VOTE For YOUR Favorite Design Trend of Summer 2016!

Summer 2016 Design Trends: Which Has Your Vote?

From bold colors to earth tones, historic homes to new takes on old classics, Summer 2016 has truly been a season of enjoyable design trends.

The Pantone color palette of Summer 2016 set the tone: this was going to be a season for fresh ideas, warm colors and inventive design. Homeowners, industry insiders and clothing, kitchen and bath designers took note, and set about cultivating a bright, sunny visual scheme for Summer 2016 while honoring the traditions and classic tropes of the past.

Be as bold and sunny as a Barbados beach with Summer 2016 colors!
Be as bold and sunny as a Barbados beach with Summer 2016 colors!

The results are magnificent. Creative designers have given old standards a modern edge, staid home designs a vibrant new hue, and found ways to put a little more “pop” into their personal culture.

But which of the major Summer 2016 design trends is YOUR favorite? After all, we’re here to help you Design Your Lifestyle, so the only opinion that truly matters when it comes to fresh, seasonal design trends is yours!

We’re presenting four of the major design trends of Summer 2016 here, and asking you to vote on your favorite. The result will be a true sense of what trends may become lasting design statements, and what “fresh ideas” may one day turn into classic themes.

Read up on the major design trends of Summer 2016 below, then VOTE at the bottom of this article! We want to hear from you!

Summer 2016’s Major Design Trends

1. Bright, Vibrant Colors.

The Pantone color report for Summer 2016 provided a clear indication that the season was all about bold, fresh, vibrant colors. From accent walls to accessories, runway styles to exterior paints, Summer 2016 dared us to invite bright hues into our lives.

The official colors of Summer 2016, according to Pantone!
The official colors of Summer 2016, according to Pantone!

From Limpet Shell to Green Flash, Fiesta to Peach Echo, the colors of this summer made our lives a little sunnier. From hot yellows to cool, pastel blues, this was one of our favorite Pantone color reports in recent memory.
2. A Return to Historic Homes.

Sometimes there’s one trend that seems to “buck” all the other ones. Such is the case with the return to historic homes, outlined in the August/September 2016 issue of Design New Jersey magazine.

Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)
Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)

“In our disposable age when the “new” is almost always considered good and many historic houses have been lost to the wrecking ball, antiques can play an ever more important role in our homes,” Design NJ writer Robin Amster explains. This trend encourages us that in an era of new color schemes, you shouldn’t be afraid to keep your historic or classic home (or rooms within your home) as they are if you love them.
3. Earth Tones.

Despite one’s knee-jerk reaction, this trend doesn’t run contradictory with the bright, vibrant colors of Pantone’s Summer 2016 color palette. Earth tones are the perfect way to balance the bold hues of the summer. Whether it’s incorporating greenery and plants into your living space, or using muted wood tones to balance the warmth of your surrounding color design, Earth tones are a fantastic complement.

An added “plus” is the advent of more and more renewable design materials, such as cork tile and repurposed/reclaimed wood. Designing with Earth tones not only keeps your space (and attire) looking balanced and natural, it often helps reduce your carbon footprint!
4. Modern Designs In Classic Spaces.

You don’t necessarily have to go as far as using graffiti artists to spice up your world-class bath design (like Peter Salerno Inc.), but refreshing a classic space with modern design elements is a Summer 2016 design trend that we love.

It could be as simple as adding a new backsplash to a classic kitchen appliance wall, or putting new mosaic tile down in your existing bathroom design. It doesn’t always take a massive overhaul to make a classic space in your home look modern and refreshed.

What is your favorite design trend of Summer 2016?

Design NJ Magazine Heats Up With Summer 2016 Design Trends

Follow Design NJ Magazine For Hottest Design Trends

For over 3 years, our blog has been raving about Design New Jersey Magazine (and their social media outlet, Design NJ) as a “must read” source of hot design trend information, exclusive interviews, and expert coverage of the design industry.

