UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

UPDATE: A High-Rise Kitchen Design Installation on the NYC Skyline

Note: An original article on this gorgeous transitional kitchen design was posted here on September 9, 2019. Since then, the design has become a reality, with more and more reveals happening on Peter Salerno Inc.’s social media as the weeks pass. We wanted to keep you updated, and flash back to the original installation article – which has some amazing videos and photos! Enjoy!

— Original 9/19/2019 article content —

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. employed a massive boom to install a world-class luxury glass countertop in a high-rise kitchen overlooking Manhattan. The videos must be seen to be believed!

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century, with awards from prestigious organizations like the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths. For this particular kitchen design, the task was at once simple and complex. The simple part: installing a fabulous kitchen counter from Galaxy Glass & Stone.

The hard part? Getting that luxurious, hand-crafted counter to a high-rise apartment overlooking the gorgeous skyline of Manhattan.

Team members from Peter Salerno Inc. and Galaxy Glass & Stone decided to hoist the countertop using the assistance of a massive boom crane, delicately lifting the counter up the side of the luxury apartment building. From there, the crew carefully brought the counter inside the apartment, and completed the kitchen installation.

The result was well worth the effort. The clients now have a one-of-a-kind conversation piece as the centerpiece of their kitchen design!

The beautiful countertop is laced with metal, then topped with glass for an industrial, transitional look. The counter blends nicely with the custom range hood on the kitchen’s feature wall, and plays well against the rich brown cabinetry, drawers, and kitchen island base.

Peter Salerno’s personal trademarks abound in this kitchen design. From the recessed soffit above the kitchen island to the clean, neutral color scheme, this transitional kitchen provides eye-popping features and design elements that transcend simple trends. It’s important to have a kitchen design that takes current design trends and implements them in a way that becomes timeless.

For more social media updates from Peter Salerno Inc., follow their official Instagram.

Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

Making a Luxury Kitchen Feel Personal With Custom Design

There are so many ways to make kitchen design feel luxurious. But there are only a handful of ways to make luxury kitchen design feel personal to YOU. If your forever kitchen doesn’t feel like your forever kitchen, then what’s the point?

True luxury starts and ends with you. What you place value on is a question only you can answer – the same should hold true of your dream kitchen design. It’s why the truly elite kitchen design companies start their design process with questions, not suggestions. “Cookie cutter” high-end kitchen design is great for flipping houses or looking just like your neighbor down the street. But if you want a truly standout kitchen design that speaks to your life, your loves and your definition of luxury, then personalized custom design features are crucial to your kitchen.

Hiring a world-class custom kitchen and bath designer like Peter Salerno is a great way to ensure your home kitchen design is both elegant and personally distinctive. The “new” trend of personalizing luxury kitchen design is a staple of Peter Salerno Inc.’s vision since 1997. Peter’s own home kitchen is even adorned with hand-painted floral arrangements on each of his custom cabinets – one to signify the birth month of each of his family members.

In a recent luxury kitchen design feature on Instagram, Peter Salerno Inc. outlined a recent kitchen design project in which the homeowner worked hand-in-hand with Peter Salerno to create a truly unique, luxury masterpiece of a home kitchen.

The design started by incorporating furniture pieces, screens and vintage items to be converted into portions of the luxury kitchen design. (For example, look above to the beautiful mantle that became part of this one-of-a-kind custom range hood!) By centering the design around the clients, their desires, needs, and what they found to be aesthetically beautiful, Peter Salerno and his team were able to begin construction on a kitchen design that was both marvelous and guaranteed to be impossible to duplicate.

We are in love with the custom cabinetry in this kitchen design – especially considering they weren’t cabinets to begin with at all! The original blue screens featuring ornate elephant patterns were carefully crafted into front panels of new, high-end custom kitchen cabinets, creating a series of pieces throughout the kitchen that were both unique and personal to the homeowners.

“Making a kitchen completely personal is something Peter Salerno Inc. is known for,” Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram remarks – and the photos above are no exception. Peter envisioned a new use for a classic book shelf, transforming it into a beautiful server for this showstopping kitchen. Add in the incredible custom island sink, statement pendant lighting and dazzling turquoise soffit feature, and you have a custom, luxurious kitchen design that speaks directly to the heart of its owners.

Isn’t it your turn to transform your home’s kitchen into your forever kitchen, that’s both luxurious and personal to you? Talk to an expert.

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

EXCLUSIVE KBIS 2020 Design Floor Videos From Peter Salerno Inc.

There’s nothing better than seeing the world’s greatest kitchen and bath design conference from a world-class designer’s point of view. When Peter Salerno, CMKBD (of Peter Salerno Inc.) gave us the opportunity to see videos from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020, it was an opportunity we couldn’t refuse.

