Small Business Saturday: The IT Shops of Bergen County, NJ!

Shop Bergen County, NJ on Small Business Saturday 2016!

Avoid the madness of Black Friday this year – there are amazing deals and incredible products available to you right in your backyard!

Saturday, November 26, 2016 is Small Business Saturday – the day when brick-and-mortar local businesses encourage you to get out and shop in your area’s finest small businesses. Lest you think that Small Business Saturday is a “small fry event”, think again! 2016 marks the 7th annual Small Business Saturday, and is observed nationwide by the great small businesses that make America strong!

Design Your Lifestyle is based in northern New Jersey, one of America’s true hotbeds of thriving small business. While many associate our area with malls and large commerce centers, northern New Jersey’s backbone is truly its small businesses.

We love Bergen County, New Jersey’s gorgeous main street and downtown shopping areas, which offer fantastic Small Business Saturday escapes from overcrowded malls and “big business” storefronts. From Wyckoff to Westwood, Ridgewood to hidden gems along Routes 4 and 17, Bergen County offers a plethora of amazing shopping options this Small Business Saturday!

Here are a few of our personal favorite “hidden gems” for you to check out on November 26th, as Small Business Saturday returns to Bergen County!

Small Business Saturday: Bergen County, NJ Shopping

1. Peter Salerno Inc. Home Design Shops (511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ)

Anchored by a showroom that 201 Magazine called “a wonderland under one roof”, this 3-shop design storefront is a must-visit for anyone considering a new home, home remodel, or update to their custom kitchen or bath design. Located just off Routes 208 and 4 in Wyckoff, NJ, the Peter Salerno Inc. Home Design Shops are an all-in-one center for home design enthusiasts.

511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!
Peter Salerno Inc. Home Design Shops, in beautiful Wyckoff, NJ!

The journey begins at Peter Salerno Inc., winner of the most national design awards since 2002. Peter and his team specialize in custom kitchen and bath design, ranging from classic to contemporary, traditional to transitional. The gorgeous showroom (winner of KBIS’ Most Innovative Showroom award) features kitchen, bath and bar designs. Peter Salerno Inc. also specializes in lounges, wine cellars, and “man caves” for the most discerning of customers.

Adjacent to Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom are Stratta, the Tile Boutique and Oberg & Lindquist. Stratta is a jaw-dropping center for amazing artisan tile, ranging from fine marble to quirky art pieces to the latest in “green” tile (cork, faux wood, etc.). Oberg & Lindquist is a one-stop small business destination for home appliances, including some of the finest names in the industry – Wolf, Sub-Zero, Miele and more.

2. B. Witching Bath Co. (11 S. Broad St., Ridgewood, NJ)

A fine escape from the big business bath companies, B. Witching Bath Co. is a great find in the heart of downtown Ridgewood. From soaps to lotions, oils to soaks, the product assortment at B. Witching is alluring and high-quality.

Stemming from a 40-year family tradition of fine handmade bath products, B. Witching Bath Co.’s products “are uniquely formulated with the finest therapeutic botanicals, wholesome ingredients, essential oils and minimal preservatives”. Each batch of their products are crafted to high standards on an individual basis.

For the guys out there who often find themselves at a loss in big bath care stores, fear not! We love B. Witching’s efforts to invite men into their store with fine products designed “for him” as well.

3. Serene Spa & Boutique (288 Center Ave., Westwood, NJ)

A walk through the charming downtown center of Westwood brings you to Serene, a quaint spa and boutique with a natural vibe. The name “Serene” is indicative of the feeling you get upon entering the storefront, as customers find its atmosphere relaxing and peaceful.

Serene Spa and Boutique, Westwood, NJ.
Serene Spa and Boutique, Westwood, NJ.

Serene offers a wide array of products, from clothing to skin care. Need a break from the stressful rush of holiday shopping? Serene also offers a litany of fairly priced health options – from massage to waxing, Reiki massage to skin care.

The Serene boutique also offers the added bonus of some very unique jewelry options! If you’re a lover of baubles and bangles, bracelets and necklaces, then make sure you stop by for a fine small business option for your jewelry needs.

