Category Archives: Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Fabrics and Wallcoverings

Designers deal with fabrics and wallcoverings daily.  It is their discerning eye that can look at two fabric samples, which to others might seem identical, and determine which would look best on a piece a furniture.   Presented with new samples daily, most of the designers have pinned up the fabrics they love or that inspire them around their desks. This month, we asked everyone  to share their current favorites. With so much love for fabrics and wallcoverings, you might just call us a bunch of …

Material Girls

AAAAAA

1. Pierre Frey ‘Grace’ in Confetti – Kelly Caron 2. Mark Alexander ‘Trip’ in Mojave – Kristin Magowitz 3. Larsen ‘Philmore’ in Red Tulip – Kelly Caron 4. Lorca ‘Coquine’ in Fuschia-Buttermilk – Courtney Enright 5. Manuel Canovas ‘Kazan’ in Rose Indien – Kelly Caron 6. Pierre Frey ‘Eve’ in Confetti – Kelly Caron 7. Stanford Furniture ‘Fine Linen’ – Jenny Ladutko 8. Brentano ‘Coloratura’ in Giovanna – Lisa Whitley 9. Manuel Canovas ‘Bella’ in Rose Indien – Courtney Enright 10. Schumacher ‘Betwixt’ in Spark-Ivory – Heather Lemieux 

BBBBBB

1. Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Shumacher ‘Darya Ikat’ in Caravan – Diane Lancaster 2. Donghia ‘Casino’ in Color Mirage – Diane Lancaster 3. Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Shumacher ‘Adras Ikat’ in Caravan – Diane Lancaster 4. Schumacher ‘Imperial Trellis in Velvet’ in Chartreuse – Diane Lancaster 5. Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Shumacher ‘Sinhala Linen’ in Bittersweet – Diane Lancaster 6. Threads for Lee Jofa in ‘Exuberance’ in Indigo-Celery – Lisa Whitley 7. Designtex ‘W’ in Pear – Katherine Brink 8. Osbourne & Little ‘Catamaran’ in Marina – Heather Lemieux 9. Larsen ‘Sunset’ in Grass Green – Kelly Caron 10. Kravet Couture ‘Fluid Design’ in Quince – Heather Lemieux

CCCCCC

1. Kelly Wearstler for Groundworks ‘Water Stripe’ in Juniper-Lake – Laura Page 2. Holland and Sherry ‘Dedale’ in Celadon – Adrienne Warner 3. Zoffany ‘Amoura’ in Emerald-Lime – Laura Page 4. Elitis ‘En Plein Desir’ in Aqua – Haley Grant 5. Designtex ‘Loop to Loop’ in Lagoon – Katherine Brink 6. Larsen ‘Edendale’ in Poppy Gold – Cindy Munn 7. Brunschwig & Fils ‘Zhen Velvet’ in Sapphire – Marianna Barbrey 8. Martyn Lawrence Bullard for Shumacher ‘Adras Ikat’ in Sky – Lisa Whitley  9. Link Outdoor ‘Zinnia’ in Azure – Adrienne Warner 10. Brunschwig & Fils ‘Bamboo Trellis’ in Blue – Marianna Barbrey

DDDDDD

1. Clarence House ‘Labyrinth’ in Pale Blue – Jenny Ladutko 2. Jane Churchill ‘Oriel’ in Red and Blue – Heather Lemieux 3. Clarence House ‘Tibet Print’ in Pale Blue – Kelly Caron 4. Kerry Joyce Textiles ‘Rigoletto’ in Lagoon – Marianna Barbrey 5. Manuel Canovas ‘Safari’ in Jade – Heather Lemieux 6. Phillip Jeffries ‘Imperial Gates’ in Dove and Taupe on Linen – Heather Lemieux 7. Robert Allen ‘Calming Effect’ in Cornflower – Laura Page 8. Castel – ‘Kasuri’ in Nattier – Lisa Whitley 9. Elitis ‘Vulcano’ in VP 744 06 – Laura Page 10. Donghia ‘Stitch in Time’ in Rainforest Yellow – Laura Page

EEEEEE

1. Hickory Chair ‘3928-99’ – Laura Page 2. Larsen ‘Sunset’ in Spice – Laura Page 3. China Seas ‘Aga Reverse’ in Brown on Tinted – Emily Morrel 4. Schumacher ‘Soho Weave’ in Charcoal – Heather Lemieux 5. Hickory Chair ‘3943-96’ in Gray-Black – Kristin Magowitz  6. M&K Textiles ‘Coral’ in Akbar Gray – Emily Morrel 7. Phillip Jeffries ‘The Voyage Collection’ in Grey on Raffia – Heather Lemieux 8. Pine Cone Hill ‘Painted Stripes in Linen Grey’ – Jennifer Jukofsky 9. Hickory Chair ‘3937-68’ in Gray-Black – Kristin Magowitz

The pictures of some of these gorgeous textiles don’t do them justice or show some of the incredible detail.  To see samples or for more information send us an email at info@jbanksdesign.com.

