2017 Home Design In Review: ‘Farm Meets City Sleek’ Kitchen Design

2017 Home Design In Review: ‘Farm Meets City Sleek’ Kitchen Design

2017 was, in the eyes of many, a transcendent year for kitchen design. From the rise of neutrals as primary design colors to the addition of traditional design elements to transitional home design, the world’s leading kitchen designers flashed their creativity and prowess throughout the year. The resulting kitchen designs in 2017 were some of our favorites in years.

With 2018 around the corner, it’s an ideal time to look back at some of our favorite kitchen designs (and home designs in general) from 2017. Our first stop is “Farm Meets City Sleek”, a tremendous kitchen design from Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century (and our parent company).

From the stellar use of white and brown neutrals to the statement island lighting, the custom range hood to the world-class appliances, “Farm Meets City Sleek” is one of our favorite kitchen designs of 2017. Take a look at the design photos, specifications and review, and see for yourself!

“Farm Meets City Sleek”: A Beautiful 2017 Kitchen Design

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

One’s first glance at this transitional kitchen design is bathed in white and ambient light, a nod to the recent kitchen design trend where whites and neutrals are used as the primary focus of the overall color design scheme. From the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry (a trademark of Peter Salerno Inc. design) to the kitchen island base, this kitchen is adorned with white.

Notes of gray and neutral complement the design, through the custom range hood and counter to the island countertop and wood flooring. One of our favorite aspects of this kitchen design is the 2×8 mixed metal and glass mosaic backsplash over the range, created by the team at Stratta, the Tile Boutique.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The appliance features are a mix of the finest names in kitchen appliance furnishings: Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf. We also adore the statement island lighting, a series of Exter 16-Jar Pendants from Pottery Barn. As an added bonus to the homeowners, that gorgeous wood flooring is actually the existing floor in the kitchen.

This Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design is reminiscent of upscale “farm to table” dining, with a touch of countryside charm melded into a truly modern kitchen design. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Here are some specific details about this gorgeous transitional kitchen design.

Cabinetry: Maple wood painted Tennis White

Perimeter Countertop: Caesar Stone Piatra Grey #5003 1 1/4″ by Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ

Island Countertop: 1 1/2″ Stainless Steel by EMI Industries in Boonton, NJ

Flooring: Original hardwood flooring from home, no information was given by homeowner

Backsplash over range: 2×8 mixed metal & glass mosaic by Stratta Tile Boutique in Wyckoff, NJ

Sink: Franke MHX710-30 30x21x9

Island Light Fixtures: Exter 16-Jar Pendant by Potterybarn

Appliance Information:
Refrigerator/ Freezer: 48″ Sub-Zero 648 Prog
Gas Range: Wolf #GR606F
Steam Oven: Wolf #CSO24
Wall Oven: Wolf #SO30PE/S/PH
Hood: 60″ Stainless Steel
Dishwasher: Miele Futura Dimensions #G5675SCVI
Microwave: GE #PEM31SFSS with Trim Kit #JX827SFSS
Warming Drawer: 30″ Wolf WWD30
Ice Maker: Sub-Zero UC-15IP

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

NOTE: All photography featured in this article is courtesy of Peter Rymwid, on behalf of the team at Peter Salerno Inc.

Questions/comments about this transitional kitchen design or its creator? Fill out the comment form below!

Kitchen Design Spotlight Series: “Farm Meets City Sleek”

Kitchen Design Spotlight Series: “Farm Meets City Sleek”

In our first edition of the Kitchen Design Spotlight Series, Design Your Lifestyle featured a traditional kitchen with some well-placed modern aesthetic features called “The Angles Are In the Details”.

Our second Kitchen Design Spotlight Series piece focuses on a spectacular kitchen design photo gallery that manages to combine rustic charm with uptown chic. “Farm Meets City Sleek” is a lustrous transitional kitchen designed by the team at Peter Salerno Inc. – the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America of the last 15 years.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

One’s first glance at this transitional kitchen design is bathed in white and ambient light, a nod to the recent kitchen design trend where whites and neutrals are used as the primary focus of the overall color design scheme. From the custom Maestro Rosolino cabinetry (a trademark of Peter Salerno Inc. design) to the kitchen island base, this kitchen is adorned with white.

Notes of gray and neutral complement the design, through the custom range hood and counter to the island countertop and wood flooring. One of our favorite aspects of this kitchen design is the 2×8 mixed metal and glass mosaic backsplash over the range, created by the team at Stratta, the Tile Boutique.

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

The appliance features are a mix of the finest names in kitchen appliance furnishings: Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf. We also adore the statement island lighting, a series of Exter 16-Jar Pendants from Pottery Barn. As an added bonus to the homeowners, that gorgeous wood flooring is actually the existing floor in the kitchen.

This Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen design is reminiscent of upscale “farm to table” dining, with a touch of countryside charm melded into a truly modern kitchen design. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Here are some specific details about this gorgeous transitional kitchen design.

