crushing on: jersey ice cream company

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i stumbled on this amazing duo recently and am obsessed! i love how they came up with their name and i love every single thing they do. great story, great branding and amazing talent.

a little bit about them:

“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. They do not make ice cream, but will happily have some if you’re offering.”

and here’s some of their work:

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pretty great, right?!

all pictures via

weekend edition

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its been rainy here this week but those leaf colors kiiiinda make up for it. we’re sticking around here this weekend (finally!). my sister is coming for a visit so i’m sure we’ll be eating a lot of candy, watching netflix and laughing way too much be enjoying the weather and halloweening.

»don’t know when my design aesthetic evolved/ broadened but when can i move in? 

»a few serena & lily things:
love love this
fall sale
holiday shop

»so helpful!

»how to find your own style

»we are toying with the idea of hosting thanksgiving here and if we do, i think i need to finally bite the bullet.

»starting to form thoughts (perhaps even darker grout?) on a phase 1 bathroom reno. (sidenote- our house is c 1926 but has a small addition with a full, yet tiny, bathroom. it has been updated .1% aka they painted the wall/ shower tile, which isn’t horrible but pretty bad. but the kicker is the 1968 floor tile. its that shades of yellow/ beige and different size square look. super chic. 😐 sooo to make the bathroom a little more bearable until we can really make it pretty, i’d like to put new floor tile in, paint the vanity (which is currently some sort of light wood) and paint the walls. or maybe if i’m feeling sassy maybe some dramatic wallpaper (here, here, here) ?

new house update

y’all- i am SO sorry for the silence over here. moving 500 miles away with a one year old has been…a lot. BUT, i’m working hard to get back into the groove with everything and things are falling into place. there’s a lot more to do and a couple fun things being delivered this week but i’m really liking the vibe of this house so far

here’s a few sneak peeks of whats been happening here.

new kitchen pendants
new kitchen pendants
mantle part one
mantle part two
mantle part two
new sofa + a favorite throw from elizabeth stuart design
vintage marble lamp
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nadina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nandina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
dining room sideboard
dining room sideboard
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
messy back deck + plants
messy back deck + plants
some newly framed vintage art
some newly framed vintage art
new planter from ikea + new plant (let's see if i can keep it alive...)
new planter from ikea + new plant (let’s see if i can keep it alive…)