Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

Design Flashback | Best Bath Design Award Winner, 2014

During the spring of 2020, we’re taking some time to look back at our favorite designs of the last decade. One such design was honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine as the top bathroom design of 2014.

Created by our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2001), this French-inspired design lives in a gorgeous home in Princeton, New Jersey. Drawing inspiration from his trips to Vence and Picardie in the French countryside, Peter Salerno set a luxurious tone in this bathroom with clean neutrals, distinct lines and a stunning ceiling.

Enjoy these exclusive photos of the 2014 Best Bath Design, along with original article content!

Original article content:

Peter Salerno Inc. is experiencing a humbling and rewarding 2014 interior design awards season. First, we were honored with NKBA’s 2014 Best Small Kitchen award, as well as a Top 10 People’s Choice Award from HGTV for the same kitchen design.

Now, Peter Salerno and his team have been honored by Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine with their prestigious 2014 1st Place, Best Bath Design award. Frequent readers of this blog will remember this stunning bathroom design from Princeton, New Jersey, created from the inspirations Peter took from a visit to the French countryside.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As was mentioned in the previous article about this gorgeous French-inspired bathroom, Peter Salerno and his team drew from various aspects of classic and contemporary French design. The light painted cabinetry was inspired by the Picardie region of France. Peter also chose the tile to reflect the kitchen’s custom stonework (a staple of design in Vence).

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.
Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

A look to the other region of the bathroom shows a beautiful porcelain tub set between two large windows – once again, to accentuate the copious amount of natural light this home’s location provides. A walk-in shower sits inside the far wall, and fresh linens await the user at every turn. Lastly, the brass fixtures and mounts reflect French design from the Oise region.

Peter Salerno and the entire team at Peter Salerno Inc. in Wyckoff, NJ, are greatly appreciative of this 1st Place, Best Bath award from Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine – and even more appreciative of the fantastic homeowners who get to enjoy this award-winning bathroom every day!

Interested in consulting with Peter Salerno and his team for your custom bathroom of your very own? Please feel free to visit our website and contact us today!

A Look Back | A Kitchen Designer’s Trip To France

A Look Back | A Kitchen Designer’s Trip To France

The following are excerpts from articles in October 2013, when Peter Salerno, CMKBD, traveled to the French countryside for design inspiration. What he found in places like Oise and Vence informed several of his award-winning kitchen designs. Enjoy!

Oise (Picardie)

One of the most beautiful kitchen designs Peter Salerno discovered on his trip to France is a custom blue and white painted kitchen in Oise, a department of the Picardie region of northern France. Located about 19 miles north of Paris, Oise is a beautiful region made up primarily of hills and plateaus, as well as forests and plains, which evoke all the charm and beauty of the French countryside.

A beautiful painted French kitchen in Oise, Picardie region.
A beautiful painted French kitchen in Oise, Picardie region. (Photo Credit: Frederic-Leon Ducout, 2013 Morgane Production. In Maison Creative.)

With the natural landscape and terrain of the Picardie region in mind, the designer of this kitchen (Sylvie Bisserie, whom you can read more about here) created a light, vibrant kitchen space filled with blues and whites accented with copper kitchenware, utensils and appliances. As the publication Maison Creative explains (translated from French):

“In the kitchen, created entirely by a custom cabinetmaker and painted with light and bright colors, Sylvie chose glazed tiles blue and white tiles that give the space cheer… decorating with rustic utensils and copper kitchen appliances to respond with the red soil creates a beautiful harmony.”

The kitchen space is said to convey “authenticity and conviviality”, an apt description of a lovely space that brought Peter Salerno fresh inspiration to his classic painted kitchen designs.

Vence (Alpes-Maritimes)

Peter Salerno’s travels for design inspiration throughout France also brought him to the town of Vence, located in the far southeast of France, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. The Alpes-Maritimes department directly borders Monaco and Italy to the east and has some of the most beautiful and varied topography in all of France. As its name suggests, the region is characterized mainly by the maritime Alps – but it’s also one of the few French departments to feature a Mediterranean coastline.

Another beautiful French kitchen, in the town of Vence.
Another beautiful French kitchen, in the town of Vence. (Credit: Maison Creative Hors Serie 2, 2013.)

The most well-recognized cities in the area are Nice and Cannes; Vence is the 12th-largest town in the Alpes-Maritimes department. Located in the hills between Nice and Antibes, Vence features many awe-inspiring, existing medieval elements – for example, the town’s historic village features a fountain originally built in 1578 and an oak planted in 1538. Other aspects of Vence architecture are even older; portions of the external wall were built in the 3rd century and the town’s cathedral was erected in the 4th century.

