Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving!

It's that time of year and we're gearing up for the holidays. Thanksgiving prep is officially underway and family and friends are enroute! We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.  

Julie Browning Bova Design will be closed November 27th-30th in observation of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will reopen for business on Monday, December 1st

Stop by 70 S. Main Street in Zionsville, IN this season for woodland-themed host and hostess gifts including birch bark candles, rustic ornaments, porcelain diffusers, festive champagne flutes and more.

In the meantime, be sure to connect with us on our website at www.juliebrowningbova.com and scroll through design inspiration on Julie Bova's Pinterest page: www.pinterest.com/jbint/

Tips For Creating A Thanksgiving Tablescape

It's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already upon us! It seems like just yesterday we were getting excited for summer and gearing up for our trip to High Point Market. We're working on a lot of exciting design projects lately and the days have just flown by. With High Point in mind, I thought I'd share photos of the tablescape we created for Julie's space in the Stanford Furniture showroom for a little Thanksgiving table inspiration. 

Our inspiration came from our rustic space in the new showroom, the rich colors and textures that surrounded the dining table, and Julie's new Americana-inspired collection. Julie launched a beautiful new dining table as well as a new banquette with a warm leather seat this season, which was accented with blue and green velvet and brown toile pillows.

With all of these elements in mind, we decided that a sophisticated yet rustic table top design was in order!

Here's how everything came together:
  • We visited a local antique store and came across a beautiful set of antique silverware, delicate ivory napkins, classic blue and white dishes, and two large coffee containers. 
  • From there we completed the look by incorporating a few more casual elements for a collected look. These included the blue mason jars to hold flowers, six glass goblets, a small stack of vintage books and rustic antler containers. 
We think the end result felt woodsy but still refined and fit the space perfectly. What item on the table catches your eye first? We love the oversized coffee containers!

If you're hosting this year, here are a few tips for decorating your Thanksgiving table:

  • Mix and match old and new pieces 
  • Incorporate varying textures
  • Alternate heights in the centerpiece
    • Remember to that guests should be able to see across the table
  • Find a unique, eye-catching place for your napkin. 
  • Add chargers beneath your plates for a more complete look
  • Have fun with flowers! We assembled the small bouquets ourselves 
  • Add a pop of color. For us the blue jars and flowers were the jolt the table needed.
  • Add personal elements to make it your own
    • A vintage horseshoe (on top of the books in the foreground) was a nod to Julie's signature equestrian style 

Do Tell: How are you decorating your table this season? We'd love to hear your plans. Feel free to share them with us in the comment section or connect with us online via social media.

From all of us at JBB Design, we wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

-Liz, Julie, Madelyn, Jenn, Kate + Annie

Happy Halloween From JBB Design!

It's that time of year again! Pumpkins are around every corner and in every neighborhood. Zionsville, IN is home to our design studio and is decked out in festive, fall decorations. To celebrate we thought we'd share photos of the spooky stoops and entryways in town as well as a few inspiring ways to use pumpkins once Halloween has passed.

This season we were inspired by the cover of Southern Living's Cottage Style, shown below. I was lucky enough to meet Southern Living Executive Editor Jessica Thuston recently and she was so gracious, shared valuable tips and lots of creative insight. We love Southern Living at JBB Design!

One of our favorite Halloween traditions is roasting pumpkin seeds after carving. Here's a great recipe for roasting if you've never given it a try. It's worth the effort to remove the seeds, we promise! After trick or treaters stop by tonight, we'll transform pumpkins at our entrance into pretty flower arrangements like the one shown below. We think it's a beautiful and unexpected way to add fall decor to your home. 

Pumpkin Flowers | Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Julie Browning Bova Design | 70 S. Main St. Zionsville, IN 

We hope you enjoy the autumn colors and have a wonderful treat-filled weekend! 

