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Designer Terms Defined: Shagreen

Every now and then, we will explain through descriptive text and visual images, terms that we use regularly but that may be new to you. The proper terminology will undoubtedly bring out your inner designer, so without further ado:

WORDS WE USE HEADER

Shagreen 1

shagreen, stingray

Shagreen

shagreen stingray hide

Stingray Leather

Shagreen 2

lounge-chairs

Shagreen Chair

arteriors-lawton-grey-shagreen-embossed-leather-lamp

Arteriors Lawton Grey Shagreen Embossed Lamp (Available through J Banks Retail)

made-goods-amina-trays-in-turquoise

Shagreen Trays by Made Goods (Available in J Banks Retail)

Shagreen 3

Shagreen Collage

Shagreen bracelet and trays (both available at J Banks Retail), Shagreen earrings

shagreen garden stool

J Banks Designer, Shelley Wilkins, specified the faux shagreen garden stools from the J Banks Retail Store for the living room of the Coastal Living Palmetto Bluff Style Home

Do you have an interior design term you would like us to explain?  We would love to hear from you!

xo,

JB

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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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