Peter Salerno Named Top Kitchen and Bath Industry Innovator

Kitchen & Bath Design News Names 2017 Top 50 Innovators

It is with great pride that we announce the owner of our parent company, Peter Salerno, as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the kitchen and bath design industry for 2017!

The Top 50 Innovators list, created by Kitchen & Bath Design News, celebrates ingenuity and expertise in the fields of custom kitchen and bath design. This is the inaugural version of the KBDN “The Innovators” list, and it features a veritable “Who’s Who” in the kitchen and bath design industry.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno owns Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. This list of awards includes the KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award, bestowed upon Peter and his firm 2 years ago at the NKBA’s prestigious convention.

“The Innovators” is a list dedicated to dealers, industry leaders and designers in the field of kitchen and bath design. As Kitchen & Bath Design News states rather perfectly in their article:

…[I]n the celebration of design, the very professionals who create those projects and elevate the industry are sometimes overlooked. Yet great design doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the kitchen and bath industry continues to prosper largely due to the efforts of innovators who aren’t afraid to lead the way and chart their own course, whether through design, education, technology, showroom development, community service, new business models or specialty areas that evolve alongside today’s ever-changing consumers.

“I get excited when I see a client who truly wants to do something different and artistic,” Peter Salerno told KBDN in his Innovators interview.

KBDN presents its inaugural list of "The Innovators" in its October 2017 issue.
KBDN presents its inaugural list of “The Innovators” in its October 2017 issue.

Peter Salerno isn’t alone in this honor, obviously. “The Innovators” inaugural list of 50 is full of industry luminaries – from Rhonda Knoche to Maria Stapperfenne, Bill Feinberg to Alan Zielinski, the amount of talent and forward-thinking leadership featured by KBDN is staggering.

Please pick up a copy of Kitchen & Bath Design News’ October 2017 issue, featuring the first-ever feature article dedicated to “The Innovators” of the kitchen and bath design industry!

Peter Salerno Featured in East Coast Home + Design Magazine

Peter Salerno Featured in East Coast Home + Design Magazine

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Peter Salerno was recently interviewed by East Coast Home + Design Magazine, one of the premier home design publications in the United States. Fresh off another successful, informative trip to the KBIS 2016 conference, Peter took some time to speak with Cristine Benton of East Coast Home + Design about his experience, his award-winning pedigree, and his design expertise and influences.

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

The interview, part of an expansive must-read article entitle “KBIS 2016”, was a great opportunity for Peter Salerno to speak about his time at North America’s best design conference.

An excerpt from the article (credit to Cristine Benton, the author):

“Peter Salerno, the owner of Peter Salerno Inc., a kitchen design firm with showrooms in Wyckoff and Mendham, N.J.: Peter’s company has received 34 national design awards since 2002, including Kitchen of the Year in 2012 and the Most Innovative Showroom in 2015. His business experience and industry knowledge, combined with his passion for art and architecture, have made him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.”

Other outstanding, notable designers and industry professionals interviewed for this article include Chuck Wheelock and Rebecca Reynolds.

Readers of Ms. Benton’s piece in East Coast Home + Design are treated to an inside look at aspects of the KBIS 2016 conference not seen by the public (and even most of the attendees), including the exclusive La Cornue party at the Bellagio and the prestigious NKBA Design Competition and Industry Awards at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

Ms. Benton also notes some design trends omnipresent at KBIS 2016, including “a universal embrace of the contemporary” (over traditional kitchen design), natural stone replicas, and the regional diversification of kitchen color palettes. For example, current homeowners in the Northeast United States looking for transitional kitchen updates prefer white kitchen designs.

In all, Cristine Benton presents a comprehensive, clean review of KBIS 2016 (not an easy task given its scope), and provides a must-read piece for kitchen designers and design enthusiasts alike. Be sure to look for this article, which includes contributions by Peter Salerno, in the March 2016 issue of East Coast Home + Design Magazine.

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Check Out Design New Jersey’s New Peter Salerno Inc. Article!

Peter Salerno Inc. NJ Design Featured in Magazine

A new article in the latest issue of Design New Jersey Magazine features a gorgeous re-design of a Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design in Saddle River, New Jersey.

The article, titled “All About Scale”, chronicles Peter Salerno’s assignment to re-design a New Jersey kitchen he had installed 16 years ago. The task was an interesting challenge, as Peter had the opportunity to update one of his own custom kitchen designs from earlier in his career.

Peter Salerno Inc.'s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s new 2015 feature in Design New Jersey magazine. (Credits: Design NJ, Mary Vinnedge, Peter Rymwid)

One of the challenges presented in the re-design was a request for more usable space. As the piece notes, “The new kitchen has 8- and 9-foot islands topped with 2-inch thick white Danby marble.” The homeowner, who valued more island space for the kitchen in the new design, was highly pleased with the design update offered by Peter and his team.

A highlight of the new kitchen design is the stunning statement lighting above the dual islands, which captures the eye immediately upon entry. The fixture is accented further by the gorgeous unadorned white which covers much of the kitchen design, as well as the coffered ceiling above it. A gorgeous twin stove and range are topped by an appealing, massive range hood. Ample cabinet space is found everywhere one looks in the re-designed kitchen.

The finishing touch of this open plan, fresh kitchen design is the large outside window, which casts copious amounts of light throughout the room, giving it a peaceful glow and a scenic view from over the counter and sink.

The article (written by Mary Vinnedge with photos by Peter Rymwid) appears in the latest issue of Design New Jersey magazine, the pre-eminent interior design magazine for homeowners and designers in and around the New Jersey area. The issue is available for purchase now.

British Home Design Feature: Interior Designer Charlotte Crosland

Charlotte Crosland’s Kitchen Designs Sparkle

If you’re not constantly drawing inspiration from others in your field, then you’re not really growing. Peter Salerno believes that wholeheartedly, and he’s not afraid to let the world know who inspires him.

A new favorite artist of Peter Salerno’s is English-based interior designer Charlotte Crosland, whose work was featured in the September 2014 issue of Beautiful Kitchens, the UK’s best-selling kitchen magazine.


Charlotte provides us with some fantastic insights in the article, ranging from the importance of usable space to color palettes, from flooring to lighting. Here are 3 wonderful tips from the piece:

  • Proportions are important in a kitchen, especially when it comes to the size of the island in proportion to the room.
  • Avoid over-cluttering. Charlotte’s advice? “[D]on’t be scared of leaving things out in your kitchen.”
  • There are major benefits to an “open-plan” kitchen. Accessibility, an inviting feel, and the space in which to move freely are vital to a functional kitchen.

Special thanks to Charlotte Crosland and Beautiful Kitchens magazine for publishing this valuable piece. The September 2014 issue of Beautiful Kitchens is available on newstands and for digital download.