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Steal This Look: A New York Kitchen with Old World Charm

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Steal This Look: A New York Kitchen with Old World Charm

October 13, 2020

Tara Mangini and Percy Bright are masters of the old-as-new look. The near-celebrity designers of Jersey Ice Cream Co. are known for moving in to a space while they transform it, integrating antiques and vintage whenever they can, and retaining the soul of any old property (while updating it, of course). We recently profiled their latest project, an 1890s house in Catskill State Park, New York where Tara and Percy “embraced the history and the whimsical quirks of the house,” the owners say. The kitchen is one area that was completely redesigned—but still has old world charm. “No one believes that the Smeg appliances are new, and nobody believes the plaster walls haven’t been there for a century.”

The olive green kitchen is courtesy of a Benjamin Moore color applied to hand-built cabinets by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Above: The olive green kitchen is courtesy of a Benjamin Moore color applied to hand-built cabinets by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
A vintage soapstone laundry sink is hoisted up onto pedestal legs made by Percy Bright. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Above: A vintage soapstone laundry sink is hoisted up onto pedestal legs made by Percy Bright. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Hand-built open shelving, also painted green, frames the antique dining table and chairs in an L-shape. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.
Above: Hand-built open shelving, also painted green, frames the antique dining table and chairs in an L-shape. Photograph by Nicole Franzen from An Arts and Crafts Icon Reborn in the Catskills by Jersey Ice Cream Co.

Paint

The kitchen cabinets, as well as window and door frames, are painted Benjamin Moore Devonshire Green 89.
Above: The kitchen cabinets, as well as window and door frames, are painted Benjamin Moore Devonshire Green 1489.

Faucets & Fixtures

The Chicago Faucets Hot and Cold Water Sink Faucet (63data-src=
Above: The Chicago Faucets Hot and Cold Water Sink Faucet (631-L9ABCP) is $408.18. Contact Chicago Faucets for ordering information. For more see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Industrial Faucets.
The Native Trails Farmhouse 33-Inch Double Bowl Kitchen Sink is an off-the-shelf alternative to the unique antique soapstone laundry sink sourced for the kitchen here. This one is $data-src=
Above: The Native Trails Farmhouse 33-Inch Double Bowl Kitchen Sink is an off-the-shelf alternative to the unique antique soapstone laundry sink sourced for the kitchen here. This one is $1,838.49 at Overstock.com.

Appliances

The Smeg Pro-Style Under-Cabinet Hood Stainless Steel (KUC36X) is $799 at Amazon.
Above: The Smeg Pro-Style Under-Cabinet Hood Stainless Steel (KUC36X) is $799 at Amazon.
The Smeg Victoria 36-Inch Freestanding Gas Range in Cream Enamel is $3,300 at Perigold.
Above: The Smeg Victoria 36-Inch Freestanding Gas Range in Cream Enamel is $3,300 at Perigold.

Lighting and Furniture

The Schoolhouse Irvine Single Sconce, shown in Matte Bronze, can be paired with any Schoolhouse lampshade; $9. It&#8
Above: The Schoolhouse Irvine Single Sconce, shown in Matte Bronze, can be paired with any Schoolhouse lampshade; $189. It’s an off-the-shelf version of the vintage wall sconce sourced for the kitchen.
For something similar to the found vintage chairs surrounding the kitchen dining table, Restoration Hardware&#8
Above: For something similar to the found vintage chairs surrounding the kitchen dining table, Restoration Hardware’s Sinclair Side Chair comes in four finishes (shown in Burnt Oak) for $235 each.
Another off-the-shelf option is the Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood X-Base Round Dining Table which starts at $
Above: Another off-the-shelf option is the Restoration Hardware Salvaged Wood X-Base Round Dining Table which starts at $2,305—or comb your local flea markets and vintage furniture resources for a similar pedestal dining table.

Flooring and Finishes

The Pottery Barn 8-Foot Round Jute Rug in Natural is $9.
Above: The Pottery Barn 8-Foot Round Jute Rug in Natural is $299.
The Amerelle (30DBT) Allena Biscuit Ceramic Duplex Wallplate is $6.67 at Home Depot.
Above: The Amerelle (3020DBT) Allena Biscuit Ceramic Duplex Wallplate is $6.67 at Home Depot.

Accessories

The Copper Colander with a stainless steel interior is $data-src=
Above: The Copper Colander with a stainless steel interior is $12.99 at World Market.
The Simplex Kensington Tea Kettle in Copper is $3.96 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: The Simplex Kensington Tea Kettle in Copper is $263.96 at Williams-Sonoma.
The Luxury Art Copper Saucepan comes in a set with a copper frying pan for €4 at Mepra, the Italian makers of some of our favorite flatware.
Above: The Luxury Art Copper Saucepan comes in a set with a copper frying pan for €425 at Mepra, the Italian makers of some of our favorite flatware.
The Hasami Porcelain 7 data-src=
Above: The Hasami Porcelain 7 1/3 Inch Round Bowl in Grey is $36 at Need Supply.
The Manufacture de Digoin Large Salad Bowl is $96 at the French Farm.
Above: The Manufacture de Digoin Large Salad Bowl is $96 at the French Farm.
The Caroline Vintage Glass Candle Holder in Pink resembles the vintage Depression Glass tea light holder in the kitchen. This one is $3 at Luna Bazaar.
Above: The Caroline Vintage Glass Candle Holder in Pink resembles the vintage Depression Glass tea light holder in the kitchen. This one is $3 at Luna Bazaar.

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