"'I think we might have to visit one of those 'stan' countries sometime soon so that we can buy loads and loads of more suzanis,' says Jason Oliver. 'Hmm, I wonder if they have any good hotels and what sort of food they eat?' I bet it's all Motel 6s and KFCs and juke joints and white heels after Labor Day. It could be sort of fun, but I bet you need a visa or shots!' Well, before you decide to go purchase a plane ticket, let your fingers do the walking and purchase this smallish slice of a 'stan' in the form of a vintage suzani, here in deep blue with pink flowers and yellow medallions. This terrific textile would be gorgeous to hang above a sofa or drape across your bed."
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."