Flashback: Peter Salerno Featured in NKBA Certifications Video

Flashback: Peter Salerno Featured in NKBA Certifications Video

The NKBA's Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.
The NKBA’s Ash Sukumar films Peter Salerno in his showroom for an upcoming KBIS presentation.

Two years ago, Peter Salerno lent his 30 years of experience as a certified master kitchen and bath designer (CMKBD) to the NKBA in the production of a new video for NKBA University.

As was first reported on the NKBA Connect blog, that video of Peter Salerno was featured as a Center Stage Video at the KBIS 2015 convention in Las Vegas.

The video was part of a presentation entitled “The Importance of NKBA Certification”, taking place on Tuesday, January 20th from 3:45-4:15 p.m. at KBIS 2015’s Center Stage. The interactive Center Stage presentation was perfect for students, young designers, and experienced designers looking to take their credentials to the next level.

Watch Peter Salerno’s KBIS 2015 video on NKBA Certifications:

Peter Salerno is a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and his successful, award-winning custom design business is in large part based on his commitment to continuing professional education. Much of that continuing education comes through the NKBA and its outstanding member programs.

Peter Salerno's NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft.
Peter Salerno’s NKBA Best Kitchen of 2012, with a custom hood from RangeCraft. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Being NKBA certified lends instant credibility to my business,” Peter said in his recent NKBA interview. And he should know – over the last 10 years, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm in North America.

More Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018 Design Conference

More Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018 Design Conference

In our last article, we gave you an insider look at some photos from the KBIS 2018 conference in Orlando, courtesy of Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno has given us even more exclusive VIP photo from the KBIS 2018 conference to share, including many that will never be seen anywhere else (even on social media)! We’re grateful for our partnership with Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century – they give us amazing access to some of the most valuable design conferences, platforms and opportunities the world has to offer.

Peter’s trip to KBIS 2018 (the Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) in Orlando was a whirlwind of innovative displays, informative panels, engaging speakers and invaluable networking opportunities. As always, it left him wishing for just “one more day” of KBIS to soak it all in.

Lucky for all of us, Peter documented some of the finest sights from this year’s KBIS conference and is sharing the photos with the world here on Design Your Lifestyle.

As you experience Peter Salerno’s photos from KBIS 2018, you’ll notice a few trends. Peter was especially inspired by a few core concepts and innovations from this year’s conference:

  • Intriguing kitchen appliances and fixtures, specifically some stunning sinks;
  • Wild, artistic tile and backsplash designs and patterns;
  • Innovations and artistic advances in wood flooring;
  • Technological innovations in refrigeration, cooling and storage.

We’re sure you’re saying, “All right already – enough with the talking! Let’s see some awesome design photos!” To that we reply, “no problem!”

We hope you enjoy Peter Salerno’s exclusive photo gallery from the KBIS 2018 conference, hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Our Favorite Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018

Our Favorite Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018

Thanks to Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc., we get to bring you exclusive insider access from the hottest, most influential kitchen and bath design industry convention of the year – KBIS 2018!

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) is a massive annual convention hosted by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) that has grown into the most must-see design industry convention in North America. KBIS 2018 emanated from Orlando, Florida, which has become its home over the last several years.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Besides the largest kitchen and bath design exhibitor showcase in North America, KBIS 2018 was a spectacle to behold. From an opening keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw to the IBS closing concert from Chicago, KBIS was packed with innovation, information, networking opportunities and entertainment galore.

As owner of the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, Peter Salerno is closely tied to the wonderful team at the NKBA, and makes it a point to visit the annual KBIS convention. In other years, Peter has appeared on panels, in videos and on stage to accept awards. This year, Peter took a step back and immersed himself in all the sights, sounds and news that KBIS 2018 had to offer.

And trust us – there was plenty to take in!

Peter Salerno Inc. provided us with these exclusive photos (and background information) from KBIS 2018, as a taste of who they saw, what they learned, and how the kitchen and bath design industry may be shaped in 2018.

For more information and access to these photos from KBIS 2018, please visit and follow Peter Salerno Inc. on Facebook!

