All White Design: A Winter Bath Design Ideabook

All White Design: A Winter Bath Design Ideabook

All year, the Design Your Lifestyle team has trumpeted the arrival of “statement neutrals” – using neutral tones as primary color elements in your home, kitchen and bath design. With the winter season right around the corner, we turn your attention to the most basic (and wintery) of neutrals – white!

The freshness of pure white and off-white neutrals cannot be ignored. A crisp white finish to your home bath design provides an immediate “pop” of class and distinction, and will never go out of style. Combine these white design features with a well-designed amount of ambient light, and you have a brilliant finish to the statement bath design of your dreams!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. understands and masterfully utilizes the strength of white in bath design. From traditional to transitional, Peter Salerno and his design team bring the beauty of white to life in their award-winning bath designs. (And when you’ve won more national design awards than any firm in North America since 2002, you’re an expert to trust!)

An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this article are prime examples of how to properly utilize white as a “statement neutral” in your bath design. Of course, going “full white” as a color design scheme is generally doomed to fail.

So how does an expert designer like Peter Salerno, CMKBD, utilize such large amounts of white in his award-winning bath designs while still maintaining that “WOW” factor his clients desire? Here are a few tips from a master designer and his team.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
Even the brightest of bath designs needs contrast. In the Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this piece, notice the utilization of rich wood grains in the feature cabinetry and islands. We love the gorgeous center cherry wood island in the top bath design, as well as the dark wood grains of the custom cabinetry and tables below. The depth and texture of these darker wood elements only serves to make the delicate whiteness of the tile, paint, claw foot tubs and counters that much brighter.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A white transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Keep in mind that all the white paint, tile and counter spaces you implement will be augmented by proper use of ambient light. There is always room for statement lighting, but nothing beats the mixture of crisp sunshine off white design elements to make a neutral white tone seem earthy and welcoming.

Like the designs you see here? Want more expert advice from the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America since 2002? Fill out the contact form below!

Peter Salerno Talks Design Inspiration At NKBA + Miele USA Presentation

Peter Salerno Talks Design Inspiration At NKBA + Miele USA Presentation

Peter Salerno scored with a well-received presentation about custom design inspiration and innovation at a recent NKBA presentation held at Miele USA’s Princeton, New Jersey Experience Center.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD, is the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century.  As the keynote speaker and presenter of an NKBA Mid-Atlantic function in April 2018 at Miele USA’s Princeton Experience Center, Peter’s “Where Does Inspiration Come From?” was well-attended and well-received!

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

Plenty of familiar faces were on hand for this NKBA/Miele USA co-branded event, including Peter Salerno Inc.’s longtime friend and colleague Mary A. Moulds, Culinary Events Manager at Miele USA. Peter Salerno noted it was ‘humbling’ to see such a turnout for the event, with many attendees taking the time to speak to him personally both before and after the presentation.

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

Peter’s presentation was accompanied by visual examples of his design inspirations, followed by each inspiration’s final creation. One of the more stunning examples shown during the keynote speech was that of seagulls drifting through the ocean air, and how Peter Salerno turned that image into a stunning kitchen design innovation – embedded LED animation of seagulls over crashing waves, displayed in a kitchen island countertop.

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.
Images of seagulls floating over the ocean air…
Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.
…led Peter Salerno Inc. to design this breathtaking LED animation embedded in a kitchen island countertop.

Peter Salerno also noted the warmth of his reception – not just by the attendees of the event, but by the representatives of Miele USA and the NKBA. It’s not always easy speaking publicly, but Peter and his team remarked how at ease they were made to feel at the spacious Miele USA Princeton Experience Center, and what a blast they had in general! By the end of the evening, everyone in attendance was sharing in refreshments, chatting like old friends, taking pictures and having a blast!

The event was a beautiful marriage of three stunning brands. When an internationally-acclaimed award-winning designer speaks at a function held by the National Kitchen + Bath Association, held inside a world-class Miele USA Experience Center, you know you’ve created something special.

We hope you enjoy these exclusive photos from the Miele USA and NKBA Mid-Atlantic event, “Where Does Inspiration Come From?”, featuring Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc.!

Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018. Peter Salerno Inc., NKBA presentation at Miele USA in Princeton, NJ, April 2018.

