How to Afford Luxury Home Design: Part 1

How to Afford Luxury Home Design: Part 1

“Luxury” and “affordable” are 2 words that seem like polar opposites. This is especially the case when it comes to high-end home design, specifically custom kitchen design and custom bath design.

The world of luxury home design seems like a far-off fantasy to most people. (The author of this article is definitely guilty of perusing Pinterest for high-end home design photos and letting out a wistful sigh or two.) Whether your taste is gorgeous French ovens and ranges, state-of-the-art bath fixtures, custom tile work or unique accessories, luxury home design – and its price tag – appears to be a bit out of reach.

But luxury home design style can be attainable – and affordable.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

World-renowned design firms like the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. are committing to make design fantasies into realities for a more reasonable cost than ever before.

(Before we dive into the topic further, we should be clear – it takes a respected design firm with years of networking, experience and success to deliver this level of luxury at an achievable price. Without the proper connections and a finely-tuned approach, it’s hard to streamline the design and delivery process of such high-quality materials on a competitive budget.)

The finest custom kitchen and bath design companies in the world are trending towards “affordable luxury” – the idea that high-end design shouldn’t always be reserved for high-end budgets. For Peter Salerno Inc., that idea takes shape in the form of the revamped Transitions™ collection.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]

Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the last 15 years, with awards from prestigious organizations like the NKBA, KBIS, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Signature Kitchens & Baths. Their tagline, “It’s all about the extraordinary”, now applies to more budgets and households than ever before.

A quote from the official Peter Salerno Inc. website:

For those that appreciate quality, craftsmanship, and design but don’t require a Rolls Royce; Transitions is the only choice. We bring our award-winning design expertise to your space accompanied by quality cabinetry with a wide variety of door styles, finishes, and moldings.

At a price-point 20%-45% less than our Tesoro line, this is the perfect option for builders and homeowners looking to furnish a home with something extraordinary while staying in budget.

The thing we love about the concept of “affordable luxury” is that the term is flexible. As we’ve discussed in previous articles, today’s best design trends are all about personalization, and that includes the design budget. After all, the term “affordable” is relative to each client. For Peter Salerno Inc., “affordable luxury” is as simple (and refreshing) as always providing the highest quality work, craftsmanship, design, materials and delivery for the client’s budget.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be talking more about affordable luxury in custom home design, and the best ways for you and your professional design firm to create the luxurious home space of your dreams without breaking the bank. Stay tuned!

Clean and Sophisticated: This 2017 White Kitchen Design Is Trendy Yet Timeless

2017 Kitchen Design Photos: Stunning White & Neutral Design

Thank you to the Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page for sharing its design photos used in this article. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America. For more information about Peter Salerno, his company and his custom designs, please call (201) 251-6608.

Our team at “Design Your Lifestyle” has been telling you for months that whites and neutrals CAN be the focal points of your new custom kitchen and bath designs for 2017. Well, consider these new design photos from award-winning designers Peter Salerno Inc. the proof!

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – stunning and trendy while using classic colors.

This stunning 2017 kitchen design, aptly named “Clean and Sophisticated”, rests squarely on a palette of radiant white, rich Hazelnut dark neutrals and warm taupes. Of course, it’s easy to see that white dominates the discussion in this kitchen design – from the Maestro Rosolino custom cabinetry to the island countertop, the furniture to the custom range hood, the fireplace mantle to the decor (we love the decorative urns on the island), clean white is everywhere you look.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – note the sleek curve on the custom sink and cabinets.

The freshness of the clean white palette is emphasized by the sheer mass of pure ambient light that radiates in through the large windows. For such a large kitchen design, you’ll note the relatively minimal amount of lighting fixtures (two statement island lighting fixtures, some recessed lighting in the ceiling, a lamp and a chandelier). With the colossal trio of windows above the custom sink, countertop and cabinetry, this kitchen design will always see plenty of daylight.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – extended view including gorgeous ceiling design.

The Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design extends into a lounge area, complete with fireplace and cozy, dark-neutral sectional sofa. We love the unique features of this lounge area, especially the use of a dark accent taupe on the fireplace wall. This “flips” the color scheme of the room at one end, by making two large white wall prints the accent instead of the feature. The fireplace mantle is smartly adorned with several statement pieces, and the outside patio door adds even more floor-to-ceiling ambient light to the room.

Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design - stunning and trendy.
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – fireplace and lounge view featuring dark neutrals.

With one final look at this gorgeous 2017 kitchen design, we notice the large custom hutch near the kitchen seating area. Also worth noting is the deep, rich tone of the kitchen island, and the light wood grain of the floor which mirrors the light taupe of the ceiling and pulls the entire kitchen design together.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends
Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 new white kitchen design – one final look at this “timeless yet trendy” kitchen.

