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Kelly Caron: Posh Tots

I have recently been both overwhelmed and impressed by the creative interior design options for babies and children. From luxury bedding and luxe furniture options to fabulous boutique chic room themes and over-the-top one-of-a-kind designs, ‘Posh Tots’ now have a whole design category of their own. Check out some of my current favorite children’s rooms from Stanley’s Young America Collection, Dada and Letto Bambino!

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This room was called ‘Paint Box’ and was in the Stanley Furniture showroom during the April High Point Market. I love the Pantone DIY (Do-It-Yourself) concept of color blocking. What a great way to add creativity and interest without the expense of artwork.

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Here is another room in the Stanley Showroom.  They titled this room ‘Flock’ after the thousand multi-colored origami paper cranes. It is thought to be a powerfully lucky and benevolent charm to have 1,000 paper cranes hanging in a babys’ room.  This Japanese legend promises the baby a long life full of good luck. As the child grows older they are supposed to distribute the cranes as gifts to loved ones for birthdays, weddings and major life events.

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Appropriately titled, the ‘Gallery’ room featured cool Jackson Pollack inspired splatter floors.  I love the Picasso quote on the chalkboard portion of the wall that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

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This room was called ‘Fly.’ Notice the bird house details and the clever tree wall mural.  I really like the symbolic concept of a ‘nesting’ place in a babies room and having birds watching over the sweet dreaming baby.

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This room was called ‘Fantasia.’  I really wanted to share this room because not only does it maximize a smaller space, but the flower poms are a low-budget high impact decor element.  They could be created in any color scheme, size or shape.

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We discovered the Italian vendor, Letto Bambino, while working on private residence for Castello di Casole.  I love how angelic and peaceful this space is.

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Here is another view of the room. The layers of white and different textures within the room create a sublime serene feeling.

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This chic monochromatic room is from French vendor DADA HOME.  What really caught my eye about this room was the clever horse task table/desk.  I’ve included an additional image of that piece below.

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This room was found on The Animal Print Shop blog. It is a perfect gender neutral modern approach to a nursery. I think any baby would have fun seeing these cute faces each day.

All of these furniture items are available through J Banks Retail.

In addition to overall room design are some to-cute-and-clever-not-too-include products!

Fantastic Furnishings

1. Horse desk from DADA-Home 2. Pouf  by Jiti (Available in J Banks Retail in several additional colors and styles) 3. Giraffe sconce 4. Uptown Crib by Nurseryworks (also available in black with white trim) 5. LULU DK fabrics and wallcoverings from Schumacher 6. Westin Acrylic Rocker in Ecru by Nurseryworks 7. Sobey Dresser by Post Tots 8. Knowledge Tree Bookcase by Posh Tots

Little Miss and Mister

1. Owl Backpack (Available at J Banks Retail)2. Play Canopy by Land of Nod for a little Princess or Astronaut 3. Elephant Storage Bins by Rosenberry Rooms 4. Rocking Mini Vespa (Available at J Banks Retail)

Fun for Any Little One

1. Hanging alligator and cow wall storage by Rosenberry Rooms 2. Porcelain Trinket Boxes perfect for a first curl or special memento (Available in J Banks Retail) 3. Owl Backpack. All of the pictured books are available in the J Banks Retail store.

I hope this post has been inspiring for you and offered a dose of creativity.  There is lots of fun to be had when it comes to fabulous ‘Posh Tots!’

Kelly Caron, Designer, ASID

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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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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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Trend Alert: Nailhead!

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Nailheads are a timeless, classic accent that have currently experienced a sudden resurgence in popularity. Traditionally used on the arms and edges of masculine leather furniture, nailhead and stud accents are showing up in all aspects of home decor and fashion! When applied to home furnishings and paired with lighter colors and contemporary fabrics and finishes, nailhead details can create a bold new look that is both transitional and modern.

J Banks Owner and President, Joni Vanderslice, includes many nailhead details in her designs for our furniture line, the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture. Not just for application in straight lines, Vanderslice uses nailhead to create intricate patterns and designs for her pieces.

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The Ella Chair, shown here with the Lariat naihead pattern, debuted with high praise at the Spring 2012 High Point Market for Home Furnishings. The addition of the nailhead adds emphasis to the lines of the piece, and the flowing Lariat pattern provides an unconventional feminine touch.

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Other nailhead patterns that Joni designed include; Cannon Ball, Botanic, Mosaic, Morrocan and Gear.

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The Amy Ottoman (above) is shown with the Botanic nailhead pattern in a pewter finish. The contrast of the richly colored fabric with the lighter metal allow the nailhead to really pop! However, on the neighboring Doris Chair, Joni specified an antique finished nailhead, allowing the nailhead to add a more subtle touch of texture and sophistication.

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Not just for upholstered items, Joni uses nailhead as a prominent feature on a variety of casegoods including the Dyer Cocktail Table. With a faux leather finish, this piece has traditional elements, but they are used in completely original ways!

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Here, J Banks Designer, Shelley Wilkins, finishes the Amy Ottoman with the Wave nailhead pattern.

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And, look how easily the entire piece can be transformed just by selecting a new nailhead pattern. This pattern is called Leaf.

