House & Garden | Sun Room in Full Bloom10th September 2017
Transformed from an open porch into an emporium of colour...
Known for their irreverent take on English country-house style, the American duo behind Madcap Cottage have created a home filled with outlandish pattern and colour which we absolutely adore. Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke share an affinity for mixing patterns and after 25 years in New York, they spotted this Thirties white brick build, the perfect blank canvas for creating a colourful fun house.
Inspirations are peppered with reference to the Brighton Pavillion, Colefax and Fowler, David Hicks and the Duchess of Devonshire but with the couples added energy and flair. By adding contrast piping, discrete fret work, bold accent patterns and using wallpapers on the ceiling, together they have managed to create spaces where there is so much going on that it constantly feels fresh.
"Break free of using beige or grey... put a bit of sparkle in your eye and a smile on your face."
Jason Oliver Nixon