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.
Name: Marti Palermo and Jarrod Routh Location: Lincoln Square; Chicago, Illinois Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; rented There's a real effortlessness about Marti and Jarrod's home: a fresh, comfortable simplicity that immediately puts one at ease. I felt right at home on a Sunday afternoon with sunlight streaming through the windows, Wild Belle on the stereo, and a cold glass of beer.