Exclusive photos from KBIS 2018
Peter Salerno with the Miele family at KBIS 2018.
Lapitec introduced a counter space that provides induction heat.
…And Lapitec’s counter that helps you keep items chilled!
The Elkay USA sink display at KBIS 2018. Peter Salerno loved it!
The Argentin BBQ display at KBIS 2018.
Delta Faucet has partnered with Alexa to bring impressive tech into the kitchen in 2018.

KBIS 2018: Highlights of This Year’s Show Schedule

KBIS 2018: Highlights of This Year’s Show Schedule

KBIS 2018 kicks off this week! The festivities begin the evening of January 8, 2018, and the convention continues through January 11th. As always, KBIS is the one North American kitchen and bath design industry conference you must attend each year for the latest in innovation, design trends, networking and expert insight.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

Presented by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), KBIS 2018 is a sprawling space of exhibitions, showcases, contests, awards, speakers and panels. It’s impossible to be a part of everything KBIS 2018 has to offer – so smart attendees will go in with a plan.

Veteran NKBA members and KBIS attendees like Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century). Peter has been featured on multiple KBIS convention panels and seminars, and tells Design Your Lifestyle that it’s always good to plan your KBIS schedule in advance.

With that in mind, we’re taking a look at the KBIS 2018 Show Schedule and narrowing our focus down to a schedule that makes sense. (You can certainly fill your day with panels, seminars, etc. – but you won’t leave yourself any time to check out the exhibitors and the convention itself, which are valuable opportunities to gain inspiration and network.)

Here is a list of events, seminars and panels we’d love to check out at KBIS 2018.

Tuesday, January 9th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Opening Ceremonies Featuring Keynote Speaker Terry Bradshaw OCCC West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

Who would want to miss the chance to hear a charismatic, four-time Super Bowl Champion speak? Terry Bradshaw is a motivational wizard and a magnetic personality, whether it be on the football field, on Fox NFL Sunday, or in films.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Fireside Chat #1: Build it! The Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Kitchen The Backyard

We’re highly intrigued by the concept of outdoor kitchens, and this Fireside Chat looks like a great opportunity to learn more about a trend many are latching on to in 2018.

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Innovative Showroom Award Ceremony KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

After spending much of the afternoon on the exhibition floor at KBIS 2018, we would not miss the chance to attend the KBIS 2018 Innovative Showroom Awards. Former winners like Peter Salerno Inc. have proven to be trendsetters and innovative gurus over the last several years, so attending this ceremony is a window into the true leaders of the kitchen and bath design industry.

Wednesday, January 10th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Let’s Talk Global: Changing the way we source, sell and design – one country at a time. KBISNext Stage: South Hall

One of the core trends of KBIS 2018 is holistic globalization of the kitchen and bath industry (K&B). Let’s Talk Global is a great center

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM NKBA Thirty Under 30 “Product of the Future” Presentations KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

The NKBA Thirty Under 30 is a highly enjoyable and informative way to check out the future of the kitchen and bath industry, both in terms of talent and concepts. This year’s Thirty Under 30 corps presents “Products of the Future”.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Coyote Live Grilling with Demonta and Kenesha Coleman The Backyard, Booth #B4
8:30 PM – 1:30 AM The Bash Mango’s Tropical Café

The Bash is a $35 ticket that is priceless in terms of networking opportunities – and just plain fun. Hosted at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, The Bash is a social highlight of KBIS and a blast for all attendees 21 and over.

Thursday, January 11th – KBIS 2018 Highlights

Time Title Location
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM SHARK! Breakfast OCCC: S230A-G

It’s well worth pulling yourself out of bed after a night at The Bash to attend the SHARK! Breakfast. Guest speaker John Morgan will deliver an address regarding “Smart Tech For Smart K&B Pros”.

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Embracing the Reality of Amazon KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall

Perhaps it’s not everyone’s priority, but this is a no-brainer event to attend for us based on the title alone.

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM IBS Closing Concert with Chicago OCCC Level IV, Valencia Ballroom

 

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

KBIS 2018 Is Coming: ‘Pop Goes The Future’

The most influential kitchen and bath design industry conference and showcase returns to Orlando in less than a week! KBIS 2018 takes places January 9-11, 2018, from gorgeous Orlando, Florida.

KBIS (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) is widely regarded as the go-to annual design industry conference in North America. Hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS 2018 promises to be the biggest, brightest design showcase to date, with a list of vendors, exhibitors, attendees and workshop leaders that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the kitchen design and bath design field.

