New Ravenna introduces the J. Banks Collection by Joni Vanderslice, principal and owner of J. Banks Design. The residential and hospitality design firm, based in Hilton Head Island, S.C., has a global portfolio of projects that are a direct reflection of their design philosophy, home as resort and resort as home. Vanderslice designed the 15 patterns in this collection with three themes in mind: waves, trellises and palms. New Ravenna’s design team visualized those concepts into mosaics through various applications of color, texture, and shape.

The J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna mosaics capture the essence of refined, southern-coastal style, combined with the rich colors and graphic patterns of African tribal design. A Hilton Head native, Vanderslice captures the contemporary elements popular in east coast interiors. Specifically, the designer drew inspiration for this collection from her travels to and around Africa through her non-profit group, the Valentine Project. By partnering with local Tanzanian churches, Vanderslice’s Valentine Project aims to provide safe homes for orphans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The mosaic collection is inspired by Africa, from Kente and Kuba cloths, to topography maps and wave patterns.

For the firm’s first-ever tile collection, J. Banks Design collaborated with New Ravenna to create a line of mosaics that offer their signature coastal profile for residential or hospitality projects. Vanderslice, who loves to play with color and scale, incorporated soft, neutral hues that evoke the inviting relaxation of a low-country retreat and a vibrant coastal color palette.

As each New Ravenna mosaic is made-to-order, any of the J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna mosaics can be customized with the client’s material preferences to fit the project’s scope.

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