4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

4 Great Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

It’s no surprise that 3 of our 4 top picks for home design in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection are neutral tones. 

We’ve been touting neutrals as “the new dominant tones” in home design for the better part of 2017, and this fall’s collection is no exception. In recent articles, we’ve surveyed the entire Pantone Fall 2017 color palette (for “New York”), and given you five great color combinations to inspire your autumn designs.

When it comes to home design, we have the luxury of leaning on our parent company Peter Salerno Inc. for advice and direction. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm. Their blend of “old-world” craftsmanship and innovative state-of-the-art design, as well as their ability to create traditional and transitional award-winning designs, has made Peter Salerno Inc. a must-watch design firm for over 20 years.

As we perused recent kitchen and bath design photos from Peter Salerno Inc. projects, we came across a theme we loved. Like any great designer, Peter Salerno does not mimic trends – rather, he is inspired by them. As such, you won’t see a Peter Salerno Inc. design “coated” with the colors of the season. Instead, the Pantone Fall 2017 collection serves as inspiration for a holistic design approach.

Notes of Neutral Gray, Marina, Butterum and Autumn Maple weave their way through the design photos below, serving as parts of each design but never the whole.

We absolutely adore Neutral Gray for its versatility and its lack of “gray drabness”. It’s an eye-popping neutral tone that works beautifully in appliances, backsplash tile, flooring, wall paint, and decor accessories alike. The same holds true for the brown neutrals Butterum and Autumn Maple.

For a pop of color, we leaned on Marina (Pantone 17-4041), a bright oceanic blue that sits in line with other recent blue Pantone selections like Riverside and Niagara – albeit much warmer than both of those color options.

Enjoy our picks (and accompanying design photos from Peter Salerno Inc.) for the best Pantone Fall 2017 colors for home design!

Best Pantone Fall 2017 Colors for Home Design

1. Neutral Gray

Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Neutral Gray is an exceptionally versatile neutral in the Pantone Fall 2017 collection.
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

2. Marina

Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Marina is a beautiful, bright blue hue that adds a pop of freshness to Fall 2017 design.
Bright, bold colors accent this Peter Salerno inc. custom kitchen design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
(Credit Peter Rymwid)

3. Butterum

Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone's Fall 2017 New York collection together.
Butterum is one of the warm brown neutrals that helps pull Pantone’s Fall 2017 New York collection together.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.

4. Autumn Maple

Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple is a warmer, heartier brown neutral with a reddish tint.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.
Autumn Maple warms up any kitchen design, like this one from Peter Salerno inc.

 

Kitchen Design Spotlight Series: “Farm Meets City Sleek”

Kitchen Design Spotlight Series: “Farm Meets City Sleek”

In our first edition of the Kitchen Design Spotlight Series, Design Your Lifestyle featured a traditional kitchen with some well-placed modern aesthetic features called “The Angles Are In the Details”.

Our second Kitchen Design Spotlight Series piece focuses on a spectacular kitchen design photo gallery that manages to combine rustic charm with uptown chic. “Farm Meets City Sleek” is a lustrous transitional kitchen designed by the team at Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America of the last 15 years.

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

One’s first glance at this transitional kitchen design is bathed in white and ambient light, a nod to the recent kitchen design trend where whites and neutrals are used as the primary focus of the overall color design scheme. From the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry (a trademark of Peter Salerno Inc. design) to the kitchen island base, this kitchen is adorned with white.

Notes of gray and neutral complement the design, through the custom range hood and counter to the island countertop and wood flooring. One of our favorite aspects of this kitchen design is the the 2×8 mixed metal and glass mosaic backsplash over the range, created by the team at Stratta, the Tile Boutique.

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

The appliance features are a mix of the finest names in kitchen appliance furnishings: Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf. We also adore the statement island lighting, a series of Exter 16-Jar Pendants from Pottery Barn. As an added bonus to the homeowners, that gorgeous wood flooring is actually the existing floor in the kitchen.

This Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design is reminiscent of upscale “farm to table” dining, with a touch of countryside charm melded into a truly modern kitchen design. We hope you love it as much as we do!

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

Here are some specific details about this gorgeous transitional kitchen design.

Cabinetry: Maple wood painted Tennis White

Perimeter Countertop: Caesar Stone Piatra Grey #5003 1 1/4″ by Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ

Island Countertop: 1 1/2″ Stainless Steel by EMI Industries in Boonton, NJ

Flooring: Original hardwood flooring from home, no information was given by homeowner

Backsplash over range: 2×8 mixed metal & glass mosaic by Stratta Tile Boutique in Wyckoff, NJ

Sink: Franke MHX710-30 30x21x9

Island Light Fixtures: Exter 16-Jar Pendant by Potterybarn

Appliance Information:
Refrigerator/ Freezer: 48″ Sub-Zero 648 Prog
Gas Range: Wolf #GR606F
Steam Oven: Wolf #CSO24
Wall Oven: Wolf #SO30PE/S/PH
Hood: 60″ Stainless Steel
Dishwasher: Miele Futura Dimensions #G5675SCVI
Microwave: GE #PEM31SFSS with Trim Kit #JX827SFSS
Warming Drawer: 30″ Wolf WWD30
Ice Maker: Sub-Zero UC-15IP

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

NOTE: All photography featured in this article is courtesy of Peter Rymwid, on behalf of the team at Peter Salerno Inc.

