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Design Team Favorites: Emerald

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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!

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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 

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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


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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

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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!

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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

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The White Sofa Project: Adrienne Warner

In case you have missed our previous posts on the white sofa project, here is a quick update.  We have taken one sofa in our retail store and have asked each of the J Banks Designers to style the sofa and surrounding space utilizing pillows, lamps and accessories.  Each designer has the ability to create a space that shows off their “of-the-moment” loves from our retail store as well as how a design client can easily change a space by adding a few new elements.  Enjoy our most recent transformation!

Adrienne Warner designed the latest vignette.  We asked her a few questions about her accessory selections.

JB: What would you say is important to consider when selecting accessories for a room? 
Adrienne: Symmetry and balance. I usually start with larger elements like lamps or artwork first, then add layers with smaller items. I think the best interiors are the ones that reflect the person and are a collection of their experiences and travels.  You can’t be too concerned with sticking with a particular style. If an object makes you happy, you should find a special place for it.  I like pieces that have a story and are unexpected.

 JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette? Why?

Adrienne: I love the two nesting tables used in place of a larger cocktail table. They can be moved around easily and used together or apart which provides a lot of flexibility. The inlay detail is really beautiful and adds a graphic element to the space which I really like.

Adrienne: I also love the Van Plew Swivel Chair.  It’s one of my favorite pieces in the J Banks Collection.  The crocodile leather adds a little funk and the color works really well with the rug.
JB: Can you tell us a little bit about your color choices?
Adrienne: Everything started with the rug.  I fell in love with the over scaled, organic pattern.  I think it’s contemporary but could be used in more traditional spaces as well. I like the warmth the side tables provide in the space, and the ivory lamps from Visual Comfort really pop against the darker stained finish.  The gold detailing on the lamps also picks up the hardware on the tables.
JB: What emotions or feelings did you want this space to convey?
Adrienne: I’m drawn to spaces that aren’t too serious and make people feel comfortable. The “LIFE IS BEAUTY FULL” artwork behind the sofa makes me happy.
 DIY Tip: Fill glass canisters and vases with sunflowers, seeds, popcorn kernels, etc. to add texture and color to a display.

Keep following our blog to see more designer interpretations and check out our previous white sofa designs by Cindy MunnDeb Van Plew and Hannah Fulton.

If you’d like to purchase or receive additional information on any of these featured products, please feel free to stop by or contact our retail store at 843.682.1745.

JB

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