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J Banks Retail – Fabulously Fresh!

Our J Banks Retail team never slows down in their ongoing quest to create displays that are visual delights! Our merchandising genius, Sharon Cleland, allowed us to tag along as she put together a “fresh” display!

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Sharon loves grouping like items for visual impact and balance.  In this case, the vivid green glass is the constant, and the added interest lies within the varying shapes and heights of the containers.

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Next Step:  Add fresh greens!  Sharon loves taking advantage of the beautiful foliage right outside our own doors.  

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DIY:  Gather palms, flowers and grasses from your own yard to add instant life to your entry console, cocktail table, kitchen island, etc….all you need are pruning scissors and a great vase!  

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This lady moves fast!

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The height of the branches adds dramatic impact (we call this the “wow” factor)!

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This is starting to look amazing!

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Add additional texture and color for interest.  Our ‘almost real’ hydrangea stems and greenery sprigs are the perfect finishing touch (both available through J Banks Retail).

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The arrangements are finished!

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The display is complete!  

Voila!   We have a gorgeous new entrance display!  And…….who knew a patterned rug could be such a fab table cover?  Great eye Sharon!

xo,

JB

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Sharon Cleland: Fabulous Gift Under $50

I have pulled together items for everyone on your Holiday list.  Here are some of my favorite gift ideas:

For the Fashionista or Design Lover:

This compact Pantone color palette book is THE essential reference to inspire every designer. This would be a wonderful item to pair with a sketch book or project journal.

For the Chef or Gardener:

(Inside this burlap wrapping is…) a recycled ‘green’ wine bottle that has been repurposed as a grow your own basil herb kit. This pairs nicely with a gourmet dip mix.

For the hostess or colleague:

A simple low cost gift idea would be to use this delightful antler handled mug filled with chocolate treats and presented with a pack of holiday napkins. I tied an ornament into the bow for a bit of added sparkle!

For the Holiday Lover/Decorator:

I love this fabulous crackle glazed candle holder. One of these would look great on a mantle amongst greenery. 

We have a vast selection of mercury glass trees. Some of them even include LED lights. These would add that extra holiday twinkle to bookcases and tables!

For the Golfer:

A book containing a ‘bucket list’ of golf destinations complete with novelty golf tee keychain is an essential for the avid golfer.

For Him:

What fellow would not be happy to receive a collegiate football bottle opener with beer glasses, and a six pack?

For Her:

The essential clutch – these beaded and velvet clutches are the perfect accessory for this holiday party season.

For the Pet Lover:

Gourmet ‘sushi’ dog treats with the latest in leash technology (treat holder, clock, flashlight, baggie holder & leash all in one!) would make great gift for your four-legged friends and their owners.

J Banks Retail has gifts for everyone on your list!  Come see us M-F 10am-6pm & Saturday 10am-4pm.

Happy Holidays,

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Happy Mother’s Day from J Banks Design Group!

Mother’s Day is almost here and the J Banks Retail store has the absolute best gifts!  Here are a few of our favorites:

Domed cupcake or petit four displays

iPad covers

Serving trays and platters

Frames and lots of other gifts pre-wrapped and ready to go!

Fun vases from Europe – also available pre-wrapped

As a special Mother’s Day treat we were able to have our President, Joni Vanderslice’s daughters fill out a mad lib about their mom and share them with us.

Sarah said:

and Grace said:

Grace also submitted a silly version as well:

Thanks girls!  We think your Mom is pretty fabulous too!

Happy Mother’s Day!

xo,

JB

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Jennifer Stewart: Bananas for Byzantium!

When we received the new book of Byzantium Wallcoverings by Schumacher, J Banks Design Studio Coordinator, Diane Lancaster, knew to take it straight to our Expeditor Jennifer Stewart for a first look!

Jennifer has long had a swatch of the Shockwave fabric in black and jet at her desk.  She opened the new book and immediately paired it with the new Queen of Spain wallcovering in black and was smitten!

In addition, she loved the  Nasrid Palace Mosaic pattern in persimmon.

With so many beautiful new introductions it is easy to understand how it was difficult to pick just one favorite!

Schumacher explains about their new collection:

“Byzantium, the legendary and magnificent crossroads connecting east and west, sets the scene for this collection of exquisitely printed wallcoverings. Decorative geometrics, graphic borders, and tribal ikats are inspired by elaborately patterned mosaics discovered in the grand palaces of Marrakesh, royal chambers in Istanbul, and archways of Valencia.

These beautifully crafted wallcoverings blend together in a vibrant palette of deep persimmon, turquoise, indigo, and charcoal grey, layered with glamorous touches of metallic gold, silver, and glass. Quieter shades of alabaster, pearl, bone, and spa blue provide modern options for these traditional designs. Byzantium’s exotic pattern and rich color add dramatic sophistication to contemporary and classic living spaces.”

JB

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This Just In: Chair Aprons

We are in love with the new chair aprons that have just arrived in our retail store! Not only do they look chic but they are functional as well. Each chair apron is made of linen with a built-in spill and stain repellant. Most messes can simply be blotted off with a paper towel, or light surface cleaning. Mother’s everywhere rejoice! Now child-proof no longer means chic-proof!

What a great way to transform the look of your dining space in minutes. The streamlined design includes a straight skirt, and is available in a variety of cotton prints. Easy to apply and remove, each chair apron comes with a set of ties and a securing buckle.

Start with any standard sized chair in your home.

Select the chair apron color or print of your choice. Place the chair apron on the chair. Secure the back bow and buckle underneath and voila – a fresh new look!

Chair aprons are perfect for families, machine washable and completely free of any PVC, BPA, Lead, Phthalate and Formaldehyde. They are easy to maintain and just need occasional straightening and or wiping with a sponge. They have double the durability because they are made of cotton that has been laminated.

The chair aprons come in a standard size that fits chair seats up to 22″W x 22″D. All sizes are designed to have a 4″ edge around the sides and front of the chair. To see our complete collection of chair aprons or to learn more about our retail inventory, stop by our showroom at 35 Main Street on Hilton Head Island, or call 843-682-1745 for more information.

JB

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