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Twitter Contest: Help us name a new Spring 2013 J Banks Collection piece!

How would you like your name to be represented on a fabulously stylish piece of J Banks Collection furniture? Imagine editorial press featuring you, only in furniture form!    All you have to do tweet your answer to the following question –

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What is your favorite J Banks Collection piece?

The Details:

We are preparing to launch the Spring 2013 J Banks Collection in just a few months.

As we finalize the design and detailing of each piece, we want to invite you to be part of the process.  The winner of our special contest will get to choose a name for a fabulous pre-selected piece.

Entry Info:

To enter, simply tweet the name of your favorite J Banks Collection piece – mention us, @JBanksDesign, and add #NameYourJBC to the end of your tweet! Your tweet must contain our Twitter handle and the contest hashtag to be eligible.

The contest begins today, Thursday, January 24th and ends on Thursday, January 31st at 5pm.  At that time we will draw from the entries and announce a winner.

You may enter as many times as you like but just may not have duplicate tweets as this is a violation of Twitter rules.

You can view the entire J Banks Collection on the Stanford Furniture website.

Don’t forget to add @JBanksDesign and #NameYourJBC to your tweet to be eligible!

About the J Banks Collection:

The J Banks Collection is a line of chic, transitional upholstery and casegood pieces designed by Joni and manufactured by Stanford Furniture.  Launched during the Spring 2007 High Point Furniture Market, the collection has received numerous editorial features, appearing in publications including VERANDA, Coastal Living, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Interior Design – just to name a few!  Joni’s inspiration for the pieces comes from her continuous travel to different regions for J Banks’ interior design projects. Combining distinctive shapes, fashion-forward lacquer finishes and luxurious textures, the furniture line is fit for any vernacular or design style.  By merging over-sized structures with whimsical details and rich, vibrant finishes, the J Banks Collection breaks the mold of conventional furniture design.

Visit Stanford Furniture to view the entire collection. Below are a few pieces that debuted at the Spring High Point Market last year:

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Mary Jane Demi Lune, Kara Table, Ella Chair

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Caron Mirror, Stewart Console, Deb Chair and Lemieux Stool

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Conrad Sofa, Tia Scatter Table, Deb Chair and Aaron Console

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Clegg Sofa, Delancey Ottoman, Daisy Side Table (in back), Laura Chairs and Sammy Nesting Table

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Clegg Chair, Ketchum Ottoman, Lina Side Table and Whitley Sofa

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AND LAST YEAR’S CONTEST WINNER: The Johnson Chair

Named for our 2012 contest winner: Josh Johnson

Again, you can view the entire collection on the Stanford Furniture website.

Don’t forget to add @JBanksDesign and #NameYourJBC to your tweet to be eligible!

Good Luck!

JB

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How many people can you fit at a Wilkins Banquette?

So many times when we are asked to design multi-use villas for resort properties we are asked to make sure that the dining table can adequately seat twelve. Once you add chairs, a table for twelve requires a lot of space that we typically do not have!  The solution?  For the residences at One Steamboat Place, our designers, Joni and Shelley chose the J Banks Collection Wilkins Banquette.

The funky but classic banquette is narrow enough to fit along a wall, and can comfortably fit six people.  The same space utilizing typical dining chairs would have only allowed us to accommodate four!

On a recent ski vacation to One Steamboat Place, Joni’s family proved the Wilkins banquette is the best seat in the house!

For more information on the Wilkins Banquette or any other J Banks Collection piece, visit www.stanfordfurniture.com/JBanks.htm or call 843-682-1745.

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Help us name a Spring 2012 J Banks Collection new introduction!

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Help us name a Spring 2012 J Banks Collection new introduction!

How would you like your name to be represented on a fabulously stylish piece of J Banks Collection furniture? Imagine editorial press featuring you, only in furniture form!    All you have to do is answer two fun little questions in the comments section below –

What is your favorite J Banks Collection piece and why?

The Details:

We are preparing to launch the Spring 2012 J Banks Collection in just a few months and are heading to the Stanford Furniture factory in Claremont, NC this week.

As we finalize the design and detailing of each piece, we want to invite you to be part of the process.  The winner of our special contest will get an insider’s peek of our new introductions, get to choose their favorite and then to name the piece after themselves!

Entry Info:

Provide your answer to our questions by 5pm on Monday, January 30th.   On Tuesday, January 31,st we will randomly select and announce the winner!  Make sure that you are our friend on Facebook or Twitter so that we may contact you.  If not, like or follow us now by clicking on the icon links to the right.  Only one entry per person please.