7 Pinterest Kitchen Designs That Reflect 2017 Style Trends

7 Pinterest Kitchen Designs That Reflect 2017 Style Trends

Note: Thank you to Peter Salerno Inc. for all 7 kitchen designs featured in this article. Since 2002, Peter Salerno Inc. is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company in North America. For more information on Peter Salerno and his team, please visit their official website.

1. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: White Design, Statement Lighting, Blue

This “country fresh” kitchen design features many of the 2017 design trends making their way into the trendiest kitchens. The gorgeous Provence Blue La Cornue range reflects the Pantone Spring 2017 shade of Lapis Blue and the overall trend towards vibrant blues in 2017 design.

The light-grain floor feeds into the custom-crafted Maestro Rosolino cabinetry and backsplash, reflecting the trend of heavy doses of fresh white into 2017 kitchen designs. Top the design off with statement island lighting and a gorgeous custom Rangecraft tin hood, and you have a masterpiece with staying power that also reflects the “here and now” of 2017 design trends. 
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

2. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: White Design, Statement Lighting, Green, Unique Island

The twin chandeliers are drool-worthy, aren’t they? As with kitchen design #1, the fresh white of the chandeliers’ light bounces beautifully off the white custom cabinetry, island counter, and “grand piano” custom range hood.

The dark-grain island provides wonderful juxtaposition to the ornate white backsplash and cabinetry, and its construction is certainly a conversation starter. Beyond just being intriguing, the island is also highly functional, as its design provides plenty of usage options (space for the family pet, storage, or leg room for kitchen island seating).
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

3. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: Smoked Glass, Fresh Florals, Light Blue, Rustic Flooring

As 2017 moves forward, look for smoked glass features to gain prominence in home design. In this case, Peter Salerno Inc. utilizes smoked glass on refrigerator and custom cabinetry space to “open up” the size of the room. The smoked glass plays well against the dark-grain of the kitchen island and the rustic dark flooring (which isn’t wood – a “faux material” trend we’ll discuss later).

Add in a pop of fresh florals, three understated unique lighting fixtures, and the light blue wall paint (which reflects Niagara in Pantone’s Spring 2017 color palette), and you have a fresh, open floor plan for a functional and beautiful kitchen design.Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

4. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: Mixed Media, Statement Lighting, Neutral Tones

This recessed ceiling above a kitchen island manages to be at once sedate and dazzling. The warm neutral of its base is reflective of Hazelnut in Pantone’s Spring 2017 color trends, but the additional of gorgeous Swarovski crystal gives it a “pop” that will leave your visitors, friends and family in awe.

The twin statement lighting fixtures hanging from this hexagonal recessed ceiling are the perfect hue to reflect the neutral tone of the ceiling above. Add in a gold white border with prominent trim, and you have the perfect example of how to utilize whites and neutrals in a 2017 kitchen design that truly dazzles.Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

5. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: Green Design, Unique Islands, Mixed Media

This audacious kitchen design is a few years old, but was certainly ahead of its time in terms of 2017 kitchen design trends. The stained glass recessed ceiling provides muted light and is infused with beautiful greens and blues, reflecting 2017’s “return to nature” in design.

The kitchen isn’t “staged”, by the way! The homeowners love adorning their kitchen design with fresh foliage, plants, fruis and vegetables to reflect the stained glass ceiling piece. The unique kitchen island features one convex end, perfect for displaying valuables, keepsakes and DIY pieces.
Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

6. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: Mixed Media, “Faux” Design/Materials

What if I told you this stunning “wood block” countertop was actually made from concrete? The result is a stunning piece that is as durable as it is fresh. Designing counters with unique new materials saves you some of the headaches that come with maintaining wood, marble or granite surfaces.

We also love the mixed media involved in this kitchen design – the twin tile arch features, the jagged stone work behind the faucet, and the ornate tin panel work on the refrigerator doors.Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

7. 2017 Kitchen Design Trends: White Design, Neutrals, Statement Lighting

As stated in an earlier article, white design is a bold design trend for 2017. This kitchen provides stately and sturdy durability while giving off a feeling of soft linens. From the cool urns on the kitchen island to the ceiling and cabinetry design, the island and table surfaces to the furniture, the trend of “all white design” is utilized to great effect by Peter Salerno Inc.

Couple the heavy doses of white design with a mix of light taupes and dark browns, and the result is a kitchen that catches the eye without using any “statement” colors. As a result, this kitchen design will remain timeless while staying trendy in the moment – the perfect balance of present and future design.

Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design, 2017 design trends

Which of these Pinterest 2017 kitchen designs is your favorite? Leave a comment and tell us why!

 

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!

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Connect With Peter Salerno Inc. On Social Media!

The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno's online design portfolio.
The 2012 NKBA Kitchen of the Year, featured in Peter Salerno’s online design portfolio.

By now, you probably follow the award-winning custom designs of Peter Salerno Inc. on Facebook and Twitter. Maybe you even check out their Pinterest from time to time, or find inspirations on their Houzz page.

But if you’re looking for a more professional social media connection with Peter Salerno Inc., then be sure to add Peter Salerno and his team on LinkedIn.

Peter Salerno, Inc. is family-run business stemming from three generations of artisans- not a franchise under a common name.

Peter and his staff are committed to providing luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. They offer an exclusive collection of furniture and design. From custom made kitchens and baths, to innovative entertainment centers and elaborate wine cellars- the team at Peter Salerno Inc. strives to deliver a beautiful addition to your home.

This Peter Salerno kitchen design offers a classic French feel. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
This Peter Salerno kitchen design offers a classic French feel. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Peter Salerno Inc.‘s specialties include custom kitchen design, bathroom design, custom cabinetry, custom range hoods, wine cellar design, home office design, “man cave” design, and entertainment center design. The company has received 30 national design awards since 2002, making it the most award-winning custom design firm in North America this century.

Make Peter Salerno Inc. a part of your professional circle on LinkedIn today – and if you’d like more information, please fill out the contact form below!

 

View Peter Salerno Inc.’s Updated Pinterest Design Portfolio!

View Peter Salerno Inc.’s Updated Pinterest Design Portfolio!

Are You Following Peter Salerno Inc. on Pinterest?

Check out the latest updates to Peter Salerno Inc.'s Pinterest design portfolio!
Check out the latest updates to Peter Salerno Inc.’s Pinterest design portfolio!

A few months ago, we invited you to visit Peter Salerno Inc.’s Pinterest page, complete with 15+ designs from Peter Salerno’s award-winning custom kitchen and bath design portfolio. So, why are we telling you to visit Peter’s Pinterest just 2 short months later?

The answer is simple: over double the content, and over triple the design photos!

Peter Salerno Inc., a 30-time national design award winner for its custom kitchen and bath designs, is sharing more of its award-winning design work than ever on the official Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page. See exclusive photos of the award-winning, innovative Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey, as well as dozens of world-class kitchen and bath designs from Peter’s acclaimed design portfolio.

Peter Salerno's gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio
Peter Salerno’s gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio.

You can also see Peter Salerno Inc.’s magazine covers, favorite recipes, award-winning designs and even articles taken right from our official blog.

Peter Salerno is committed to client interaction and exceeding expectations, as well as providing potential clients with a broad portfolio of his custom design work. Whether you are a prospective client, satisfied design client, or simply looking for design inspiration for your own home, the newly updated Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page is a must-see destination for you!

Be sure to follow Peter Salerno Inc.’s Pinterest portfolio for all the latest updates on his award-winning custom kitchen and bath designs!

Visit Peter Salerno Inc.’s Updated Pinterest Page!

Visit Peter Salerno Inc.’s Updated Pinterest Page!

New Kitchen and Bath Design Photos on Pinterest

Visit the newly updated Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page!
Visit the newly updated Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page!

For the last decade, Peter Salerno Inc. has been the most award-winning custom kitchen design, bath design, and cabinetry company in North America. With over two dozen awards from such prestigious names as the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) and Signature Kitchens & Baths, Peter Salerno and his team have proven that “It’s All About the Extraordinary”.

Now, you can see even more content, photos, and kitchen and bath design inspiration by visiting the freshly updated Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page!

See award-winning kitchen designs on Peter Salerno Inc.'s Pinterest page. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
See award-winning kitchen designs on Peter Salerno Inc.’s Pinterest page. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

With more than 15 recent kitchen and bath design projects fully chronicled on Pinterest, Peter Salerno Inc. is leading the way as an innovative, interactive design firm.

You can also see Peter Salerno Inc.’s magazine covers, favorite recipes, award-winning designs and even articles taken right from our official blog.

Peter Salerno is committed to client interaction and exceeding expectations, as well as providing potential clients with a broad portfolio of his custom design work. Whether you are a prospective client, satisfied design client, or simply looking for design inspiration for your own home, the newly updated Peter Salerno Inc. Pinterest page is a must-see destination for you!

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., Peter’s work, media requests or to schedule a consultation for your own custom kitchen or bath design project, please fill out the contact form below.