Cabinetry: Maple wood painted Tennis White

Perimeter Countertop: Caesar Stone Piatra Grey #5003 1 1/4″ by Stone Surfaces in East Rutherford, NJ

Island Countertop: 1 1/2″ Stainless Steel by EMI Industries in Boonton, NJ

Flooring: Original hardwood flooring from home, no information was given by homeowner

Backsplash over range: 2×8 mixed metal & glass mosaic by Stratta Tile Boutique in Wyckoff, NJ

Sink: Franke MHX710-30 30x21x9

Island Light Fixtures: Exter 16-Jar Pendant by Potterybarn

Appliance Information:
Refrigerator/ Freezer: 48″ Sub-Zero 648 Prog
Gas Range: Wolf #GR606F
Steam Oven: Wolf #CSO24
Wall Oven: Wolf #SO30PE/S/PH
Hood: 60″ Stainless Steel
Dishwasher: Miele Futura Dimensions #G5675SCVI
Microwave: GE #PEM31SFSS with Trim Kit #JX827SFSS
Warming Drawer: 30″ Wolf WWD30
Ice Maker: Sub-Zero UC-15IP

Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Transitional kitchen design, Peter Salerno Inc. 2017 (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

NOTE: All photography featured in this article is courtesy of Peter Rymwid, on behalf of the team at Peter Salerno Inc.

Questions/comments about this transitional kitchen design or its creator? Fill out the comment form below!

Transitional Elegance Kitchen Featured by Sub-Zero and Wolf

Sub-Zero, Wolf, Peter Salerno Inc. Combine For Transitional Kitchen

This transitional kitchen design is so stunning, Sub-Zero and Wolf call it an “inspiration” on their official website. From the companies that transformed the American kitchen, that’s saying something!

The kitchen, dubbed “Transitional Elegance”, belongs to owner and co-designer Julie Ferrara. It was designed by Peter Salerno Inc. of New Jersey (winners of the most national kitchen and bath design awards since 2002), and features a stunning array of appliances by Sub-Zero and Wolf.

A recent Sub-Zero and Wolf article features Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning transitional kitchen.
A recent Sub-Zero and Wolf article features Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen.

Sub-Zero and Wolf refer to the kitchen as the “soul of the home”, and it’s no accident their appliances found their way into such a stunning transitional kitchen. Clean and inviting, this open design beckons guests into the kitchen space with tons of seating at its dual booked-match walnut islands.

The ceiling serves as a “fifth wall” in this transitional kitchen design, with audacious statement lighting and a lit recessed silver tin section.

Julie Ferrara’s original traditional kitchen design featured gorgeous archways which were not lost in the updated design (as per her vision and request). As a result, the primary archway provides the frame inside which your first view of the kitchen is “painted”. That view includes a sleek, world-class exhaust hood and clean marble backsplash – not to mention the latest in Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances.

A recent Sub-Zero and Wolf article features Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning transitional kitchen.
A recent Sub-Zero and Wolf article features Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning transitional kitchen.

It was important for this kitchen to be as functional as it is beautiful, as Sub-Zero and Wolf explain in their feature article:

Since both clients are passionate cooks, the kitchen needed to have the best cooking and refrigeration products. The use of Sub-Zero and Wolf products – 60” range, convection steam oven and warming drawer, integrated refrigerator and freezer – allowed the designer to have both form and high-quality function.

Since 1997, Peter Salerno Inc. has operated with one creed in mind: “it’s all about the extraordinary”. The combination of Peter Salerno’s years of business and industry knowledge with his passion for art and architecture has made him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry. Now, Peter Salerno Inc. stands alone as the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America in the 21st century.

See Peter Salerno’s Award-Winning “Timeless Transition” Kitchen Photos

See Peter Salerno’s Award-Winning “Timeless Transition” Kitchen Photos

View Gorgeous Transitional Kitchen Photos Here

It’s one of the most talked-about, award-winning kitchen designs of the year. Now, see the Peter Salerno Inc. “Timeless Transition” kitchen design like never before!

Peter Salerno Inc.’s “Timeless Transition” kitchen won a prestigious 2016 HGTV People’s Choice Award at KBIS 2016, and was the North East Sub Zero Design Competition Regional Winner as well as a national design award recipient from the NKBA.

See exclusive new photos of Peter Salerno Inc.'s award-winning "Timeless Transition" kitchen on Houzz!
See exclusive new photos of Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning “Timeless Transition” kitchen on Houzz!

Now, the official “Timeless Transition” kitchen design photo portfolio is available for you to see on the official Peter Salerno Inc. Houzz page!

It’s definitely worth a look even if you’ve seen the design before – the gorgeous kitchen design can now be seen from multiple angles never before released to the public! (Special thanks to the talented Peter Rymwid for his photography.)

Peter Salerno Inc.'s NKBA award and 2016 HGTV People's Choice Award kitchen. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)
Peter Salerno Inc.’s NKBA award and 2016 HGTV People’s Choice Award kitchen. (Photo: Peter Rymwid)

Here’s some specifications, information and notes about one of the hottest transitional kitchen designs of 2016, courtesy of Peter Salerno Inc.

