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The House of Bedlam: A Madcap “Auntie Mame Meets Bunny Mellon” Country House — House Tour

Name: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage
Location: High Point, North Carolina
Size: 5,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 years, owned

If there are any two people most qualified to write the bible on print and pattern mixing, it’s John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the dynamic designers behind North Carolina- and New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage . Their brand-new book, Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns , is destined to be the go-to for inspiration on adding layers and layers of color and pattern to a home. And the grand 1930s-era Regency-style home they share, nestled in a leafy neighborhood of High Point, North Carolina, is the patterned playground that perfectly exemplifies their philosophies on design. (Namely, that it should be fun!)

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Posted on Oct 17, 2017

5 Awesome (& Big!) Rugs You Can Get on Amazon Under $100 — Cheap Thrills

A good area rug can be a total game changer for your home. Not only can they instantly warm up a bare (or chilly) room, they’re a great way to experiment with texture and pattern throughout your place.

And while there’s no shortage of gorgeous oversize area rugs on the market, finding affordable ones that don’t scrimp on style isn’t always easy. So we dug through Amazon (why not buy a rug while you’re restocking on facewash or batteries, right?) and plucked out this solid selection of beautiful rugs, all less than $100—and around 8×10. That is large enough to go under your bed, dining table, living room furniture without things looking dinky. Check out our picks below!

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Posted on Oct 13, 2017

Terrazzo Attraction: Super Easy DIY Magnet Tutorial

Terrazzo is coming back in new and exciting ways! Love the modern takes but just want to take a tiny dive? Add some Terrazzo to your kitchen or desk with a mix of DIY Terrazzo magnets!

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017

Power Up Your Prints: How to Add Pattern to Your Home (for all Levels of Pattern Lovers)

Nothing livens up a room quite like a little (or a big) dose of pattern. But adding pattern to an existing space can be a little intimidating. That’s why we’ve created this handy guide, with 12 different spaces featuring pattern in various degrees — from a little bit to a whole whole lot.

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Posted on Aug 19, 2017

8 Rooms That Masterfully Mix Patterns (& What You Can Learn From Them)

Are you a maximalist? Are you tired of all-white interiors? Are you the sort of person who would never mix two patterns together when you could mix three or four? If so, then this post is for you.

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Posted on Jul 31, 2017

Why It Works: A Pattern-Packed “More is More” Bedroom — Why It Works

As the bedroom is a place in which you want to be lulled to sleep, its design is typically tackled in ways that could be described as “soothing” and “serene”. Soft colors and delicate patterns are the norm for a “sophisticated” retreat. But what if you want something with more pizazz? A room that’ll get you excited about the day the second you peel your eyes open? Well, follow along as we outline how to get a room full of personality without things getting crazy.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017

Rethink Your Neutral Stance: 10 Perfect Patterned Sofas

(Image credit: @wisteriahomedecor )

Forget your grandma’s old-fashioned chintz couch, a modern patterned sofa can work wonders for your home. When properly styled, brightly upholstered seating can make an artful centerpiece in a room—no hammer or nails necessary. To prove our point, we’ve gathered 10 beautiful, print-covered sofas for your perusal (and inspiration). From polka dots to kaleidoscopic prints, scroll ahead for some gorgeous graphic sofas that will seriously make you reconsider your opinion of patterned upholstery.

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Posted on Jul 26, 2017

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