Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

Closed for Coronavirus: A Love Letter To Peter Salerno’s Design Showroom

We hope you are healthy, safe and have the essentials you need during this trying, odd time in our lives. COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) has turned the world into something none of us expected just a few weeks ago. And yet, “shelter in place” is the new normal. “Social distancing” is the new form of interaction.

And we miss each other.

(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
(L to R) Anthony, Gabrielle, Tracy and Peter Salerno in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.(Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

This isn’t an article talking about the beautiful facets of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. This isn’t a letter pining for Swarovski crystal, Miele appliances, and state-of-the-art accoutrements. That would be tone-deaf and insincere.

We miss the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom for what it represents.

The showroom is nothing without the people inside it. The social gatherings. The birthday celebrations for Peter, his family and friends. The cooking classes with culinary specialists like Chef Michael Latour. The special events like the art exhibit with Broadfoot + Broadfoot.

Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.'s showroom.
Larissa Taboryski of Purcell Murray and La Cornue prepares a cooking class at Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom.

On a normal day, we marvel at the showpiece La Cornue statement kitchen, with Flamberge rotisserie and Grand Palais range. Today, we think about having an espresso at the display island with Anthony Salerno, or a Pellegrino with Gabrielle Salerno-Mayer. We remember watching as Peter Salerno used his own showroom kitchen to create lunch for his staff and loved ones, and thinking how much care he put into everything he does.

We miss all of it.

Some articles are created on a directive. We’re given a theme, a collection of media and a statement to drive home. This is not one of those articles. Today, we simply can’t wait for the moment we can reconvene in Peter’s showroom. To the world, it might be a KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award winner. To us, it’s a gathering place for wonderful people.

There will be updates about the re-opening of the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom to the public in the coming weeks, and we will certainly report that to you.

In the meantime, if you would like design advice or guidance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Peter Salerno and his team are offering remote “Design Online!” assistance, complete with a complimentary first virtual meeting.

Cooking in An Award-Winning Design Showroom Kitchen

Cooking in An Award-Winning Design Showroom Kitchen

It’s one thing to have one of the most respected kitchen design showrooms in America. It’s another thing entirely when you can actually cook world-class meals in that showroom!

The team at Peter Salerno Inc. recently celebrated the holiday season with an office party and beautiful Italian meal. The food was prepared by Peter Salerno and his team in their own showroom, using state-of-the-art appliances in their fully functional showpiece La Cornue kitchen.

The kitchen design, which features a La Cornue Grand Palais range and Flamberge rotisserie, exudes elegance from every angle. From the stunning statement island to the recessed tin ceiling adorned with Swarovski crystal, the kitchen is truly the centerpiece of the showroom.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom was named Most Innovative Small Showroom at KBIS 2015 (the world’s largest design convention hosted by the NKBA). In March 2020, Peter Salerno will serve as one of KBIS’ judges for the 2020 Innovative Showroom contest.

A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.'s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.
A peek inside Peter Salerno Inc.’s 2015 Most Innovative Showroom.

The Peter Salerno Inc. holiday party menu included imported Italian pasta and a choice of two homemade sauces, each prepared by Peter Salerno himself. Add in Peter’s design family, his nuclear and extended family, and his beautiful grandchildren, and it was a celebration to remember!

As with everything at the Peter Salerno Inc. offices and showroom in Wyckoff, NJ, the meal and celebration were a team effort.

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Our staff prepping our Christmas Party lunch!

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If Peter Salerno Inc. will create this kitchen design (and several others) for his design showroom, imagine what he can do for your home kitchen design! Visit the official website of the most award-winning American kitchen and bath designer of the 21st century and say hello!

 

Creative Home Design: Graffiti In Your House? Yes!

Be Bold: Use Graffiti In Your Home Design!

No, we haven’t gone off the deep end. Sometimes, the best designs come from “outside the box”.

After all, if the most award-winning kitchen and bath designer in North America utilizes graffiti in their showroom’s main bathroom design, then it’s something we all can consider!

Visitors to the flagship showroom of Peter Salerno Inc. at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, New Jersey, are stunned by many things – the world-class showroom display being chief among them (winner of the 2015 KBIS Innovative Showroom Award). But when clients and guests to the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom step into the main showroom bathroom, they’re often shocked and inspired by what they see.

Peter Salerno hired a professional graffiti artist to create a bold, vibrant cityscape in the bathroom design. From a replica manhole cover in the center of the floor to colorful depictions of a metropolitan skyline and an elevated subway line, the artwork is audacious and vivid. The inside of the bathroom door is even “tagged” with notable initials, names and dates important to Peter Salerno, his family, and the Peter Salerno Inc. legacy.

Watch “Graffiti: The Need to Be Creative” from Peter Salerno Inc. here:

Summer 2016 design trends (as we’ve discussed in past articles) are all about blending bright, inviting colors with personal style. The blend of bold and splashy colors with personalized touches in this graffiti design are directly in line with cutting-edge home design style.

Graffiti and other urban mural motifs are a fantastic choice for city dwellers, as well as those born and raised in urban areas who want to pay homage to their personal history. If graffiti isn’t your “thing”, per say, then look beyond the artwork and take a lesson from the artist’s approach.

It’s important to respect your personal legacy and style while incorporating new elements into your home design, especially in frequently traveled areas like the kitchen and bath. Rich colors can still be comfortable and inviting when coupled with design elements that mean something to you.

