Tag : Residential Design

Given our motto is resort as home and home as resort, our Residential Design projects are some of our most satisfying at the J. Banks Design Group.

Residential Design

When we release news of upcoming projects or present visuals of completed ones, we fine the post under this tag. Among the residential projects we have completed recently are WaterWalk at Shelter Cove Towne Centre in Hilton Head, for which we designed all of the common areas, including the clubhouse, leasing office, wellness center and business center, and make all hard selections for the individual apartment homes.

We also recently completed the Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences on Kiawah Island. As Interior Designers on the project, the J. Banks Design Group wanted to create a new design vernacular that adds a contemporary twist to the traditional beach resort. The whimsical blue front door invites you in to escape your busy everyday life. You hear the call of the ocean waves. Expansive windows and doors lead to spacious decks, welcoming family and friends to relax, reconnect, and spend time together while breathing in the fresh salt air.

Banks Design Group has been the interior design firm for Timbers Resorts since their first property, this latest project joining Timbers Club in Snowmass, CO. Other Timbers Projects include Esperanza, Castello di Casole, Sebastian, and One Steamboat Place in the firm’s portfolio.

We also designed The Standard James Island in Charleston for which the IIDA gave us an Honorable Mention for a multi-family residential project in 2017. We received a First Place award from the Organization that same year for a multi-family residential project for Wharf 7 on Daniel Island.

Montage of Guest room details

The Guest Room

The guest room in our home gets lots of use.  Not only do we enjoy entertaining, we love to host friends both old and new.  In our design work, the guest room is a place that we can focus our attention to detail to help our clients create lasting memories for their friends and family.  In a word, hospitality is the gift of making people feel as truly welcome and cared for as they do at home—and even more so. When family and friends come to visit for an overnight or longer, it is so nice to provide them with all the essentials for a happy, memorable stay, and some thoughtful luxuries too. The world’s great resorts and hotels do that as a matter of course, which is where I believe this crossover story starts.

Interior by Sharon Cleland

In a guest room, as elsewhere, thinking about how the space is meant to function helps me to determine what furnishings and accessories to include. Beside the bed, I always make sure to have a place to set a glass and a bottle or carafe of water. I want people to feel comfortable using it, so I’ll make sure there is a coaster or something comparable handy. When possible, a bedside table that is large enough to accommodate a reading lamp, a guest’s reading glasses, a book, and even a box of tissues makes the room feel homey. Optimally, the bottom of the lampshade or wall sconce should be 20 inches above the bedside table or mattress. The smallest of details all layer to create a welcoming experience.

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.

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.

J. Banks Design group at 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.

concept board developed for obel tower in belfast by j banks design group

Obel Tower-Belfast, Ireland Interior

Pulling together interior selections and concepts for our client’s new apartment in Obel Tower-Belfast, Ireland! The apartment in the 27-story building is finished to the highest specifications and provides fabulous panoramic views of Greater Belfast and Belfast Lough. Boasting slick, sophisticated interiors which exude luxe and character, the Obel residence is a showcase of modern convenience and style set to become a landmark of city centre living for young professionals.

timbers kiawah ocean club project by j banks design group, a hilton head-based hospitality interior design firm

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences

Timbers Kiawah Ocean Club & Residences is the newest addition to the Timbers Collection. The first Private Residence Club to be built oceanfront on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. J. Banks Design worked with Timbers Kiawah to design the 3-bedroom residences and 4-bedroom penthouse homes, clubhouse and pool restaurant. We have created a new coastal look for Kiawah Island, that is reflective of the exterior with expansive views.

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