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Joni Vanderslice

Joni Banks

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JONI VANDERSLICE, ASID, president and owner of J. Banks Design, founded her multidiscipline design firm thirty years ago. Since then, she has nurtured the Hilton Head Island-based operation into an internationally recognized force in residential and resort design. With more than 50 associates and a credo of luxury without pretense, J. Banks Design takes on a global portfolio of projects that translate resort living to home—and home to resort living.

Through the years, J. Banks Design has received numerous awards under Joni’s design direction. She has been honored as ASID’s Southeast Designer of the Year for both the Residential and Commercial sectors, and has also been named the ASID Dora Gray Designer of the Year. The firm’s exceptional work at Castello di Casole in Tuscany, Italy, garnered it a Gold Key Award for Outstanding Resort Design, the pinnacle of hospitality design honors. J. Banks Design remains a fixture on Interior Design magazine’s lists of “Top 200 Interior Design Giants” and “Top 75 Hospitality Design Giants.”

The firm’s residential, resort, and clubhouse interiors have been widely published in a multitude of shelter and trade publications, including Southern Living, Elegant Homes, Robb Report, Hospitality Design, and Boutique Design.

Travel inspires Joni and provides her with fresh insight for her namesake furniture, fabric and art lines: The J. Banks Collection for Stanford Furniture, Abner Henry Fine Furnishings, Kravet Inc. and Paragon Art.

Joni recently authored her first publication, Southern Coastal Living, a monograph featuring a variety of welcoming and
comfortable homes by J. Banks Design that express the distinctive personality of each owner while radiating the relaxed elegance of the Southern Coastal lifestyle.

Joni’s passion for design is equaled only by her profound love of family and a strong desire to give back. Her family’s personal endeavor is the Valentine Project – a mission to provide a safe, family-like home for orphans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Joni, her husband, Rick and daughters Sarah and Grace live on Hilton Head Island, SC.

 

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