A Personal Touch In Kitchen Design: Custom Carvings (VIDEO)

A Personal Touch In Kitchen Design: Custom Carvings (VIDEO)

As an award-winning custom interior design firm, Peter Salerno Inc. is dedicated to providing unique creations for each of its valued clients. Much of Peter’s focus is dedicated to personalized luxury – the idea that sometimes luxury isn’t about the price tag, but the level to which a design reflects its owner.

Some great examples of this personalized touch are custom carvings. Designed by Peter Salerno and his team of quality designers, these ideas make their way into the extremely capable hands of Mark Yundt (Peter Salerno Inc.’s master carver) and the rest of the team in their workshop. Custom carvings are a wonderful way to ensure that your home has facets specific to you, your family and your loved ones.

As Peter Salerno himself says in the video below, “I really don’t want to pull something out of a catalog for a client… I want something that is really unique and personalized to them.” Watch how Peter, master carver Mark Yundt and the masterful craftsmen of Peter Salerno Inc. can design custom carvings for your home or office.

From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:

We focus on creating a luxurious and functional space that complements your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, we incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into our design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning custom woodwork, cabinets and carvings, please visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website, call 201.251.6608, or fill out the contact form below.

Fall 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends to Embrace

Fall 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends to Embrace

Fall is a season of change. As the leaves turn to brilliant shades of red and yellow, daylight hours shift, and summer wardrobes make way for sweaters and pullovers, home design trends also begin to shift towards future trends.

Kitchen design often leads the way in home design trends, and rightfully so. The kitchen is the heart of your home, where family and friends gather to share meals, drinks, stories and life’s everyday moments. As such, it’s important your kitchen design fully reflect your sense of personal style, with design elements that tastefully bridge the divide between the classic and the contemporary.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design trends we adore. (Photo: Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)

There will always be new kitchen design trends with which to experiment, but one facet of your kitchen should always remain timeless – your cabinets. While statements are often made with backsplashes, accessories and countertops, your kitchen cabinets are often the “glue” that holds your kitchen design together.

So which kitchen cabinet design trends should you trust? Which can you embrace as an element of your holistic kitchen design for years to come? As passing trends fall out of vogue, these Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design trends will stand the test of time. Consider them as a wise investment for your kitchen design or re-design project this fall.

Our Favorite Fall 2016 Kitchen Cabinet Design Trends

1. Gray and White Cabinets are Always “In”.

At first, one may typify a gray or white cabinetry scheme as staid or prosaic. In actuality, the right cabinet maker and kitchen designer will make white and gray cabinetry a clean, stunning focal point in your kitchen design.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2016 HGTV People's Choice Award. (Credit: HGTV)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2016 HGTV People’s Choice Award. (Credit: HGTV)

Experts from HGTV to the NKBA laud the use of white and gray cabinetry, rewarding their use in design with some of their highest 2016 awards and honors. Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm in North America since 2002) used gray and white cabinetry to earn a prestigious HGTV People’s Choice Award during the 2016 KBIS Convention.

2. Personalized Cabinets.

When installing new cabinets in your home kitchen, bear in mind you want them to last for a long time. With that in mind, Peter Salerno suggests adding personal modifications to your cabinet design. In Peter’s own home kitchen, his cabinets are adorned with hand-painted flowers, each of which represents the birth month of his family members.

As a result, Peter is reminded of his loved ones every time he enters his home kitchen space. He also reaps the benefit of owning world-class cabinetry decorated by beautiful rustic floral artwork!

How can you add a personalized touch to your kitchen cabinetry? Choose a color scheme, decorative pattern or other detail that marks your kitchen space as your very own. It’s a subtle yet intimate way to create a one-of-a-kind kitchen design.

3. Custom Carvings.

Another fantastic Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design trend is the implementation of custom carvings in and around your cabinetry. While the intricate woodwork likely requires hiring a master craftsman like those at Peter Salerno Inc. (see the video below), the end result is a gorgeous facet of your kitchen design that will never be duplicated.

Be creative when deciding how to use custom carvings in your cabinet design! Will they be used as cabinet handles? Will they outline the cabinets themselves? Or will you hire a custom master cabinet craftsman to design custom carved crown moulding above your high cabinets?

Whatever kitchen cabinet design trend you embrace, make sure it properly blends fresh ideas with classic design elements. With that balance in mind, your Fall 2016 kitchen cabinet design (or re-design) will be a lasting, cherished focal point of your home kitchen for years to come.

For expert advice on your home kitchen and/or kitchen cabinet design project, please fill out the contact form below.