Black-Painted Furniture Works Anywhere!

Black-Painted Furniture Works Anywhere!

Using black as a design staple is a great design trick of the trade. Black-painted furniture works in any room and acts as a neutral color that has more depth and moodiness than, say, white. Often overlooked as too severe or overpowering black can actually help you... 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
Embrace Chinoiserie-Inspired Decor!

Embrace Chinoiserie-Inspired Decor!

Gang: As The Madcap Notebook continues to evolve and “mature,” we would love to hear from our friends to hear about what topics you would like us to cover. How can we make the blog an essential part of your design-minded life… So let’s discuss... read more
House Tour: From Schoolhouse to Charming Cottage

House Tour: From Schoolhouse to Charming Cottage

Gang: This week, High Point Market kicks off, and the Madcaps are busy, busy, busy! Be sure to follow our Madcap adventures on Instagram at @madcapcottage. With that said, John and I thought it would be fun to kick back for a minute and take you on a tour of the... read more

How To: All About Window Treatments!

Gang: Window treatments are often the unsung heroes of a room–they offer the jewelry in the space and can create architecture where none existed. Window treatments can help raise the height of a ceiling, and they bring a punch of prints and patterns to a room in... read more