During the summer 2016 season, Design New Jersey is at it again, giving us some of the hottest looks, designs, trends and color/accessory statements available. The great thing about following Design New Jersey (especially on Facebook) is having a constant source of fresh, unique design trends and topics at your fingertips.

Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)
Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)

Ren Miller, Editor-in-Chief of Design NJ, has his finger on the pulse of design that is both timeless and contemporary, ensuring that your style and design needs are met – whether your tastes are classic or contemporary, traditional or transitional. When the “Design Your Lifestyle” team needs an extra source of outside design inspiration, we know we can always count on Ren and his staff!

Here are some great recent items from Design New Jersey online (both their website and social media) that you need to check out during the design season of Summer 2016!

Summer 2016 Design Tips & Trends from Design NJ Magazine

A Return to Historic Homes

“In our disposable age when the “new” is almost always considered good and many historic houses have been lost to the wrecking ball, antiques can play an ever more important role in our homes,” Design NJ writer Robin Amster explains in the latest issue of Design New Jersey.

Robin’s point is astute and hits on a touch point for Summer 2016 style and design – sometimes, a return to historic home design is the best option. We know – the old cliche goes, “Nothing gold can stay”. But if you own something gold, why not hold it that way for as long as possible?

Don’t be afraid to keep your historic or classic home (or rooms within your home) as they are if you love them. There are always design options to modernize the space without innately changing what it is, through accessories, color scheme, etc.

Clean White Kitchen Design with Wood Accents

Design New Jersey Magazine features the very best in award-winning kitchen, bath and whole home design from just about everywhere – but primarily from in and around the New Jersey area. As such, it’s pretty common to see award-winning designers like Peter Salerno Inc. pop up in their pages and on their social media.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The latest Peter Salerno Inc. design featured by Design New Jersey is a gorgeous clean white kitchen with rich wood accents, achieved through their proprietary custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line.

The kitchen design also features a custom range hood designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and created by Rangecraft, as well as bold statement lighting above the expansive kitchen island area.

Be sure to pick up the August/September 2016 issue of Design New Jersey Magazine, “A Sense of Place”, available now!

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Flashback: Peter Salerno Inc. “The Art of Cabinetry”, Design NJ Article

Read Exclusive Design New Jersey Article and More!

Followers of the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog are familiar with the company’s outstanding relationship with Design New Jersey magazine. Peter Salerno and his team have long viewed Design New Jersey as one of the pre-eminent design magazines not just in New Jersey, but in the United States.

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

It’s always an honor for Peter Salerno and his team to look back on the times Peter Salerno Inc. has been featured in Design New Jersey magazine. One of these articles was in the December/January 2013 issue of Design NJ, when writer Meg Fox outlined Peter Salerno Inc.

In her article “The Art of Cabinetry”, Meg Fox interviewed Peter Salerno exclusively for Design New Jersey magazine, discussing both Peter’s gorgeous Wyckoff showroom and his family tradition of fine cabinetry and design.

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

An excerpt from Ms. Fox’s 2013 Design New Jersey article:

When Peter Salerno, a certified master kitchen and bathroom designer, decided to update his Wyckoff showroom, the word “update” took on a whole new meaning, he says. Triple the size of the old one and with more than double the office space, the new Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff is a complete design center that showcases the most advanced technology and innovative design features.

“As a child, my dream was to be an artist,” Salerno says. After being in the kitchen and bath industry for over 30 years, he feels he has fulfilled that dream by creating what he calls an “art gallery through cabinetry.” Furniture-quality cabinets are custom made, and the vignettes showcase an assortment of styles and cutting-edge designs that demonstrate the industry’s latest trends. All components—from heating to music and lighting—are controlled from a main panel, iPhone or iPad.

