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The whimsical Eleria in Biscotti, shown on the sofa and side chair in Madcap Cottage’s LEGENDS 2015 vignette, serves as an English-inspired focal fabric and is accented with Northview in Sunray on the ottoman. Photography Credit: Gregory Zabilski

Robert Allen and Madcap Cottage partner for LCDQ LEGENDS 2015

At this year’s LEGENDS 2015 event held in Los Angeles’s La Cienega Design Quarter, participating design luminaries were given the theme Where Muses Dwell. Madcap Cottage chose British heiress and political activist Nancy Cunard as their muse—and Robert Allen for their fabric. According to Madcap Cottage founders Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, they imagined the legendary style icon relocating from her beloved 18thcentury abode in the English countryside to the heart of West Hollywood.

Robert Allen and Madcap Cottage partner for LCDQ LEGENDS 2015

Madcap Cottage’s window installation at Baker Furniture in West Hollywood pays homage to British heiress Nancy Cunard. All fabrics are from Robert Allen.

Robert Allen and Madcap Cottage partner for LCDQ LEGENDS 2015

Robert Allen’s Tiny Trinket in Sunray creates a surprising twist to the back of a side chair.

Robert Allen and Madcap Cottage partner for LCDQ LEGENDS 2015

Sweet details on a Chinoiserie-style bench include subtle Diamond Braid upholstery with contrasting welt in Bedrock.

Robert Allen and Madcap Cottage partner for LCDQ LEGENDS 2015

A side chair upholstered in Bedrock is given a touch of whimsy with an accent pillow covered in Tiny Trinket.