2015 Spring Design Trends from HGTV and Peter Salerno Inc.

2015 Spring Design Trends from HGTV and Peter Salerno Inc.

Spring 2015 is here! Peter Salerno Inc. and HGTV guide you through current design trends.
Spring 2015 is here! Peter Salerno Inc. and HGTV guide you through current design trends.

After a particularly rough winter of 2014-2015 in the United States (especially the Northeast), we’re more than ready to welcome spring into our lives – and our homes! Spring 2015 brings with it a change in season, and an update in home design trends.

Recently, Pantone debuted its “2015 Colors” – colors that will dominate the design palette for the coming year. The colors (such as Scuba Blue, Lavender Herb and Toasted Almond) were vivid but serene, bright but never over-bearing. In other words, they are the embodiment of exactly how we at Peter Salerno Inc. want this spring to feel!

As a featured HGTV designer, Peter Salerno is always looking to HGTV for trends, ideas and inspiration. Blending their 2015 spring design trends with Peter’s signature style, here’s a brief guidebook to home decor and design trends for Spring 2015.

2015 Spring Design Trends: Colors and Styles

1. Colors that are vibrant but not overbearing.

In HGTV’s profile of 2015 spring color trends (as well as Pantone’s 2015 Colors list), the tones are bright but never glaring. Fresh pastels and warm tones are balanced with creams and grays to create a vivid, tasteful color scheme.

A great example of this design trend is a beautiful Jersey Shore home design from Peter Salerno Inc. Bright aquatic blues are balanced with a mix of creams, grays and warm browns to create a space that “pops” and feels fresh and new.

This bright shore kitchen showcases some of spring 2015's hottest design trends.
This bright shore kitchen showcases some of spring 2015’s hottest design trends.

2. Decorate with fresh flowers.

For spring 2015, HGTV recommends decorating with fresh flowers to add “life and energy to any space”.  Again, we turn to Peter Salerno’s shore kitchen to follow this 2015 design trend. Notice the assorted bouquets of fresh flowers which not only compliment the space, but feature bright lavender, one of Pantone’s top colors of 2015.

Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.
Decorating with fresh flowers (especially lavender) is a hot 2015 design trend.

3.  Accent your space with a DIY craft for a conversation piece.

Nothing personalizes your updated space more than a conversation piece or two that you made yourself. DIY crafts and projects not only make your home “your own”, they’re a hugely popular design trend for spring 2015. Whether it’s a model sailboat on your mantle (shown below), a hand-painted frame or something else, show off your unique personality!

Accent your space for spring 2015 with a DIY, personalized craft.
Accent your space for spring 2015 with a DIY, personalized craft.

Want Peter Salerno Inc. to help update your kitchen, bath or other living space for spring 2015? Fill out the contact form below or call (201) 251-6608 today and speak to our friendly, award-winning team!

Designer Insights with Peter Salerno [Courtesy of Terry’s Blinds]

Designer Insights with Peter Salerno [Courtesy of Terry’s Blinds]

Peter Salerno (and Peter Salerno Inc.) is happy to announce he has been featured on the outstanding blog of British-based company Terry’s Blinds. (A special thank you to author Tudor Davies for the article.)

It’s an outstanding piece, and Terry’s Blinds was kind enough to share the post with us on Peter Salerno Inc.’s official blog. Read on and enjoy!

Courtesy of: Terrys Blinds

Terry’s Blinds specializes in elegant blinds of all types and styles, from rollers to Romans, Venetians to verticals. Visit their website for more information.

Peter Salerno Inc.: LED TV Rotates 360 Degrees, Disappears Into Kitchen Counter [VIDEO]

Peter Salerno Inc.: LED TV Rotates 360 Degrees, Disappears Into Kitchen Counter [VIDEO]

Amazing Video: Watch HDTV Rotate, Disappear Into Kitchen Counter Design

Peter Salerno, Inc.
Watch this amazing design video from Peter Salerno Inc.

It’s not just beautiful kitchen design and custom cabinetry that make Peter Salerno Inc. the most award-winning kitchen design firm in North America over the last decade. That level of excellence requires commitment to innovation, technology, and forward-thinking design.

Proof of Peter Salerno Inc.’s commitment to outstanding, client-focused kitchen design with a flair for the dramatic can be found in a brand new kitchen design from Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Together with architect Bob Zampolin, Peter Salerno Inc. created an amazing kitchen counter that doubles as a hiding place for a flat screen HD television.

