HGTV Home Design Tips: 2017’s Hottest Prints and Patterns

HGTV Home Design Tips: 2017’s Hottest Prints and Patterns

Since Peter Salerno, the owner of our parent company, is an HGTV Featured Designer, we at Design Your Lifestyle always turn to HGTV and its staff for the latest in tips, trends and design ideas.

HGTV has been particularly on point in 2017, with great articles about Summer 2017 home design trends and “runway-to-home” design transitions.

But one of their latest articles, regarding the hottest prints, patterns and textures in home design for 2017, might be our favorite of the recent bunch.

Make a Statement: Print, Pattern and Finishes Trends” by HGTV’s Felicia Feaster may as well be your 2017 Design Primer when it comes to home creation and renovation. In the article, Felicia guides you through the “trendsetting fabrics, wallcoverings, patterns and finishes that define great style in 2017”.

Here are a few of our favorite selections from the article. Read them through, and then head over to HGTV to read the full article and see all the trends!

HGTV’s 2017 Top Prints, Patterns and Finishes

1. Creative Transitions.

Transitional design is all the rage (especially in transitional kitchens). In this case, Felicia Feaster is referring to mixed media and materials when it comes to major design elements like flooring.

“[A] thoughtful mix of wood and other surfaces to create flooring juxtapositions,” explains Felicia. This also pertains to surprising materials or “faux” materials, like in the Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design below. The “wood grain flooring” you see is actually durable porcelain wood tile. Coupling the gorgeous aesthetic of dark, weathered wood with the durability of porcelain tile ensures that the floor will look great AND hold strong. It’s the perfect way to get that transitional kitchen flooring “feel” while making sure it can withstand the toll of kids, guests and the family dog.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

2. Scenic Landscapes.

Wall prints, designs and frescoes are a great way to transport the mind and body while remaining in the comfort of your home. In the Peter Salerno Inc. bathroom design below, a gorgeous painted wall features the countryside and seaside of Italy, allowing the occupant’s imagination to soar and wander.

This Peter Salerno Inc. bathroom design features a scenic wall fresco.
This Peter Salerno Inc. bathroom design features a scenic wall fresco.

3. Liquid Metal.

Metallic tones aren’t just for small fixtures anymore. Copper, silver, platinum and gold are everywhere, making standout appearances against neutral, white and black design elements.

Be bold in your approach to metallic and mineral tones (more on that in the full HGTV article). Much like whites and neutrals, they’re not just complementary to your design strategy in 2017 – they can be the feature!

HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

HGTV Shares Top Home Design Trends for Summer 2017

Our friends at HGTV are at it again, staying on the pulse of hot design trends for the summer of 2017. This time, it’s the fabulous Allie Holcomb King (a contributing writer for HGTV.com), with a great slideshow-based piece on the top home design trends for summer 2017.

We love this article for two reasons – one, it’s full of gorgeous design photos and helpful suggestions; and two, it makes us look really smart! Of course, when your parent company is Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century – it’s not hard to look intelligent. Allie and the staff at HGTV.com pointed out some trends we’ve been covering here since the spring.

Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)
Use these helpful tips in your summer 2017 home design! (Credit: Peter Salerno Inc., photo Peter Rymwid)

Below are 4 of the 14 home design trends noted in HGTV’s article for Summer 2017. Check them out, and see what catches your eye!

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!

HGTV’s Top Summer 2017 Home Design Trends

1. Bright and All White

“An all-white color palette is crisp, clean and refreshing,” says Allie Holcomb King. The main design theme of 2017 continues into summer, with white color design dominating the landscape. The versatility and freshness of whites (and bright neutrals) work brilliantly throughout the home and transition naturally from season to season.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Also, don’t discount your ability to mix-and-match your decor across a broad spectrum of colors as you work with a white background! Using white as the base of your design palette allows you to play with all sorts of fun, interesting color choices in your decor and home accessories. On that note…

2. White Wall + Tertiary-Colored Furniture

A developing theme among top kitchen and living space designers is designing around white walls with tertiary colors, especially in furniture. A “tertiary color” is the result of mixing a primary color with its adjacent secondary color on the color wheel.

The six tertiary colors are yellow-green, blue-green, blue-violet, red-violet, red-orange, and yellow-orange. This palette brings in some natural jewel tones, which pair well with brass and metallic accents and accessories.

3. Small (but Bold) Pops of Color

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Splashes of citrus tones can brighten up your home design in 2017. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

“Summer brings with it bold flavors, sights and sounds. This year, we’re noticing bold color is along for the ride too,” says Allie. Again, this trend rides the over-arching theme of neutral and white in your primary home design. Instead of splashing color all over your space, try using small pops of bold color around the room for an eye-catching effect.