What do you think about these nailhead details?

We think Joni “nailed” it!

xo,

JB

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Jenny Ladutko : Think Pink!

In the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, let’s think pink!  Pink is not just for Barbie’s Malibu home! Using pink in a space can be daunting for many, but it does not have to be so. By manipuating hue, saturation and balance, the color can become complex and create an interior that is warm, whimsical, sophisticated and bold.  Check out these spaces that celebrate pink!

This elegant hall is painted in the ideal shade of coral pink to accentuate the china blue elements. Using the same tone of pink on the walls, upholstery and decor makes the look more refined and livable.

The hot pink leather on these chairs makes a statement. The color and material combination adds a fun contemporary pop.

A bold, sophisticated use of color creates that “wow factor.”

The soft, muted pink in this scheme enhances a calm and relaxed space.

This armoire adds a subtle vintage charm in a pale hue of pink.

If pink on a wall or on large pieces of furniture requires too much of a commitment, try adding pink accents such as pillows and artwork.

Hickory Chair showcased these dining chairs at the October 2012 High Point Market. The inset of pink fabric is a fresh, graphic way to incorporate color while keeping a chic, tailored look.

As shown in the Coastal Living Style Home at Palmetto Bluff, nothing brightens up a room like a pink floral arrangement.

Whether subtle or vibrant, pink can effectively enhance any room. The next time you are looking for some color, try embracing pink and discovering endless possibilities!

For more information on National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and how you can celebrate the power of pink, visit Susan G. Komen For the Cure at ww5.Komen.org.

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Market Report : Spring 2012 High Point Home Furnishings Market, High Point, NC

Twice a year, members of our design team head to the High Point Home Furnishings Market to see the latest and greatest new introductions from manufacturers. Here is a quick peek into some of their favorite finds.

The J Banks Collection was the unanimous group favorite! Joni introduced 19 new pieces including case goods and upholstery. Her designs are manufactured by Stanford Furniture and debuted in Stanford’s High Point showroom. We can’t wait to show everyone pictures, but we are saving them until our Hilton Head J Banks Collection launch which will be happening in our retail showroom later this summer. Above is a quick sneak peek of one of the pieces.  Joni unveiled several new nail head patterns that were a huge hit with buyers.

Here are more favorites and comments on why they stood out to us:

Diane Lancaster: I loved this fabulous ocean scene by artist Kitty Williams from Lucky Fish Galleries. She is an amazing artist and all of her work is beautiful, but this particular piece was so real. I felt as if I was in the middle of the ocean.  As always, her lovely works of art were showcased in the Lee Industries showroom.

Diane Lancaster: I also had the opportunity to meet the owner and designer of Curations Limited, and chat with her about her business. She was lovely! Her pieces are much like Restoration Hardware and very much on point for today’s trends. Fantastic case goods in gray and light coffee finishes, neutral fabrics, and comfy upholstered seating and sofa options.

Kristin Magowitz: Polart has the coolest collection of outdoor pieces.  They are very traditional, elegant silouhettes, but are made of hard plastic and sturdier outdoor upholstery materials.

Kristin Magowitz: Tempaper makes temporary wallpaper.  What a great way to quickly add character to a wall.

Hannah Fulton: I was inspired by creative details at this market. Whimsical zippers, contrast welts, decorative tapes and creative nailhead placements were everywhere – especially within the J Banks Collection!

Sharon Cleland: It was very difficult for me to narrow down the treasures I spotted at Market, but these pictures are of my absolute favorites.

Sharon Cleland: I love the lamps and the mix of materials and finishes at Currey and Company.
Sharon Cleland: I love this contemporary twist on the traditional chandelier.
Sharon Cleland: The simplicity of this cross based table makes it flexible for use in a traditional or transitional setting.

Sharon Cleland: The bracket legs of this table add character, and are perfectly suited for a small entryway.

Deb Van Plew: Rustic – simplistic – sophisticated – LOVE. MacRae – museum crate console

Deb Van Plew: Moroccan rug – the foundation to an amazing room

Deb Van Plew: Cool retro vibe

Deb Van Plew: LOVE!!  I could move right in to this room.

Deb Van Plew: Color – texture – pattern- hip vibe

Marianna Barbrey: I loved this take on the standard folding chair in the Moe’s showroom.  What a great way to add interest to such a typically blah item.

Marianna Barbrey: These gold leaf bowls by Selamat were so pretty.  They came in silver leaf as well.

Marianna Barbrey: This blue bottle chandelier in Arteriors was the coolest!  It reminds me of the bottle trees that some locals in the Lowcountry will put in their yard.  While in the showroom, we also got to meet Mark Moussa, the creative mind behind the Arteriors designs.  What a treat!

Shelley Wilkins: I LOVE this lamp!  It clips to any side table or console.  It is so classic in design with a retro feel.

Shelley Wilkins: I fell in love with this pillow.  It is so simple, but has so much punch.  It is three simple, plain linen fabrics constructed into a chevron pattern….fabulous!

Market means long days on your feet.  Look at the sweet surprise from Joni’s daughters, Sarah and Grace, to keep us motivated.  It made our day!

We hope that you enjoyed our picks and found some inspiration of your own!

xo,

JB

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