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.

FINAL WEEK of the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey [PHOTOS]

FINAL WEEK of the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey [PHOTOS]

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey enters its final week of exhibition tomorrow! November 12th, 2017 is your last day to visit.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is taking place at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey. The 2017 Showhouse features the newest trends in interior design, presented by more than 20 accomplished designers, landscape architects and decorative artists. Hailing from New Jersey and New York City, these highly talented and innovative individuals transformed the Showhouse and property into a sensational experience for all who attend. (source)

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The design team of the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey!
(L. to R.: Anthony Salerno, Peter Salerno, Tracy Salerno, Gabrielle Mayer, Scott Broadfoot, Diane Boyer, Sean Holzil)

It’s your last chance to see some of the jaw-dropping home design elements in the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. For example, 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.

But enough talking – we know you’re mostly here for the gorgeous design photos!

Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.
Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.
Designer Showhouse of New Jersey photos 2017
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey, 2017 edition.

As always, The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center.

More pictures to come in our next post!

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.

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey: Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 2017

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey: Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 2017

This is going to be gorgeous.

The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jersey will take place at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey. The 2017 Showhouse will feature the newest trends in interior design, presented by more than 20 accomplished designers, landscape architects and decorative artists. Hailing from New Jersey and New York City, these highly talented and innovative individuals will transform the Showhouse and property into a sensational experience for all who attend.” (source)

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

The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center.

In other words, we’re seeing beautiful design for a great cause? Sign us up!

The showhouse opens to the public on October 4th through November 12th, 2017. Notable design sponsors of the 2017 Showhouse include Peter Salerno Inc. and Diane Boyer Interiors, as well as Wostbrock Home. Peter Salerno Inc. will be present within the Showhouse during the weekdays of the event, and Diane Boyer Interiors is responsible for the lovely staging of the exhibit.

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.

The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey opens October 3, 2017.
The 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey opens October 3, 2017.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Showhouse kitchen design features a backsplash from Stratta, the Tile Boutique, as well as appliances from Oberg & Lindquist.

There will be a special Preview Party held on October 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the venue in Saddle River, New Jersey. After the Preview Party, the Showhouse will remain open to the public.

From October 4 to November 12, 2017, the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The exhibit is closed Mondays.)

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.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. Reviews: Read The 5-Star Testimonials Here!

Peter Salerno Inc. Reviews: Read The 5-Star Testimonials Here!

A Compilation of Peter Salerno Inc. Design Reviews

Here at the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog, we understand that it’s important to stay as objective as possible about our subject. It’s easy to focus on the fact that Peter Salerno Inc. is a 30-time national design award winner – the most awarded designer in North America this century. There are also wonderful insights into Peter Salerno’s design showroom, industry partners and exclusive video content.

Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Read Peter Salerno Inc. reviews here. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

But the true measure of a business (especially a custom kitchen and bath design company) is what its clients think. We have pulled some of the most recent Peter Salerno Inc. customer reviews from Houzz, the social media hub for all things design, to provide an unbiased, unfiltered opinion of Peter Salerno Inc. straight from the mouths of its clients.

These testimonials and reviews appear in their entirety, and Peter Salerno Inc. thanks its valued clients for their feedback, comments and design reviews.

Peter Salerno Inc. Design Client Reviews

      • “Peter Salerno and Company are the ultimate professionals. Between Peter’s creativity and the expertise craftsmanship they produce the highest quality award winning kitchens, baths and cabinetry. Peter designed our kitchen, baths, and built-ins for our new home. It was stress free and a pleasure to watch. And it turned out exquisite! We couldn’t be happier.” – Houzz review, courtesy of user giacopellirj
      • “Great Experience for sure! Re-doing a kitchen is a very long process with many decisions. Patience was worth it. It took over a year to get everything exactly the way we wanted it and Peter and his crew remained supportive through the whole process. He listened to every detail I needed and made sure in the end we were going to be happy with the final results. It is by far the most expensive room in your home to remodel but we kept in mind that it is also where you spend the majority of your time as well. My family couldn’t be happier with our space and we wouldn’t change a thing! The cabinets are very well built and the installers where awesome! Peter gives you a unique experience. He was more than just a designer in this process! He is now a friend and that is what you will get with him!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user kckeane
      • “It was both a a pleasure and an experience working with Peter and his employees. They were polite, professional and extremely helpful with other areas of my newly built home. The craftsmanship and detail was well thought out and the intricate design, breath taking!
        Stellar work, stellar team, thank you, Peter Salerno, Inc., for a job well done!” – Houzz review, courtesy of user michelegalofaro
      • “Peter has been an inspiration and mentor to me for the past few years. His vast knowledge and experience has been proven as he is an NKBA award winning designer. Peter Salerno has demonstrated leadership and is a pioneer in this industry. Using high end materials and fixtures, Peter Salerno is works well with other professionals and is open and honest.” – Houzz professional review, courtesy of Bella Grace Signature Kitchens & Baths
      • “Peter Salerno has exquisite taste and his attention to detail and personalization is extraordinary. His thoughtfulness transcends not only who he is personally, but what they do professionally as well. Your spaces will not only be beautiful but personal. We commonly collaborate with Peter Salerno’s designs.” – Houzz colleague review, courtesy of JM Lifestyles

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website, call (201) 251-6608, or fill out the contact form below.

From Peter Salerno Inc. to Anastasia: Best Wishes!

From Peter Salerno Inc. to Anastasia: Best Wishes!

The Peter Salerno Inc. family wishes Anastasia the best!
The Peter Salerno Inc. family wishes Anastasia the best!

It is with thanks, a heavy heart and best wishes that the Peter Salerno Inc. family says goodbye to a valued member. Anastasia, one of the fine designers that made the Peter Salerno Inc. office so outstanding, is moving to another area of the state this week.

Anastasia has been a favorite at the offices for her outstanding work ethic, positive attitude and friendly nature. Peter will especially miss her presence in the office, as she was a joy to work with.

As with all things, life does move on, and Peter Salerno Inc. supports Anastasia as the next chapter in her life unfolds. The outstanding custom kitchen and bath design will continue, but Anastasia will certainly be missed!

Peter Salerno with Anastasia, a wonderful member of his design team.
Peter Salerno with Anastasia, a wonderful member of his design team.

British Home Design Feature: Interior Designer Charlotte Crosland

Charlotte Crosland’s Kitchen Designs Sparkle

If you’re not constantly drawing inspiration from others in your field, then you’re not really growing. Peter Salerno believes that wholeheartedly, and he’s not afraid to let the world know who inspires him.

A new favorite artist of Peter Salerno’s is English-based interior designer Charlotte Crosland, whose work was featured in the September 2014 issue of Beautiful Kitchens, the UK’s best-selling kitchen magazine.

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Charlotte provides us with some fantastic insights in the article, ranging from the importance of usable space to color palettes, from flooring to lighting. Here are 3 wonderful tips from the piece:

  • Proportions are important in a kitchen, especially when it comes to the size of the island in proportion to the room.
  • Avoid over-cluttering. Charlotte’s advice? “[D]on’t be scared of leaving things out in your kitchen.”
  • There are major benefits to an “open-plan” kitchen. Accessibility, an inviting feel, and the space in which to move freely are vital to a functional kitchen.

Special thanks to Charlotte Crosland and Beautiful Kitchens magazine for publishing this valuable piece. The September 2014 issue of Beautiful Kitchens is available on newstands and for digital download.