4. Caffe Anello and Sogno Coffee (425-429 Broadway, Westwood, NJ)

Of course, all this Small Business Saturday shopping is bound to make you hungry! Our favorite local haunt for a unique bite to eat and a world-class cup of coffee is Sogno Coffee – conveniently, just a short walk away from Serene Spa & Boutique in the heart of Westwood.

You’ll visit Sogno Coffee for its magnificent coffee and beverage selection, including espresso, macchiato, cappuccino and some fantastic hot chocolates. You’ll stay for their assortment of freshly made crepes, available in both Sweet and Savory options. We highly recommend the simple delight of the Fourth Avenue, a handmade crepe made fresh and served with lemon juice, honey, sugar and butter.

If you need a little more nourishment, the double storefront also features Caffe Anello, a tremendous sit-down restaurant you’ll visit over and over again!

 

Wyckoff, NJ: The Crown Jewel of New Jersey Home Design

The One-Stop Luxury Home Design Center in Wyckoff, New Jersey

Those “in the know” are aware what a wonderful town Wyckoff, New Jersey is. From notable residents (Bucky Dent, Tara Reid, The Jonas Brothers, Gertrude Eberle) to historic landmarks (15 locations on the National Register of Historic Places) and significant American families (Voorhees, Terhune, Ackerman, etc.)

What you might not know is that Wyckoff, NJ, has quietly become a mecca of world-class home design, furnishings and accessories – and it all begins at one address right off Route 208.

511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!
511 Goffle Road, Wyckoff, NJ: A home design paradise!

This beautiful two-story building at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff is home to three renowned businesses, each of which provides state-of-the-art, luxurious custom home design solutions for discriminating clients. The building and its businesses have been featured in a myriad of publications, from Design New Jersey to (201) Magazine, the 2016 Rolls Royce USA Owner’s Table Book to yearly features by the NKBA, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Purcell Murray.

Whether you desire custom kitchen and bath design from the most award-winning design firm in North America this century; the latest in custom, artisanal, and environmentally-friendly tile design; or an unparalleled fleet of appliances and fixtures, 511 Goffle Road is a one-stop luxury home design destination just minutes from Routes 80, 4, 287, 208, and the Garden State Parkway.

Peter Salerno Inc.

Since 2002, no other North American custom kitchen and bath design company has won more design awards than Peter Salerno Inc. From traditional to transitional, classic to contemporary, Peter Salerno and his staff are unmatched in their custom approach. If that’s not enough of a selling point, there’s the showroom so awe-inspiring that it was called “A Wonderland Under One Roof”.

Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)
Peter and his family in the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom in Wyckoff. (Photo: Andrew Bisdale)

Established in 1997 by Peter Ross Salerno, CMKBD, Peter Salerno Inc has quickly become on of the top design firms in the world, achieving 34 National Awards since 2002, including Kitchen of the Year (NKBA) in 2012 and Most Innovative Showroom (KBIS) in 2015.

Peter Salerno Inc. places focus on creating a luxurious and functional spaces that compliment your lifestyle. Whether a kitchen, master bath, or wine cellar, they incorporate your personality, passions, and hobbies into their custom design to create a finely tailored living space for you and your family.

Stratta, the Tile Boutique

Under the guidance of curator and owner Nicole Sakosits, Stratta, the Tile Boutique presents a stunning array and selection of tile options for home and business. Stratta, the Tile Boutique is committed to bringing the world’s finest tile designs, solutions and creations to its clients and customers.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
A transitional bath design from Stratta and Peter Salerno Inc. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
As of this posting, Stratta, the Tile Boutique is proud to own a perfect 5-star customer satisfaction and service rating on Houzz, the foremost interior design social media site in the world. Stratta takes pride in not only providing its clients with world-class tile and unique, beautiful tile design work, but also with the very best in service and availability.

The stunning Stratta showcases the finest in tile and tile designs – contemporary and classic, unique and traditional, all with a focus on sustainable design and environmentally friendly tile options. From marble to leather, cork to seashell, their award-winning service staff will match you with the tile of your dreams.

Oberg and Lindquist

Oberg and Lindquist is a family-owned and locally-operated appliance center with locations in Westwood and Wyckoff, New Jersey. As the area’s leader in offering premium kitchen appliances with custom installations, they are committed to upholding our reputation for service, quality and customer satisfaction.

