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A Life Well Lived

by Mad Cap Collection Exclusively for Robert Allen @ Home

This new collection of prints, wovens and embroideries was designed to capture the spirit of gracious living. Large-scale painterly patterns and a vivid and cheerful palette update traditional chintz-like florals and botanicals for today’s modern interiors (read: British decorating heritage reinvented in new scales and colors). Most of the collection is 100 percent cotton and introduces fresh hues like Cherry, Daffodil, Celery and Rhubarb. Fabrics can layer beautifully together for full-room looks brimming with that signature Madcap whimsy or used to provide a pop of color and pattern in smaller doses.

A Collector's Eye

Collecting and curating is a way of life for Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke, the design duo behind esteemed firm Madcap Cottage. For their second collaboration with Robert Allen @ Home, the designers present a vibrant collection full of their signature wit and whimsy but with an added dose of far-flung glamour inspired by their own travel adventures. Patterns are hand-drawn and echo those from the 50s and 60s. Exotic toiles, splashy florals, stunning geometrics and lyrical embroideries mingle to create a transporting, riotous mix of color that lends itself to numerous applications.

A Collector's Eye

Into the Garden

The premier collection by Madcap Cottage for Robert Allen @ Home offers a verdant array of oversized florals, cascading foliage, knockout neutrals and exquisite wovens—layered with elegant embroideries and coordinating geometrics. Bright, peppy hues like pool blue, rhubarb pink and sunny daffodil, rendered in dramatic scales and style-forward patterns, seamlessly play off each other to form a whimsical garden that will transform any space into a lush sanctuary.

Into The Garden

John Loecke & Jason Oliver Nixon

Known for their whimsical yet sophisticated use of color and pattern, the design duo behind Madcap Cottage scours the world for eclectic finds and inspiration that captures their unique sensibilities. They run their firm—an ever-changing design “laboratory”—in a former pharmacy in the heart of High Point, NC, the hub for American decorative arts.

Standout Madcap Cottage interiors include a jewel-hued loft in downtown New York City, a color-rich, playful beach house in the Hamptons, a sophisticated 1920s-era bungalow in the Midwest, a historic shotgun-style cottage in the French Quarter and a former mill on the outskirts of London.

Jason Oliver Nixon & John Loecke