Design in Vence is based on open flow between rooms and the usage of beautiful, easy-to-use Vence stone, located not only in the town’s walls but in many of its rustic, gorgeous country homes. In the kitchen above, featured in the outstanding publication Maison Creative (Hors Serie 2, 2013), you can see the implementation of the flat, beautiful Vence stone and the open floor plan. The result is a bright, spacious kitchen that makes full use of the sunny climes of the Alpes-Maritimes region; Nice sees almost 1.5 times as much sun per year as the rest of France.

A white wood-burning fireplace and large windows adorn the kitchen walls, and the long slab dining table ensures there will be plenty of room for good food, great wine, and cherished guests.

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Discover the La Cornue Chateau Range Series

Welcome to another installment of the La Cornue Experience courtesy of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc..

When one thinks of the finest cooking ranges in the world, one brand should immediately come to mind: the La Cornue Chateau Series. Referred to as the “crown jewel” of La Cornue, the Chateau is available in over 8,000 configurations, all hand-made to order based on your individual requirements, personal cooking needs and design specifications.

Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Today we present the luxurious and stunning La Cornue Chateau Series. (Credit La Cornue USA)

Based on the patented vaulted oven designed by Albert Dupuy in 1908, the Chateau Series provides an elite cooking experience customized to every owner. Utilizing the very best in oven design and a virtually limitless array of design modifications, you can be certain that your Chateau Series cooking range and oven is not only the best money can buy, but also your very own.

The Chateau Series: Your Personalized Luxury Cooking Experience

The Chateau Series is available in six sizes, from the compact Chateau 75 to the expansive, six-foot Grand Palais 180. The Chateau 75 and Chateau 90 each offer one oven in either gas or electric as well as a variety of cooktop options to meet the needs of any chef. The Chateau 120 and 150 feature two standard vaulted ovens in either gas or electric, while the Chateau 165 offers one standard and one grand vaulted oven. Finally, the Grand Palais 180 offers the very best in oven design, with one grand vaulted gas oven and one grand vaulted electric oven.

Each Chateau Series oven offers a minimum of six cooktop configurations (there are up to 11 configurations in the Chateau 150), ensuring that any Chateau can be personalized to the specific needs of your kitchen. From gas burners to French plaques, power burners to electric plates, gas lava-rock grills to electric griddles, the La Cornue Chateau Series offers versatile, world-class cooktop solutions.

The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)
The beautiful Grand Palais 180 in one of its limitless design configurations. (Credit La Cornue USA)

The Grand Palais 180 is not only the most luxurious La Cornue cooking range and oven, it is also one of La Cornue’s most customizable pieces. The grand vaulted and vaulted ovens boast a powerful 22,000 BTU, and the Grand Palais is available as a full oven piece or as a Table Grand Palais for cooktop features only, providing maximum luxury in minimal space.

From brushed black to French blue, British racing green to antique white with flowers, the Chateau Series can be created in a virtually limitless combination of colors and accents. Since each Chateau Series range and oven is hand-made for you in La Cornue’s atelier outside Paris, you can be confident your personal design tastes will be catered to in meticulous fashion. And whether you prefer brass, steel or copper, your Chateau will come with the finest accent pieces.

Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)
Another view of the La Cornue Chateau Grand Palais 180. (Credit La Cornue USA)

If you wish to see the luxurious La Cornue Chateau Series for yourself, schedule an appointment to see Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ. The Chateau is the centerpiece of their showroom’s main display, and they couldn’t be prouder of the company’s fine relationship with La Cornue, Purcell Murray, and Purcell Murray representative Craig Kmiecik.

October Home Design: French-Inspired Kitchen and Bath Photos

October Home Design Flashback: French Kitchen & Bath

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since our blog first introduced you to a stunning French-inspired kitchen and bath design by Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath designer since 2002). The design trends present in Fall 2016 certainly tell us that everything about this gorgeous kitchen and bath design is still quite relevant – and very much in vogue!

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)

At first blush, one would assume these design photos were taken in a French home. From the rustic, unpolished stone (evocative of the Vence region) to the exposed kitchen ceiling beams and the exquisite white claw foot tub, the design seems lifted from the French countryside.