-Liz & all of us at JBB Design

High Point Market Trends: October 2014

We're back from market with notebooks full of inspiring ideas for our clients! I'm Liz, a new member of the Julie Browning Bova Design team. After spending a week in High Point, NC we've discovered trends, explored new showrooms, and revisited many of our continued favorites. Since some of us were market first-timers and some seasoned experts, we thought it would be fun to share highlights, trends and takeaways as individuals. Which of these trends do you like best?

Madelyn Fry
This was Madelyn's first trip to High Point! She spotted a plethora of gold and lucite. Large-scale gold lighting at Arteriors was among her favorite High Point finds, as well as bold wall coverings from CR Laine. The bold wallpaper at the entrance to the CR Laine showroom was shared frequently on social media during our visit. Pictured below left is a wall covered in a Wall Couture wall covering designed by Tobi Fairley in their gorgeous eating area.

CR Laine | Arteriors

Liz Sweet
Like Madelyn, this was my first experience at market. I spotted a consistent use of navy this season as well as oversized, barn-inspired light fixtures (similar to the one pictured below from District Eight.) And the blue and white craze continues! I especially gravitated towards the blue and white patterned upholstery in Thibaut's Market Square showroom. Antlers seemed to be around every corner, too.

Thibaut | District Eight | JBB Home Collection

Jenn Eakins
Jenn has visited High Point in the past and noted a shift towards more made in America furniture pieces than in previous years. She also loved the increase of luxurious, personalized linens and this stack of beautifully wrapped books at E. Lawrence, Ltd.

E. Lawrence, Ltd | JBB Home Collection

Anne Ross
Anne has been to many markets in the past and noticed more industrial light fixtures and furniture pieces that combined wood and metal materials this season. She also noted that gold seemed to be everywhere, and that chintz is making a comeback!

JBB Home Collection | Ralph Lauren for Visual ComfortJBB Home Collection

While we had a great time exploring and scouting trends, our favorite experience at High Point was spending time with the wonderful members of Stanford Furniture and Abner Henry Fine Furniture in the new Stanford Furniture showroom at 333 N. Hamilton St! Julie was thrilled to launch another Julie Browing Bova Home Collection for Stanford Furniture this season. Below are a few teaser photos of the JBB spaces. We'll share more in a post next week so stay tuned!

The Harley Chair and Thistledown Sofa with the new Hack Chair & Steel Structure Table by Abner Henry Fine Furniture.

Reimagined Pacer Tables designed by Julie Browning Bova and made by Abner Henry Fine Furniture.

Did you attend High Point Market this year? If so, we'd love to know what trends you noticed! Tell us in the comments below or join the conversation on our social media channels by clicking below. 

#TBT To Past High Point Markets!

We can't wait to travel to High Point, NC for our 8th High Point Market this month! We're thrilled to unveil a new Julie Browning Bova Home Collection for Stanford Furniture which will include nearly 50 pieces. The collection will include elegant upholstered pieces from Stanford as well as a new collection of heirloom-quality case goods made by Ohio-based Abner Henry Fine Furniture

We'll share photos of Julie's new pieces (from her Americana-inspired collection!) with you in just a few weeks. But until then, here are some of our favorite photos from past market showrooms starting with our lovely Morgan Mid-Sofa recovered in a rich, saddle leather. The base cut outs and tack detailing continue around the piece, ensuring that it looks lovely from all angles. 

Below are twin Harley Chairs recovered in dark leather. We love the signature bit accents on the back. We also spy two Browning Chairs and the Thistledown Sofa to the right. 

The Julie Chair and Ladbroke Sofa are shown below sitting pretty in past High Point showrooms. Keep an eye out for Julie's Pacer Table (shown below right) which make a new appearance this season.

For live photos and information from Stanford Furniture's new showroom at High Point, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. If you'll be attending High Point Market on October 18th-23rd, please stop by and say hello! 

View the new Julie Browning Bova Home Collection at Stanford Furniture's new showroom:
333 N Hamilton St High Point, NC 27260

For Press Inquiries Please Contact: 
Liz Sweet at Julie Browning Bova

Psst! We're also excited to share that our new iPhone 6 cases have arrived. They couldn't be prettier!
Please email info@juliebrowningbova.com to order.