The Madcap Cottage collection is known for its brave and fearless use of color, pattern, and texture. Their mantra? “Bring the adventure home.” We love it! They use their travels and experiences as inspiration for their stunning collection of fabric, wallpaper, furniture, lighting, and accessories.
We enjoyed time with them recently at the grand opening of the Calico in Old Town Alexandria. Here are some trends they are seeing for 2019.
Chinoiserie is seeing a resurgence. Florals are big, as well as fabrics featuring foliage and botanicals, and if they are done against a black backdrop, they will really pop. Watercolors can work in a contemporary space. Embroidery and linens with differing types of stitching help to bring a special quality to any room. When selecting/placing items in a room, give visual cues to establish a focal point and pecking order. What’s the star? What are the supporting players? Choose a mix of 3 different scales/sizes for fabrics in a room. Finishes don’t have to match. Add embroidered tape trim to the lower edge of a skirt for a chair or sofa to customize it.
“Think about prints and pattern as a mini vacation.” What great advice!