The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.
The KBIS 2018 Conference takes place January 9-11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

One of the feature seminars of KBIS 2018 is “Pop Goes the Future”: a look at top trends set to dominate the kitchen and bath design industry in 2018, hosted by Cindy Allen (Editor in Chief of Interior Design magazine).

The Opening Party of KBIS 2018 is a can’t-miss celebration of industry leaders, innovators and design gurus. The party will honor the winners of the KBIS Industry Awards, Student Design Competition, and the 2018 NKBA Professional Design Competition.

Click here for a full list of KBIS 2018 Exhibitors!

The Opening Ceremonies take place at 8:00 a.m. on January 9th, and feature a keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw, former quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers and award-winning broadcaster from Fox NFL Sunday.

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

The star-studded panel of the KBIS State of the Industry discussion on January 10th provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience. The panel includes David Kohler, President/CEO of Kohler Co.; Rick Hasselbeck, CCO of GE Appliances; and Scott Culbreth, Senior Vice President and CFO of American Woodmark Corp. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Francis of Fox Business & Fox News.

All this and more, of course, augments the exhibitors, showcases, features and design elements that make KBIS 2018 a feast for the eyes (and the creative spirit). Make sure you get to key features like the ASID Pavilion, the KBISNeXT Stage, and the always inspiring Innovative Showroom Awards.

There’s still time to register to be a part of KBIS 2018, so make sure you find yourself at the most influential design networking opportunity of the year on January 9th, 2018, in Orlando!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

Happy New Year From Design Your Lifestyle!

2017 has come and gone, and what a fabulous year it was for custom home design! From dazzling kitchen designs and bath designs, to color trends from Pantone, to design trends that featured neutrals, metallics and more, 2017 was certainly an eye-catching year for design lovers everywhere.

On behalf of everyone at Design Your Lifestyle – and our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. – we wish you a safe, blessed and Happy New Year! We certainly predict that 2018 will be every bit as fulfilling and stylish of a design year as 2017 was.

Let’s take a brief look back at this intriguing year in design, and highlight some of 2017’s most popular and interesting trends, designs and style choices.

2017: A Year in Home Design

Pantone Names “Greenery” its 2017 Color of the Year

Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).
Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Greenery (15-0343).

Neutral Tones Come to the Forefront of Home Design

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy.

Metallics and Matte Appliances Provide Sleek Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design featured by NorthJersey.com. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Designer Showhouses: The New Trend in Home Design Displays

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.
The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey in Saddle River, NJ.

2017 KBIS: The Finest Industry Showcase of the Year

The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017's Tiny House Design Challenge.
The Judging Panel from KBIS 2017’s Tiny House Design Challenge.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
Anthony, Gabrielle and Peter Salerno with Teddwood under a Peter Salerno Inc. design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.
The new NKBA Certification Book cover, with Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design photo.

More 2017 Designer Showhouse of NJ Photos: Final Week!

More 2017 Designer Showhouse of NJ Photos: Final Week!

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey closes its doors for 2017 on November 12th – it’s your last week to see world-class design and support a noteworthy cause.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of NJ is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center. The Showhouse is located at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

Renowned local designers are responsible for all the room designs in the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. Peter Salerno Inc. brings their award-winning custom design experience to the Showhouse kitchen, desk area, butler’s pantry and all bathrooms in the exhibit. Diane Durocher of Diane Durocher Interiors is responsible for room design as well.

As stated in our previous post (check it out for even more gorgeous home design photos!), some of the nation’s foremost names in home, kitchen and bath design came together to make this charitable endeavor a reality.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

Scott Broadfoot (of Broadfoot & Broadfoot) put together a stunning assortment of art pieces in the showhouse kitchen. Peter Salerno Inc. (our parent company) did a majority of the room designs, including the kitchen – which features a sculpture garden you have to see!

Other outstanding contributors to this year’s Showhouse include Diane Boyer and Sean Holzli.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.
The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey.

This article features even more beautiful design photography from the 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey – enjoy! Then, if you’re in the Tri-State area, make plans to see this annual design showcase before it ends November 12, 2017!

For more information on this world-class design event, please call 551.996.3252 or visit the official 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey website.