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The White Sofa Project: Adrienne Warner

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!

Adrienne Warner designed the latest vignette.  We asked her a few questions about her accessory selections.

JB: What would you say is important to consider when selecting accessories for a room? 
Adrienne: Symmetry and balance. I usually start with larger elements like lamps or artwork first, then add layers with smaller items. I think the best interiors are the ones that reflect the person and are a collection of their experiences and travels.  You can’t be too concerned with sticking with a particular style. If an object makes you happy, you should find a special place for it.  I like pieces that have a story and are unexpected.

 JB: What is your favorite item or items in the vignette? Why?

Adrienne: I love the two nesting tables used in place of a larger cocktail table. They can be moved around easily and used together or apart which provides a lot of flexibility. The inlay detail is really beautiful and adds a graphic element to the space which I really like.

Adrienne: I also love the Van Plew Swivel Chair.  It’s one of my favorite pieces in the J Banks Collection.  The crocodile leather adds a little funk and the color works really well with the rug.
JB: Can you tell us a little bit about your color choices?
Adrienne: Everything started with the rug.  I fell in love with the over scaled, organic pattern.  I think it’s contemporary but could be used in more traditional spaces as well. I like the warmth the side tables provide in the space, and the ivory lamps from Visual Comfort really pop against the darker stained finish.  The gold detailing on the lamps also picks up the hardware on the tables.
JB: What emotions or feelings did you want this space to convey?
Adrienne: I’m drawn to spaces that aren’t too serious and make people feel comfortable. The “LIFE IS BEAUTY FULL” artwork behind the sofa makes me happy.
 DIY Tip: Fill glass canisters and vases with sunflowers, seeds, popcorn kernels, etc. to add texture and color to a display.

Keep following our blog to see more designer interpretations and check out our previous white sofa designs by Cindy MunnDeb Van Plew and Hannah Fulton.

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.

JB

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Help us name a Spring 2012 J Banks Collection new introduction!

The Mayers Chair

Help us name a Spring 2012 J Banks Collection new introduction!

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 is answer two fun little questions in the comments section below –

What is your favorite J Banks Collection piece and why?

The Details:

We are preparing to launch the Spring 2012 J Banks Collection in just a few months and are heading to the Stanford Furniture factory in Claremont, NC this week.

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 an insider’s peek of our new introductions, get to choose their favorite and then to name the piece after themselves!

Entry Info:

Provide your answer to our questions by 5pm on Monday, January 30th.   On Tuesday, January 31,st we will randomly select and announce the winner!  Make sure that you are our friend on Facebook or Twitter so that we may contact you.  If not, like or follow us now by clicking on the icon links to the right.  Only one entry per person please.

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.

Anna Sofa and Catherine End Table

Edmond Dining Table and Banquette composed of Wendy, Dana and Bella Dining Chairs

Cubbage Sofa and Jessica End Table (far left)

Deb Chair and Mary Jane Demi Lune

Diane Sofa

Deb Wing Chair and Amy Ottoman

Darcie Chair and Catherine End Table

Wilkins Banquette and Edmond Dining Table

Slice Chair

Aaron Console and Natalie Stool

Kristin Bed and Lemieux Stool

Van Plew Swivel Chair

Again, you can view the entire collection on the Stanford Furniture website.

Good Luck!

JB

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