All White Design: A Winter Bath Design Ideabook

All White Design: A Winter Bath Design Ideabook

All year, the Design Your Lifestyle team has trumpeted the arrival of “statement neutrals” – using neutral tones as primary color elements in your home, kitchen and bath design. With the winter season right around the corner, we turn your attention to the most basic (and wintery) of neutrals – white!

The freshness of pure white and off-white neutrals cannot be ignored. A crisp white finish to your home bath design provides an immediate “pop” of class and distinction, and will never go out of style. Combine these white design features with a well-designed amount of ambient light, and you have a brilliant finish to the statement bath design of your dreams!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. understands and masterfully utilizes the strength of white in bath design. From traditional to transitional, Peter Salerno and his design team bring the beauty of white to life in their award-winning bath designs. (And when you’ve won more national design awards than any firm in North America since 2002, you’re an expert to trust!)

An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
An all-white Peter Salerno Inc. bath design with cherry island. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this article are prime examples of how to properly utilize white as a “statement neutral” in your bath design. Of course, going “full white” as a color design scheme is generally doomed to fail.

So how does an expert designer like Peter Salerno, CMKBD, utilize such large amounts of white in his award-winning bath designs while still maintaining that “WOW” factor his clients desire? Here are a few tips from a master designer and his team.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
An award-winning white transitional bath design from Peter Salerno Inc.
Even the brightest of bath designs needs contrast. In the Peter Salerno Inc. bath designs featured in this piece, notice the utilization of rich wood grains in the feature cabinetry and islands. We love the gorgeous center cherry wood island in the top bath design, as well as the dark wood grains of the custom cabinetry and tables below. The depth and texture of these darker wood elements only serves to make the delicate whiteness of the tile, paint, claw foot tubs and counters that much brighter.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A white transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Keep in mind that all the white paint, tile and counter spaces you implement will be augmented by proper use of ambient light. There is always room for statement lighting, but nothing beats the mixture of crisp sunshine off white design elements to make a neutral white tone seem earthy and welcoming.

Like the designs you see here? Want more expert advice from the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America since 2002? Fill out the contact form below!

Winter 2018 Color Design Trend | Black, Gold + Off-White Dazzle

Winter 2018 Color Design Trend | Black, Gold + Off-White Dazzle

The combination of black, gold, and off-white is a stunner, and it’s all the rage this Winter 2018-19 design season.

And why not? The timeless sturdiness of black, the dazzling punch of gold, and the trendy neutral off-white are the perfect blend of transitional and timeless. Used to proper effect, this color combination can make its way from a seasonal trend to a lasting color design scheme in your home.

The luxurious, crisp combination of these 3 colors is often associated with New Year’s celebrations – so why not apply them to your entire winter color design scheme by extension?

The wonderful thing about the combination of black, gold and off-white tones is how relative they are with the trend towards neutral and white tones in kitchen and bath design. With bases in black, taupe/beige (gold tones) and off-white, this color palette covers virtually all your neutral tone bases, while still creating plenty of visual interest.

We’ve selected two sample Pantone color palettes for this Winter 2018-19 color design trend, then broken down the six Pantone colors separately with their Pantone reference codes for easy identification.

Which palette do you prefer? Do you prefer classy and demure, or bold and glossy?

Winter 2018-19 Color Design Trend | Sample Pantone Palettes

1. Blackened Pearl, Bright Gold and Snow White

Pantone Winter 2018-19 Color Palette: Blackened Pearl, Bright Gold, Snow White
Pantone Winter 2018-19 Color Palette: Blackened Pearl, Bright Gold, Snow White

2. Black Onyx, Artisan’s Gold and Eggnog

Pantone Winter 2018-19 Color Palette: Black Onyx, Artisan's Gold, Eggnog
Pantone Winter 2018-19 Color Palette: Black Onyx, Artisan’s Gold, Eggnog

Winter 2018-19 Color Design Trend | Black Tones

Blackened Pearl (Pantone 19-3917)

Blackened Pearl Pantone 19-3917

Black Onyx (Pantone 19-4003)

Black Onyx Pantone 19-4003

Winter 2018-19 Color Design Trend | Gold Tones

Bright Gold (Pantone 16-0947)

Bright Gold Pantone 16-0947

Artisan’s Gold (Pantone 15-1049)

Artisan's Gold Pantone 15-1049

Winter 2018-19 Color Design Trend | Off-White Tones

Snow White (Pantone 11-0602)

Snow White Pantone 11-0602

Eggnog (Pantone 12-0601)

Eggnog Pantone 12-0601

Reclaimed Tin + Swarovski Crystal Used in Beautiful Kitchen Design

Reclaimed Tin + Swarovski = Beautiful Kitchen Design

This beautiful kitchen in Colts Neck, New Jersey, received an amazing interior design makeover from Peter Salerno Inc. The makeover was due in large part to two items that at first glimpse have nothing to do with one another: reclaimed tin, and gorgeous Swarovski crystal.