The videos, courtesy of the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account, showcase what an award-winning designer loved about his VIP visit to KBIS 2020. As the moderator of his own KBISNeXT 2020 expert panel, Peter Salerno is one of the most renowned and trusted names in custom kitchen and bath design. Winner of the most North American kitchen & bath design awards since 2000, Peter Salerno Inc. is synonymous with luxury, personalized design and forward-thinking innovation.

If we’re talking innovation and luxury… did you know SMEG USA and Dolce + Gabbana teamed up to make a line of kitchen appliances?

Another winner from the exhibitor’s floor of KBIS 2020 was this outstanding open hearth oven from Monogram Appliances. It was no surprise that the pizza oven features were a “WOW” factor to Peter Salerno and his team, who were so enamored with its form and function they had to share this video:

This video took our breath away… has cleaning vegetables in your kitchen ever been this simple?

Peter came back from KBIS 2020 raving about these glass vessel sinks from Maestro Bath, and how they were going to “be so huge” in 2020.

Of course, one of the main reasons Peter Salerno attended KBIS 2020 was to moderate a panel on How to Win a Design Competition. If you’d like to watch the entirety of that presentation, you can do so here!

Of course… Peter couldn’t resist having a little fun before leaving the exhibitor’s floor!

And we haven’t even shown you all of Peter Salerno’s personal videos and photos from KBIS 2020! If you’d like an even greater “inside peek” visit his official Instagram account!

All Blue Everything | Kitchen Design Inspired by PANTONE Classic Blue

All Blue Everything | Kitchen Design Inspired by PANTONE Classic Blue

The PANTONE 2020 Color of the Year is informing beautiful modern kitchen design everywhere you look. Classic Blue takes center stage in the coming design year for its reliability, versatility and comfortable nature. Easy to work with, simple to pair and familiar to the eye, Classic Blue is already proving to be one of the more popular PANTONE Color of the Year selections in recent memory.

How can we implement Classic Blue into our kitchen designs? As usual, we’re drawing inspiration from our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning kitchen & bath design firm of the 21st century). In the series of posts below (courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.’s Instagram account), we explore how to utilize blue in our kitchens in a myriad of gorgeous, luxurious ways.

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: A Stunning Blue Backsplash

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Blue Swarovski Ceiling Decoration

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: A Classically Luxurious Blue-Based Kitchen Design

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Opulent Recessed Blue Lighting

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: Twin Blue Statement Kitchen Islands

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: An Accompanying Blue Sitting Room off the Kitchen

Classic Blue in Kitchen Design: The La Cornue CornuFe in Provence Blue

2020 Kitchen Design Trend | Custom White Cabinets

2020 Kitchen Design Trend | Custom White Cabinets

Simple, elegant and timeless – Custom white cabinets are a must-have kitchen design element heading into 2020. With their clean lines and “blank canvas” of color, white cabinets are the perfect backbone for your modern kitchen design. Whether you wish to keep your kitchen design simple or play with bolder elements, white cabinetry provides a reliable anchor for the rest of your kitchen.

We turned to the official Instagram of Peter Salerno Inc. for kitchen cabinet design inspiration. Since 2001, no North American custom kitchen design company has won more awards than Peter Salerno Inc. – for their ingenuity, their personal touches, and their expert craftsmanship. Peter Salerno and his team are renowned for their Maestro Rosolino line of custom cabinetry, and their Instagram features some elegant white cabinet design work.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s white cabinetry designs teach us that simplicity doesn’t have to be simple-minded. Clean lines and an expertly applied layer of white paint provide a delicate canvas upon which to make subtle, effective design choices. We love the interlocking mullions on the glass cabinet doors above – they create an eye-pleasing design while still allowing plenty of sight into the cabinets’ contents.

Obviously, white is a great option when playing with natural light and light fixtures. Adding recessed lighting into white, glass-door cabinets creates an elegant tone, as well as a glow that radiates throughout your kitchen. In a kitchen with plenty of windows and natural light, white cabinetry reflects sunlight (instead of absorbing it and dulling its effects).

Creative mullion design on white, glass-door cabinets is key to exceptional kitchen design in 2020. The flowers carved into the mullions above reflect the birth month of their owner, adding a personal touch to the cabinet design.

The floral white kitchen cabinets shown above sit on either side of a statement range and backsplash. The cabinets are backed by a gray & white subway tile design. As a result, the gray and metallic silver elements of the range, backsplash and subway tile are allowed to shine and ‘pop’, turning a simple color scheme into a dazzling kitchen feature wall.

White doors aren’t restricted to cabinets or glass in today’s modern luxury kitchen designs. Custom molded tin panels are flanked with white on the French doors of the refrigerator shown above, turning a simple appliance into a luxurious statement piece.

That is the beauty of designing kitchen cabinets and storage space with white doors and features – the rest of your design can go virtually anywhere!

