John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the duo behind North Carolina- and New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their passion for prints and pattern, the Madcap gents—along with their pound-rescue posse, Jasper, Weenie, and Amy Petunia—scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique viewpoint. Imagine a British country house that pairs centuries-old antiques and a spirited dash of Chinoiserie chic with a splash of Morocco-meets-India élan. Shake, stir, then pour.
“If you are looking for beige and boring, bark up someone else’s tree,” quips Jason. “We live and breathe ‘whimsy,’ but our projects are bespoke, sophisticated, and perfectly catered to our clients’ sensibility and ‘brand.’ They are also spectacularly fun—and always livable. John and I have dogs and nieces and nephews—we get it.” Standout Madcap Cottage interiors include a jewel-hued loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood; a color-rich, playful beach house in Southampton, New York; a sophisticated 1920s-era bungalow in Des Moines, Iowa; and a historic shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The Madcap Cottage gents run their firm—an ever-changing design laboratory—from the heart of High Point, North Carolina, the hub for American decorative arts. The Madcaps’ latest book, “Prints Charming: How to Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns,” will debut from Abrams in October 2017. The Madcap Cottage gents’ vintage and antique selections can be found at One Kings Lane and at 1stDibs.com, and their licensed product collections are available through Robert Allen @Home, Howard Elliott, Smith + Noble, and HSN.
Follow the Madcap Cottage adventures on Instagram and Facebook, and read their design blog, Demystifying Design, recently named by Domino magazine as one of the Top 100 Design Blogs, at www.madcapcottage.com.
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Speakers will include John Loecke and Jason Oliver the designers with Madcap Cottage, make it take it demonstrations, and others. Younkers Department Store will host a fashion show on the stage on Friday at 5:00pm and Cumulus will host a car lease giveaway at 4:00pm on Saturday!
Ladies Night Out
It’s a party! Celebrate the season with your friends, Friday night from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. Enjoy music, drinks fantastic door prizes and late night, exclusive access to some of the chicest boutiques in the area!
Mother Daughter Night
Grab your Mom, your friends and your friends' mom, for a fun night out on Saturday from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. You'll dance to the latest tunes while shopping your way through aisles of the coolest holiday finds. Door prizes will be given out all night long!
Eats & Drinks
Food and adult bverages will be available on the upper level of the Iowa Events Center, as well as a Starbucks station on the lower level (Level Three). Open during show hours!
MAKE IT TAKE IT WORKSHOP
Workshops will be held to make beautiful DIY gifts for friends and family. Workshops provided by Creative Perfection.
Guests are able to discover beautiful, custom made gifts at Artisan booths at the show. Artisans will be highlighted with floor decals throughout the show.