Who is “The Face of The Ultimate Kitchen” in 2019? Exclusive Design Article

Who is “The Face of The Ultimate Kitchen” in 2019? Exclusive Design Article

It’s quite the honor to be named “The Face of the Ultimate Kitchen”. Bergen Magazine set out to bestow that honor on one designer in their 2019 Faces of Bergen edition, and we couldn’t be more confident with their selection.

“We’re about working with clients, big or small, classic or modern, creating the rare and distinctive personalized space for any budget,” explains Peter Salerno, the 2019 “Face of the Ultimate Kitchen” in Bergen Magazine.

Peter Salerno is the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Since 2000, Peter and his design team have won 35 national and international design awards from such prestigious organizations as the NKBA, KBIS, HGTV, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths.

Peter Salerno Inc. represents a three generation lineage of passionate, masterful custom designers. Peter Salerno founded his eponymous business in 1997 on the shoulders of his father Rosolino’s work as a master cabinetmaker in Sicily. Alongside his wife, Tracy, and his children, Anthony and Gabrielle, Peter has revolutionized the “family business” into a world-class design firm that has installed custom kitchen and bath designs in multiple countries on multiple continents.

Peter Salerno Inc. has expanded to a gorgeous, award-winning showroom on Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, and become a cornerstone business in Bergen County’s marketplace. While Peter’s designs have taken him around the world, he still takes great pride and pleasure in being a New Jersey-based kitchen and bath designer, with dozens of award-winning designs in homes spanning New Jersey, New York and the American Northeast.

“With an eye for the unusual, Peter searches the globe for unique materials, reclaimed objects and old timbers from barns and historic buildings,” the article in Bergen Magazine reads. Peter Salerno Inc. has become synonymous with beautiful and eclectic design materials. From reclaimed tin from a Route 66 gas station to old timbers from an historic New York City orphanage, the next great inspiration for an award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. design can truly come from nearly anywhere.

It’s a wonderful honor to be recognized as the “Face of the Ultimate Kitchen” by a forward-thinking publication like Bergen Magazine, and it’s a moniker that Peter Salerno sees as both a great compliment and a great challenge.

Pick up your copy of Bergen Magazine’s “Faces of Bergen 2019” edition!

Peter Salerno Inc.: “The Face of The Ultimate Kitchen”

Peter Salerno Inc.: “The Face of The Ultimate Kitchen”

Bergen Magazine recently named Peter Salerno Inc. the “face of the ultimate kitchen”.

The article, part of the “Faces of Bergen 2017” series, focuses on the foremost names, faces and places in one of the most notable areas of America. Bergen County is located in northeast New Jersey, a short trip over the George Washington Bridge from New York City and Manhattan.

Peter Salerno and his family featured in Bergen Magazine: "The Ultimate Kitchen".
Peter Salerno and his family featured in Bergen Magazine: “The Ultimate Kitchen”.

An excerpt from the article, “The Face of The Ultimate Kitchen”:

Following in the footsteps of his father, Peter [Salerno] developed a profound interest in the craft, becoming an elite Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). Together with his wife, Tracy, and their children, Anthony and Gabrielle, this third generation family venture is recognized as one of the top design firms in the country and is the recipient of 35 national accolades.

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of a home. Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. are the leaders in kitchen design because all of its designers are required to learn to cook or bake on a serious level. Peter and his son Anthony both take numerous classes at the Culinary Institute of America each year.

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

It’s not just focusing on the big picture, the little details matter just as much. To fill in these gaps that most other companies have, the company carries a premium selection of hardware and faucets with which to accessorize your kitchen. Peter’s daughter, Gabrielle, can help you pick out all your hardware needs.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s flagship showroom and offices are located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey – in the heart of Bergen County, new Jersey. Its new satellite showroom is located at 5 West Main Street, Mendham, New Jersey.

Peter Salerno Inc. Design Featured on Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 Cover

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Kitchen Design Lands Prestigious Cover

Utilizing gorgeous transitional kitchen design and Fall 2016’s Pantone color palette, Peter Salerno Inc. recently created another stunning kitchen. Now, that kitchen design is featured on the cover (and in a beautiful article) of the Fall 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine.

The Ramsey, New Jersey kitchen was designed by Peter Salerno Inc., along with interior designer Debbie Crispano at Interior Distinction in Ridgewood, NJ. Pairing transitional kitchen design elegance with personalized luxury, the result is a breathtaking kitchen that will be both stylish AND functional for years to come.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

Mirroring the Fall 2016 Pantone color palette and the latest in transitional kitchen design trends, Peter Salerno and Debbie Crispano centered their design around blues, grays, and earth tones. (These colors reflect Pantone’s Fall 2016 selections like Airy Blue, Riverside, and Sharkskin.)

The Bergen Magazine article, penned by Nicole Lupo, is a masterful walk-through of the transitional kitchen from start to finish. The centerpiece of the kitchen design (and therefore the article) is the “denim” blue-gray kitchen island, adorned with a Danby Marble countertop and modern seating that evokes upscale restaurant bar-and-counter seating.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

The walls are painted with Sherwin-Williams Notable Blue, quite the appropriate name for a shade of blue that so perfectly walks the line between statement and neutral. Reminiscent of the Airy Blue hue that dominates Fall 2016 design trends, the walls are the perfect compliment to much of the decor – from seating to valances to pottery.

The custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc. is a neutral white to match the Danby Marble island countertop and shelving. The range sits in front of a neutral-yet-appealing backsplash and topped with shelving that casts the silhouette of a grand piano – a Peter Salerno Inc. trademark design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

Matching form with function, the flooring is a porcelain wood tile. Coupling the gorgeous aesthetic of dark, weathered wood with the durability of porcelain tile ensures that the floor will look great AND hold strong. It’s the perfect way to get that transitional kitchen flooring “feel” while making sure it can withstand the toll of kids, guests and the family dog.

Credit goes to Debbie Crispano of Interior Distinction (Ridgewood, NJ) and the kitchen owners for selecting the chairs, window treatments and light fixtures. The bold statement lighting was an inspired choice  to add a bit of flair to the cleanliness of the transitional kitchen design.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

A final touch of ingenuity is the smoked mirror features on the refrigerator panels. The mirror panels make the open floor plan of this kitchen feel even bigger, while the smokiness of the glass eliminates glare from the ambient light of the windows. The smoked mirrors also pair exceptionally well with the gray and blue-gray elements of the transitional design.

For more on this world-class custom transitional kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., pick up the Fall 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine! If the magazine is unavailable in your area, please contact Peter Salerno Inc. directly by calling (201) 251-6608 or filling out the contact form below.