In reality, these photos (courtesy of photographer Peter Rymwid) are of a home in Princeton, New Jersey. A 2013 visit to the French countryside certainly inspired master designer Peter Salerno and his team along the way, and notable French design elements fill this masterpiece.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As noted, the exposed rustic stone embedded around the kitchen door frame is reminiscent of the stone work found in France’s Vence region. The hand-painted custom cabinetry draws from the Picardie region.

The bath design (a 2014 Best Bath Design national award winner) incorporates a dramatic arched center ceiling, Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry, checkerboard tile and a claw foot tub that is a pastoral design lover’s dream.

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

Looking at this design in 2016, it’s astonishing to see how many future design trends and color palettes were predicted by Peter Salerno Inc. Fall 2016 has declared alluring neutrals as “new mainstays” in home design. Tones from Pantone’s Fall 2016 color report like Potter’s Clay and Warm Taupe tie directly into this kitchen and bath design.

Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318)Potter's Clay (Pantone 18-1340)

Touches of blue add a fresh, bold accent tone to the kitchen design. Chief among these is (of course) a La Cornue range in French blue, seen in the photo below. The handcrafted center island and custom tin range hood are luxurious, personalized options that help make this French-inspired design unique.

Extensive windows bring in beautiful natural light.
Alternate view of French-inspired kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. in Princeton, NJ.

What’s your favorite aspect of this French-inspired kitchen and bath design? Is it the handcrafted cabinetry? The seemingly endless amount of ambient light? The rustic feel of design elements like exposed stone and ceiling beams? The opulence of the bath ceiling, chandelier and wall-to-wall vanity?

We’d love to hear from you – tell us what you love about this design in the comments!

8 World-Class Kitchen Designs That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

These Kitchen Design Photos Will Make You Say “WOW!”

Sometimes, all a good design article needs is a bunch of beautiful photos. Since 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has been synonymous with smart, gorgeous, world-class kitchen design. From traditional to transitional design, Peter Salerno (CMKBD) and his staff of designers and artisans specialize in extraordinary kitchen design with a touch of personalized luxury.

This blend of expertise, imagination and client-centric design has created a dynasty. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm, from such notable sources as the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, HGTV, Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine, and KBIS.

Below are eight of Peter Salerno Inc.’s most lauded kitchen designs of the last four years. Included among them are multiple award-winners, including the “Jewel Box” (2014 NKBA Best Kitchen) and the “Chef’s Dream” (2012 NKBA Best Kitchen).

Which kitchen design is YOUR favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Stunning kitchen design with recessed mirrored ceiling over large kitchen island, with custom tin range hood, full custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry and island, and statement lighting chandelier.

A beautiful Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

2. Transitional kitchen design with Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry, custom range hood, small kitchen island with block counter, and custom “pebble” style backsplash.

Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design.

3. Peter Salerno Inc.’s “La Cornue” centerpiece kitchen design in its Wyckoff, NJ showroom. Complete with La Cornue Grand Palais range, Flamberge rotisserie, and custom tin range hood and refrigerator accoutrements. Custom cabinetry, island, and (not pictured) Swarovski crystal recessed ceiling.

The La Cornue kitchen in Peter Salerno Inc.'s NJ showroom. (Photo: {Peter Rymwid)

4. The “Jewel Box” – best NKBA kitchen of 2014.

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

5. French inspired, Princeton, NJ kitchen design. Complete with La Cornue range and custom tin range hood, exposed rustic wood ceiling beams, custom cabinetry, custom wood island with marble countertop, and rustic stone door frame.

Peter Salerno's gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio

6. 2013 Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design. Custom Maestro Rosolino white cabinetry and center island with ornate vintage seating. Recessed backsplash behind range with trademark Peter Salerno Inc. “grand piano” design overhead.

Add fresh colors to your kitchen design for Summer 2016!

7. Unique kitchen design with stained glass recessed ceiling over ornate center island. Gorgeous twin sculptures adorn either side of the range and range hood, with white custom cabinetry along the refrigerator wall and “sidebar” counters.

Another award-winning Peter Salerno kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

8. The “Chef’s Dream” – NKBA 2012 Best Kitchen Award design by Peter Salerno Inc. With massive center stainless steel island for dual chefs, with multiple high-end ranges, large-scale stainless ventilation hood, and stainless steel outer countertops (including sink basin). With white Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry (with recessed lighting in showcase cabinets), custom backsplash by far sink and in-kitchen seating.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design [Best Kitchen of 2012 & 1st Place Large Kitchen Category]

All featured Peter Salerno Inc. design photography courtesy of Peter Rymwid.

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