Exterior and entrance of the Dallas Market Center Building in Dallas Texas

31st Annual ARTS Award Nomination

J. Banks Design Group’s President and Founder, Joni Vanderslice, has been nominated for a 31st annual ARTS Award in the category of Interior Design. Dallas Market Center and Accessories Resource Team (ART), the creative home furnishings network, released the full list of finalists last week for the 31st Annual ARTS Awards taking place on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. “We are pleased to present such an impressive slate of finalists,” says Sharon Davis, executive director of ART. “Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a deserving company or individual, and we look forward to honoring and celebrating all of them.”

The ARTS Awards, presented each January during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, is the premier awards program in the U.S. honoring top manufacturers, retailers, designers, and sales representatives in the home industry. Each finalist will submit a creative digital presentation to a panel of independent judges. In November, the judges will convene in Dallas for two days to review each individual or company submission. Once judging is complete, an independent accounting firm tabulates the scores and secures them until the winners are announced at the ARTS Awards gala.

“Congratulations to all of the 31st Annual ARTS Awards finalists,” says Cindy Morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “These carefully selected finalists represent the utmost creativity, originality and craftsmanship, and we applaud their dedication to our industry. We look forward to celebrating their accomplishments in January.”

Joni is so honored to have been nominated and sharing our portfolio with the judges.  We are looking forward to the awards gala in Dallas in January!

 

Sponsors for the 31st annual ARTS Awards include Aspire Design and Home; Designers Today; D Home; enlightenment; Furniture, Lighting and Decor; Furniture Today; Gifts & Decorative Accessories; Home Accents Today; Home Furnishings Business; Home Furnishings News; Home Textiles Today; the Interior Design Society and the Sustainable Furnishings Council.

three images of collections used in decoration of living room

Artworks and Collections in Interiors

The most dynamic and livable interiors include artworks and collections. They are not confined to furnishings of any singular look or period combining personal pieces and art works that vary in period, shape, form, color or culture and arranging them harmoniously creates interest, timelessness and in some cases a bit of whimsy. Interiors are deeply personal and by layering artwork and collections tell the stories of the people who inhabit them.  J. Banks Design Founder and President, Joni Vanderslice , includes the following chapter in her monograph, Southern Coastal Living.

 

View of pool and brick patio in Palmetto Bluff designed by J Banks Design Group

Southern Coastal Living: Indoor-Outdoor Living

We are so very fortunate with our climate in the South, especially along the coast, which permits relaxed, indoor-outdoor living bringing us into nature on a daily basis. Many native species of flora and fauna flourish in this part of the country, where gardens are the passion of many. Our harbors and the ocean are so full of bounty and beauty. On Hilton Head Island, where development is planned and much of the land protected, our indigenous wildlife has a safe home. How we interact with the outdoors, how we extend our living and entertaining spaces beyond the walls of our houses, how we ease ourselves into the landscape are questions my designers and I think through with every home that we work on, including our own.

A collage of a man's office, showing his collections of fishing equipment and memorabilia

Happy Father’s Day!

“Men’s Spaces” – an excerpt from Southern Coastal Living: Stylish Lowcountry Homes by J. Banks Design

In almost every home that we do now, the men want one room that is their own designated domain: a place where they can get away to, concentrate, watch a football game. They always want these personal spaces to reflect their interests: golf, boats and the nautical life, travel, whatever it may be. Part of the fun for me is pulling that information out of them. Watching them settle in once the rooms are complete is such a pleasure. They really use their rooms. Usually, they cannot wait to show off their space to their friends and visiting family members.

Cover of Home Accents Today magazine featuring the top 50 retail stars award

J. Banks Design Honored By Home Accents Today Magazine

The J. Banks Design Showroom, our home furnishings and design store in Hilton Head Island, SC has been honored with a 2019 Retail Star from the Editors of Home Accents Today, the premier trade magazine for the home accents industry.

The 3500 sq. foot shop at 35 Main Street, Hilton Head Island is a great local resources for gifts, accessories and home decor.  The interior design retail store is open to all of Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, the Lowcountry and its visitors. The shop offers sophisticated home décor, artisan inspired gifts, and eclectic little luxuries – all gathered from the worldwide marketplace. We also offer an exquisite bridal registry.

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

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 Paris Design Week to attend 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.

lobby at Homewood Suites in Cary, NC, designed by J Banks Design Group, with mid-century modern light fixtures

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.

ribbon-cutting at the Embassy Suites in St. Augustine, the interiors and outdoor living spaces designed by the J. Banks Design Group

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine – Official Ribbon Cutting

The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Embassy Suites by Hilton, 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.

a sitting area in the clubhouse at the WaterWalk at Shelter Cove by J. Banks Design Group awash in oceanic blues

WaterWalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

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.

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