Questions/comments about this transitional kitchen design or its creator? Fill out the comment form below!

Gorgeous Kitchen Design Lands Feature In Luxury Homes + Estates

Gorgeous Kitchen Design Lands Feature In Luxury Homes + Estates

If you haven’t checked out Gallery New Jersey – Luxury Homes and Estates, now’s the time to start. Perhaps the regional tone of its title puts you off – don’t make that mistake. Gallery New Jersey features some of the most stunning home design layouts we’ve seen in any publication, and home design and interior design lovers will love their work.

A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.

Written by Trudy Walz and photographed by Peter Rymwid, this kitchen design feature layout appears in the latest issue of Gallery New Jersey – Luxury Homes and Estates. The kitchen design, created and executed by Peter Salerno Inc., is inspired by (of all things) a rusted car.

As Peter Salerno Inc.’s Director of Social Media Outreach Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer explains, “The island panels and custom metal hood were inspired by an abandoned rusty car. The client gave our designers a photo of a rusted car and said, ‘Use this as inspiration.’ Peter and our metal artist left steel panels out in the elements for a month and let nature take its course. After the aging process started, paint, acid, lacquer, and a blow torch completed the patina.”

A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
A look at the latest kitchen design feature in Gallery New Jersey Luxury Homes and Estates.
If you’re curious as to other design features and materials utilized in this stunning kitchen design, here’s a rundown:
  • Counter Tops – Perimeter: Leathered Taj Mahal by Stone Surfaces
  • Counter Tops – Island: Blue Louise Grantie by Stone Surfaces
  • Backsplash – Glass Mosaic, Frangi Pani by Stratta Tile Boutique
  • Flooring – Porcelain, Visone by Stratta Tile Boutique
  • Rotisserie – La Cornue’s Flamberge
  • Sinks – Custom Sinks by Texas Light Smith
  • Light Fixtures – Corona in Blackened Smoke Metal Finish by Habbardton Forge
  • Perimeter Cabinet Inserts & Glass Table – Orange and Clear glass with Rice paper by 3-Form

All told, this one of a kind eclectic kitchen features multiple working stations, and state-of-the-art appliances that are chef’s quality but amenable to non-professional cooks as well.

Enjoy the layout preview!

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!

October Home Design: French-Inspired Kitchen and Bath Photos

October Home Design Flashback: French Kitchen & Bath

It’s hard to believe that it’s been three years since our blog first introduced you to a stunning French-inspired kitchen and bath design by Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath designer since 2002). The design trends present in Fall 2016 certainly tell us that everything about this gorgeous kitchen and bath design is still quite relevant – and very much in vogue!

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

At first blush, one would assume these design photos were taken in a French home. From the rustic, unpolished stone (evocative of the Vence region) to the exposed kitchen ceiling beams and the exquisite white claw foot tub, the design seems lifted from the French countryside.

In reality, these photos (courtesy of photographer Peter Rymwid) are of a home in Princeton, New Jersey. A 2013 visit to the French countryside certainly inspired master designer Peter Salerno and his team along the way, and notable French design elements fill this masterpiece.

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc’s 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

As noted, the exposed rustic stone embedded around the kitchen door frame is reminiscent of the stone work found in France’s Vence region. The hand-painted custom cabinetry draws from the Picardie region.

The bath design (a 2014 Best Bath Design national award winner) incorporates a dramatic arched center ceiling, Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry, checkerboard tile and a claw foot tub that is a pastoral design lover’s dream.

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

Looking at this design in 2016, it’s astonishing to see how many future design trends and color palettes were predicted by Peter Salerno Inc. Fall 2016 has declared alluring neutrals as “new mainstays” in home design. Tones from Pantone’s Fall 2016 color report like Potter’s Clay and Warm Taupe tie directly into this kitchen and bath design.

Warm Taupe (Pantone 16-1318)Potter's Clay (Pantone 18-1340)

Touches of blue add a fresh, bold accent tone to the kitchen design. Chief among these is (of course) a La Cornue range in French blue, seen in the photo below. The handcrafted center island and custom tin range hood are luxurious, personalized options that help make this French-inspired design unique.

Extensive windows bring in beautiful natural light.
Alternate view of French-inspired kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc. in Princeton, NJ.

