Ins & Outs of Barbados 2016…

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The 2016 edition of Ins & Outs of Barbados.
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We are so pleased to be featured in this year’s edition of ‘Ins & Outs of Barbados’ magazine with an article all about my Barbados made furniture collection! Ins & Outs of Barbados is an annual publication filled with fascinating articles about the history, culture and art of the island along with essential information for visitors such as must-see places and not-to-be-missed events.

If you’re sadly unable to pick up a copy for yourself, here are a few excerpts to whet the appetite before the magazine is available online later in the year.

‘Jenny Blanc’s inspiring showroom in St.James features a host of enticing, original products for the home and offers an unbeatable range of services to help you create beautiful interiors. The full design service, run from their West London studio, is underpinned by their many years of experience of designing houses in the Caribbean and has access to the most exquisite collections of fabrics and furnishings available internationally.’

Jenny Blanc Blog - Grand Master Bedroom of Best Interior Design Award Barbados
Above: The grand master bedroom in one of our award winning homes in Barbados features a romantic four poster mahogany bed made by local artisans on the island. This home went on to win the title of ‘Best Interior Design’ in Barbados at last year’s International Property Awards!

‘As part of their full interior design service Jenny Blanc has created a range of mahogany furniture inspired by the rich heritage of Barbados and made by joiners on the island. Barbados mahogany was abundant when the island was first settled by Europeans. Used by the settlers as the main material for construction, fuel for early sugar cane factories, boat building and furniture, only small groves now remain. Furniture made from this hardwood is prized for it’s durability, its resistance to termites, its superb quality and beautiful reddish brown colour.’

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Above: A bespoke bar made from rare Barbados mahogany (which only becomes available if a tree falls or is trimmed), was designed by Jenny for this exquisite home on the island and features panels painted with  local ‘Green Monkeys’.

‘Jenny Blanc interiors has revisited historic Barbadian furniture styles with their designs for beautiful mahogany and cane armchairs, elegant mahogany and marble coffee tables and romantic four poster beds with matching dressing tables. Outstanding pieces – made from rarely available Barbados mahogany – such as a bar with painted panels featuring the local green monkeys, have been designed by Jenny Blanc and are made locally by talented artisans. This beautiful mahogany furniture, with it’s reflections of an earlier cultural heritage and style, adds depth and character to contemporary interiors and contributes influences of an original plantation house.’

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Jenny Blanc featured in this year’s edition of ‘Ins and Outs of Barbados’ magazine.

The image above features a beautiful green monkey sculpture carved from coral stone by a local Barbadian artisan which I designed exclusively for this award winning project. This stunning family home competed against other exclusive properties on the island at last years International Property Awards in the category for Interior Design and was awarded ‘Best in Barbados’ by a panel of expert judges. You can find more information about the property awards on our blog here!

 

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