"We would most definitely grow bananas or coconuts in this fabulous vintage monkey-shaped planter. The monkey, in case you are wondering, he's named Pierre, and he hails from the exuberant tropics, i.e. a flea market in the hinterlands of Great Britain." 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."