High Point, NC, Designer/Lifestyle Editor
Though Jason Oliver Nixon is one half of the dynamic duo behind North Carolina- and New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage, he is a force to be reckoned with in his own right! As the Global Lifestyle Editor for Delta Sky magazine, you’ve likely seen his coverage of some of the world’s most remarkable events and venues as you’ve whisked your way to fabulous destinations hither and yon.
His eye for all things amazing developed when he was young, as his parents made sure he had a healthy dose of wanderlust from an early age. Added to his chops as a tastemaking editor, his interior design prowess makes him one to watch, as he sets design trends with his Madcap partner John Loecke. They are known for their whimsical use of color and pattern, and they can often be found scouring the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique—might we say gimlet-eyed—viewpoint!
“Imagine a British country house that pairs Granny’s antiques and a spirited dash of Chinoiserie chic with a taste of Morocco-meets-India élan,” Jason quips. “Shake, stir, then pour!” And he’s not kidding: Susan Crewe, the former Editor in Chief of British House & Garden magazine, says of the talented team, “Madcap Cottage’s designs are fastidiously executed and are a joyful antidote to the beige-and-mirror, bought-the-shop school of design.”
Standout Madcap Cottage interiors include a jewel-hued loft in Manhattan’s SoHo neighborhood; a color-rich, playful beach house in Southampton, New York; a sophisticated 1920s-era bungalow in Des Moines, Iowa; a historic shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans’ French Quarter; and a Grade II-listed former mill on the outskirts of London.
They run their firm—an ever-changing design laboratory—from a former pharmacy in the heart of High Point, North Carolina, the hub for American decorative arts; and their curated selection of vintage and antique finds are popular on One Kings Lane and 1st Dibs. Their line of bedding, window treatments, and pillows is available exclusively on HSN and at HSN.com. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the Madcap gents recently launched their debut fabric collection for Robert Allen @ Home, a grouping filled with whimsy, fun, and travel-inspired motifs.
Proving he understands the power of the pen, Jason—with John—is currently writing a book entitled “Prints Charming” for Abrams, a tour-de-force on how to bring color and pattern into your home. We cannot wait until it is released in Fall 2017.
We’ve experienced their exuberant talent for creating colorful, pattern-packed spaces first-hand and have enjoyed the wonderful fêtes for which they are famous, each enlivened by their pound-rescue posse of pups Jasper, Weenie and Amy Petunia. Given Zero’s Fisherman pendant is chameleon-like in its ability to change colors, we aren’t surprised he tapped it for his adventurous review.