4. Brass is Back

Brass elements in your decor are back in for the summer of 2017 – but unlike many trends, we believe brass fixtures are relatively timeless. Whether you use brass in your door handles, appliance knobs and handles, or statement accessories, brass is an engaging, warm metallic presence in your home design.

Our favorite places to utilize brass are in kitchen and bath design, where we’ve watched Peter Salerno and his team use them to dramatic effect.

For the rest of Allie Holcomb King’s summer 2017 design tips, head over to the full article at HGTV.com and enjoy!

HGTV’s Must-See Spring Color Trends For 2017

HGTV Delivers Spring 2017 Color Trends and Advice

One of our go-to articles for Spring 2017 lifestyle and design is courtesy of HGTV’s Chelsey Bowen. Her piece, “Must-See Spring Color Trends”, is a practical-yet-stunning guide to freshening up the colors that define your home design.

The moment Pantone revealed its Spring 2017 official color palette, it was clear we were in for a bright, natural and vibrant year in color design. From natural tones like Greenery, Kale and Hazelnut to eye-popping tones like Pink Yarrow and Flame, Pantone made it clear that spring most certainly “sprung” in 2017 design trends.

What we love about Chelsey Bowen’s HGTV article regarding spring color trends is that every one of her tips is applicable to a real living space. All too often, fashion and home designers create motifs and designs that just don’t have much real-world application. Chelsey takes great care to ensure that all her Spring 2017 color and design tips can (and will) work in virtually any home of any size and budget.

These 8 HGTV tips for smart spring home design range from powerful blocks of color to intelligent use of neutral tones, and from luxurious and opulent to sleek and simple.

Here are just a few of our favorite trends spotted by Chelsey Bowen and the team at HGTV. For the full list (and photo gallery), head over to the full article on HGTV’s website.

Spring 2017 Color Trend #1: “Classic Meets Chic”

“Liven up traditional design with the hottest spring colors,” Chelsey Bowen suggests, and we couldn’t agree more. Traditional kitchen design (like the one pictured from Peter Salerno Inc.’s Tesoro collection) never goes out of style – in fact, a traditional design is a smart choice for long-term home owners.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
A Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.

To give that traditional kitchen a new “pop” for spring, try utilizing the “it colors” of the season. In this example, Peter Salerno and his team use a Provence blue La Cornue range (much like Pantone’s Niagara) as the central focus for a kitchen design and couples that with the light blue shade on the island base. The design also uses pops of Hazelnut in the backsplash and fresh greens and vegetables to add yellows and reds to the aesthetic.

Spring 2017 Color Trend #2: “Luxurious Surroundings”

Chelsey’s take on “luxurious surroundings” includes keeping the palette “light and airy”, a nod to the natural, outdoorsy feel of this season’s Pantone colors. Light blues and yellows, tidy neutrals and plenty of ambient light help create an air of class, distinction and elegance to your home design.

Add fresh colors to your kitchen design for Summer 2016!
Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning custom kitchen design.

This kitchen design uses a touch of summery yellow wallpaper and recessed interior cabinet lighting (along with dimmed island lighting and a dining room chandelier) to create a warm, amber touch of elegance and class. The rest of the design is kept stately and distinct with bright, clean whites and warm neutral wood tones, and the open floor plan allows for plenty of ambient light.

Spring 2017 Color Trend #3: “Modern Take on Neutral”

With all the eye-catching color adorning Spring 2017 designs, neutrals must play a role to keep balance. Unlike the past, however, “neutral” is no longer synonymous with “boring” or “old-fashioned”. Rather, the proper use of intriguing neutrals and brilliant whites can work wonders in a modern design setting.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

For example, this gorgeous transitional kitchen design manages to convey modernity while being almost entirely comprised of white and taupe/brown neutrals. The trick, as designer Peter Salerno Inc. explained to “Design Your Lifestyle”, is all in being creative while maintaining a natural flow. We adore the statement island lighting (Exter 16-jar pendants from Pottery Barn), and the slightly out-sized unique stainless steel island countertop (1 1/2″ Stainless Steel by EMI Industries in Boonton, NJ).

HGTV’s Spring ‘Runway to Home’ Design Article Is a Must-Read

HGTV’s Spring ‘Runway to Home’ Article Is a Must-Read

Every so often, we read an article that’s such a home run we have no choice but to share it. HGTV’s Keri Sanders put together a huge winner recently on HGTV’s Design Blog – a perfect cross of fashion design and home design that is a must-read for designers (and design lovers) across multiple industries.

Keri’s article, “The Hottest Spring Fashion Trends + How to Use Them in Your Home”, is a fantastic primer on how to combine Spring 2017’s hottest design trends in home and fashion. From textures to color blocking, metallics to bright citrus tones, Keri and the HGTV staff show you how to take the hottest spring looks off the runway and use them to reinvigorate your home design.

