Southern Coastal Living Monograph

southern coastal living book

For over three decades, Joni Vanderslice has led her firm, J. Banks Design, to national and international renown in hospitality and residential design. In her first monograph, Southern Coastal Living: Stylish Lowcountry Homes,  she tells her story and features homes that each radiate their own statement of southern coastal style.

Joni’s “luxury without pretense” philosophy is showcased in residential resort homes on and near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Designed to feature the inspiring vistas from both inside and outside the home, these residences create relaxed indoor/outdoor living for families and guests alike.

With over 200 inspiring images, this monograph includes a variety of welcoming and comfortable homes that express the distinctive personality of each owner while radiating the relaxed elegance of the Southern Coastal lifestyle.

A variety of styles includes the classic blue-and-white theme that simulates the coastal waters and sky; rich, vibrant hues that respond to the natural bright light; equestrian themes; and lush private spaces that promote relaxation. There are kitchens and family rooms and men’s spaces, where hobby accoutrements are part of the décor, as well as outdoor settings around poolsides, verandas, and docks.

Vanderslice shares more than her philosophy on displaying artwork and collectibles, incorporating texture, choosing lighting, and color, among other essential design considerations: she also shares her gracious southern hospitality and welcomes readers into her life and home.

Southern Coastal Living is available through J. Banks Retail for $40.00. 843-682-1745,

Learn more about Joni Vanderslice.