Today’s Trending Kitchen Design Features on Instagram

Today’s Trending Kitchen Design Features on Instagram

Instagram has become THE must-watch social media platform for designers and design enthusiasts. Kitchen design inspiration is everywhere on Instagram – but which posts are “on trend”, and which are simply filler content?

Here are 5 kitchen design trends we’ve identified in recent Instagram posts (courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account) that we think you NEED to watch.

1. Chevron Tile (with creative materials)

Chevron tile is starting to make a challenge to classic subway tile in today’s trending kitchen backsplash designs. If you’re going with a chevron pattern, take the extra step of using bold, eye-catching materials. The use of turquoise as a feature design material in the chevron tile pattern below turns a yawner into a real winner!

 

2. Quartz and Quartzite… as Kitchen Islands!

Yes, quartz is a true contender to the marble throne when it comes to kitchen countertops… but who knew it could be utilized as the main material for a kitchen island base? This quartz island base features cabinet cutouts and a simple white countertop, drawing attention to the island itself rather than the top. This is a bold choice that we love (and that we’re following closely)!

3. Statement Sinks and Sink Basins

This proposed sink basin (from Peter Salerno Inc.) is a jaw-dropping statement piece. Much like the quartz island base above, the real trend here is making statements with the often ‘forgotten’ elements in your kitchen or bath design. Instead of focusing all your effort on the counter, the backsplash, or other ‘expected’ design areas, why not stand apart from the crowd by featuring a unique design piece like this sink?

4. 3-D Renderings: A MUST from Design Consultants and Firms

If your design consultant or design team aren’t offering high-quality 3-D renderings of their design proposals, you simply aren’t getting the experience you deserve from today’s design industry. Custom 3-D renderings of your future kitchen design have gone from ‘luxury’ to ‘necessity’, and you owe it to yourself to see your design space as a finished product before work in your home even begins.

5. Using Kitchen Seating to Continue Design Patterns

The geometric square pattern on the back of these chairs allow the designer to weave the kitchen’s overall theme through its island counter seating. The ability to continue patterns and themes through kitchen seating helps tie in the overall design aesthetic and keep your kitchen cohesive.

Graffiti Bath Design: How to Break ‘Design Rules’ + Still Create a Masterpiece

Graffiti Bath Design: How to Break Rules + Still Win at Design

Throw the bath design rule book out the window. When it comes down to it, the only true ‘rule’ of design is creating something you love.

When Peter Salerno created the award-winning, updated Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, he wanted to reserve one space that went entirely outside the box. When Peter saw the masterful graffiti-style street art that would soon adorn his showroom bath design, he knew he’d found his muse.

Peter Salerno hired a professional graffiti artist to create a bold, vibrant cityscape in the bathroom design. From a replica manhole cover in the center of the floor to colorful depictions of a metropolitan skyline and an elevated subway line, the artwork is audacious and vivid. The inside of the bathroom door is even “tagged” with notable initials, names and dates important to Peter Salerno, his family, and the Peter Salerno Inc. legacy.

Now, before anyone panics – design conventions and standards exist for a reason. There’s no reason to abandon ship on everything you know about design. However – as with anything else – sometimes stepping outside one’s comfort zone is the only way to reach new heights as an artist, a designer and a creator.

As with many of the designs we feature, the true beauty of this graffiti art bath design is in its personalization. As the years have passed at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom, the ‘tags’ on the bathroom door have filled in – with new staff members, new husbands and wives, children and grandchildren. A simple door has become a living testimonial to the Peter Salerno Inc. design family as well as Peter’s own family.

It’s important to respect your personal legacy and style while incorporating new elements into your home design, especially in frequently traveled areas like the kitchen and bath. Rich colors can still be comfortable and inviting when coupled with design elements that mean something to you.

“When I’m doing design work, it’s always important for me to personalize something,” Peter Salerno says in the video above. “I wanted to show the energy of New York City; I think that graffiti was the only way to express that properly.”

By stepping outside a personal comfort zone, a world-class designer was able to pay tribute to his family, his design team, and a city which he loves. How do YOU plan to step outside your ‘design comfort zone’ and grow? Let us know in the comments below!

For more about the graffiti bath design at Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom, check out Peter Salerno Inc.’s official Instagram account.

Read more about this design on the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account.
Read more about this design on the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account.

The Epicurious #EpiRecipeClub August 2018 Recipe: Oregano-Marinated Tomato Salad

The Epicurious #EpiRecipeClub August 2018 Recipe: We Love It!

If you follow Design Your Lifestyle, you know how much we love Epicurious. We’ve basically had a running love affair with Epicurious for five years, and they’re our go-to destination for recipes, meal ideas, seasonal menus and food inspirations.

