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A Visit to Chicago’s Jayson Home!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Jayson, Jayson, Jayson!

John and I paid a visit today to Jayson Home, a terrific--and inspiring--shop in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.


Whew! It’s been quite the week… HGTV filmed Madcap Cottage in upstate New York on Saturday then John and I zipped back to NYC and then on to Chicago on Sunday. And then our fifth One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale kicked-off this morning. Have you scoped our fabulous wares? Honestly, I think this sale has the best selection of merchandise that we have offered yet. Our sale ends on the 16th, so go do some shopping! We have loads of holiday-ready gifts…

But back to Chicagoland!

This morning, John and I visited Chicago’s very chic Jayson Home, a retail outpost that mixes vintage finds with contemporary goods… And we were both quite impressed. Magical retail spaces that inspire seem to be something from the past, but, happily, Jayson Home really gets it and challenges the consumer to craft environments that are unique and bespoke.

Affair with a Chair!

Jayson Home is known for its whimsical displays, including vignettes such as these chairs that seemingly spill to the floor.

Faux Bois Brilliance!

There's nothing better than some faux bois paired with cement mushrooms! I just love a wondrous woodland vignette!

Cook the Books!

John peruses the terrific book selection at Jayson Home. We just love a good coffee table book about fabulous interiors.


Holiday Gifts Galore!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Lemon Luxe!

A vintage Italian ceramic pot bursting over with ripe lemons, the perfect centerpiece for your holiday table.


OK, OK, I know that this is being very self promotional, but I need to keep flogging our upcoming–and fabulous–One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale that takes place on November 13th.

Mark those calendars!

If you need gorgeous, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, our sale is a total treasure trove of affordable and east-to-wrap delicacies.

Here’s a taste of what will be on offer… And, of course, there will be lots of more substantial items, too, such as sofas, armchairs, and dining room tables.

Have a glittering weekend, rock stars!

Mellow Yellow!

A trio of vintage Italian ceramic planters done up in a lemon-yellow rope-styled pattern. Pizzazz-o-rama!

Doggy Style!

A veritable gaggle of vintage bulldog statues in all sorts of shapes and sizes, the perfect addition to a mantel or shelf.

Bread and Tulips!

A simply stunning Italian ceramic centerpiece of deep purple tulips. No muss, no fuss. Terrific!

Something's Fishy!

A pair of vintage--and heavy!-- brass fish-shaped candelabras that would look amazing next to your Thanksgiving turkey. Gobble, gobble.


A vintage Japanese writing box emblazoned with gorgeous fans... A sublime addition to a desk or a hall table.


Mark Your Calendars: Our Next OKL Tastemaker Tag Sale Takes Place on November 13th!

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Comfort Zone!

John and I crafted two of these fabulous and relaxed rattan "poufs" with a frisky floral pattern. You will find these and so much more at our November 13th Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane!


I hope you are having a delicious weekend… John and I are working away in preparation for Labor Day. We will be up at Lake George, New York later this week with a dear pal from Tampa, Florida before we hightail it off to Madcap Cottage for a few days of hardcore gardening. Plus, we plan to explore the charming town of Millerton, New York.

But, wait, NEWS FLASH!

Mark those calendars! Our next Tastemaker Tag Sale will take place on One Kings Lane beginning on Tuesday, November 13th. Not only will we have amazing, colorful furniture, but we will offers loads of perfect-for-the-holidays gifts.

November 13th!

November 13th!

Get ready to shop…

It’s going to be madcap and marvelous. Natch!

Be Seated!

A stunning upholstered chair with all of the pattern-crazy flourishes for which the Madcap Cottage boys are renowned. Get this chair at our November 13th Tastemaker Tag Sale on One Kings Lane.

Basket Case!

A fabulous vintage office chair that the Madcap Cottage boys have "done up" in a lovely floral pattern with yellow welting. This chair will be featured on the November 13th Tastemaker Tag Sale. Why not make your office jaunty and exuberant? That was not a question.

Bamboo You!

There will be a pair of these bamboo-patterned stools at our sale. You can never have enough bamboo "moments" in your home, n'est-ce pas?


Be Seated… Courtesy of Our May 8 One Kings Lane Sale!

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Garden Glory!

A gorgeous red-and-green floral pattern paired with orange welting--a Madcap Cottage signature--bolsters this fabulous and deliciously comfortable armchair.


John and I are driving back from Tampa, Florida to Brooklyn today, so that will be us tooling up I-95 with tables and suitcases tied to the roof of our Subaru like high-end okies.

But let’s talk design. Does your home lack stellar seating options?

Do you need some color in your chair selections?

Do you crave comfort and good looks paired with the pizzazz that only the Madcap Cottage gents can bring to fruition?

Well, you are in luck since our May 8 One Kings Lane sale has gobs of seating options…

Our One Kings Lane sale starts at 6pm on May 8, so mark your calendars and get ready to shop. We have 330+ items for sale this go-around, so there’s sure to be something for everybody and at every price point, too.

