Design Trends: Modern Takes on Timeless Black + White Tile

Design Trends: Modern Takes on Timeless Black + White Tile

‘Timeless’ doesn’t have to mean ‘vintage’.¬†A truly timeless design motif can be updated consistently and with dramatic effect. Like the “little black dress”, a truly iconic look can always be reinterpreted for modern times.

Recently, the official Peter Salerno Inc. Instagram account took a look at modern takes on another timeless design theme – black and white tile. We’d say black & white tile design is making a comeback in 2019, but it never really went anywhere.

Still, with every new design season comes a plethora of updated takes on one of the most classic motifs in custom kitchen and bath design. From trusted advisors like Houzz and House Beautiful to HGTV and Elle Decor, black and white tile ideas are everywhere. But as always, the first place we turn is the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century.

Why does black and white tile design work? As Jessica Gordon Ryan, founder of Gimlet Marketing, wrote quite eloquently:

For those who struggle with color, this takes the guesswork out of the equation, without being colorless. For those who embrace color, it can always be added in with accessories. With black and white anything goes – it’s like the little black dress for the home!

The color pairing of black & white in home design is timeless, so what are today’s designers doing to make a classic idea become contemporary?

Like a science experiment, every classic design motif needs a “control” element. Here, the control is two-fold: the color (black and white) and the medium (tile).

From there, everything else is in play. Construction, shape, material, and artistic interpretation are what makes this season’s black and white tile options particularly memorable.¬†

Mixed media appears to be popular in this season’s black and white tile designs; we’re seeing stone and glass elements make their way into tile construction and overall design concepts. Geometric and mosaic patterns in tile design are very popular and provide a “retro” element to the design space. And single-color metallic additions (like bronze, silver and gold) add an element of heightened class and ‘dazzle’.

How do you feel about black and white tile in contemporary design? Let’s have a conversation; leave a comment below!

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 ‚Äď 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.

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!

Peter Salerno Inc.’s ‘Simple Tranquility’: Stunning Bathroom Design Photos

Peter Salerno: 2014 Transitional Bath Design [PHOTOS]

If transitional bathroom design is your taste, then Peter Salerno Inc. invites to take a look at this breathtaking bath project, called ‘Simple Tranquility’.

Peter Salerno’s latest completed bath design is a gorgeous black & white transitional bath in northern New Jersey. With a lot of hard work, inspiration, and teamwork (Stratta, the Tile Boutique and Stone Surfaces, to name a few), the results became¬†truly magnificent.

‘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.

Fill out the form below for more information on Peter Salerno Inc. designs, or call (201) 251-6608!

The tops are marble from our friends at Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ. The backsplash is glass and porcelain, and the floor is marble tile by Stratta РThe 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.

 

Photos courtesy of Peter Rymwid and Peter Salerno Inc.
Contact Peter Salerno Inc. for more information about their award-winning bath designs!