Entries by MadcapCottage

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.   […]

A Window Into Our World

The Madcap Cottage gents are so lucky to have such amazing partners as we bring our branded product lines—literally, our babies—out into the world, from Robert Allen @Home to HSN and Smith + Noble. We love creating products that are available to ALL and not just to folks who are lucky enough to have interior […]

Design: Fast, Fabulous, and Fun!

Gang: We hope you are having a great week! The Madcap Cottage gents are in Sarasota, Florida working on the overhaul of a mid-century ranch home as part of our “Fast and Fabulous” interior design program, a flexible program that allows for a design overhaul at a reasonable cost and fast-tracked time frame. Have you […]


Welcome to Madcap Cottage for Smith & Noble

Gang: The Madcap Cottage gents are so excited to announce our latest partnership, a collaboration between the MCs and Smith & Noble, the forward-thinking window treatments vendor! “There’s no better catalogue- and online-driven source than S&N,” says John. “We have received the Smith & Noble catalogue—and used their product—for years, so the fit is absolute […]

How To: Decorating With Lighting

Gang, Let’s Get Lit! There’s no better fix for a room that lacks punch and pizzazz than changing out the lighting scheme. And that doesn’t mean that you need hire an electrician tout de suite, but rather make sure that you have a terrific mix of a chandelier, table lamps, perhaps a sconce, and floor […]