"A set of four 19th-century botanicals that we unearthed in a tiny shop in the tiny town of Marlowe, England (we were on a culinary pilgrimage to dine at the fabled Fat Duck restaurant). Woodsy and wonderful. Perfect for a library or a den. The frames are new, but the matting, with its decoupaged stone inlay border, is original."
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."