You’ll find that Oberg & Lindquist is a place where family values, professionalism and integrity are not just words, but a way of life. Their array of appliance options is truly extraordinary, and never lacks an ample supply of the very best in world-class manufacturers.

Oberg and Lindquist supplies the names you trust to provide luxury and durability, like Miele, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Electrolux – all the while providing a superior level of service and highly knowledgeable staff.

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

Peter Salerno Inc. Featured in 201 Magazine’s Home Issue

What Does This Design Have To Do With Al Capone?

World-class custom bathroom design, an award-winning designer, a beautiful New Jersey home, and the notorious Al Capone. What could all these things possibly have in common?

You can find out this month by picking up a copy of (201) Magazine’s fantastic Home Issue, featuring an exclusive look inside a gorgeous custom bathroom design by Peter Salerno Inc.‘s Anthony Michael Salerno and Peter Salerno.

Pick up (201) Magazine's Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design - how does it feature Al Capone?
Pick up (201) Magazine’s Home Issue to see a Pete rSalerno Inc. bath design – how does it feature Al Capone?

The article, “Bathing Beauties (Six bathtubs that make a splash)”, is a fantastic piece written by Brooke Perry for (201) Magazine. Inside the article lies a beautiful spread of bathroom design photos taken by renowned photographer Peter Rymwid, showcasing this exquisite custom Peter Salerno Inc. bath design.

Included in this design is a stunning feature made from reclaimed tin – rumored to have been owned by Al Capone himself! The tin was reclaimed from a Chicago site that was once a speakeasy, which adds even more validity to the claim. The rumored backstory of Al Capone owning the tin that now finds its home in this stunning bath design only adds to its mystique, luxury and charm.

The outstanding tile design in this bathroom was imagined by Marissa DePiero of Stratta, The Tile Boutique. Other notable features in this 2016 Peter Salerno Inc. custom bath design include the porcelain tile floor which mimics wood plank, a walk-in shower and the tub itself (a true centerpiece of the design).

But don’t take our word for it! Pick up a copy of (201) Magazine’s Home Issue today and see for yourself why this design is truly a “Bathing Beauty”.

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., winner of 34 national design awards since 2002, and to place your own custom bath design order, fill out the contact form below or call (201) 251-6608!

VOTE on Peter Salerno’s New Transitional Kitchen Display: Flooring Options!

VOTE on Peter Salerno’s New Transitional Kitchen Display: Flooring Options!

Help Choose Porcelain Wood Tile Options for New Showroom Display

In our last post, we invited you to have a say in Peter Salerno Inc.’s gorgeous new transitional kitchen design showroom display. (You are still able to vote in that poll to decide which backsplash tile Peter Salerno and his team will use!)

The response has been so overwhelming, Peter Salerno Inc. is giving you twice as much control over their new transitional kitchen showroom display, which will feature cutting-edge Generation 6000 Miele appliances, as well as flooring and tile options from Stratta, the Tile Boutique.

Below, you will find examples of 4 flooring options for Peter Salerno Inc.’s new transitional kitchen showroom display (labeled Option A, B, C and D). Believe it or not, each of them is porcelain wood flooring – and they’re all so beautiful Peter and his team are having a hard time deciding!

Which porcelain wood tile option would you choose? VOTE!
Which porcelain wood tile option would you choose? VOTE!

So, Peter Salerno Inc. is leaving it up to you once again. You have a direct say in the newest display in the Most Innovative Small Showroom of 2015, as awarded by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

How would you choose to pair backsplash tile with porcelain wood flooring? Which of these 4 design options stands out to you? VOTE in our design poll, and the winning option across our blog, Facebook and social media will be used in Peter Salerno Inc.’s newest showroom display!

VOTE on Peter Salerno Inc.’s New Transitional Kitchen Design Display!

VOTE on Peter Salerno Inc.’s New Transitional Kitchen Design Display!

Help Peter Salerno Design His Next Transitional Showroom Design!

Coming this September, Peter Salerno Inc. will unveil its brand new transitional design display in its Wyckoff, New Jersey showroom, voted Most Innovative Small Showroom at the 2015 NKBA KBIS Convention.