It’s a perfect time to look back on this article, as we’ve spent the latter half of this month discussing Peter Salerno and his award-winning Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line. Take a moment and read the full article, as well as view exclusive Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and design photos!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Peter Salerno Inc. NJ Design Featured in Magazine

A new article in the latest issue of Design New Jersey Magazine features a gorgeous re-design of a Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The article, titled “All About Scale”, chronicles Peter Salerno’s assignment to re-design a New Jersey kitchen he had installed 16 years ago. The task was an interesting challenge, as Peter had the opportunity to update one of his own custom kitchen designs from earlier in his career.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)

One of the challenges presented in the re-design was a request for more usable space. As the piece notes, “The new kitchen has 8- and 9-foot islands topped with 2-inch thick white Danby marble.” The homeowner, who valued more island space for the kitchen in the new design, was highly pleased with the design update offered by Peter and his team.

A highlight of the new kitchen design is the stunning statement lighting above the dual islands, which captures the eye immediately upon entry. The fixture is accented further by the gorgeous unadorned white which covers much of the kitchen design, as well as the coffered ceiling above it. A gorgeous twin stove and range are topped by an appealing, massive range hood. Ample cabinet space is found everywhere one looks in the re-designed kitchen.

The finishing touch of this open plan, fresh kitchen design is the large outside window, which casts copious amounts of light throughout the room, giving it a peaceful glow and a scenic view from over the counter and sink.

The article (written by Mary Vinnedge with photos by Peter Rymwid) appears in the latest issue of Design New Jersey magazine, the pre-eminent interior design magazine for homeowners and designers in and around the New Jersey area. The issue is available for purchase now.

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured By Design NJ: Fall 2015

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured By Design NJ: Fall 2015

Thanks to Design New Jersey for Peter Salerno Inc. Design Feature!

Even Hurricane Joaquin can’t rain on the positive mood at Peter Salerno Inc. lately! (We certainly hope you are staying safe, healthy, warm – and most importantly, dry!)

Peter Salerno Inc.'s custom kitchen design, featured by Design NJ in Fall 2015. (Credit: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s custom kitchen design, featured by Design NJ in Fall 2015. (Credit: Peter Rymwid)

The official Peter Salerno Inc. blog has covered the fabulous Design New Jersey magazine in the past, and we’re happy to do so again. Most recently, a fall 2015 social media feature on Design NJ’s Facebook page focuses on a custom kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc., focusing on some of Peter Salerno’s award-winning custom kitchen design elements.

The kitchen design (pictured in this article) contains several Peter Salerno Inc. trademarks – custom cabinetry and kitchen island, bold accent lighting, beautiful coffered ceiling, and handcrafted custom display cabinets with recessed interior lighting.

This feature from Design NJ is the latest in what has been a rewarding 2015 design year for Peter Salerno Inc. From multiple national awards from the NKBA, to being named a finalist in the Sub-Zero and Wolf design contest, to partnering with Miele on a new showroom vignette, to feature layouts from renowned publications like Design New Jersey, Peter Salerno and his team feel truly blessed.

If you’d like information on a custom kitchen design of your very own (anywhere in the world), please contact Peter Salerno Inc. by filling out the form below or by calling (201) 251-6608.

 

Peter Salerno Inc., Former Marvel Comics President Partner on New Custom Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno Inc., Former Marvel Comics President Partner on New Custom Kitchen Design

Peter Salerno and his daughter Gabrielle meet with Joe and Linda Calamari.
Peter Salerno and his daughter Gabrielle meet with Joe and Linda Calamari.

Former Marvel Comics President Joe Calamari and his wife Linda were valued guests this week at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The Calamaris met with Peter Salerno regarding a new custom kitchen design project – and just like the fantastic world of Marvel Comics, the results will blow you away!

Peter Salerno’s personal and professional families extend a “thank you” to Joe and Linda for their visit. Joe even took the time to sing “Happy Birthday” to Peter’s daughter Gabrielle – how great is that?!

A wonderful time was had by all – it’s these kind of personal interactions that fuel Peter Salerno Inc.’s reputation as a client-driven custom design firm.

“At the end of the day, we can win all the awards we want,” Peter Salerno explained recently, “but it’s our commitment to developing great relationships with our clients that makes all the difference.”

If you’d like to create your own custom designs and working relationships with Peter Salerno and his team, fill out the contact form below!

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!