Are you in love with white cabinets for 2020 kitchen design? How would you utilize them in your kitchen? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Using Swarovski Crystal in Modern Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

Using Swarovski Crystal in Modern Kitchen Design [PHOTOS]

We’ll be right back the second we stop drooling. It might take awhile.  In the meantime, look at how gorgeous this Swarovski crystal design is on a new kitchen ceiling soffit.

You see why we’re gushing, right? This stunning blue and clear Swarovski crystal pattern lays dramatically on a tin ceiling soffit design by Peter Salerno Inc. – our parent company, and the most award-winning North American kitchen design firm of the 21st century.

The gorgeous color combination sparkles beautifully against the silver backdrop, adding a sense of extravagant luxury to what many consider “just another kitchen design element”. For far too long, kitchen soffits have been seen as something to be hidden, a “necessary evil”. Peter Salerno and his team have once again turned the ordinary into the extraordinary, combining form and function to turn a soffit into a masterpiece.

It’s just another example of how a master kitchen designer can help you upgrade from a statement kitchen to an award-winning showstopper.

“Add a mink wrap for the walls,” one Instagram user gushed in tongue-in-cheek style, noting the opulence of the crystal design. Nothing was overlooked in this Peter Salerno Inc. Swarovski soffit design. Large crystals were crushed into smaller pieces and set between the floral crystal design elements, causing light to reflect and sparkle off nearly every square inch of the soffit design.

And why not go for that “wow factor” in your dream kitchen design? It’s your home, after all; if the kitchen is your gathering place for friends, family and loved ones, it ought to be the centerpiece of your whole home design!

The truth is, kitchen ceiling soffits can be the crown on your kitchen design masterpiece! In the past, soffits were strictly created to hide wiring and cover the underside of surfaces, without much thought to ‘curb appeal’ or aesthetic value. Today’s smartest designers (like Peter Salerno Inc.) understand that every square inch of design space is an opportunity to add on to a masterpiece.

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Perhaps Swarovski crystal doesn’t fit your personal aesthetic, and that’s fine! The point here has nothing to do with specific design materials and everything to do with thinking about kitchen design in fresh, innovative ways. Soffits don’t have to be hidden; sometimes, the only difference between mundane and masterful is expert approach and vision. Consulting with an expert kitchen designer or kitchen design firm might be the difference between ‘a very nice kitchen’ and a magnificent space for you and your loved ones to enjoy for decades.

Are you inspired by this gorgeous Swarovski crystal kitchen soffit design? How will YOU make your dream kitchen stand out? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

A MUST See Visual Tour of New Miele USA Kitchen Appliances

A MUST See Visual Tour of New Miele USA Kitchen Appliances

Quality. Technology. Craftsmanship. Design. Service. Brand. Miele is world-renowned for its six-point commitment to excellence in appliances. Recently, we got an up close and personal view at Miele’s present and future… and we’re impressed.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD (the owner of our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc.), was treated to a look at some of today’s most innovative and functional appliances, courtesy of our friends at Miele USA. Peter’s guided tour came from the best possible source – Jan Heck, the President and CEO of Miele USA. Jan’s forward-thinking approach to kitchen design and innovation shines through in Miele’s latest offering of kitchen appliances.

One of the best Miele appliances on the guided tour (featured on Peter Salerno Inc.’s official Instagram account) is the touch-to-open Miele refrigerator and freezer. Perfect for transitional and modern clientele, the refrigerator and freezer unit is the perfect blend of form and function for transitional kitchen design in 2019 and 2020.

The video below showcases the innovative “touch to open” appliance, copious interior space, and sleek metallic exterior. The ease of use of this Miele refrigerator and freezer unit is astounding – imagine having an armful of groceries and being able to open your refrigerator with a single touch. Fantastic!

Peter Salerno’s love of excellent wine led his directly to the new Miele wine refrigerator, which Jan Heck presented with great pride. The sheer amount of storage available in a modestly-sized unit is tremendous. Peter describes the Miele wine fridge on Instagram as “everything you need to entertain in one spot!”.

The ease with which owners of this wine refrigerator can slide pull drawers, store bottles and control temperature is first-rate. And the functionality and “hidden treasures” in this wine fridge were wonderful – click the video below and get a peek at the hidden drawer space that’s revealed when this wine fridge’s shelves are pulled out for display!

Recently, we featured a beautiful new Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, complete with butler’s pantry. A recent update on that design installation showcases some of Miele’s newest appliances housed in the butler’s pantry area. Miele’s ability to offer versatile color presentations of their appliances allowed Peter Salerno to build in gorgeous, all-white Miele appliances into the butler’s pantry space to match the custom cabinetry.

What do YOU think about the new fleet of Miele appliances? Leave a comment below, and be sure to follow Peter Salerno Inc. on Instagram for the latest in world-class custom kitchen design!