A cozy guesthouse in upstate New York

Jersey Ice Cream Company Creates an Inviting Environment Guests Won't Want to Leave

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini
07/08/2016

This charming, light-filled guesthouse is brimming with character and layered textures. Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Company  had  dreams of getting their hands on this little guest house in Earlton, New York.

“We redid the main house for two clients-turned-friends, and were secretly wishing they’d invite us to stay and fix up the guesthouse. It was a great space that was calling for a huge clean-out, some ingenuity, and a lot of love.

“The main house is rich with deep colors and vibrant wallpaper, but we knew we wanted to keep this space more simple and clean. A pastel palette filled with raw wood, brass and textured linens seemed to fit.”

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

“We try to create spaces that will work today, and 100 years from today. Overall, the words functional, beautiful and timeless are always running through our minds.”  Tara Mangini and Percy Bright

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

Kitchen cabinets from Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

Tile backsplash is Carrera Marble Subway Tiles from Home Depot.

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini
Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

A key for having guests feel welcome? Lots of places to curl up and get comfortable.

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

Hanging macrame bunkbed divider from Urban Outfitters.

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini
Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini
Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

Bedding from Anthropologie.

Designers and Stylists: Tara Mangini and Percy Bright of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photo by: Tara Mangini. Guesthouse. Interior Design. Boho Bedroom. Bohemian Bedroom. Rustic Bedroom. Boho Interior Design. Bohemian Interior Design.
Photo by:
Tara Mangini

Sanctuary Seekers – we would love to hear what you do to invite guests into your homes.

Meet the Designers Jersey Ice Cream Company
Bio:

Jersey Ice Cream Co was founded in the summer of 2010.  Two kids in love found an old embossing stamp at a flea market, dreamed up a design empire, and then set to work trying to create it. Today Tara Mangini and Percy Bright spend their time moving house to house, job to job, leaving beautiful homes in their wake. They believe in craftsmanship, timelessness, and leaving things better than they found them.

What is your design philosophy?
We try to create spaces that will work today, and 100 years from today. Overall, the words functional, beautiful and timeless are always running through our minds.
What are some tips for creating our own Modern Sanctuaries?
Don't buy anything you don't love.

Design your home for you. Not for instagram, not for your mom, not to instill jealousy - for YOU.

Don't be afraid to try things out. Move the couch, repaint the wall, put the bed in the middle of the room just to see how it feels. There is a bit of trial and error in the design process for everyone.
What is one small design change that can make a big difference?
I don't know if it counts as small, but wallpaper can completely change a room.

Light is probably the biggest thing though. A room without a window is just a closet. Light makes it a room. Pulling open the curtains and letting in the sun can probably makes more of a difference than anything.
What is a favorite design trend of yours?
I don't see how wood, leather and linen will ever go out of style. I don't know if that's a trend, but it's a sure-fire bet in my book.
Who are some of your favorite Craftsmen whose work you use when designing a home?
Love Blockshop Textiles for fabrics, Helen Levi for ceramics, and Herriot Grace for hand-carved and hand-turned wooden objects.
What is your favorite color palette?
I love a muted color palette - white, grays, pinks, some raw wood thrown in the mix. You can't go wrong with that. Still, a bold dark color works wonders sometimes.
What is you Modern Sanctuary?
Yoga, the beach, travel between two places - I find myself peaceful in these moments.
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