We’re dedicated followers of the #EpiRecipeClub – the official interactive hashtag of the Epicurious Recipe Club. The idea is simple – make the same recipe as the fine folks at Epicurious, post it to Instagram and use the hashtag #EpiRecipeClub, and compare how your creation looks with Epicurious followers the world over!

Post your Oregano-Marinated Tomato Salad to Instagram, #EpiRecipeClub!
Post your Oregano-Marinated Tomato Salad to Instagram, #EpiRecipeClub!

The August 2018 #EpiRecipeClub recipe is for Oregano-Marinated Tomato Salad. It’s simple, refreshing, and full of fresh flavors – in other words, it checks all our boxes for a summer recipe! As Epicurious decribes the recipe:

“Marinating sliced tomatoes in salt, pepper, olive oil, and fresh oregano intensifies their flavor and brings out their rich juices. Serve with crusty bread for mopping it up.”

With a perfect 4/4 rating from Epicurious users (and a 100% “Make It Again” status), we feel pretty confident that we’re not alone in our love for this Oregano-Marinated Tomato Salad. Try it out for yourself – but before you eat it, make sure you post a picture of your creation to Instagram with the August #EpiRecipeClub hashtag!

Get Stylish With Award-Winning Kitchen + Bath Design on Instagram

Get Stylish With Award-Winning Kitchen + Bath Design on Instagram

Are you following the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? If not, you’re missing out on the most award-winning kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century!

Follow Peter Salerno Inc. designs on Instagram.
Follow Peter Salerno Inc. designs on Instagram.

Under the care and guidance of Peter Salerno, CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Design, NKBA), Peter Salerno Inc. has blossomed from a small design firm with audacious goals into one of the most notable firms in the kitchen and bath design industry. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. has won more national design awards than any firm in North America, from such reputable sources as the NKBA, KBIS, Signature Kitchens & Baths, HGTV and more.

The kitchen designs, bathroom designs, wine cellars, man caves and bars that have won these prestigious awards are all located in one place – the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram.

The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show - see more on Peter Salerno's Instagram!
The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show – see more on Peter Salerno’s Instagram!

The thing we love most about following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram is the company’s willingness to provide an ‘inside look’ at day-to-day operations, family gatherings, momentous occasions, and VIP design industry events that most of us never get to see. Where else can you find photos from inside a world-class design showroom, exclusive snapshots from conferences like KBIS 2018 and the Architectural Digest Design Show, and around a world-class designer’s Thanksgiving dinner table?

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

From the incredible (kitchen designs that have won national awards) to the innovative (forward-thinking transitional designs), the highbrow (black tie design conference events) to the humorous (Peter Salerno building snowmen outside the showroom on wintry days), the broad spectrum of eye-catching photography on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account makes it a must-follow for design lovers everywhere.

So what are you waiting for? Join the tastemakers, innovators, industry leaders and social influencers that already follow Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account – and get inspired to Design Your Lifestyle!

First Look: Gorgeous New Kitchen Design Installation Photos

First Look: Gorgeous New Kitchen Design Installation Photos

We talk so much about trends in kitchen design at Design Your Lifestyle. It’s always a treat to get to show our followers those trends in action with beautiful design photos from a gorgeous new kitchen design installation!

Today, those design photos come courtesy of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. has won an astounding 35 national design awards in custom kitchen and bath design from some of the most notable names in the industry – the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS, Signature Kitchens & Baths, HGTV and more.

New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

(For more stunning design photos from Peter Salerno Inc., make sure to follow the company’s official Instagram account.)

This new kitchen design was truly a group effort, as Peter Salerno and his team collaborated with some of the finest specialty contractors in the world. Here’s a quick list of the companies who took part in this world-class kitchen design, creation and installation:

New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

As you peruse through these ‘first look’ photos of this stunning kitchen design, here are a few things to note:

  1. We are in love with the blue island. In the midst of such a clean, neutral-based design, the island base truly ‘pops’ with dramatic effect. Coupled with the sleek island countertop designed and delivered by Stone Surfaces, this could easily be one of the most admirable kitchen island designs of 2018.
  2. What more can we say about Rangecraft and its custom range hood designs? As usual, Rangecraft created and delivered the perfect custom range hood for this kitchen design – sleek, sophisticated, and versatile. It’s just subtle and classy enough to blend into the design, and just audacious enough to be a conversation piece of its own.
  3. Stratta, the Tile Boutique created multiple masterworks in this kitchen design. Besides the backsplash and floor tile in the kitchen, make sure you view the full compliment of photos on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account to see a beautiful saddle and tile work around a new fireplace.
  4. We obviously love the statement lighting above the kitchen island, but don’t ignore the beauty of the other lighting features in this kitchen design. Pay attention to the lighting emanating from above, which appears to give an ethereal ‘halo’ to a floating ceiling feature central to the kitchen design.
  5. The clean white cabinetry meshes perfectly with the overall kitchen design, providing proper form and function without pulling the eye from the more opulent features of the kitchen.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

All photography in this article is courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.

