Entries by MadcapCottage


Five Questions For: P. Gaye Tapp

John and I are crazy about interior designer and blogger P. Gaye Tapp’s incredible new book How They Decorated, a must-have design Bible from Rizzoli ($55) that chronicles the highly individual, incredible decors of the likes of Bunny Mellon, Georgia O’Keeffe, Fleur Cowles, and Mona von Bismarck, among many others, paired with stunning visuals. Says […]

Behind the Scenes at HSN

Friends: John and I have just finished our three-show appearance at the HSN campus in St. Petersburg, Florida where we debuted our two new gorgeous bedding collections, Summer in Provence and Regent’s Park. Think sheets, quilts, decorative pillows, and more! 6am. 11am. 3pm. Guess which show was the most difficult? Exclusive to HSN, our two […]

Now Available: Prints Charming

Gang: Did you know that our new book from Abrams debuts in mid October and is available RIGHT NOW for pre-order on Amazon… Sign up for sizzle! Welcome to “Prints Charming: How to Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns,” the Bible for taking that nice home and making it a knockout. Known for […]

Insiders View: High Point Market

Gang: This weekend sees the arrival of the twice-annual High Point Market, so the Madcap Cottage gents are in full-on organization, cleaning, and prep mode as we are hosting a dinner for 200 people at our home next Saturday night. Whew! Really, we are not concerned: It will be a relaxed and easy affair and, […]


How To: Refresh That Interior

Gang: The Madcap Cottage gents believe that good design should be available to all, whether you have access to an interior designer or not. Hence, the Demystifying Design blog is all about bringing good, accessible—and yet always-aspirational—design home and thinking outside of the box to craft interiors magic. If you want to look like your […]

Crazy About Calico!

Gang: John and I are mad for Calico and their 60+ outposts that stretch from coast to coast. As a child down south, my mom and I would visit the local Calico (then officially known as Calico Corners) branch, and we would stock up on fabrics. As did John as a boy in the Midwest.   […]