Longtime designer is early champion of styles and materials
Peter Cardamone launched Bluebell Kitchens in Wayne, PA in 1985 after accumulating a wide range of experiences that augmented his formal education at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. An apprenticeship with Philadelphia cabinetmaker Will Hamid developed his love of woodworking, while his work with furniture designer Virgil Procaccino honed the skills he’d later draw on to create beautiful yet practical kitchens with furniture-style cabinetry.
Cardamone began his career in kitchen design with Kennebec Co. of Bath, ME and was an early proponent of period styles, e.g., Shaker and antiques, for kitchen settings. He brought soapstone, a New England product, to mid-Atlantic kitchens.
Cardamone’s ability to visualize space and his talent for design have brought him national attention. His awards include the Sub-Zero Design Competition and Colonial Homes magazine’s Best Traditional Kitchen, while his BBK team took gold, silver and bronze 2022 KBDA Awards in several categories. His designs have been featured in most major design magazines, from Architectural Digest to Traditional Home.
Cardamone continues to innovate. From soapstone work surfaces and period-furniture cabinetry designs in his early years, he is now translating the interest in metals and high-gloss finishes into solutions for his homeowners’ kitchens.