HGTV is one of our go-to destinations when it comes to drawing inspiration from the world’s foremost custom home designers. It was such a cool treat to find Keri’s article, blending the runway with the living room and the fashion retailer with the home designer.

For the full article, head on over to HGTV’s Design Blog. But while you’re here, grab a sneak peek of some of Keri Sanders’ most inspired ways to utilize Spring 2017’s hottest fashion trends in your home design!

Runway To Home Design Idea #1: Citrus Tones

Citrus tones were everywhere on Spring 2017 fashion design runways and exhibits. If you’re willing to be bold, those tones can make their way into a vibrant home design. From sunrooms to kitchens (and even open plan living spaces), bright citrus tones inject a dose of sunny optimism into your home design.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Flame is a coral that demands attention.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Primrose Yellow injects pure sunshine into spring.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Greenery, the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year.

Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Splashes of citrus tones can brighten up your home design in 2017. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

On the Spring 2017 Pantone color palette, 3 tones can qualify as “citrus” in our opinions: the jazzy orange Flame, the soft yellow Primrose Yellow, and the off-lime of Greenery (the 2017 Pantone Color of the Year). While Greenery is the easiest to use in an “all-over” context, don’t be afraid to experiment with dashes and splashes of Flame and Primrose Yellow in your home design accents, decor and accessories.

As for Keri’s advice? She would “recommend adding pops of bright yellows, oranges and pinks via patterned throw pillows, vibrant artwork or even a bold accent wall. ”

Runway To Home Design Idea #2: Textures

“Wicker furniture, painted brick, grasscloth walls — this spring is all about creating interest and depth by incorporating texture within the home,” Keri Sanders explains. All of those trends work beautifully with the home design trend of “greening” your space. Brick, wicker and grasscloth enjoy great design synergy with fresh green plants, ferns, and Pantone Spring 2017 color selections like Greenery, Kale and Hazelnut.

For a more “industrial” aesthetic to your home design, use textures like exposed stone, brick, textured subway tile, and faux stone made from concrete. Cork tile is also a unique way to introduce texture to your flooring.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
This up-close look at a Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 kitchen design shows the use of multiple textures.

Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Design Ideabook for Pantone Spring 2017 Colors

Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Design Ideabook for Pantone Spring 2017 Colors

Now that Design Your Lifestyle’s 5-part series on the Pantone Spring 2017 color palette is complete, it’s time to take those colors off the page and into action!

We’ve enlisted the help of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., to create an ideabook for stunning kitchen designs based on four of their favorite colors from Pantone’s Spring 2017 collection. From Niagara to Hazelnut, Kale to Lapis Blue, Peter Salerno and his staff have once again left us raving with their custom kitchen designs.

Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design, smoked glass and dark island and wood grains.

Peter Salerno Inc. has established itself as the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design company since 2002, with a remarkable 35 awards from notable names like the NKBA (and KBIS), Sub-Zero, Wolf, HGTV, and Signature Kitchens and Baths. Peter and his staff focus on creating a luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, they incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into our design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

(For more Peter Salerno Inc. award-winning kitchen and bath designs, check out their official Pro listing on Houzz.)

Now, on with the official Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design ideabook for Pantone’s Spring 2017 color collection!

Peter Salerno Inc. Kitchen Designs: Pantone Spring 2017 Inspirations

1. Color: Kale; Custom Kitchen Design:”The Artist’s Palette”

Peter Salerno and his team utilized Kale (18-0107 TCX) as an accent color in “The Artist’s Palette”, an eclectic kitchen design with several signature features. The matching panels and custom range hood are an instant conversation starter, while the far wall has a Rothko-inspired print that adds a hint of red-orange to the design (reminiscent of Flame, another Spring 2017 Pantone color.)

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Kale is a dark, leafy green loved by many.
The Artist's Palette

2. Color: Niagara; Custom Kitchen Design: “Reflections”

Featured in a late 2016 edition of Bergen Magazine, the Peter Salerno Inc. “Reflections” kitchen design wowed with denim-based blue in the vein of Niagara (17-4123 TCX), a staple of the Pantone Spring 2017 collection. The addition of dark flooring and smoked mirrors along the refrigerator and cabinetry make this a perfect kitchen design for tranquil daydreamers.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Niagara is a lush shade of denim blue.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Niagara is a lush shade of denim blue.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.
Bergen Magazine Fall 2016 edition, featuring Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design photos.

3. Color: Hazelnut; Custom Kitchen Design: “A Classical Traditional”

Somewhere around Summer/Fall 2016, neutrals stopped being accessories and started becoming the main event of many home designs. Such is the case with this classic traditional kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., featuring a rich collection of taupes and tans, including Hazelnut (14-1315 TCX).

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: Hazelnut is a warm, nutty neutral that balances the collection.

A Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses neutrals as the statement, not an accent. [Credit: Peter Salerno Inc.]
A Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design that uses neutrals as the statement, not an accent. [Credit: Peter Salerno Inc.]
4. Color: Lapis Blue; Custom Kitchen Design: “La Cornue Showroom Centerpiece”

Laps Blue (19-4045 TCX) features prominently in Peter Salerno Inc.’s centerpiece kitchen design at their flagship showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Complete with a stunning La Cornue Grand Palais range, custom range hood and opulent center island, this kitchen utilizes Lapis Blue in several ways – notably, the decadent crystals embedded in the recessed ceiling above the center island.

Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady Lapis Blue.
Pantone Spring 2017 color trends: The bold but steady Lapis Blue.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

To request more information or speak to Peter Salerno and his team of expert design professionals, call Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608 or fill out this contact form.

Giving Back To Those in Need: A Thanksgiving 2016 Special Feature

Thanksgiving 2016: How An Award-Winning Designer Gives Back

For Peter Salerno, leading a truly blessed life means little unless he gives back to those in need. That’s why the award-winning owner of Peter Salerno Inc. takes such care to give to those in need – especially during the Thanksgiving season.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD, is the owner of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2002. His company’s list of accolades includes multiple Best Kitchen awards from the NKBA since 2010, HGTV People’s Choice Awards, and recognition from industry leaders like Sub-Zero, Wolf, La Cornue and Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine.

Read how Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. are giving back this Thanksgiving season.
Read how Peter Salerno and Peter Salerno Inc. are giving back this Thanksgiving season.

As a recent article (pictured in this piece) states, “For Peter Salerno, genuine success means touching the lives of others in need”. Since the inception of Peter Salerno Inc. in 1997, Peter has sought out meaningful avenues through which to improve the lives of those in need.

One of those avenues is The Little Company of Mary, through which Peter Salerno has visited Zimbabwe and cared for those stricken by poverty and AIDS. Peter’s work with the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, along with generous contributions, have led to the healthy birth of babies who otherwise may have risked life-altering illness or early death. Peter thanks his close friend Father Jim Kelly for introducing him to this worthwhile cause.

Peter Salerno's staff delivering Thanksgiving turkeys to St. Andrew's Church.
Peter Salerno Inc. donates turkeys to their local church’s food pantry.

Peter also serves on the board of Covenant House (New Jersey), which primarily serves homeless youth who have aged out of the formal state youth aid system.

“CHNJ gives (these young people) the opportunity to make the most of their talents and abilities and helps prepare them for adulthood,” Peter explains.

Every year, Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team strives to make Thanksgiving a wonderful experience for local families in need. For several years, the company has donated 75-100 turkeys per Thanksgiving to their church’s food pantry. It’s a blessing that fulfills Peter and his team as much as they people who receive Thanksgiving meals.

What can YOU do to take steps to assist those in need and give back this Thanksgiving season? According to Peter Salerno, it’s all about targeted giving.

“Instead of helping dozens of charities, choose two or three that resonate with you to maximize your effectiveness,” Peter encourages. “Imagine how much better a world (we’d have) if everyone who could, would take action.”

Design Your Lifestyle In More Detail On Pinterest!

Our Pinterest Page: World-Class Design and Style Photography

As many of you already know, “Design Your Lifestyle” is powered and supported by Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design company since 2002. Over the last 15 years, Peter Salerno Inc. has won its clients and the industry over with its extraordinary blend of fine artisan craftsmanship and forward-thinking design ingenuity.

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

The greatest way to convey the gorgeous work of Peter Salerno Inc. is, of course, to show you! That’s why it’s important you take a few minutes from your day and check out Peter Salerno’s official Pinterest page.

Every project Peter Salerno Inc. begins is a new, custom undertaking. Every kitchen design, bath design, man cave, wine cellar, custom humidor and living space design created by Peter Salerno and his team is guaranteed to be unique and full of personalized luxury.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
From historic design elements (like reclaimed tin from Route 66) to personalized decor material (such as hand-painted cabinetry to reflect family history), Peter Salerno Inc. designs are truly “all about the extraordinary”.

On Peter Salerno Inc.’s official Pinterest page, you will take a stunning visual tour through Peter’s catalog of award-winning kitchen and bath designs. Much of the photography is credited to the talented Peter Rymwid, who captures these custom designs beautifully on film.

Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Imagine the custom wine cellar of your dreams. Peter Salerno makes it. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

There are multiple “boards” on which Peter Salerno Inc. has posted its award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs for your viewing pleasure. Whether you’d like an overview of Peter’s recent design work or specific details about one of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Best Kitchen award winning designs from the NKBA, this truly is the Pinterest destination for you.

Regardless of how you “Design Your Lifestyle”, you will be inspired by the myriad of stunning, world-class custom design photography on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Pinterest page. Take a look for yourself, and let us know what YOU “Pinned” as a personal inspiration!