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The White Sofa Project: Janet Perry

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!

Janet Perry designed the latest vignette.  Here is what she had to say about her choices:

JB: You obviously went with a sophisticated St. Patrick’s day theme but is green a color you like to use in a lot of your work? 
Janet: I love to use green. Just look outside! We are seeing this hue of green in fabrics and in fashion.
We love the gorgeous detail on these pillows!
What a great way to incorporate navy into the vignette through the lamps.
JB: What is important to you when selecting accessories for a space? 
Janet: It is important to have the accessories compliment the space as well as being practical and useful, i.e., lamps, frames for photographs, candles for soft light, etc.
JB: You did an excellent job of mixing different wood colors and finishes on your case goods, yet the room still looks uniform and put together.  Do you have any advice to others on how to do this with their own furnishings? 
Janet: I prefer the eclectic feel to a room. Items have been collected over the years, so taste and lifestyles have changed. So mix your treasures, and “tell” your story.
Using rolled blanket as a bolster – so clever!
JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette?  
Janet: The rug is where it all began! 

Keep following our blog to see more designer interpretations and check out our previous white sofa designs by Deb Van PlewHannah Fulton ,Cindy Munn , Adrienne Warner, Shelley Wilkins and Patche Pratt.

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.



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Shelley Wilkins: Tried & True – Good Ole Blue

I am not alone in my love of blue.  Everyone loves blue.  It is a safe and timeless color that is always on trend and easy to incorporate into almost any design.  Here are a few images I pulled together in which the color blue was used beautifully:

From the runway to your home…

From jewelry to wallcoverings…blue is here to stay!

These room settings are different styles but blue is the constant.

This is a great traditional room with antiques, blue fabrics and a blue cocktail table.

Nautical blue and white

Transitional with clean lines

Artsy and Eclectic

Red, white and blue – an all American classic with a modern twist

A neutral room with blue accents

You can use blue in paints, lamps, china, porcelain and even tile.  Blue does not always have to be used in fabrics.

Blue and white stripes painted on walls

Blue lacquer – Amazing!

 All greens with blue and white porcelain – Fabulous!

Love the blue porcelain with pops of pink

Blue tiles

Timeless blue Mottahedeh china

 I love the stripes on these great new lamps from Ralph Lauren.

This is one of my favorite pieces on the J Banks Retail floor in of course, blue and white!

This was a project that I worked on where the client had an existing assortment of different blue and white porcelain that we grouped as a collection above seating in the breakfast room.

This piece of furniture was originally painted black and I transformed it with blue and white lacquer paint so that it became the perfect place to display her collection as well.

As you can see, blue is easy and versatile.  Truly tried and true – good ole blue!

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