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Outdoor Furniture and Accessories

The long warm days of summer are perfect for being outside. We asked our design team to share their favorites outdoor pieces and how they prefer to enjoy…

The Great Outdoors

Light1. Glowing planters from Serra Lunga for Tada Hospitality – Jennifer Jukofsky 2. Brantley Lantern in Verdigris with clear glass by Visual Comfort – Shelley Wilkins 3. Floor candles from Artesia – Janet Perry 4. Dedon Superarchimoon Lighting by Flos – Kristin Magowitz 5. Outdoor Lamp by Seasonal Living – Janet Perry 6. Glowing Ming High Family planters from Serra Lunga for Tada Hospitality – Laura Page

Lunch1.Gervasoni In Out table by Paola Navone – Haley Grant 2. Dedon Play bistro table – Doris Gilch & Dedon Play woven chair – Lisa Whitley 3. Tray, cake stand, glasses and ice bucket all by Guzzini and made of heavy duty, scratch resistant plastic – Anna Ruby 4. Outdoor firepit by AK47 – Doris Gilch 5. Exuma privacy lounge by Tuuci – Laura Page 6. Baronciole Rama Table – Adrienne Warner

Linger1. In Out Collection chairs by Gervasoni – Doris Gilch 2. Glazed Ridged Stool with removable padded seat by Seasonal Living – Janet Perry 3. Forest Chair by Janus et Cie – Lauren Thomas 4. McKinnon and Harris Otey Club Chair and Ottoman – Jenny Ladutko 5. Two Toned Ringed Cylinder Table from Seasonal Living – Lisa Whitley 6. Amari High Back Chair by Janus et Cie – Lisa Whitley

Lounge1. Swing Rest by Dedon – Kristin Magowitz 2. Nest Rest by Dedon – Laura Page 3. Swinging Day Bed by Lowcountry Originals – Shelley Wilkins 4. Santorini Outdoor Fabric in grapefruit pink by Donghia – Diane Lancaster 5. Bed Swing with X sides and X back by Lowcountry Originals – Jenny Ladutko 6. Leaf Chaise by Frank Ligthart for Dedon – Haley Grant 7. St. Barts outdoor fabric in tangerine orange by Donghia – Diane Lancaster 8. Baronciole Daybed – Adrienne Warner 9. ZigZag Sunbrella fabric by Donghia – Diane Lancaster 10. Fibonacci Double Vantanna Chaise by Janus et Cie – Lisa Whitley

Look

1. Private residence in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 2. The pool and surrounding patio of the Hotel Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy 3.Outdoor furniture at the J Banks  Design RBC Heritage Hospitality Tent.  This furniture now resides in the J Banks Courtyard and was designed by Philippe Starck for Kartell. The Bubble Armchairs can be used inside or outside and are made in Italy. 4. The Residences at Esperanza Resort, Los Cabos, Mexico 5. A gorgeous table we designed for an anniversary party.

 What is your favorite outdoor furnishing or decor item?

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Pillow Talk

A pillow with personality can change the aesthetic of an entire room.  With so many fabulous options out there we asked our design team to share their favorites with a little…

Pillow Talk Header

Pillow Set 1

1. Dransfield & Ross Ostrich Feather Pillow in Aubergine (Available through J Banks Retail) – Deb Van Plew 2. Marbled Pillow from Design Legacy (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Kristin Magowitz 3. Green Sea Turtle from Design Legacy (Available through J Banks Retail) – Janet Perry 4. Links pillow with leather overlay from Jamie Young (Available through J Banks Retail) – Haley Grant 5. Dransfield & Ross Colorfield (Available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 6. Dransfield & Ross Gemstone in Smokey Quartz (Available through J Banks Retail) – Deb Van Plew

Pillow Set 2

1. Hermes Scarf Pillow Kelly Caron 2. Ankasa Allover Keshte Pillow (Available through J Banks Retail ) – Laura Page 3. Kilim Rug Pillow Laura Page 4. Carson & Company Scarf Pillow (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Hannah Fulton 5. Dransfield & Ross Trident Stripe Pillow (Available through J Banks Retail ) – Diane Lancaster 6. Indoor/Outdoor Red Pillow with Ruffle by Elaine Smith (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Heather Lemieux

Pillow Set 3

1. Zebra Pillow from Dwell Studios (Available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 2. Perfume Throw Pillow Lauren Thomas 3. Squares Pillow by Kelly Wearstler – Laura Page 4. Dransfield & Ross Greek Key Ribbon (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 5. Dransfield & Ross Aurora Pillow (Available through J Banks Retail) – Laura Page 6. Summer Ikat Throw Pillow – Lauren Thomas

Pillow Set 4

1. Seashell pillow printed on guaze with burlap tape edging by Elizabeth Lucas (Available through J Banks Retail)Janet Perry 2. Dransfield & Ross  Tourmaline Pillow (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Anna Ruby 3. Houndstooth Pillow by Mr. Brown Home –  (Available now in J Banks Retail) – Anna Ruby 4. Dransfield & Ross Mineral Pillow (Available through J Banks Retail ) – Laura Page

Which pillow is your favorite?

