When my husband and I opened our retail shop Homestead and then an urban farm called Truck & Barter, we both liked the ambiguity of the names. It leaves room for growth and change and doesn’t pin us down to offering just one thing. That brand choice turned out to be a blessing for us, since both brands are in a stage of growth and redevelopment. The same can be said for my brand, Mrs. Vintage. We started out renting antique furniture, and now we are curating a line for retail, offer event and interior design, and are working on a podcast!
When I heard of Jersey Ice Cream Co. on a design blog, I was enthralled with the ‘what is that!?’ factor. I hate predictability, and these two definitely are not. Tara and Percy, the vintage geniuses behind the interior design brand, started off by selling antique and vintage pieces found at flea markets and estate sales. The name of their company actually came from an old seal they found at Brimfield! They found their niche in the interior design world by actually moving into the homes they redesign. I feel like I’m a design blog and shelter magazine junkie, and never have I ever heard of designers moving into the home they are renovating!
Although unorthodox, living on property makes perfect sense. You can tell that this allows the couple to infuse the space with so much personal charm. Each one of their designs includes relics and vintage treasures sourced from all over the country and it seems that no detail is overlooked. While this design style may not be for everyone (personally, I could move right in!) you can still appreciate their commitment to original architecture, handmade details, and period design. Bravo Jersey Ice Cream Co.! Bravo!
For this post, I’ve selected a few (ok A TON!) of my favorites from a recent remodel project the couple completed in New York. I highly recommend a visit to their website, because there is so much more to see! Including tons of “before and afters” which I’m always a sucker for. Enjoy!