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Joni Vanderslice : Fall High Point Market Favorites

If you have never been to the High Point Furniture Market, let me tell you that it can be a fast and furious experience!  There is more to see than can ever be seen, and days are strategically planned to cover as much ground as possible.  Being from High Point, I also have the added bonus of getting to visit with family and friends during market week.  Now that I have been back from market and traveling for a few weeks, the dust has begun to settle and I wanted to take a moment to share some of my Fall High Point Market Favorites!

The J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture is always the first stop on my list!  Several Spring 2012 introductions got a fresh new look with fun fabrics and lighter finishes. The Johnson Chair was  introduced with dark leather upholstery and stained wood in the spring – I love the light finish on the chair this fall.



The Laura Chair looks completely different with this fabric and detail.

The Nassau home theatre is a great cabinet from Habersham. The shelf configuration is unique, but still functional.

I loved this island, and we purchased the piece along with several other unique case goods for our Retail Store.

This is a great banquette and table!

I saw many adaptations of the behind sofa bookcase.


I loved Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair’s high lacquer finishes!


On Monday October 15th, I was asked to speak on behalf of IDS, the Interior Design Society. I am thrilled that I was able to offer my “Master Editing” class for CEU credit!  I will be presenting again at the April 2013 High Point Market. Please join me if you will be in High Point.


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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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