We’ve already told you about some aspect of this stunning new transitional kitchen display, including Generation 6000 Miele appliances. But now YOU can help Peter Salerno Inc. and his award-winning kitchen design team put together this stunning transitional display!

Below, you will see 4 tile options, courtesy of Stratta, the Tile Boutique. One of these four tile designs will be featured in Peter Salerno Inc.’s new showroom design, and YOU get a say in which one it is!

Vote for your favorite tile design!
Vote for your favorite tile design!

In the poll at the bottom of this article, vote for Option A, B, C or D as your favorite! (And feel free to leave a comment below the article explaining your choice!)

At the end of the summer, Peter Salerno Inc. will tally votes from the blog, Facebook, and other social media outlets, and your vote could help decide the future of Peter Salerno Inc.’s showroom!

Earth Day 2015: Peter Salerno Inc. Offers Green, Sustainable Design

Earth Day 2015: Peter Salerno Inc. Offers Green, Sustainable Design

Ask About Peter Salerno Inc.’s “Green” Design Options

Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning 2015 kitchen design. Photo credit Peter Rymwid.
Using reclaimed tin in kitchen designs: just one way Peter Salerno Inc. features environmentally-conscious design.

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

As Earth Day 2015 approaches, you’ll hear a lot about “sustainable design” and “going green”.

At Peter Salerno Inc., “going green” isn’t a trend. It’s a decision we’ve made ever since the family business began generations ago in Italy. Peter’s father was a skilled artisan and craftsman, and his respect for his craft meant proper, full use of the materials he was given.

That respect for woodworking and custom cabinetry was passed down to Peter Salerno, who in turn has made sure it’s a part of his staff’s mindset. While not every custom kitchen and bath design that Peter Salerno Inc. completes is billed as “green” and “sustainable”, that doesn’t mean we aren’t environmentally conscious about our work.

That’s because sustainable design is a mindset and a way of work, not a fad. It’s why Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to work alongside companies like Stratta, the Tile Boutique that are dedicated to environmentally-conscious design options.

Peter Salerno Inc. also understands that “green” design often goes hand-in-hand with technological innovations, like the TopBrewer coffee faucet and La Cornue custom kitchen ranges and rotisseries. Earth Day in 2015 is more sophisticated than simply following the “Three R’s” (reduce, reuse, recycle) – sustainable design must reduce emissions, implement multi-functional technology, and conserve energy while producing high-quality products and results.

How can Peter Salerno and his team help you achieve the gorgeous, sustainable kitchen and bath design of your dreams? Fill out the contact form below or call us today at 201.251.6608.

 

Peter Salerno Inc. Transitional Bathroom Wins 2015 National Design Award [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Transitional Bathroom Wins 2015 National Design Award [PHOTOS]

Signature Kitchens and Baths Award Given to Peter Salerno Inc.

Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
Peter Salerno Inc. award winning transitional bath design, 2015. [Photo: Peter Rymwid]
When Peter Salerno Inc. teamed up with Stratta, the Tile Boutique to create a transitional bath design they called ‘Simple Tranquility’, Peter knew they were creating something special.

Now, the beautiful transitional bathroom has been awarded 2nd place nationally by Signature Kitchens and Baths magazine. It’s quite an honor for Peter Salerno and his team, who also took home two national kitchen design awards from the NKBA during the 2015 KBIS convention in Las Vegas.

‘Simple Tranquility’ is a transitional bathroom in Bergen County, NJ. The cabinets are walnut with an espresso stain from Peter Salerno Inc’s coveted “Mastro Rosolino” (TM) line of cabinets.

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

The tops are marble from Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ. The backsplash is glass and porcelain, and the floor is marble tile by Stratta – The Tile Boutique , Wyckoff, NJ. The hardware is polished stainless from Hardware Designs in Fairfield, NJ. All the fixtures and fittings also came from Hardware Designs, while the sconces and chandelier came from Capitol Lighting in Paramus, NJ.

This gorgeous transitional bath design was truly a team effort, and Peter Salerno certainly shares this award with all parties involved – Stratta, Stone Surfaces, Hardware Designs, Capitol Lighting, and his own team at Peter Salerno Inc.

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

But the people to truly be congratulated are the owners of this nationally award-winning bathroom – it was their project, their space, and their dreams that made this room a reality!