Patterns can serve as terrific neutrals in a room. Wait, “What?,” you say. “But I thought neutrals had to be white or beige or gray?” No, no, no, say the Madcaps! When you go big and bold with a pattern, it can actually ground a room and create a “neutral” template upon which you can layer. Says ... Read More about Stripes and Florals Forever!
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 soap and a stash of Prosecco and ... Read More about Make Drinks Tables More Frequent!
Florals send us reeling and can be as contemporary and modern or bohemian as they can be traditional. Peonies. Nasturtiums. Daisies. Geraniums. Hydrangeas. Bring the great outdoors within. Notes John, “If it works in your garden, it will work in your living room or bedroom—or anywhere in between.” ... Read More about Embrace the Great Outdoors!
John and I love to create inviting, sophisticated, fun spaces that seem to sparkle—rooms that capture the light during the day and then take on a magical glow once the sun goes down. A favorite trick of the trade to create this magic is to place table lamps in front of mirrors—much as candles were ... Read More about Let It Shine, Shine, Shine!
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 and are absolute essentials ... Read More about The Skinny on Skirted Tables!