Peruse a few of our color-kissed perches…


Green Goddess!

A PAIR of glorious armchairs upholstered in a fabulous floral pattern with hot pink welting and buttons. Although these chairs don't have exactly the same shape (although the upholstery is the same on both), they would look terrific if paired together in front of, say, a fireplace or in a den. Plus, they are wildly comfortable and have the most amazing lines.

Think Pink!

A PAIR of vintage metal faux bamboo chairs that your friends at Madcap Cottage had powder-coated in a bold pink hue. We then upholstered the chairs in a fun brown-and-white and vaguely ethnic print with a gorgeous welting. Once outdoor chairs, these lovelies should now serve as focal points indoors.

Bamboo Brilliance!

A faux bamboo chair that the Madcap Cottage boys have tweaked with a fresh green-and-white graphic pattern fabric and lemon-yellow welting. The perfect occasional chair to use in various rooms of your home.

Ikat Fever!

John and I love nothing more than a fabulous ikat fabric, so here we have covered a PAIR of gorgeous and comfortable armchairs in a blue-and-white ikat pattern with rainbow-hued welting for a little extra kick. Chic!

Frondy & Fabulous!

A quartet of vintage armless dining chairs done-up in a frondy palm print that reminds us of the coffee shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Plus, a gorgeous vintage faux bamboo, glass-topped game table. Wow, what a stunning set, n'est-ce pas?


Scenes from a One Kings Lane Photo Shoot!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Floral Fever!

John and Ellen Warfield, the fabulous One Kings Lane photographer, arrange a glorious custom-upholstered armchair on the white seamless "set" at our storage unit in Brooklyn. This super-comfortable chair is upholstered in a terrific fabric from Cowtan & Tout. Mark your calendars for our May 8 One Kings Lane sale.


Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am wearing green underwear and contemplating a Midori-splashed cocktail. Is it noon somewhere in the world?

John and I have spent the past few days photographing items for our MAY 8 One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale. Have you marked your calendars? MAY 8!

Anyhow, I thought it might be fun to show you some of the work that goes into photographing the Madcap Cottage duo’s items for our upcoming sale. It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun.

We spent about 20 hours this past Thursday and Friday photographing our One Kings Lane merchandise with the fantastic Ellen Warfield, one of OKL’s many talented photographers. From small items–including cocktail sets and whimsical bric-a-brac–to our fabulous furniture, we plowed through some 273 items that needed to be photographed.

Did I say 273 items? Yes, 273 items.

So get ready to shop our Tastemaker Tag Sale.

It’s going to be glorious. And so much fun!


Green with Envy!

John preps the "Green Goddess," a vintage chest of drawers with amazing hardware and an emerald hue. We love the Chinese-inspired lines of this functional piece.

Incredible Ikat!

A vaguely 70s-ish chair that John and I custom-upholstered in a vintage ikat fabric with a rainbow-hued welting. This chair is a stunner! And there will be a pair of these chairs in our sale, perfect for situating in a library or in front of a fireplace.

Queue Up!

A gaggle of chairs and tables awaits their turn in front of Ellen's camera. When John and I produce our One Kings Lane photo shoots, we basically take over the entire floor at our storage unit near JFK Airport in Brooklyn. It's quite a production!

Be Seated!

John and I custom-upholstered a pair of arm chairs in a fab fabric from Rose Cumming with bright orange buttons and acid-pink welting. Um, these ladies are just lovely.

Secretary City!

Ellen arranges a pale-blue secretary--let's call it an "assistant," that's so much more PC--that John and I custom-colored with coral-hued shelves and insets. This piece is super functional and totally a looker.

Bamboo Brilliance!

A faux bamboo game table topped with glass accompanied by four fabulous arm chairs done up in a fabulous, frondy fabric that reminds us of the coffee shop at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Palm Springs Perfection!

John fluffs a fabulous Monet-inspired sofa in polished chintz that we found at an estate in Palm Springs, California. There will be a pair of these glorious Giverny-like couches at our May 8 One Kings Lane sale.


All About One Kings Lane!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

One Kings Lane!

See what they have to see about us on One Kings Lane. Click on the image, above.


Not to hit you over the head with our One Kings Lane sale that begins tomorrow, but we’re going to hit you over the head anyhow.

Albeit with a delicious, rainbow-hued, watery ikat silk pillow from Turkey.

Get ready…



Are You Ready for Our One Kings Lane Sale?

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011



Here comes our One Kings Lane sale on November 3. Get ready to shop, shop, shop! It's high-octane glamour...


Have you marked your calendars for our One Kings Lane sale taking place this Thursday, November 3?

Um, you haven’t? What’s up? Clear your calendar, count your pennies, and get ready for GO-GO-GO GLAMOUR!

Our Tastemaker Tag Sale is going to be hot, totally smoking chic.

Um, you don’t believe me?

Here’s a very small taste of the 200-plus items that the John Loecke, Inc. duo will be offering up…




Paris Perfection!

This map of Paris-emblazoned wing chair is just so chic. A John Loecke, Inc. custom creation.


