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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…

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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

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The White Sofa Project

We took one sofa in our retail store and asked each of the J Banks Designers to style the sofa and surrounding space utilizing pillows, lamps and accessories.  Each Designer had the ability to create a space that not only showed their “of-the-moment” loves from our retail store, but also demonstrated how a design client can easily change a space by adding a few new elements. Every week a different Designer would style the space and the results were always unique. Below is an image of each design.

The White Sofa

Styled by Deb Van Plew

Styled by Hannah Fulton

Styled by Cindy Munn

Styled by Shelley Wilkins

Styled by Adrienne Warner

Styled by Patche Pratt

Styled by Janet Perry

Styled by Sharon Cleland

Styled by Lisa Whitley

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with this project! It was fun seeing the same space interpreted through each different designer’s eyes.

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. Thank you to KPM Flooring for donating the beautiful rugs that were used each week.

JB

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The White Sofa Project: Deb Van Plew

We took one sofa in our retail store and will ask a different designer each week to style the surrounding space using pillows, lamps and accessories.  The end result will show how accessories can change the overall feeling of a room.

Deb Van Plew was the first designer to tackle the project and she did an amazing job!  We asked her a few questions about her selections.

JB: I noticed one of the first things you grabbed when you began styling this space was the large basket that you placed on the cocktail table.  Can you tell us about that choice?

Deb: The basket  is one of my favorite items and influenced my decisions throughout the space.  I used the basket as both my inspiration and color palette.

JB: What emotions or feelings did you want the space to convey?

Deb: I wanted it to feel easy and relaxed … the type of place where you can put your feet up or put a drink on the table and not feel like anything is too precious or fussy.

(We LOVED the rolled blankets used as bolsters!)

JB: Tell us about your lighting choices.

Deb: I wanted levels of lighting that produced a soft room light.  I wanted it to be ‘functional light’ that would be good for reading, etc.

JB: When you designed this vignette, what were your inspirations?

Deb: With this space I really felt inspired by nature. I wanted a rustic organic look.

We loved the cool global chic space Deb created.  Stay tuned for more vignettes coming soon!

JB

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Atlanta Market – Smitten By Bespoke

“This little designer went to market… this little designer cried “Awesome! Awesome!” all the way home….”

We were so excited to pour over the pictures that designer Deb Van Plew took on her recent trip to Atlanta Market. Since the market is To-The-Trade we are excited to share some of the finds with you…

After we looked through all her photos (which included shots of the designer wearing an enormous Atlanta Braves #1 foam hand at the weekend game) we picked our favorites, and a theme emerged! Bespoke accessories with a quirky uniqueness that would make a space feel eclectic, well-traveled, and personal.

These baskets from Silk Route caught our eye with their intricate patterns, and careful craftsmanship. They are like little works of art.

Check out this cool find… these needle point pillows from August Morgan. You have never seen a range of one-of-a-kind pillows like this before… at least, we hadn’t. Check out the needle work, the amazing colors, and the detailed pattern play.

Deb snatched up this wild horse pillow for her own home… but there are plenty more fabulous finds for the rest of us that will soon be hitting the J Banks retail store!

Another highly unique line of accessories that we discovered originally at the New York Market is Waylande Gregory. Waylande Gregory was a prolific artist in the Art Deco period. He was a careful ceramic craftsman who ground and mixed all of his own glazes. His innovation and uniqueness made design history. In recent months revivals of his work have been appearing in magazines (such as House Beautiful), on retail floors (such as ours at J Banks), and on designer’s wish lists (such as this one.) His designs also come in seductive shades of red, luxurious hues of green, and royal tints of blue.  We loved the new patterns!

Once again, the Atlanta Market does not disappoint. We hope you enjoyed this little peek into these high design finds.

Did you go to market? Share links to your own photos with us! We’d love to see what caught your eye.

Happy Market Day,

JB

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Deb’s Lux Lighting

J Banks designer Deb Van Plew is known for her incredibly chic contemporary interior design. Her interiors have a cozy vibe with that special something that makes them feel “of the moment.” (Her personal style is equally as fantastic!)

In one of her recent residential interior projects she chose a light fixture that had everyone gasping, “Wow!”  It was such a statement piece that we thought it deserved its own little post… now you can oogle and ogle too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JB: Deb, what’s the story on this beautiful light?

Deb: I loved it when I saw it… but it’s so unusual, I thought I’d have to talk the client into it. (I even had a back up option ready just in case they hated it.) But the clients were intrigued… They quickly saw the vision and loved it.

JB: What was the concept for the project?

Deb: This was a beach house, not a primary residence… but we didn’t want to be “literally” beachy. So… it’s like an abstract, casual, cool, hip beach house. Without being too predictable!

JB: What kind of vibe does this piece create in the house?

Deb: When we started there was no dramatic focal point in the entry way. Adding this fixture in the adjacent room created drama and visual impact as soon as you open the door. I think it has a sleek 70’s vibe that’s very charming.

JB: It looks complicated to install… how did that go?

DebWe had a blast unpacking the beautiful pieces and assembling them. When we got it up, we found out that there was an electrical wiring problem in the product… uh oh! (Little things like this are the reality that designers face in installation all the time.) We quickly contacted the manufacturer and got the problem resolved. When the client saw the final result, she was thrilled! Another happy ending!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our intern, Blair Kawa, was there helping with the installation. She got the full experience of untangling the octopus arms of this fixture and making it beautiful.

Who said designers never get their hands dirty?  We know how to get on ladders and make it happen!

Happy (Lighting) Monday,

JB

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