But when these two design elements are combined in the hands of a master designer and craftsman like Peter Salerno, the results are extraordinary. Peter Salerno refinished the reclaimed tin and embedded it with the beautiful Swarovski crystals, and here are the results:

Reclaimed tin and Swarovski crystal, used to amazing results in this kitchen makeover. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Reclaimed tin and Swarovski crystal, used to amazing results in this kitchen makeover. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Another view of this reclaimed tin & Swarovski kitchen makeover. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
Another view of this reclaimed tin & Swarovski kitchen makeover. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

As you can see, the Swarovski-encrusted reclaimed tin is lit on the ceiling above a handcrafted kitchen island, creating a dazzling effect that the homeowners love. The kitchen was also fitted with new tile, custom cabinetry, and state-of-the-art oven and range. The reclaimed tin was also molded into a gorgeous custom tin range hood.

If you’d like more information about this kitchen makeover, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment to talk to Peter Salerno about your own kitchen makeover or interior design project, fill out the contact form below. With the most award-winning North American interior designer of the last decade on your side, you too can have amazing interior design results like this!

A beautiful kitchen makeover in Colts Neck, NJ. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)
A beautiful kitchen makeover in Colts Neck, NJ. (Credit Peter Salerno Inc.)

November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday | A Design Perspective

November 24, 2018 is Small Business Saturday | A Design Perspective

We all know the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. But make sure you join us in celebrating Small Business Saturday the next day – Saturday, November 24, 2018!

Small Business Saturday is of particular value to Design Your Lifestyle, as we are a small business whose parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is a family business with humble roots that has become the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century.

Peter Salerno Inc. donates 100 turkeys a year as part of their Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday mission.
Peter Salerno Inc. donates 100 turkeys a year as part of their Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday mission.

The same values that make Peter Salerno Inc. an award-winning, world-renowned business are the ones which serve as core tenets of Small Business Saturday:

  1. A focus on personalized customer and client service;
  2. The individualized attention a small business can provide its clients;
  3. User-friendly website design and web development;
  4. Creating a flexible, consumer-centered business experience; and
  5. Paying it forward with support for charities and non-profits in the community.

Each year, Peter Salerno Inc. donates 100 turkeys to a local food bank as part of its mission to give back to the local community. It’s one small way that a company that has prospered for over 20 years in the Bergen County, New Jersey area gives thanks.

“We don’t see it as charity,” a staff member noted. “We see it as part of our responsibility to our community.”

Peter Salerno's 2014 NKBA Best Kitchen. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc. marries an owner’s personality with world-class design elements.

Peter Salerno Inc. is driven by the same attention to personal detail that makes Small Business Saturday an annual success.

While achieving renown as a world-class kitchen and bath design company, Peter Salerno Inc. has maintained its small business status in order to best serve its clients in a nimble, personalized manner. The idea of “personalized luxury” appeals to Peter and his staff – in short, true luxury is found in a home design that directly reflects those who live in it. Whether it be artistic flourishes (painted flowers in the kitchen to symbolize the birth month of each family member) or construction details that evoke family heritage, Peter Salerno and his team strive to blend the personal touches of a small business with the spectacular design achievements of an award-winning firm.

Support Peter Salerno Inc. and local businesses like it this Small Business Saturday, and keep the community you love strong and vibrant!

Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Peter Salerno Inc. Cabinetry: Full FAQ on Your Journey to Award-Winning Cabinets

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America since 2002. A major facet of Peter Salerno Inc.’s success is the Maestro Rosolino line of world-class custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino is named for Peter Salerno’s father, Rosolino, an artisan who began his cabinetry business in Sicily. Dreaming of a life in America for his family and children, Rosolino came to the United States – where his son, Peter, continued the fine family tradition of handcrafted custom cabinetry.

Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design.
Maestro Rosolino cabinets: a hallmark of Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design. (Courtesy Peter Salerno, Peter Rymwid)

From the Peter Salerno Inc. website:

Peter Salerno Inc. strives to design the perfect kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar, library, and any other space for our clients. We do this by not only looking at it from an aesthetic perspective, but also from a functional perspective. Our approach is the same as a bespoke tailor; instead of designing and crafting together a suit or dress we are tailoring your home to your lifestyle. Much like a tailor with different grades of fabric, we too carry an array of options varying in quality and features to help fit your budget.

Here’s more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. custom cabinetry, the Maestro Rosolino line, price points and craftsmanship information:

FAQ and Price Points: Peter Salerno Inc. Custom Cabinetry​

I Furniture Grade

This is our highest quality cabinet. These cabinets are entirely custom and are made to last a lifetime. They feature standard black walnut drawers, extra thick doors, extra coats of finish, exotic and reclaimed woods, and the sturdiest construction available. Every aspect of this level is customizable. All of these cabinets are made in the USA.

