firm with audacious goals into one of the most notable firms in the kitchen and bath design industry. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. has won more national design awards than any firm in North America, from such reputable sources as the NKBA, KBIS, Signature Kitchens & Baths, HGTV and more.

The kitchen designs, bathroom designs, wine cellars, man caves and bars that have won these prestigious awards are all located in one place – the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram.

The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show - see more on Peter Salerno's Instagram!
The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show – see more on Peter Salerno’s Instagram!

The thing we love most about following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram is the company’s willingness to provide an ‘inside look’ at day-to-day operations, family gatherings, momentous occasions, and VIP design industry events that most of us never get to see. Where else can you find photos from inside a world-class design showroom, exclusive snapshots from conferences like KBIS 2018 and the Architectural Digest Design Show, and around a world-class designer’s Thanksgiving dinner table?

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

From the incredible (kitchen designs that have won national awards) to the innovative (forward-thinking transitional designs), the highbrow (black tie design conference events) to the humorous (Peter Salerno building snowmen outside the showroom on wintry days), the broad spectrum of eye-catching photography on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account makes it a must-follow for design lovers everywhere.

So what are you waiting for? Join the tastemakers, innovators, industry leaders and social influencers that already follow Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account – and get inspired to Design Your Lifestyle!

5 Ways to Make Neutral Tone Kitchen + Bath Designs POP

5 Ways to Make Neutral Tone Kitchen + Bath Designs POP

How do you stay ‘on trend’ with neutral tone transitional design without leaving your kitchen or bath looking bland and boring?

It’s a question that gets asked at the beginning of virtually every transitional design project. There’s nothing more appealing in 2019 kitchen and bath design than fresh, neutral colors – but how do you turn white, gray and tan into a design space that dazzles?

Done properly, there are plenty of answers. As usual, we turned to the official Instagram account of Peter Salerno Inc. for some inspiration.

We selected 5 options that will provide an instant ‘pop’ for your neutral kitchen or bath design. They generally fall into two categories: 

  1. Eye-catching design materials and accessories; and
  2. Large lighting and/or reflective features.

Of course, nothing replaces the expertise and value of hiring a world-class kitchen and bath design firm. But every design starts in the same place: with a spark of inspiration. So before you undertake your next transitional kitchen or transitional bath design project (or before you call that design firm), we’d love to give you a few ‘starter ideas’ to base your initial design ideas around.

Are you in love with oversized mirrors? Do you love huge, statement pendant lights? Will you experiment with reclaimed tin or earthy stone surfaces?

Here are a few design ideas to get you started!

5 Ways to ‘Pop’ Your Neutral Tone Kitchen or Bath Design

1. Reclaimed Tin + Mirror Design Elements

2. Unique Stone Elements and Archways

3. Oversized Mirrors, Glass Elements + Ambient Light Sources

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4. Large Statement Pendant Lights and Island Lighting

5. Stark Contrast Between Wall Color + Furniture

For more design inspiration from the most award-winning North American kitchen + bath design firm of the 21st century, check out the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram.