valentine project tanzania

2018 Valentine Project Update

There have been many changes at the Valentine Children’s Home in the past year. In working with the new Bishop of Dar Es Salaam and his administration, along with the amazing community and church, the Valentine Project is positioned to best benefit the children.

the team at J Banks Design Group attends Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off

Paris Design Week – January 2019

J. Banks Design Group’s President, Joni Vanderslice and Melissa Mittag, Director of Brand Management, traveled to Paris last month for Maison et Objet and Paris Deco Off, two of the international interior design community’s most inspirational shows.  To have an international perspective elevates the level of design we are able to create and serves to inspire the entire J. Banks Design Group team.

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Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh/Cary, NC

J. Banks Design Group recently completed the design of all interiors of the new Homewood Suites by Hilton Raleigh/Cary. The scenic wooded area surrounding the Homewood Suites by Hilton® Raleigh/Cary hotel is located in MacGregor Park in Cary, North Carolina. The extended stay hotel is minutes from Raleigh and Research Triangle Park and 12 miles from Raleigh Durham International Airport. Developed, owned and managed by Parks Hospitality Group, the 108-suite hotel is a new extended stay addition in the Raleigh-Cary metro area, the 14th fastest growing metro in the country and the fastest in North Carolina.

Embassy Suites St. Augustine

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine – Official Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for St. Augustine’s only beachfront resort took place on January 17, 2019 and we were lucky to be on hand to celebrate.  Developed by Miami-based Key International, the Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach is the only luxury resort on the city’s ocean shore, and one of only five beachfront properties with a resort designation under the Embassy Suites by Hilton flag.  J. Banks Design Group was engaged to complete the interiors, including 175 guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of meeting space and two restaurants.  

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WaterWalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

We are always thrilled when we get to work locally, and Waterwalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre was no exception.  Waterwalk includes two high-end mid-rise residential buildings located less than 500 yards apart on the southern shore of Broad Creek. This new coastal residential community on Hilton Head Island offers sweeping waterfront views, maintenance-free living, resort-style amenities and a luxury lifestyle. The property is within walking distance of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

timbers kiawah ocean club grand opening

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences Opening

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences recently celebrated its grand opening and J. Banks Design Group President Joni Vanderslice, along with team-members Laura Page Bischofberger, Blake Pettit and Victoria King, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony.  As Interior Designers on the project, J. Banks Design Group wanted to create a new design vernacular that adds a contemporary twist to the traditional beach resort.

j banks collection for ej victor

J. Banks Collection for EJ Victor

The award-winning J. Banks Design Group has partnered with North Carolina-based high-end furniture company, EJ Victor, to develop a line of furniture that provides elevated, luxurious design for both residential and hospitality consumers. In their first-ever collaboration, J. Banks and EJ Victor harnessed their collective industry and market expertise to develop The J. Banks Collection for EJ Victor, which launched at High Point Market, October 12-17, at the EJ Victor showroom.

Joni Vanderslice Impact Innovator Award

2018 Impact Innovator Award

J. Banks Design Group was awarded the 2018 Impact Innovator Award at the NEXT Conference in Austin, TX. The Impact Innovator Award was for J. Banks’ efforts to improve the lives of orphans in Tanzania through the Valentine Project.

whats new whats next speakers

Joni Vanderslice Speaking at What’s New What’s Next

Joni Vanderslice was a panel speaker for What’s New What’s Next 2018’s “Global Hospitality: Inspired Design for Public Spaces.” Hosted by EJ Victor and Architectural Digest, AD 100 Designer Ryan Korban, Award Winning Hospitality Designer Joni Vanderslice, and 2016 International Luxury Designer of the Year Greg Natale discussed their inspiration, collaboration and approach to designing for public spaces from resorts to retail to real estate.

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