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The Madcap Diary

Making good design available one blog post at a time.

Welcome to The Madcap Diary! Our goal is to carry you along upon the Madcap gents’ far-flung adventures, to introduce you to our favorite finds and most delicious discoveries, and to make good design available to all, regardless of whether you have a design center nearby or not.

We invite you to hop into our suitcase en route to northern India… We will road test our favorite retail-ready paints and compare marble versus quartz and discuss the pleasures of bespoke furnishings and why antiques and vintage finds are interior design essentials. We will dine out in Manhattan, sip cocktails in Palm Beach, cook dinner for friends in our hometown of High Point, North Carolina, and host an impromptu disco dance party under the stars. And that’s just scratching the surface…

Think of The Madcap Diary as an intimate dinner party where we all get to know each other over dirty vodka martinis and share salty stories… We look forward to you reaching out to us with your questions, queries, thoughts, impressions, likes, and dislikes. Join the conversation!

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Adventures in the Land of Hotels!

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Gang: In the classic film “A Night at the Opera,” Groucho Marx picks up the phone, and the scenario goes something like this: Ring. Ring. “Room service? Send up a larger room.” And while the times have changed, hotel dilemmas most certainly have not. We have all booked hotel rooms…

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True Blue!

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Gang: As you move into the weekend, skip over to One Kings Lane and take a look at the Madcap Cottage sale going on right now. We have hundreds of vintage and antique furnishings and accessories that we have collected upon our travels over the years… These pieces offer the…

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Ten Questions For… Maximalist Candy

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Gang: This week we are kicking off our latest blog series, “Ten Questions For…” And, drumroll please, we are starting off with the fabulous folks at Maximalist Candy. A few weeks back John and I started noticing amazing posts on Instagram from the mysteriously—and fabulously—monikered Maximalist Candy… The witty, inviting…

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Welcome to Dallas!

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Gang, We’re so excited to be at Dallas Market Center this week, our very first visit to the Big D! Join us at these events: Prints Charming – Living with Prints and Color Today Wednesday, Jan 16 at 2pm IHDC-Gallery 96 Book Signing Immediately After And, we will be around…

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Hello, AmericasMart Atlanta!

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Gang, We’re excited to be at Atlanta Market this weekend! Join us at these events: Licensing Demystified, Design Seminar Friday, Jan 11 2pm Building 1 – 14th Floor Event Room Book Signing Immediately After And, we will be around the Port 68 Showroom all weekend! See you there!

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