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Mirrors

Mirror, mirror on the wall (we asked our design team to tell us) who’s….

fairest header 

Set 1

1. Driftwood Mirror – Lauren Thomas 2. Venus Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Heather Lemieux 3. Dawn Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 4. Oyster Stick Mirror specified by designer, Cindy Munn, for the Woodfield  Long Point Clubhouse in Charleston, SC 5. Horn Mirror (available through J Banks Retail) – Jenny Ladutko 6. Coco Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) Jenny Ladutko

Set 2

1. Knot Mirror Haley Grant 2. Mandarin Mirror (available through J Banks Retail) – Shelley Wilkins 3. Erastos Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 4. Fennel Mirror by Hickory Chair (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 5. J Banks Designer, Shelley Wilkins, cleverly had these antique hand mirrors (found in an antique store in North Carolina)  hung on the wall of the ladies restroom of J Banks Design project, One Steamboat Place, Steamboat Springs, CO. 

Set 3

1 & 2. Antique gilded mirrors both purchased from the Pandolfini Auction House in Florence, Italy and installed in a private residence at Castello di Casole, Tuscany, Italy – Adrienne Warner 3. Beautiful mirrored dividers with mirrored table and chandelier – Sharon Cleland 4. ZZ Globe mirror by Christopher Guy (available through J Banks Retail) – Haley Grant 5. Twig mirror by Christopher Guy (available through J Banks Retail) – Haley Grant

Set 4

All from the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture: 1. The Caron Mirror and the Caron Mirror in namesake Designer Kelly Caron’s home (chest, light fixture and accessories all from J Banks Retail) . 2. The Marianna Mirror 3. The Jenny Mirror.  All of these mirrors can be finished in the purchasers choice of over 24 stains or any Benjamin Moore paint color. 

Set 5

1. Fiona Mirror by Made Goods (available in J Banks Retail) – Cindy Munn 2. Bound Mirror by Grain Design Doris Gilch 3. Nova Mirror by Ironies (available in J Banks Retail) – Laura Page 4. Capri Mirror by Kenneth WingardDoris Gilch 5. Brooke Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey

Do you have any ‘reflections’ for us? What’s your favorite mirror?

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Show Some Leg

Who doesn’t love a shapely leg? A well-defined gam has added appeal, and this is especially true for some of the most memorable furniture pieces!

To prove this point, we asked our design team to…

Show Some Leg

J Banks Collection

From the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture: 1. June End Table 2. Daisy End Table 3. Lina End Table 4. A pair of Beatty Chairs in the Vanderslice living room

Light Wood

1. Monaco Console by Mr. Brown (Available in J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 2. Gilded Swan Leg Haley Grant 3. Venetian Library Table by Tritter Feefer (Available in J Banks Retail) Jenn Farese 4. Dipped Stools Kristin Magowitz

Dark Wood

1.  Cornered Table by Dylan Gold Doris Gilch 2. Great Scott Highboy by MacRae Designs Shelley Wilkins 3. Emma Chair by Julian ChichesterJenny Ladutko 4. Sabre Chest by Global Views Laura Page

Lucite

1. Linen and Lucite Stool by Grace and Blake Deb Van Plew  2. Bench with lucite legs Deb Van Plew 3. Table with lucite base by Hudson Laura Page

Unusual

1. Scrap Marble Table by Reeves DesignDoris Gilch 2. Rhino Chair by Maximo RieraHaley Grant 3. Hooved Stools Laura Page

Do you have a favorite furniture leg style?

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Emerald

Emerald Header

Every December, Pantone identifies a shade it believes will be “the breakthrough color of the following year” after sifting through trends from around the world.

“Emerald is the color of balance and harmony, enhancing one’s sense of well-being and inspiring insight and clarity,” Pantone said.

A contrast to last year’s invigorating tangerine tango, emerald (Pantone 17-5641) is a lush hue that, “is the most abundant hue in nature – the human eyes sees more green than any other color in the spectrum, “said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

In honor of the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year, our staff shared their emerald favorites!

