Get Mad for Madcap Cottage

If you haven’t heard of Madcap Cottage, you’re in for a real treat. John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the entertaining interior design duo behind Madcap Cottage and they are sure to bring zany energy to the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show stage!

Madcap Cottage

Q: What's an easy DIY project homeowners can tackle to improve their space?
MC: "Switch out your pillows, and your sofa will look brand new. Or paint your front door a bright color and switch out your exterior lighting."

Q: What was the last picture you took with your phone?
MC: "The Madcaps are obsessed with Instagram stories, so we just snapped a shot of the toothpick covered ceiling at our dinner in Oxford, Mississippi." (Follow @madcaptcottage on Instagram to get in on the fun!)

Q: If you had to move to another country, which would you pick and why?
MC: "England. We are huge anglophiles and love the whimsy, the history, the great old houses, and the amazing gardens. We would move in a second."

Q: What's one thing we wouldn't guess about you?
John: "I am from Iowa."
Jason: "I am an introvert."

Q: What's a common mistake homeowners make when they take on a home improvement project themselves?
MC: "Nothing has to be perfect. And if you like it, that’s all that matters."

Q: Fill in the blank. Three things we can't live without are _______.
MC: "Our three pound-rescue pups, great design books, dinner parties."

Q: What's a must-have at any part you're throwing?
MC: "Rose wine and great conversation."

Q: What project have you been most proud to work on?
MC: "Every project, but we are especially loving our current design project in Oakton, Virginia."

Q: Where do you go online to find inspiration?
MC: "Instagram and Pinterest."

Q: What's one thing you wish every homeowner knew?
MC: "That beige is not the answer to good design."

Q: What's something that folks should watch out for when working with a contractor or interior designer?
MC: "Check their references."

Q: What decor items are worth splurging on?
MC: "It’s all about identifying the 'investment' moments in a home. But mix and match the high and low, good design is not about what it costs.

Q: Would you rather upgrade your closet, kitchen or bathroom?
MC: "Kitchen, the heart of the home."

Q: What are your best outdoor decor tips?
MC: "Put out lots of lanterns, and break out a good rose wine."

Q: Could you live in a tiny home?
MC: "I have but I soon realized that I need lots of storage so the home doesn’t look messy."

For more lively banter, plan to visit Madcap Cottage at the Minneapolis Home + Remodeling Show on the Main Stage Friday and Saturday. Still don't have tickets? Get 2-for-1 when you visit the Home + Garden Events Facebook page.
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FEBRUARY 16-18, 2018.

Feb 13, 2018, 14:11 PM