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Trend Alert: Black & White!

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Joni always says that fashion and furnishings go hand and hand. This statement could not be truer of the current black and white trend that is appearing on the runways and within residences alike. Black and white is a classic duo that will never go out of style.  The two contrasting colors create drama and draw the eye, thus adding interest to any outfit or room! We’ve put together a few inspiration photos to show you how this trend translates from fashion to furnishings. See below for ideas on how you, and your home, can rock this eye-catching dynamic duo!

Black & White Chevron

Black and White CHEVRON

1. Black and white chevron dress  2. Men’s chevron black and white bow tie by Brookes & Company  3. Olivia Wilde wearing an Ella Moss ‘Ringo’ Chevron Blouson Maxi Tank Dress 4. Black and white upholstered chevron chairs 5. Ottavio vase in black and white chevron (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 6. Elegant black and white chevron flooring 7. Uptown Barstool in black and white chevon print (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 

Bold Black & White Stripes

Black and White STRIPES

1. Black and white striped low-rise skinny jeans by Balmain (Spring 2013) 2. Classic black and white retro striped bathing suit 3. An off duty model in a Balmain jacket 4. Eicholtz library lamp with stylish black and white drum shade (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 5. Eclectic black and white living room 6.  White wingback chair on a striped rug 7. Rustic setting incorporating black and white striped cushions and bolsters 8. Black and white striped upholstered chair and pillow 9. A black and white themed bedroom

Graphic Black & White Colorblock and Check

Black and White Graphic Prints

1. Black and white check at Louis Vuitton 2. Julia Moore wearing a Tom Ford gown at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards 3. Graphic check bangle 4. Bel Air office with graphic black and white flooring designed by Kelly Wearstler 5. Hampton links lamp (similar styles available through J Banks Retail) 6. Black and white marble flooring in our J Banks Design Project, Bar Visconti, at Hotel Castello di Casole, in Tuscany, Italy 7. Bold black and white striped entry hall 8. Chanel Surfboard 

We think Kate Spade said it best , “Black and white is always right.”

How will you make statement in your home and wardrobe with this season’s hot trend – black and white?

xo,

JB

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Perfectly Patriotic Outdoor Entertaining!

The Fourth of July is the perfect holiday for outdoor entertaining and relaxing, and the J Banks Retail Store has just received several new items that would make great additions to anyone’s Independence Day Soiree!

These new outdoor pillows are perfectly patriotic!

This graphic navy and white chevron pillow pairs nicely with this red one with a horizontal ruffle.

We love the nautical rope and grommet detail on this pillow. Wow – We can’t believe these are outdoor pillows!

We have a great selection of customizable trays, buckets and bins.  This “Cocktails” tray would be great beach or poolside!

Our new Graf & Lantz tote bags come in a variety of color combinations.  With leather straps and details they are chic, durable and most importantly – functional!

This white side table is perfect for a porch or patio.  Topped with glasses, red linen coasters and nautical print napkins it is the ideal place to set down your iced beverage or cocktail.

New rope napkin rings look great with nautical inspired red, white and blue place settings. These hand painted plates come adorned with red coral, lobsters and crabs!

For more information or to order any of these items please call our Retail Store at 843-682-1745.

Happy Fourth of July!

JB

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Happy Super Tuesday!

We saw these great pillows at the Americasmart in January!  These political logos would stir up lively conversations in any home!

If you’re having a local election today, remember to get out and vote!

JB

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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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