Jenny having lunch with John Chandler, owner of Fisher Pond House, following the Valentine’s Ball to raise money for the Jenna Trust. The ball was a huge success and with Jenny’s help raised a substantial amount for the charity.
Fisher Pond is situated on land purchased from the Earl of Carlisle in the 1600’s and was built around 1635. Thereafter the house and surrounding plantation changed hands many times until its current owners, John and Rain Chandler, restored to it full beauty with fabulous gardens full of exotic plants and tropical birds.
Jenny and Emma hosted a table of friends and clients at this year’s Valentine’s Ball in support of The Because of Jenna Trust, a registered charity dedicated to easing the suffering of severely brain-injured children in Barbados; www.becauseofjenna.org. A fabulous evening of dining and dancing was had by all including Sir Cliff Richard and Cilla Black who joined in celebrations.
The event took place at the Fisher Pond Great House, an historic house built in 1635 surrounded by 500 acres of sugar cane. Currently owned by John and Rain Chandler, it has become the place to have Sunday lunch.
Seated at Jenny’s table were (2nd left) Andrew Hewkins, a well-known artist whose wonderful, atmospheric collection of paintings of Barbados has just finished showing in Barbados. Anthony Hunte (centre with glasses) the legendary horticulturalist and creator of the world famous Hunte’s Gardens in St. Joseph’s was another of Jenny’s guests. Sited in a sunken gully in the centre of Barbados’ tropical rain forest, he has created a unique series of mini gardens full of exotic rare plants with combinations of vibrant colours and textures which are a ‘must-see’ for all who visit Barbados.
As you can see the sobriety of the well-behaved table at the beginning of the evening ended up with a riotous time on the dance floor!
During the Ball there was a Live Auction of wonderful items donated by local businesses to raise funds for this extremely worthwhile charity.
Cliff gave the most wonderful off-the-cuff singing performance for the Jenna Trust. Without this generous gift of his time and talent, this worthy cause would not raise half the money it does and the evening would not have had such pizzazz.
The Christmas season is now well under way in the Jenny Blanc showrooms both in the UK and Barbados. This year, instead of images of our products or interior shots, Jenny decided on a more abstract image which embodies her overall concept for interiors that they should be Irresistibly Beautiful. Featuring a beautiful girl draped in sumptuous fabrics on a beach in Barbados, the new advertisements project an image of simple elegance, grace and style.
The fabics for this shot were kindly supplied by: Manuel Canovas: Jamaica 04802 Turquoise 03 Harlequin: Kala Sheers – Nadu 140034 Pink, 140037 Turquoise, 140023 Lime Green
Irresistibly Beautiful – what more needs to be said!
Jenny Blanc in Barbados is offering a design scholarship to students from the Barbados Community College. Details to follow.
Here the students can be seen on their first visit to the Jenny Blanc Showroom in Barbados.
is fast approaching and Jenny and her team have visited a number of international trade shows sourcing new collections to showcase at her showroom in St. James. Three containers full of new Island Living essentials and luxury items will arrive by November in
preparation for the company’s second season in the Caribbean. Jenny will be flying down to Barbados from the beginning of December for three months.
Fabulous news! Jenny Blanc have won an International Property Award! The extent of their achievement will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 12th October.
Jenny and her team of designers submitted their most exciting project which was a year in the making, pouring heart and soul in to every stage and element.
The client’s Grade II listed home in Hertfordshire required sympathetic restoration from the specification of architectural features, beautiful fabrics and furniture to lovingly sourced decorative antiques and finishing touches. The project will feature on the website after the awards have been announced.
The Company has won several International Property Awards in the past, to include Best International Design for a project completed in the Caribbean seen here on their website and hope to add another accolade to their collection.
Jenny’s faithful golden retriever Mr. Darcy seen here spending time in the UK Showroom, he’s a joy to have around and brings a smile to the Team and our Clients. Mr. Darcy is hoping to join Jenny when she visits the Barbados Showroom towards the end of the year.
An interior design commission on this beautiful Caribbean island is all about project managing for the dedicated design team. The stunning property has amazing views looking out over the other Grenadine islands.
…What better way to celebrate the opening of the new showroom in Barbados than with a Caribbean inspired window at the original London based showroom? Customers love to see each new window inspiration take shape, this time masterminded by Showroom Director Chrissie Cocks and Senior Interior Designer Abigail Tyrrell. The wonderfully talented David Bailey who used to be Display Manager for Selfridges and is in charge of Jenny Blanc’s creative retail displays, has his feet firmly back on British soil having just returned from working in Barbados with Jenny on the new showroom. Two days decorating, arranging, fixing and tweaking and the new window is ready to welcome customers. Come and visit for an instant burst of Caribbean sunshine!
The showroom window gives customers a unique insight into the beautiful ideas for interiors many miles away in the Barbados showroom.
Jenny Blanc, in fabulous sapphire silk, welcomed over 100 guests to the new showroom in St James, Barbados, on one of the best tropical evenings of the season- balmy and with a slight breeze. As an old fashioned suited and booted combo band played calypso and Frank Sinatra, guests enjoyed glasses of Champagne decorated with liqueur-imbued Barbadian sorrell flowers. Guests included Barbadian dignitaries,valued clients, Barbadian friends and partners the company has built up over the years and some of the most influential business people on the island. It was hard for guests to chat and not to shop, but the shopping has carried on in earnest ever since! Jenny is overwhelmed by the comments and reaction she is receiving with everyone on the island wishing the company all the very best for an exciting future in Barbados.
Sir Cliff Richard and Mr Denis Kellman, Barbados Minister of Industry and Business Development, talk to Jenny about the beautiful international accessories for everyone to now enjoy buying for their dream home in the Tropics.
For over a decade now we have been collaborating with the best artisans in Barbados to create bespoke designs for clients who want something really unique for their home in the Tropics. The design team create the conceptual drawings then fine tune the look with the island experts working in materials such as marble, coral stone, metal and glass. Key pieces can now be viewed at the new Jenny Blanc showroom in St James, Barbados. (More images after the page break).
An impressive bespoke coffee table designed by Jenny Blanc. Shimmering glass sits atop a coral stone base featuring a tactile turtle.
were all enjoyed at the showroom drinks party on the 16th December for professionals in Barbados. Real estate contacts, house managers, magazine editors, contractors and manufacturers were at last able see the many beautiful collections Jenny Blanc sources around the world. Some particularly stunning pieces commissioned by Jenny are made by local artisans.
to celebrate the opening of the showroom with David Bailey. David flew over to Barbados to work with Jenny on the final look of the showroom. They’ve discovered the building has the name of one of Jenny’s favourite tropical flowers, frangipani.
seeing the showroom completed and getting it ready for the high season in Barbados. We’ve created a lifestyle atmosphere with beautiful pieces of furniture created by artisans on the island and stunning accessories Jenny sources the world over.