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Our Story

John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the guiding force behind Madcap Cottage, a global lifestyle brand that encompasses sophisticated fun, history, whimsy, and grace. From interior design projects to home décor products, accessories, fashion collaborations, branded books, pet essentials, public speaking engagements, brand ambassadorship collaborations, social media tastemaker initiatives, and more, Madcap Cottage channels a spirit and sensibility that is always unique and special, yet also decidedly approachable.

We are a little Auntie Mame and a splash of Carmen Miranda in one of those delicious Busby Berkeley films. Shake, stir, pour...
— Madcap Cottage

Madcap Cottage Interiors

“Jason and I are storytellers,” notes John. “In our Madcap Cottage interiors schemes, we craft spirited stories that bring our clients’ personal brands to life. We create and curate environments—both homes and apartments—that are bespoke and beautiful—but also wonderfully livable, relaxed, and easy—and that capture a spirit of global-inspired elegance. From the moment you step inside a Madcap Cottage-designed project, you will quickly fall under the bespoke spell that perfectly captures your sensibility.”

Standout Madcap Cottage interiors include a jewel-hued loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood for the president of a major global jewelry brand; a color-rich, playful beach house in Southampton, New York for a well-known PR guru; a sophisticated 1920s-era bungalow in the Midwest for a young family; an antiques-filled shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans’ French Quarter for a social media brand connector; a beautifully scaled English-style estate in Connecticut for the head of an international investment firm; and a sprawling brick Georgian home for a marketing innovator and his wife just outside of Washington, D.C. that calls to mind the great, gracious American country homes of the early 20th century.

Madcap Cottage’s designs are fastidiously executed and are a joyful antidote to the beige-and-mirror, bought-the-shop school of design.
— House & Garden UK magazine
If you are looking for beige and boring, bark up someone else’s tree,” quips Jason. “We live and breathe ‘whimsy,’ but our projects are bespoke, sophisticated, and perfectly catered to our clients’ sensibility and ‘brand.’ They are also spectacularly livable. John and I have dogs and nieces and nephews—we get it.
— Madcap Cottage