Entries by MadcapCottage

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Five (Well, Maybe Six!) Questions for Sara Bliss, Design Writer

John and I have known the fabulous Sara Bliss for years—ever since our early magazine editorial days before we moved into the wild, wild world of interior design. We have watched the brilliant Bliss morph from penning articles for shelter publications to crafting numerous, high-flying books—on topics ranging from beauty and style to travel-meets-design. Sara […]

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Five Questions for Natalie Reddell, Social Siren

Gang: All Hail, the Commander in Chic! John and I love making new friends on Instagram, and the very talented interior designer—and blogger-meets-social media force—Natalie Reddell (@nataliereddell), aka Commander in Chic, aka The Golden Hashtag, has quickly become a tastemaker whose opinion we truly value. She educates, she instructs, and she brings folks into a […]

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Five Questions for Anthony Baratta, Design Legend

Gang: John and I have long been passionate about the incredible design duo of Diamond Baratta, and we cherished the many, many magazine write-ups on their spectacular design projects over the years that often featured completely custom furnishings, rugs, and textile to glorious effect. The Diamond Baratta firm is no more, and, sadly, William Diamond […]


Home on the Range!

Gang: John and I are so tired of sterile white-on-white kitchens with white countertops, white subway tile zipping across the walls, and stainless-steel appliances. B-O-R-I-N-G! Who wants clinical when you can bring color and pattern into your kitchen. And, no, that was not a question. “Oh, but white is classic and never goes out of […]


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 […]