What’s your favorite aspect of this French-inspired kitchen and bath design? Is it the handcrafted cabinetry? The seemingly endless amount of ambient light? The rustic feel of design elements like exposed stone and ceiling beams? The opulence of the bath ceiling, chandelier and wall-to-wall vanity?

We’d love to hear from you – tell us what you love about this design in the comments!

2016 Kitchen Design is All About Personalized Luxury

2016 Kitchen Design Review: Make Your Luxury Kitchen Personal

When the 2016 year in kitchen design (and home design in general) comes to a close, there will be several hallmark features that define the design year.

2016 kitchen design is all about personalized luxury - like this custom tin range hood from Peter Salerno Inc. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
2016 kitchen design is all about personalized luxury – like this custom tin range hood from Peter Salerno Inc. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Undoubtedly, one of 2016’s major design trends – primarily in kitchen design – is “personalized luxury”. Simply put, master craftsmen and custom kitchen designers in today’s market feel that no matter how luxurious or opulent the kitchen design, it should always include a touch personal to its owner.

Industry thought leaders and taste makers, from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) to online publications like Home Fashion Forecast, stress the importance of making your updated kitchen design not just posh, but personal.

From the Home Fashion Forecast website (referencing an NKBA report):

The trend toward personalized luxury in kitchens, which the report defines as features that are meaningful to the owner and contribute to lifestyle enjoyment rather than future resale, is leading to fewer trophy kitchens, more unique looks and an emphasis on quality materials over mere showiness, according to NKBA members who participated in the annual study.

(By the way, we can’t let the free mention go by – the gorgeous white kitchen photo at the top of that article is a Peter Salerno Inc. design. The design was created Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, and Kimberly C. Hill, CKD, CBD, of Peter Salerno Inc., as well as the homeowner, Julie Ferrara. The photo was taken by Peter Rymwid.)

Peter Salerno Inc. 2015 2nd place, Best Large Kitchen, NKBA. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Fall 2016 kitchen design trends are all about personalized luxury. (Photo: Peter Rymwid, Peter Salerno Inc.)

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” 2016 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.

If you’d like suggestions, input or tips on how to personalize your own high-end kitchen design and truly “design your lifestyle”, fill out the contact form below. We’d love to answer your questions, engage in conversation, and offer advice!

Design NJ Magazine Heats Up With Summer 2016 Design Trends

Follow Design NJ Magazine For Hottest Design Trends

For over 3 years, our blog has been raving about Design New Jersey Magazine (and their social media outlet, Design NJ) as a “must read” source of hot design trend information, exclusive interviews, and expert coverage of the design industry.

During the summer 2016 season, Design New Jersey is at it again, giving us some of the hottest looks, designs, trends and color/accessory statements available. The great thing about following Design New Jersey (especially on Facebook) is having a constant source of fresh, unique design trends and topics at your fingertips.

Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)
Pick up the latest August/September 2016 issue of Design NJ Magazine. (Cover photo: Peter Rymwid)

Ren Miller, Editor-in-Chief of Design NJ, has his finger on the pulse of design that is both timeless and contemporary, ensuring that your style and design needs are met – whether your tastes are classic or contemporary, traditional or transitional. When the “Design Your Lifestyle” team needs an extra source of outside design inspiration, we know we can always count on Ren and his staff!

Here are some great recent items from Design New Jersey online (both their website and social media) that you need to check out during the design season of Summer 2016!

Summer 2016 Design Tips & Trends from Design NJ Magazine

A Return to Historic Homes

“In our disposable age when the “new” is almost always considered good and many historic houses have been lost to the wrecking ball, antiques can play an ever more important role in our homes,” Design NJ writer Robin Amster explains in the latest issue of Design New Jersey.

Robin’s point is astute and hits on a touch point for Summer 2016 style and design – sometimes, a return to historic home design is the best option. We know – the old cliche goes, “Nothing gold can stay”. But if you own something gold, why not hold it that way for as long as possible?

Don’t be afraid to keep your historic or classic home (or rooms within your home) as they are if you love them. There are always design options to modernize the space without innately changing what it is, through accessories, color scheme, etc.

Clean White Kitchen Design with Wood Accents

Design New Jersey Magazine features the very best in award-winning kitchen, bath and whole home design from just about everywhere – but primarily from in and around the New Jersey area. As such, it’s pretty common to see award-winning designers like Peter Salerno Inc. pop up in their pages and on their social media.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design 2016, as featured by Design NJ. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The latest Peter Salerno Inc. design featured by Design New Jersey is a gorgeous clean white kitchen with rich wood accents, achieved through their proprietary custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry line.

The kitchen design also features a custom range hood designed by Peter Salerno Inc. and created by Rangecraft, as well as bold statement lighting above the expansive kitchen island area.

Be sure to pick up the August/September 2016 issue of Design New Jersey Magazine, “A Sense of Place”, available now!