From all of us at Peter Salerno Inc., we hope that you had a memorable, safe, and meaningful Memorial Day 2014!
If you are interested in visiting the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom or office over the summer months of 2014, here is our official Summer 2014 Showroom and Office schedule of hours:
As always, should you care to make a personal, private appointment to visit the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom or office, you can do so by calling (201) 251-6608, emailing email@example.com, or filling out the contact form below.
At Peter Salerno Inc., we’re all about the extraordinary. We take the utmost care and pride to bring our clients one-of-a-kind, award-winning designs that change the way they live. From kitchens to baths, bars to “man caves” and beyond, Peter Salerno and his team of designers find joy in transforming the personal and professional spaces of their valued clients and friends.
Peter Salerno loves to share photos of his work that truly display the craftsmanship, artistry, and attention to detail they possess. When it comes to that high level of photography, we have come to trust the phenomenal Peter Rymwid as our “unofficial-official” Peter Salerno Inc. photographer.
Over the years, Peter Rymwid has gone to great lengths to capture amazing images of some of Peter Salerno Inc.’s most memorable and award-winning interior and custom designs. If you want to know how far Peter’s willing to go to get the perfect shot, just check this out:
That’s Peter Rymwid, balancing on the edge of a porcelain tub to achieve the perfect shot. It’s that level of commitment to quality and excellence that keeps us coming back to Peter Rymwid time and time again.
Just look at some of the fabulous photographs Peter Rymwid has taken over the years of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award winning designs:
Browsing the Ideabooks on Houzz (the leading social media site for design) is a great way to get ideas for your next home design project. Now, Houzz and the NKBA have compiled an Ideabook of “Designs That WOW” for your enjoyment and inspiration – and Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to be highlighted.
Not only is Peter’s custom La Cornue showroom kitchen the first photo listed in the “Designs That WOW” Ideabook, but Peter Salerno Inc. has been honored with five selections in the Ideabook, compiled by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). It’s yet another fantastic honor bestowed upon Peter Salerno by the NKBA (Peter is the NKBA’s most award-winning designer over the last decade).
Peter Salerno Inc. utilizes Houzz to keep its valued clients (and prospective design clients) up to date on their latest designs, projects and before-and-after kitchen, bath, and home design pictures. Many of the pictures featured are taken by the fantastic photographer Peter Rywmid.
Over the course of September and October 2013, we’ve shared some of Peter Salerno’s design inspirations drawn from his recent trip to France. One of the strongest impressions left on Peter came from the region of Vence and the beautiful stone work in their kitchens (and homes in general).
Incorporating custom stone design into your living space in a great way to add an earthy, natural feel that exudes class – when it’s done right, of course. How can you be sure that you’re utilizing superior stone craftsmanship while creating the new kitchen or bath of your dreams?
In this video, Peter Salerno and his trusted stone yard and countertop vendors at Stone Surfaces give you a look at the beautiful, highly customizable, and intensely personal world of designing with stone.
Our friends at Stone Surfaces are listed on Houzz much like we are, which is a testament to their dedication to superior craftsmanship and customer service. Check out their profile for more of their outstanding work – and if you’d like to design an award-winning custom kitchen or bath of your very own utilizing the very best in stonework, contact Peter Salerno Inc. for a consultation and showroom appointment today.
For 13 years, knowledgeable and sophisticated homeowners, designers and home decor enthusiasts have turned to Design New Jersey magazine to provide beautiful design, quality information and fantastic imagery. The staff at Design New Jersey is comprised of New Jersey natives, who are intimately connected with the tastes, trends and desires that dictate New Jersey home design.
Over the last 8 years, the guiding hand of Design New Jersey has been its editor-in-chief, Ren Miller. With an impressive background in both design and editorial management, Ren has proven his worth by leading his magazine into the present (and often beyond). His taste for classic design and sophistication is well-known, but we at Peter Salerno Inc. also value Ren’s ability to look into the future of home design.