The J Banks Collection:

The J Banks Collection is a line of chic, transitional upholstery and casegood pieces designed by Joni and manufactured by Stanford Furniture.  Launched during the Spring 2007 High Point Furniture Market, the collection has received numerous editorial features, appearing in publications including VERANDA, Coastal Living, Hamptons Cottages & Gardens and Interior Design – just to name a few!  Joni’s inspiration for the pieces comes from her continuous travel to different regions for J Banks’ interior design projects. Combining distinctive shapes, fashion-forward lacquer finishes and luxurious textures, the furniture line is fit for any vernacular or design style.  By merging over-sized structures with whimsical details and rich, vibrant finishes, the J Banks Collection breaks the mold of conventional furniture design.

Visit Stanford Furniture to view the entire collection.

Anna Sofa and Catherine End Table

Edmond Dining Table and Banquette composed of Wendy, Dana and Bella Dining Chairs

Cubbage Sofa and Jessica End Table (far left)

Deb Chair and Mary Jane Demi Lune

Diane Sofa

Deb Wing Chair and Amy Ottoman

Darcie Chair and Catherine End Table

Wilkins Banquette and Edmond Dining Table

Slice Chair

Aaron Console and Natalie Stool

Kristin Bed and Lemieux Stool

Van Plew Swivel Chair

Again, you can view the entire collection on the Stanford Furniture website.

Good Luck!

JB

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Q & A with Joni Vanderslice : Showtime ITMA Market

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Joni Vanderslice to discuss her experiences at the December 2011 Showtime ITMA (International Textile Market Association) textile, leather and trimmings market. The Showtime market, located in High Point, NC, is a biannual event and is the largest trade show for textiles, leather and trimmings in the Western Hemisphere. It is a pre-eminent upholstery event and showcases the latest and greatest in new product introductions and color trends. The show boasts more than 113 professional exhibitors and is attended by more than 800 international trade visitors with direct buying power. Showtime is essentially the beginning of any fabric’s story.  If you have ever owned a couch, sat in an upholstered booth at a restaurant or purchased window treatments of any kind, the fabric used to make those items first appeared here.

JB: What was your primary reason for attending the fabric market this year?

Joni: My primary reason for attending the market this year was to select fabrics for the upholstered pieces of my Spring 2012 J Banks Collection.

JB: What particular fabric patterns, textures and materials were you looking for?

Joni: I was focused on finding ikats, suzannis, trellis designs, boucles, flocked velvet on linen and Belgian linens.

JB: Speaking of being focused, how did you prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed with the multitude of choices?

Joni: I think it is important to go into these situations knowing what you are looking for and keeping your focus narrow.

JB: What particular trends did you see that you were impressed with? 

Joni: There were so many beautiful new fabrics but I really loved the pieces with tribal influences. I was also very excited to see more true Belgian linens being offered.  This was a very rare option just a few short years ago so to see these fabrics readily available is really exciting for designers.

JB: You brought some fabric samples to share with us.  Can you tell us a little bit about those? 

Joni: Sure. Of course I was looking for suzannis and ikats. These Valdese (top left) fabrics were great and I loved the flame patterned  fabric and the Missoni inspired fabric. I found this great Robert Allen (below right) flocked velvet.  The trellis design (above left) particularly appealed to me in that it features a pattern composed of X’s and O’s which has become a recurring motif of J Banks.

JB: We can’t wait to see how these fabrics look on the new J Banks Collection pieces that will be unveiled at the April High Point Furniture Market.  Thanks for sharing with us Joni! JB

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Trend Report – White Washed Wood

Kiki Titterud & Kate Smith – our friends, industry color experts and fellow bloggers – included Joni and the J Banks Collection on their blog, Sensational Color.  The recent post, entitled “Trend Tuesday:  Wowed by White Washed Wood” details the hot new furniture finish that is appearing in the most chic interiors and design magazines.    As expected, Joni’s Spring 2010 designs for Stanford Furniture were “spot-on” for this industry trend and are now being showcased as leaders in this must-have moment!  

White Washed details of the J Banks Collection

Be “in-the-know” by checking out the blog post “Trend Tuesday:  Wowed by White Washed Wood

As a teaser, we’ve pictured one of our favorite J Banks Collection pieces, the Deb chair, that just hit our showroom floor…..    We paired yummy taupe linen with white washed legs to create a casual yet sophisticated look!  

 

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Check out our latest feature in CH2 – http://www.celebratehiltonhead.com/article/1426/j-banks-design-group-a-showcase-for-style-and-sustainability!

 

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J Banks Collection’s Stacks European beech wood bookshelf in Ice Cup was featured in Interior Design‘s semi-annual Market Tabloid this month. The feature showcased the presence of black and white furniture at this season’s market. Stay ahead of the curve by incorporating domino inspired pieces into your bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces.

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