I saw this chair at the Museum of Modern Art while chaperoning a school trip for my daughters in New York. At first I thought it looked like it was covered in shag carpeting. Upon closer inspection you can see that it is composed of sewn stuffed fabric, with some paint and chair fringe along the bottom. The piece is one of the earliest sculptures by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. She hand sewed every element on the chair.
I saw several things at the April High Point Furniture Market that caught my eye. The PETS ROCKS line by Takkoda puts pet faces on the heads of popular celebrities. Their motto, is ‘Real Pets, Not Real Celebrities.’ I thought they were too fun not to share!
I loved this vintage chair!
Loved the GREEN of this cocktail table in the Worlds Away showroom. The base is a gold leafed Greek key design. So cool!
This bench is from the Somerset Bay Home collection for Stanford Furniture. Stanford is the same company that manufactures our furniture line, the J Banks Collection. I loved the lucite legs on this bench!
It has been a whirlwind spring with lots to see and lots to do. I look forward to a few slower weeks ahead and sharing my summer favorites with you soon!
Mirror, mirror on the wall (we asked our design team to tell us) who’s….
1. Driftwood Mirror – Lauren Thomas 2. Venus Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Heather Lemieux 3. Dawn Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 4. Oyster Stick Mirror specified by designer, Cindy Munn, for the Woodfield Long Point Clubhouse in Charleston, SC 5. Horn Mirror (available through J Banks Retail) – Jenny Ladutko 6. Coco Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Jenny Ladutko
1. Knot Mirror – Haley Grant 2. Mandarin Mirror (available through J Banks Retail) – Shelley Wilkins 3. Erastos Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 4. Fennel Mirror by Hickory Chair (available through J Banks Retail) – Lisa Whitley 5. J Banks Designer, Shelley Wilkins, cleverly had these antique hand mirrors (found in an antique store in North Carolina) hung on the wall of the ladies restroom of J Banks Design project, One Steamboat Place, Steamboat Springs, CO.
1 & 2. Antique gilded mirrors both purchased from the Pandolfini Auction House in Florence, Italy and installed in a private residence at Castello di Casole, Tuscany, Italy – Adrienne Warner 3. Beautiful mirrored dividers with mirrored table and chandelier – Sharon Cleland 4. ZZ Globe mirror by Christopher Guy (available through J Banks Retail) – Haley Grant 5. Twig mirror by Christopher Guy (available through J Banks Retail) – Haley Grant
All from the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture: 1. The Caron Mirror and the Caron Mirror in namesake Designer Kelly Caron’s home (chest, light fixture and accessories all from J Banks Retail) . 2. The Marianna Mirror 3. The Jenny Mirror. All of these mirrors can be finished in the purchasers choice of over 24 stains or any Benjamin Moore paint color.
1. Fiona Mirror by Made Goods (available in J Banks Retail) – Cindy Munn 2. Bound Mirror by Grain Design – Doris Gilch 3. Nova Mirror by Ironies (available in J Banks Retail) – Laura Page 4. Capri Mirror by Kenneth Wingard – Doris Gilch 5. Brooke Mirror by Made Goods (available through J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey
Do you have any ‘reflections’ for us? What’s your favorite mirror?
Who doesn’t love a shapely leg? A well-defined gam has added appeal, and this is especially true for some of the most memorable furniture pieces!
To prove this point, we asked our design team to…
From the J Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture: 1. June End Table 2. Daisy End Table 3. Lina End Table 4. A pair of Beatty Chairs in the Vanderslice living room
1. Monaco Console by Mr. Brown (Available in J Banks Retail) – Marianna Barbrey 2. Gilded Swan Leg – Haley Grant 3. Venetian Library Table by Tritter Feefer (Available in J Banks Retail) – Jenn Farese 4. Dipped Stools – Kristin Magowitz
1. Cornered Table by Dylan Gold – Doris Gilch 2. Great Scott Highboy by MacRae Designs – Shelley Wilkins 3. Emma Chair by Julian Chichester – Jenny Ladutko 4. Sabre Chest by Global Views – Laura Page
1. Linen and Lucite Stool by Grace and Blake – Deb Van Plew 2. Bench with lucite legs – Deb Van Plew 3. Table with lucite base by Hudson – Laura Page
1. Scrap Marble Table by Reeves Design – Doris Gilch 2. Rhino Chair by Maximo Riera – Haley Grant 3. Hooved Stools – Laura Page
Do you have a favorite furniture leg style?