Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke
"'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."