Expect gobs of color-packed ikat pillows.

Let's Dine!

A vintage set of dining chairs done up in a glorious, no-longer-available tropical-print pattern.

Kick Back!

A pizzazz-packed vintage armchair that John and Jason Oliver reupholstered with a fab brown paisley-pattern fabric from Thibaut and pale blue welting and buttons. Sassy!


A Victorian-era chair that your friends at John Loecke, Inc. had painted bright yellow and upholstered in a fabulous fabric from Clarence House.

Sofa City!

An amazing vintage sofa that John and Jason Oliver recovered in a fabulous green-and-yellow graphic pattern.


An stunning selection of vintage suzani wall hangings. This is just one set of many suzanis that the John Loecke, Inc. team will have on offer.

Pineapple Pleasures!

A hot pink pineapple-shaped side table. It's the perfect perch!


An amazing vintage faux bamboo bench that the John Loecke, Inc. duo did up with a Josef Frank fabric from Sweden. Gorgeous!


A va-va-va voom vintage elephant table lamp with a very jaunty shade.

Viva Venezia!

Two vintage Venetian-style chairs with shell carvings and fabulous ikat upholstery. Um, delicious, no?



Hello, Weekend (and Oo-La-La One Kings Lane)!

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Weenie the Wallpaper-Loving Wonder Dog!

Weenie the Wallpaper-Loving Wonder Dog gives two paws up to Thibaut's Coco wallpaper from the Chelsea Collection. "J'adore," coos Weenie as she attempts to pee upon an equally exuberant wallpaper from Cole & Sons that moves her. Or at least gives her a movement.


Here’s wishing you a fabulous, fun, and frisky weekend! Does anyone have any wonderful design projects going on?

John and I are headed up to Madcap Cottage this weekend, and I am ready for some upstate New York fall weather. I will be plodding about in the garden and writing One Kings Lane entries that are sure to be wonderful and witty. Especially after I bust out the hooch, n’est-ce pas?

And I hate to keep pestering, but have you marked your calendars for our One Kings Lane sale on November 3? Just in time to check off all of these holiday gift needs…

To whet your design appetite, here’s a preview of some standout items that we will be selling at our One Kings Lane roadside stand… Some quick snaps, with a few items still under “wraps.” And these aren’t even the WOW items…

Have a delicious weekend!

Italian Garden Stool!

A vintage porcelain garden stool from Italy painted with bouquets of flowers and a lion. This would be spiffy in a shower or as occasional seating in a living room.


This glorious armchair covered in vintage fabric is so comfortable, and just so chic! Comfort and class, that's a combo the John Loecke, Inc. duo just loves...

Dining Chairs!

One of a set of six dining chairs (two are armchairs) done up in a jaunty tropical-print fabric from Decorators Walk (this fabric is no longer available, so these chairs are even that more bespoke and brilliant!).

Chinese Screen!

A vintage Chinoiserie screen festooned with pagodas and wonderful plants. This trifold trifecta would be oh-so-perfect beside a bar.

Slipper Chair!

Here's a simply stunning slipper chair that we covered in amazing fabrics from Thibaut.


NEWS FLASH: Our next One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale!!! NOW, November 3.

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

One Kings Lane!

Get ready for gorgeous and glamour, courtesy of John Loecke, Inc. NOVEMBER 3.


Our next One Kings Lane sale has moved from November 1 to NOVEMBER 3.


We have OVER 200 simply kick-ass and killer items that will be on-sale, so get ready to stock up on holiday gifts as well as simply stunning home and decorative finds.


Be there.


Mark Your Calendars: Our November 1 One Kings Lane Sale!

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Lyford Luxe!

We love a little Lyford Cay-inspired tropical luxury...


As you prepare for a fun-filled weekend ahead, bust out those calendars and mark November 1 for our next One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale…


Escape to the watery climes of La Serenissima, aka Venice, one of our most favorite getaways.

It’s going to be a fabulous sale! John and I have been scouring the globe for amazing finds, and we have a stockpile, a veritable treasure trove of the tip, the top, and the terrific!

The theme for our Tastemaker Tag Sale is an amalgam: We are blending a little Lyford Cay luxe, the whimsy and splendor of Venice (aka La Serenissima), and the color and energy of India.


Experience the fantastical colors of India and the razzle-dazzle of Rajasthan.

“Welcome to Lindissima!”

Lyford Cay meets India meets La Serenissima.

And here’s a taste of a few items that we just picked up.

Get ready. For glamour.

Chair and Frog!

We found these glorious shell-backed chairs in Venice, and how about that delicious frog-shaped wicker side table? His name is Fred, and he is a peevish little critter. Ribbit, ribbit! And, of course, we will be recovering those chairs in a signature crazy-ass fabric. Crushed pale blue velvet is so NOT John Loecke, Inc.


A vintage green ceramic elephant side table. Stunning, n'est-ce pas, and the perfect place to perch your Pimm's Cup cocktail. A nod to the glories of the Raj.