It’s Madcap Cottage week at The Glam Pad! I am a huge fan of John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the dynamic duo behind the design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, John says “If you are looking for beige and boring, bark up someone else’s tree. We live and breathe whimsy…” Now that is my kind of design!
Based in North Carolina and New York, The Madcap Cottage gents are a whirlwind of activities including a recent renovation of their 1930s Regency style home in High Point, North Carolina, a bedding and home goods line for HSN, a garden inspired fabric collection for Robert Allen, and specially curated vintage and antique collections for 1stdibs and One Kings Lane.
Today, let’s tour Jason and John’s incredible High Point home, which was featured in the April issue of Traditional Home. After 25 years in New York City, they decided it was time for a change… The pair had visited High Point twice annually for more than 15 years to attend Market, the furniture industry’s “fashion week.” The community spoke to them, and kismet led them to find their dream home. They dove into a renovation, removing early 1990s “improvements” and channeling a modern-day English country estate….
John and Jason have truly turned this architectural gem into a masterpiece through their historical appreciation, attention to detail, and impeccable taste. It is positively stunning! Did you notice the salvaged Otto Zenke Greek key doors? Throughout the home, there are many additional Zenke treasures… Are you familiar with the mysterious Mr. Zenke? Stay tuned to learn more about this legendary decorator on Wednesday… Jason is guest posting at The Glam Pad! And Friday I will feature another Madcap/Zenke treat.
To learn more about Madcap Cottage, please visit their website. You will also want to follow their blog and Instagram. To read more about their High Point home renovation, please visit Traditional Home. Additional images and details can also be found in the May issue of O.Henry magazine (beginning on page 72).