1 2

1. Green chair in Martyn Lawrence Bullard’s Media Room – Joni Vanderslice 2. Antique Emerald Necklace from her Grandmother – Kelly Caron 3. Dransfield and Ross Strada Malachite Accessories (Available through J Banks Retail) – Anna Ruby 4. Green Agate Bottle Stopper (Available through J Banks Retail) – Kelly Caron 5. The Perry Chair by J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture. 6. High Gloss Emerald Entrance Door Jenny Ladutko 7. Phil Luan Grath Emerald Croc Wallet – Joni Vanderslice 8. Serena Chandelier (Available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 

3

1. Pressed Glass Pendants (Available through J Banks Retail) – Doris Gilch 2. Sitting Room with Emerald Walls Sharon Cleland 3. Classic Library Lamp – Kristin Magowitz 4. Emerald Stools with Black and White FlooringJenny Ladutko 5. The Diane Sofa by J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture 6. Emerald Gown by Elie Saab – Marianna Barbrey


4

1. Snake Reva Clutch by Tory BurchLaura Page 2. Agate Coaster Set (Available through J Banks Retail) – Kelly Caron 3. Pantone Clufflinks by Sonia Spencer – Jennifer Stewart 4. Mosaic Tile Wall by Bisazza

5

1. Tory Burch’s Living Room with interior design by Daniel Romualdez – Sharon Cleland 2. Holiday decorations at Castello di Casole by Lina Loconsolo. The vintage urn was purchased at Rama, one of the local vendors used for the project – Adrienne Warner 3. Dining Room with Emerald Drapery Hannah Fulton 4. Robert Allen Home Malakos fabric in Malachite – Morgan Burrows 5. Emerald Glitz Booty swith Boucle PantsJennifer Stewart

All of this talk of emerald makes us grin with trend-setting pride! We used this very color to introduce the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture during the 2007 Fall High Point Market. Take a look at our 2007 showroom snapshots below!

J Banks Inspiration

Joni recalls having to have the fabric specially milled because emerald fabric was simply unavailable at all of the factories. People were just not producing products in this hue. What a difference a few years can make.

We are excited to celebrate emerald in 2013!

Happy New Year!

xo,

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites

Design Team Favorites: Lighting

We asked our staff to share some of their current favorite lighting fixtures, so without further ado…

1. Lens Chandelier designed by Alison Berger for Holly Hunt

2. Lens Sconce designed by Alison Berger for Holly Hunt

Jennifer Stewart: These light fixtures were inspired by an antique screw back earring (see above). I am always drawn to pieces that have a correlation to fashion. I believe that lighting should be like the ‘jewelry for a room,’ and these two pieces would fit that description perfectly!

1. Large Chandelier Gyro and Crystal by Halo Styles

Kelly Caron: I have always loved crystal chandeliers.  I am considering this piece for the living room in my home.

2. MOTHER chandelier designed by Baylar Atelier for Hudson Furniture

Haley Grant: The Mother chandelier from Hudson Furniture is a stunning work of art.  It’s perfection leaves me speechless!

3. Chamber Chandelier designed by Alison Berger for Holly Hunt

Jenny Ladutko: I love the organic shape of these industrial materials. The piece is simple, clean, and elegant and would be gorgeous over a dining table!

1. Marsh Grass Copper Chandelier by Lowcountry Originals

Diane Lancaster: I love this fixture because of the mix of the different metals and because it reminds me of the beach and marsh.

2. Custom made alabaster fixture by Romano Bianchi, a J Banks vendor located in Volterra, Italy – a town about an hour from our project Castello di Casole. Volterra is known for alabaster and the lighting, picture frames, and accessories they created from the stone.

Adrienne Warner: I love the warmth of the amber. It creates a lovely glow in the evenings and the heavy veining is dramatic. This is a real statement piece. Grazie mille Roberto!

3. Vine Ball by Lowcountry Originals

Adrienne Warner: I saw this piece at the Fall High Point Market. I love the organic, naturally chic feel and that you can customize the finish color, which dramatically changes the look.

1. Moon Glow Table Lamp in White Glass with Silk Shade designed by Barbara Barry for Visual Comfort (currently available in our Retail Store)

Jenn Farese: I love the clean lines paired with the fabulous glow that this lamp omits.  You can light the base, the top – or both!  I also love the quality of Visual Comfort lamps.  Not only are they beautiful, but they are well made and the company really stands behind their product.

2. Terri Cube Accent Lamp in Crystal with Natural Paper Shade designed by Thomas O’Brien for Visual Comfort

Jenny Ladutko: This lamp would be a fabulous small scale accent on a shelf or secretary desk. When turned on, it creates a beautiful glow.

___________________________________________________________________________

What is important to you when selecting lighting for a space? Which of these pieces is your favorite?

If you see a piece you just have to have – give our Retail Store a call at 843-682-1745 and we will be happy to order it for you!

JB

Leave a comment

Filed under Design Team Favorites