Design by Peter Salerno, Photos by Peter Rymwid

People’s Choice for Best Kitchen by HGTV at KBIS in 2016, the North East Sub Zero Design Competition Regional Winner, as well as an award winner by the NKBA.

Special Kitchen Features: A custom stainless hood was made with polished stainless and non directional stainless for a visual contrast. The stove wall is a water jet marble with a mosaic marble inlay creating an interesting focal point.

Cabinetry: Our private Transitions line, a custom white perimeter with a walnut stained island.

Kitchen Countertops: White Danby Marble 2″ Thick by Stone Surfaces, NJ

Butler’s Pantry Countertops: Pewter Metal by Francois & Co.

Appliances: Sub-Zero Refrigerator, Wolf 60″ Range, Wolf Steam Oven, Miele Dishwasher, Wolf Warming Drawer, Sub-Zero Wine Refrigerator, Sub-Zero Refrigerator drawers.

Hood: 72″ Stainless Steel Brushed/ Polished Hood by Range-Craft, NJ

Flooring: Wood Porcelain Tile by Porcelanosa

Backsplash: Avila, Natural Stone Waterjet & Hand Cut Mosaic. Thassos Honed & Statuarietto Polished Marble by Artistic Tile LLC, New Hampshire

Tin Ceiling Panels – Brian Greer’s Ceilings

Kitchen Lighting Fixtures: Villa Vista, 811940ST by Fine Art Lamps

Butler’s Pantry Lighting Fixture: Crystal Laurel, 753840ST by Fine Art Lamps

Hardware: Baldwin from Hardware Designs, NJ

Faucets: Waterstone

Island Stools: Pier 1 Imports

Peter Salerno Inc. Celebrates 30 National Design Awards Since 2002

Peter Salerno Inc. Celebrates 30 National Design Awards Since 2002

Celebrate Peter Salerno Inc.’s Award-Winning Design With Us!

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With their 2015 Regional Design award from the Sub-Zero and Wolf Design Contest, Peter Salerno Inc. has earned a remarkable 30 national design awards since 2002. Peter Salerno Inc. was already blessed to be the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design firm in North America over the last 15 years, and it is truly an honor to be a 30-time design award winner.

Peter Salerno Inc. has received prestigious national design awards from the following groups and entities since 2002:

  • National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)
  • KBIS (the NKBA Annual Conference)
  • Signature Kitchens & Baths Magazine
  • The Sub-Zero and Wolf Design Contest

(Note: This figure does not count other noteworthy, wonderful awards Peter Salerno and his team have received from regional design competitions, publications and other sources.)

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.

The greatest reward any designer can receive, of course, is the joy his or her clients experience living in their newly-designed space. Still, it is quite a wonderful feeling for Peter Salerno and his hard-working staff to be recognized for their custom kitchen and bath designs in such an extraordinary way.

Creativity and personalization are key factors in Peter’s design process. He feels the client should play an instrumental role in the creative process by sharing ideas to help realize their own unique design. With a dedication to artistic authenticity, Peter hand draws all renderings based on client need as well as careful period research.

On behalf of Peter Salerno Inc., Peter’s team and family, a very special “thank you” goes out to all those who have recognized their design work over the years, and blessings and happiness to the clients who have made all these custom kitchen and bath designs possible!

Peter Salerno Inc. Wins Sub-Zero, Wolf Regional Design Awards [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Wins Sub-Zero, Wolf Regional Design Awards [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Inc. Wins 30th Design Award Since 2002

Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to announce it has won design awards in the Sub-Zero and Wolf Regional Design Competition! With this win, Peter Salerno Inc. will move onto the National Finals of the Sub-Zero and Wolf Design Competition, held September 2015 in Arizona.

The Peter Salerno Inc. team and award-winning Sub-Zero and Wolf regional design clients.
The Peter Salerno Inc. team and award-winning Sub-Zero and Wolf regional design clients.

The Sub-Zero and Wolf “Best of the Best” regional design winners feature 53 of the finest kitchen designs from around the world. Peter Salerno Inc.’s submitted design was chosen as the best in its region, which is truly an honor given the high level of competition. Peter proudly shares this award with homeowner and co-designer Julie Ferrara!

This prestigious win marks the 30th design award for Peter Salerno Inc. since 2002, the most of any North American design firm. These awards hail from such respectable, notable names as Sub-Zero, Wolf, the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), and Signature Kitchens & Baths.

For generations, Sub-Zero and Wolf have been recognized among the finest names in the industry. Founded in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1945, all Sub-Zero and Wolf products are made in America and feature the finest design and performance features.

Peter Salerno and some of Sub-Zero and Wolf's regional design award winners.
Peter Salerno and some of Sub-Zero and Wolf’s regional design award winners.

Photos of the award-winning kitchen design will be made available after the national competition results are final, so stay tuned for the beautiful kitchen design photos! Special congratulations go out to our fantastic winning clients!

Want your own award-winning Peter Salerno Inc. kitchen design? Contact Peter Salerno Inc. today using the form below or by calling (201) 251-6608 to schedule an appointment!