We sat down with the talented Ren Miller for our Summer 2013 blog cycle to discuss Design New Jersey, the relationship between himself and Peter Salerno, and the very latest trends in beach house and vacation home design.
Peter Salerno Blog: So, Design New Jersey is celebrating 13 years in print.
Ren Miller: Our 13th year is coming to a close, and Year 14 will begin with our February/March 2014 issue. We have great readers. It’s a smaller niche, but a loyal niche.
PSB: Not to jinx you, but a lot of magazines – especially niche ones – fold rather quickly. How have you managed to build 13 years of success?
RM: We try to change with the times; as a result, we re-designed the magazine two years ago. We started with highly traditional homes, but in the last few years we’ve expanded to showcase condos, apartments, and transitional design homes. Baby boomers are “downsizing” in non-traditional fashions – owning two homes in different locations, and so on – so we’ve felt as though our magazine should cater to its readers, not vice versa.
PSB: So it wouldn’t be our blog if we didn’t ask – how have you come to view Peter Salerno?
RM: Peter’s projects usually come through photographer Peter Rymwid, who will submit the project to the magazine. Peter’s very approachable but not always on our backs – he’s not one to blow his own horn. And he’s a very nice person, very easy to work with. He’s a quiet giant in the industry. He’s not big on self-promotion; he’s big on promoting good design.
His design sense and the quality of what he does is something we think our readers want. Beyond focusing on looking good and working well – from a business and personal standpoint, he’s always accessible to us, always has the details ready. He’s excited to talk about what he’s done, even after the projects have been completed. The fact that he’s excited about the homeowners’ use of their new space shows me that he really cares about the design and its function.
PSB: So our Summer 2013 theme is “The Beautiful Beach Life”. You’ve probably seen many changes in beach home design in the past few years.
RM: Oh, absolutely. After the 1980s when there was so much dated furniture and decorations, people are trying to get away from that. As a result, the designs are becoming cleaner and becoming more sophisticated. People are trying to make their beach homes more like their regular homes, just with a bit more color.
PSB: So color is making its way into beach homes?
RM: Absolutely. Navy blue and white is a popular combination, but rather traditional; in the past few years we’ve seen combinations of two shades of blue – navy blue and aqua, for example. It provides freshness. Navy and orange is a bold combination as well. Be creative with patterns and colors – area rugs, throw pillows.
PSB: Peter Salerno and his staff are renowned for beautiful kitchen designs. How does that play into the modern beach or vacation home?
RM: Even if entails taking down a wall, it’s important to have an open kitchen. It’s important for the cook or people utilizing the kitchen to be involved with the rest of the house. Also, your kitchen should accommodate a large group. What good is a family vacation home if you can’t share it with a big group of family and friends? If it’s a small kitchen, I’d take an adjacent room and incorporate it in the kitchen.
PSB: What about vacation homes in general? Any tips to fully realize those spaces?
RM: Views, views, views. Views are important – get some big windows in your vacation home! Also, you need to make the most of your space. Every vacation home should have a sizeable entertainment center and/or chest to store games, media, etc. There will be rainy days, and you need to stay entertained!
PSB: What about some tips for vacation or beach home owners who want to “spruce up” their space without spending a bundle?
RM: A not-too-expensive item I think is a great option for vacation homes are throws – especially in the mountains or lakes. Also, look into weather-resistant fabrics; they look and feel like regular indoor fabrics now, so why not use them indoors? Especially recovering a chair or sofa.
PSB: What about flooring for a vacation home?
RM: In a vacation home, any shore houses in particular, you don’t want wall-to-wall carpeting because you’ll never get all the junk out of it. Tile or wood makes more sense, and then soften that look with smaller area rugs.
PSB: Overall, what is your message to designers of beach/vacation homes – and to their owners?
RM: Don’t be afraid of color, and don’t be afraid to have a little fun. Because it’s a vacation home, you can definitely be more free with design spirit.