magine Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man film series—martinis in hand, with Asta in tow—plunked down in the early twenty-first century… They would be our dream clients: sophisticated, witty, a bit irreverent, and dashing.” So say John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of New York-based Madcap Cottage Inc. whose designs reflect a respect for tradition tempered with bold splashes of color and playful patterns. Madcap Cottage’s designs reflect a passion for fun and vitality. Says Loecke, “Banish the beige and boring. Saturate your world in color-rich whimsy and sophistication. Most important, have fun with your home.” Adds Nixon, “We love glamour and style and are able to bring that passion to the most contemporary of homes as well as the ultra-traditional. Frankly, we are all about the ‘F’ words. Frisky, fabulous, and fun to be around.” Madcap Cottage has designed everything from Manhattan aeries and luscious Hamptons beach houses to a cottage in New Orleans’ Garden District and a restaurant in rural Connecticut. The Madcap Cottage duo can also whip up a potent daiquiri and dance the rumba—all-important skills at those intense installations.