Exclusive Photos from 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show

Exclusive Photos from 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show

It’s good to have ties to influential kitchen and bath designers. Sometimes, they get to attend really neat things and bring us back pictures and videos to gawk at!

CLICK HERE to view all of Peter’s photos & videos from the 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show!

That was recently the case, as Peter Salerno (of our parent company Peter Salerno Inc.) recently attended the 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show. The Design Show took place from March 22-25, 2018, at Piers 92 & 94 in New York, NY. Produced by the Mart, the 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show had one thing in spades – the “WOW” Factor!

The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show - see more on Peter Salerno's Instagram!
The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show – see more on Peter Salerno’s Instagram!

Peter Salerno’s photos and video from his personal journey through the show were so great, he was encouraged by the entire team at Peter Salerno Inc. to share them with the world on Instagram – and he was happy to oblige!

CLICK HERE to view all of Peter’s photos & videos from the 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show!

We are totally dazzled by the variety and creativity in the exhibits we saw at this year’s Architectural Digest event. As Peter said in his first Instagram post about the event, “We haven’t even walked into the AD Show and we are floored already!”

The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show - see more on Peter Salerno's Instagram!
The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show – see more on Peter Salerno’s Instagram!

From kitchen design masterpieces to glitzy kitsch, sleek lighting displays to jaw-dropping glass and tile creations, Peter Salerno’s Instagram posts (photo and video) from inside the Design Show are must-see for serious designers, fans of design, and those of you who simply love beautiful creations. We’ve placed a few “teasers” directly from the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account here for you to get a sneak peek!

CLICK HERE to view all of Peter’s photos & videos from the 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show!

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century. This figure includes 23 national awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association within the past 10 years. Peter Salerno’s designs have been published in numerous magazines including Design New Jersey, 201 Magazine, New Jersey Home and Style, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Woman’s Day, New York Spaces, Millionaire Magazine, 201 Magazine, K+BB, Profiles, Aspire and Kitchen & Bath Design News as well as other numerous trade publications.

The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show - see more on Peter Salerno's Instagram!
The 2018 Architectural Digest Design Show – see more on Peter Salerno’s Instagram!

Not one to remain stagnant, Peter built a design center with the intention of creating a stress free experience for his clients. Peter Salerno, Inc. tripled its showroom size and raised the bar for its competition with its innovative and cutting edge vignettes. A well respected & known appliance store and an avant-garde tile boutique round out the design center, creating a one stop shopping destination for his clients. The opening of the new project happily coincided with Peter Salerno, Inc.’s 15 year anniversary in Wyckoff. Peter’s philosophy is if you can imagine it, we can build it. Art, married with functionality, has no limit.

Follow Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Design on Instagram

Follow Award-Winning Kitchen and Bath Design on Instagram

If you’re looking for kitchen design expertise, bath design inspiration, or just some beautiful design photos to brighten your day, we have the Instagram account for you!

We’re blessed to be a subsidiary of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. Under the guidance of Peter Salerno, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), Peter Salerno Inc. has set trends, thrilled clients and cultivated luxury kitchen and bath design creations for over 21 years.

Are you following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? You should be!
Are you following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? You should be!

In other words – if you’re not following the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram, what are you waiting for?

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account is a mix of professional and personal. Much like Peter’s award-winning designs, it’s a mix of luxurious professional photos and intimate details that bring each client’s life into his or her design.

Our favorite aspect of the Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram is the ability to follow custom kitchen designs and bath designs from beginning to end, with stunning before and after transformation photos in real time. Peter’s on-site installation team and workshop design crew take copious photos from the inception of each project through final installation and delivery, giving you a true feel for the magnitude of each design journey.

Are you following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? You should be!
Are you following Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram? You should be!

Peter also takes videos of his personal experiences, from his attendance at annual KBIS conventions to daily life at the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. flagship design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. And of course, Peter is thrilled to show off photos of his grandchildren as well!

The Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account is a one-stop opportunity to see some of the foremost kitchen and bath designs and photos in the world today, and features a good deal of photography from the outstanding Peter Rymwid.

Take the time to follow this gorgeous, trend-setting Instagram account, and stay in constant contact with one of the foremost kitchen and bath designers in the industry today!