Drinks tables are the new orange…

Drinks tables are the new orange…

John and I love drinks tables—aka, occasional tables—the small perches perfect for hosting a cocktail or a cup of coffee that can move around a room as needed. Frankly, folks just don’t use occasional tables enough—they should be home essentials, just like laundry... read more
The Skinny on Skirted Tables!

The Skinny on Skirted Tables!

Gang: John and I are mad for skirted tables, round tables that we cover in a floor-length tablecloth and that hold heaps of objects—maybe a table lamp, a houseplant (think geraniums!), and framed photos. Skirted tables were big in the 1980s, but they really never left... read more
Celebrate the Pleasures of Round Tables

Celebrate the Pleasures of Round Tables

Let’s say you have a room with lots of angular furniture or a heavy traffic pattern that makes you walk around the furnishings with the possibility of knocking into them. Or the room has both issues at play! How to deal with such a situation? Turn to round tables to... read more

Simple Way to Set The Perfect Dining Table

You are planning a festive dinner party to celebrate a friend’s birthday, but you don’t love the white-on-white plates that you use every day. No panache and pizzazz! But why go out and buy more dishware? No, no, here’s the solution: Granny left you her gorgeous... read more
The Launch of the Madcap Cottage Tabletop Collection!

The Launch of the Madcap Cottage Tabletop Collection!

Gang: Tabletop is here! Last week, John and I launched our first tabletop collection, English Garden, with the Certified International brand at Tabletop Market in Manhattan. And, happily, the response was absolutely great! Whew, what an invigorating week, and not just... read more