Not only does the HDTV emerge and disappear seamlessly into the kitchen counter, it is able to rotate a full 360 degrees, and is entirely operable by remote control. (Yes, seriously.)

If you need video proof of this amazing kitchen design innovation, the rotating 360-degree TV, and the entire design in action – we have two videos in this article for you to enjoy!

For more kitchen design photos from this beautiful Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey home, click on THIS link and read about the entire kitchen design project!

Peter Salerno, architect Bob Zampolin and the Woodcliff Lake, NJ homeowner were all thrilled with how the rotating automated TV design turned out, and couldn’t wait to share these videos with the world!

Peter Salerno Inc.: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Peter Salerno Inc.: Beautiful Kitchen Design Photos in Woodcliff Lake, NJ

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Peter Salerno is hard at work on kitchen design in this beautiful Woodcliff Lake, NJ, home.
Peter Salerno is hard at work on kitchen design in this beautiful Woodcliff Lake, NJ, home.

Peter Salerno and the design team at Peter Salerno Inc. are at it again, bringing their award-winning kitchen design skills to a drop-dead gorgeous home in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. One look at the exterior of this home, and Peter knew that this home deserved a stunning kitchen on the inside to match the sheer beauty of the outside.

Winners of the 2014 NKBA Best Small Kitchen and 2012 NKBA Best Overall Kitchen awards, Peter Salerno Inc. was the perfect choice to provide smart, opulent and striking kitchen design to this New Jersey home. The use of stone was pivotal in the kitchen design, to match the wonderful use of stone on the exterior of the home.

Peter Salerno and his team decided the best use of that stone would be in a stunning fireplace, which you can see in the kitchen design photo below. The stone fireplace and chimney are accented on either side by custom hand-crafted cabinetry, a signature of Peter Salerno Inc. design.

A beautiful stone fireplace and custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc.
A beautiful stone fireplace and custom cabinetry from Peter Salerno Inc.

The use of Peter Salerno’s “Maestro Rosolino” custom cabinetry continues throughout the interior space and kitchen design. A second fireplace with wall-mounted HDTV is  flanked by another pair of custom cabinets elsewhere in the interior space, matching the rich, dark wood of the flooring (see photo below).

Perhaps the most striking, modern facet of the kitchen design is a hidden flat-panel television that emerges seamlessly from kitchen counter space. The TV then rotates a full 360 degrees, is fully automated and operable by remote control, and disappears (again, seamlessly) back into the counter. FULL video of this 360 HDTV kitchen design feature is available by clicking THIS LINK.

More custom cabinetry and kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc.
More custom cabinetry and kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc.

In the end, the only thing left to do after installing beautiful cabinetry, a gorgeous custom backsplash, state-of-the-art appliances, a jaw-dropping 360 degree rotational HDTV, stone fireplace and much more – well, Peter Salerno was glad to pop open a bottle of wine with architect Bob Zampolin and the happy homeowner!

Peter Salerno stands in front of a gorgeous custom backsplash.
Peter Salerno stands in front of a gorgeous custom backsplash. A toast to great kitchen design!

Find Elliot the Elf at Peter Salerno Inc.’s Showroom!

Find Elliot the Elf at Peter Salerno Inc.’s Showroom!

Can you find Elliot the Elf in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom?
Can you find Elliot the Elf in Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom?

Now there’s one more reason to check out the most beautiful design showroom in America.

Last year, the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog introduced you to Elliot the Elf. Every holiday season, Elliot infiltrates the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom – but don’t worry, he’s only got happy thoughts in mind!

Elliot the Elf does everything he can to fill the Wyckoff, NJ showroom with holiday cheer – more than already exists! And as fun as it is to have Elliot the Elf around, it’s even more fun trying to find him!

Every day, Elliot shows up in a different place in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom. Whether it’s the La Cornue showpiece kitchen, the graffiti restroom, the Habersham kitchen or the Corvette wet bar – or anywhere in between – it’s always a fun challenge to come into the showroom every morning and find out where Elliot’s hiding!

We’ve taken a few pictures around the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom this December. Take a moment and see if you can find Elliot the Elf for yourself!

Can you find Elliot the Elf in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom? Can you find Elliot the Elf in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom? Can you find Elliot the Elf in Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom?