Tuesday, October 4, 2016

A 1930s Regency Revival - Madcap Cottage

I have featured the Madcap Cottage gents - John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon - several times, as I am a huge fan of their whimsical style... So naturally I was thrilled to learn their stunning 1930s Regency Revival is currently featured on One Kings Lane, and they have curated a spectacular Tastemaker Tag Sale so you can shop their treasures!

Located in High Point, North Carolina, Jason and John have renovated their home to perfection, bringing it back to its heyday while incorporating their signature style. The history buffs infused a generous dose of historical perspective, taking cues - and actual pieces - from he homes of style icons such as Bunny Mellon, C.Z. Guest, Nancy Reagan, and Joan Fontaine. The Madcap gents also love to entertain, so they wanted a home that would accommodate guests in addition to serving as a comfortable haven for them to relax with their dogs. Let's take a look inside! Photography by Tony Vu.

The sunroom is tented in Madcap Cottage’s Cove End fabric. 

The dining room is an homage to Bar Longhi at the Gritti Palace hotel in Venice.

The living room was inspired by a room Elsie de Wolfe created for a Beverly Hills home in which Marlene Dietrich lived. 

 Vintage chinoiserie wallpaper adds an elegant touch to the powder room.

Antiques are used throughout the house, even in the master bath.

The canopy bed in the guest room is from the estate of actress Joan Fontaine.

Vintage strawberry wallpaper from Brunschwig & Fils are mixed with Madcap Cottage fabrics and needlepoint pillows from the estate of C.Z. Guest to create a cozy reading nook.

Contemporary art by James Rosenquist. 

"We are big fans of history and of the history of design. In addition to making a home feel livable, we really want to create a storyline and sense of history."
— John Loecke

To see more of this gorgeous home, please visit  One Kings Lane. And you won't want to miss the Madcap Cottage Tastemaker Tag Sale for one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories... but hurry because these treasures are selling like hotcakes!


  1. Andrea,
    Loved this post! What a visual feast Jason and John have created! As you (may)know, the firm I'm associated with, MP Interiors, represents Madcap Cottage in Florida, and we'd love for you to visit us over here in Naples and see what we have to offer! All curated and gorgeous!

  2. They call it the House of Bedlam, but it's anything but crazy. It oozes charm and warmth. I ran into them at the C Z Guest auction where they bought the pillows, and was lucky enough to snag some of C Z's cut crystal. Thanks for sharing. It always makes me happy to see this house. They have another house in upstate New York that they call Monkey Cottage, not far from me in Hudson, and it's just as wonderful as this one. Love them!

  3. Andrea,
    I told Jason and John my story about having old Otto Zenke clients when I had my decorating shop in Winston-Salem, but don't think they knew I used to see Mrs. Guest and her daughter, Cornelia, since they were friends of the decorator I worked for in NYC, George Clarkson. Mrs. Guest was a lovely person and Cornelia is too much fun! Anecdote, one time I had to call Mrs. Guest, about the size of an existing sofa in her house, and I had the gall to ask HER to measure it! Her response was hilarious now that I can look back on it. She told me if I needed to know the size that I should get on the train and come out myself! If only I had! Iconic people are really just still people- so I suppose it all worked out in the end.


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