Expert, award-winning custom kitchen and bath designers like Peter Salerno Inc. value the personal story of every client, weaving it into their personalized home designs. You owe it to yourself to consider that aspect of your personal style when undertaking any new design project. After all, unique personalization is the difference between a house and a home.

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Holiday 2018-19 Office Hours + Closing Dates

Peter Salerno Inc.’s Holiday 2018-19 Office Hours + Closing Dates

Even the hardest-working team in the kitchen and bath design industry needs a few days off to celebrate the holidays with family! Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm since 2002, has updated its hours for December 2018 and early January 2019. We wanted to note those changes here, in case you were interested in visiting the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and offices in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

(We couldn’t resist throwing in some adorable showroom photos of the “girls” of Peter Salerno Inc. – including Peter and Tracy’s 3 granddaughters, Jesse, Brielle and Aria!)

Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Peter Salerno's granddaughters and the 'girls' of Peter Salerno Inc.!
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Peter Salerno’s granddaughters and the ‘girls’ of Peter Salerno Inc.!

Here are the updated Peter Salerno Inc. office and showroom closings for this holiday season.

Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom + Office Closings: Holiday 2018

The award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and offices in Wyckoff, New Jersey will be CLOSED on the following dates:

  • Saturday, December 22, 2018
  • Sunday, December 23, 2018
  • Monday, December 24, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 25, 2018
  • Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Sunday, December 30, 2018
  • Monday, December 31, 2018
  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

For more information and contact details regarding appointments at the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom and offices, please visit the official Peter Salerno Inc. website.

Peter Salerno's granddaughter, Jesse, playing with Elliot the Elf on a Shelf!
Peter Salerno’s granddaughter, Jesse, playing with Elliot the Elf on a Shelf!

From the entire Peter Salerno Inc. staff, Peter and Tracy Salerno, their children, grandchildren and extended ‘design family’, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a very Happy New Year!

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…

Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Cooking on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie

Your choice of kitchen appliances is highly subjective, of course. For our money, the best rotisserie on the market today is the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.


The Flamberge Rotisserie by La Cornue is as effective physically as it is stunning artistically. A French Blue edition of the Flamberge is present in the main display at the award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. flagship design showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey – and it’s so wonderful, the staff can’t help but use it sometimes (see video above).

The Flamberge Rotisserie is powered by a 27,000 BTU gas burner, yet requires no special ventilation methods and needs only a 120-volt power supply. La Cornue utilizes its trademark vaulted design in the Flamberge’s concave rear walls, which is covered with synthetic wicks to draw up radiant heat without the flame ever touching your food.

An overview, directly from La Cornue’s official website:

A real jewel of technology, the Flamberge Centenaire roasts all meats, poultry, fish and whole fruits perfectly.

With a new, streamlined yet spectacular design, and a reliable, simplified mechanism, the Flamberge optimises the circulation of heat flow.

Both easy to fit because it has no particular ventilation constraints and practical, the Flamberge is a magnetic attraction in any kitchen, immediately arousing a desire to use it.

La Cornue designed special cabinet to accommodate “The Flamberge rotisserie” which will also offer you additional storage.

The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.'s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.
The centerpiece of Peter Salerno Inc.’s design showroom, complete with La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie.

We at Design Your Lifestyle have been lovers of the La Cornue brand for years. An excerpt from a past article:

Ever since Albert Dupuy invented the first La Cornue oven over a century ago, the company has stood at the forefront of cooking design, craftsmanship and innovation. As such, La Cornue has developed a reputation as one of its industry’s leaders, and one of the world’s most luxurious brand names in the world of kitchen design.

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to not only offer La Cornue’s outstanding line of cooking range products, but to display four La Cornue pieces in our beautiful showroom – a CornuFé range, a CornuFé 1908, a Flamberge Rotisserie, and an absolutely stunning Château range. Much of our partnership with La Cornue is thanks to the tireless work of our business ally and friend Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for La Cornue at Purcell Murray Company. For over 30 years, Purcell Murray has personified culinary passion and provided the most exquisite brands of appliances, including La Cornue ovens.

For more information on the La Cornue Flamberge Rotisserie, please contact authorized dealer Peter Salerno Inc. at (201) 251-6608.

More Photos from Exclusive New Jersey Sculpture + Design Event at Peter Salerno Inc.

More Photos from Exclusive New Jersey Sculpture + Design Event at Peter Salerno Inc.

In late September 2018, Peter Salerno Inc. opened its doors for a special two night art exhibition, curated by the renowned Scott Broadfoot (of Broadfoot and Broadfoot). The artists were at the show to discuss their work and process, and all the displayed pieces were available for purchase. Peter Salerno offered a selection of his hand-picked champagnes and sparkling wines, and a selection of hors d’oeuvres were crafted in the transitional Miele USA kitchen vignette in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom.

Broadfoot and Broadfoot displayed a stunning variety of sculpture, from steel to stone, that masterfully complemented the renowned Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The two-night event was attended by clients, business partners, trusted advisors, friends, family and some of the finest design professionals in the world.

Enjoy these exclusive photos and videos from the event, entitled “Champagne, Culinary Arts & Culture”!

Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Peter Salerno and Tracy Salerno, Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Peter Salerno and Tracy Salerno, Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Anthony M. Salerno (l.) and Scott Broadfoot (r.), Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Anthony M. Salerno (l.) and Scott Broadfoot (r.), Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Scott Broadfoot, Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Scott Broadfoot, Exclusive photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018
Exclusive sculpture photo from Broadfoot and Broadfoot exhibit at Peter Salerno Inc., 2018