Welcome Baby Brielle to Our Design Family!

First Photos of Beautiful Baby Girl Brielle

Last week, our design family got a bit bigger!

Welcome baby Brielle Nova Mayer to the Peter Salerno Inc. family!
Welcome baby Brielle Nova Mayer to the Peter Salerno Inc. family!

Peter Salerno Inc. (our parent company) is an award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company, proud to span three generations of the Salerno family. On June 29, 2017, the newest member of the fourth generation came into the world.

Peter and Tracy Salerno’s daughter Gabrielle and her husband Brian welcomed baby Brielle Nova Mayer to the family at 1:09 a.m. on June 29th. Brielle was 18.5 inches long and weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. Gabrielle’s labor reportedly took less than an hour, so we know that Brielle was incredibly anxious to be a part of the world!

Proud parents Brian and Gabrielle Mayer with baby Brielle.
Proud parents Brian and Gabrielle Mayer with baby Brielle.

(To those moms who went through terribly long labor – please don’t be mad!)

Brian and Gabrielle Mayer are first-time parents who are overjoyed with Brielle’s arrival. This marks the second granddaughter for Peter and Tracy Salerno; the beautiful Jesse Caren Salerno was born to Anthony and Eve Salerno just under 2 years ago.

Baby Brielle is healthy and resting at home with her mommy and daddy, and early pictures highlight her big smile.

We couldn’t be happier with our early July 4th “present” here at Design Your Lifestyle, and are proud to share the first pictures of the newest baby girl to our extended family!

Tracy and Peter Salerno welcome their 2nd granddaughter Brielle!
Tracy and Peter Salerno welcome their 2nd granddaughter Brielle!
Welcome baby Brielle Nova Mayer to the Peter Salerno Inc. family!
Welcome baby Brielle Nova Mayer to the Peter Salerno Inc. family!

Happy Birthday to Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer!

Happy Birthday to Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer!

Peter Salerno Inc. Celebrates Gabrielle’s Birthday

We like to occasionally take a moment on the official Peter Salerno Inc. blog to let you get a “little personal”. Following the business and professional exploits of the most award-winning North American design firm since 2000 is wonderful, but we also feel it’s important you get to know Peter Salerno and his team on a more personal level. (After all, if you’re going to trust someone with the design of your living space, you should trust him/her as a person as well!)

It’s with this sentiment that we take time out to wish a very happy birthday to Gabrielle, Peter Salerno’s daughter and the head of Customer Relations and Social Media Outreach for Peter Salerno Inc. Gabrielle is a shining light of positivity, happiness and knowledge, and is a major reason why Peter Salerno’s clients feel an instant sense of comfort when they arrive at the showroom.

Gabrielle celebrates her birthday at Peter Salerno Inc. (with office puppy Harper!)
Gabrielle celebrates her birthday at Peter Salerno Inc. (with office puppy Harper!)

While Gabrielle has been an official part of Peter Salerno Inc. since 2013, her memories in Salerno family workshops and design studios go back to her childhood. “I remember when my brother and I were kids, we would go to our grandfather’s shop (Salerno Kitchens), and sneak into the workshop,” Gabrielle recalled. “Obviously, kids weren’t allowed in there, so we would hide in giant armoires and cabinets and try not to be found. Sometimes we’d get caught and the workers would yell at us, but it was amazing to see how they would create everything. It was like being in Santa’s workshop.”

Gabrielle’s sense of family history is evident, and her love for her family shone through in a past blog interview on behalf of Peter Salerno Inc. “I know it means a lot to my grandfather that three generations of his family are in the same business,” Gabrielle explained. “I absolutely love when he comes in the office, and I can offer him a cup of coffee. His face lights up, and it’s like a really nice bonus for me. In that respect, it’s even more rewarding.”

We love you Gabrielle, and wish you the happiest of birthdays!

Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys to Local Church [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Donates Thanksgiving Turkeys to Local Church [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Staff Brings Thanksgiving Donation to NJ Church

It is a Thanksgiving tradition for the staff of Peter Salerno Inc. to donate turkeys to a local church in northern New Jersey. 2015 is no exception, as the Peter Salerno turkey tradition made its way to the next generation of the Salerno family.

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Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer (Peter’s daughter) and Peter Salerno Inc. staff member Nadya Barkovskaya purchased and donated 60 Thanksgiving turkeys – just in time for the holidays. The donation was coordinated by Fran Blackgrove and the wonderful staff at St. Andrew’s Church of Westwood, New Jersey.

It was a fulfilling day for Gabrielle and Nadya; the opportunity to give back to the community is something that Peter Salerno, his family and staff treasure. It was exceptionally wonderful to partner with St. Andrew’s Church, where both of Peter’s children were baptized and married.

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Enjoy the photos from Gabrielle and Nadya’s donation day!

Peter Salerno, his family and staff encourage you to join in the effort to ensure everyone has a happy Thanksgiving in 2015. Whether you can donate one turkey or 100, a gently used blanket or coat, or just a warm handshake or embrace, please give what you can to those less fortunate.

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St. Andrew’s Church is located on Washington Avenue in Westwood, New Jersey. Peter Salerno Inc.’s gorgeous custom design showroom is located at 511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, New Jersey.

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Happy Birthday Harper! Our Office Puppy Turns 1 [PHOTOS]

Happy Birthday Harper! Our Office Puppy Turns 1 [PHOTOS]

Adorable Puppy Birthday Photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

It’s been a busy year for Peter Salerno Inc., full of gratifying design experiences, awards and hard work. It’s a year that welcomed Peter Salerno’s first grandchild, 30 national design awards, a new showroom design vignette with Miele, partnerships with some of the top designers, appliance craftsmen and names in the design business…

Happy 1st birthday to our adorable Peter Salerno office puppy, Harper!
Happy 1st birthday to our adorable Peter Salerno office puppy, Harper!

But hey, our office puppy Harper just had a birthday! (Of course, this means everything stops for an afternoon – Peter’s daughter and office manager Gabrielle wouldn’t have it any other way!)

We first introduced you to adorable little Harper late last year, and since then the office has fallen in love with her. 3 parts adorable, 2 parts troublemaker and all parts love-bug, Harper makes Peter Salerno’s already cheerful office that much brighter!

Leave your birthday wishes for Harper in the comments, and leave pictures of your favorite office pets as well – we’d love to see them!

Staying active indoors is a great way to keep warm - exercise with your favorite 'toys'! Harper, the Peter Salerno Inc. puppy, snuggles up for a warm winter's nap. Meet Harper, the unofficial Peter Salerno Inc. mascot! (Elliot the Elf is a little jealous of our puppy...)

There’s a lot of wonderful, fulfilling custom kitchen and bath design work to be done before 2015 is over. But for a moment, let’s all take time out to wish Harper a happy birthday!