II Transition Grade

One step down from our Furniture Grade, Transition is a custom line offering high-quality construction without the extra bulk of our furniture grade. Available with either maple or walnut drawers and extra thick or standard doors, this cabinet can be as dressed up or down as you’d like while offering you complete design freedom. All these cabinets are made in the USA.

Peter Salerno's 2013 award nominated kitchen from an alternate angle.
(Credit Peter Rymwid)

III Cabinet Grade

Cabinet Grade is great for tight budgets where the need for a lot of fine-detail work and custom sizing is not necessary. We base our design around semi-custom cabinet parameters to help keep your budget in check. All of these cabinets are made in the USA

IV Builder Grade

A builder’s budget is usually tight, but a great kitchen and bath design will help sell a house. Because of this we offer a quality stock cabinet while still offering our award winning design service. It’s the difference between just hanging boxes on a wall and installing a kitchen.

Design Only:

Under some circumstances we do offer a design-only service. We will take measurements (if local), or design based on architectural plans. We will provide (1) floorplan and (1) set of elevations based on our design specifications. Pricing varies depending on the scope of the project.

For more information regarding Peter Salerno Inc. and custom cabinetry, please visit the official website or contact (201) 251-6608. NOTE: Peter Salerno Inc. will consider international projects!

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Website Gets a Fresh, Transitional Design Update

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Website Gets a Fresh, Transitional Design Update

When you’re highly regarded as one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design firms in the world, it’s important to put your best foot forward.

For Peter Salerno Inc. – winners of 35 national design awards since 2002 (and our parent company) – that means constantly updating its company website to stay modern and user-friendly.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

The Peter Salerno Inc. website got a fresh face and soft re-launch recently, and the resulting layout is easy to navigate, clutter-free, and aesthetically pleasing – a nod to the hottest trends in transitional design.  The base color of the site went from black to a simple, clean white, reflecting the use of whites and neutrals as base colors in today’s transitional kitchen and bath designs.

From the moment you land on the updated Peter Salerno Inc. home page, its aesthetic beauty and ease of comprehension is notable. It’s addition by subtraction; sweeping, vivid design galleries do the talking, while text is kept to a minimum. After all, if you’re in the market for a luxury kitchen or luxury bath design, it’s not about the words – it’s about the visual proof.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

For new visitors of the Peter Salerno Inc. website, your first click should be the Gallery tab on the top navigation menu. There, you will be treated to visual displays of Peter Salerno’s finest (and most recent) design work, broken down into appropriate categories:

  • Transitional and Contemporary Design;
  • Traditional and Classic Design; and
  • Rustic and Eclectic Design.

These galleries exhibit the versatility and attention to detail that has made Peter Salerno one of the world’s most sought-after luxury custom designers. As a certified master kitchen & bath designer (CMKBD), Salerno understands the value of crafting designs that reflect the personalities, lives and tastes of his clients. If you look closely throughout his site’s design galleries, you will notice his expert craftsmanship and the subtle, personal touches that make him valuable.

Peter Salerno Inc. new website design 2018

Whether you’re in the market for a kitchen design, bath design, wine cellar, bar design, a design update or refurbishment, or simply love looking at world-class home design, the new Peter Salerno Inc website is well worth your attention.

VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

VIDEO: Watch 1959 Corvette Transform Into Amazing Bar

Do you love classic cars? If you do, we bet a candy-apple red 1959 Corvette might be one of your very favorites. We also bet you’d love to have your very own customized bar to show off to your awe-struck friends, relatives and guests.

What if we told you that Peter Salerno and his inspired design team have combined the two?

That’s right, the design team at Peter Salerno Inc. has transformed the front end and engine block of a 1959 Corvette into perhaps the most amazing bar you’ve ever seen. Complete with mechanized lifting hood and bar structure, operational headlights and interior plumbing, this is the perfect bar for any car enthusiast, “man cave creation”, or anyone who simply wants to boast about having the greatest in-home bar you can possibly imagine.

The 1959 Corvette bar is fully mechanized and has become one of the enduring staples of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Alongside its gorgeous La Cornue and Swarovski crystal kitchen and its Miele transitional kitchen display, the eye candy never ends in one of the most innovative custom kitchen and bath design showrooms in North America. Don’t take our word for it – Peter Salerno’s showroom was a 2016 awardee of Most Innovative Showroom at the KBIS convention!

Want to see the 1959 Corvette Bar in person? Schedule an appointment to come into the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom by giving them a call today – 201.251.6608 – or by emailing them at info@petersalernoinc.com. The Corvette Bar is waiting for you…