"A gorgeous vintage rug from Turkey to bring some global glamour to a room. 'Put this rug down, and you can take a boring space and make it simply epic, experiential, and exciting,' notes Jason as he considers whether to jump on the elliptical trainer or make a cocktail (guess which option wins?). 'And remember that your rug doesn't have to match your drapes, so really have fun with your floor coverings. After all, the floor is the sixth wall in a space.'" John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the dynamic duo behind Madcap Cottage, their Brooklyn-based interior design firm. Known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, the Madcap gents scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique and gimlet-eyed view of the world. Imagine a British country house that pairs Granny's antiques and a spirited dash of chinoiserie chic with a side of Moroccan marvelous and Indian élan. "If you are looking for beige and boring," says Jason, "go bark up someone else's tree."