Jersey Ice Cream in the Catskills? Tara Mangini and Percy Bright, better known as Jersey Ice Cream Co., have developed a reputation for working miracles. Through creative use of salvaged materials and flea market finds, this hands-on couple (who got their start renovating their own home) has transformed countless ho-hum spaces with their inspired designs, all without breaking the bank.
Decorative beams, made to look old using an instant aging technique, add natural appeal to a rustic open dining room. You can readily replicate the effect: Start with newly rough-sawn beams (green wood cracks as it dries). Stain them a dark brown, and then apply whitewash for a mottled look.