Behind the Collection with Madcap Cottage

The men of Madcap Cottage have put their heart and souls into their new collection with York Wallcoverings; and here we dig a little deeper to find out the inspiration behind each of their patterns.


Chez Bamboo

Picture a long, long strand of sandy shores, punctuated with towering palms and cool oasis of calm, imagine the wind blows balmy breezes, the scene of salt kisses the air, and plucky, pineapple-fringed cocktails flow freely upon the lanai. As she gazes out to sea under a sprawling straw hat, a vintage motorcraft pulls up to the dock and a mysterious stranger beckons. Who? Where? What? Why not?, she reasons… An invitation to adventure awaits, and the night is young. Dinner will be served amongst the bamboo, he says. “The deepest dark bamboo.” The candles are lit, and the music kicks up a scirocco beat. Won’t you come aboard?



Bermuda Bay

 A leafy nod to the tropics that adds a spirited dash of glamour to any home – from Los Angeles to Connecticut and everywhere in between. Embrace the great outdoors and bring them within. This stripe tease will add instant drama to your walls and capture a throwback elegance that channels yesterday, today and tomorrow. Welcome to the dinner party, welcome to the carefree abandon, welcome to serious, sophisticated fun.




Isleboro Eve

Summer begins its welcoming embrace on the coast of Maine. Peonies march into the distance, blousy and packed with color, and waves crash against the rocky coastline. A sailboat bobs in the distance, and a spirited game of croquet commences on the impossibly green lawn that extends from her to eternity. The sun sparks overhead, and the afternoon beckons. A glass of fresh mint lemonade and a well-thumbed copy of The Hotel New Hampshire. Embrace the fantasy, and bring it home.




Cabanarama! (Stripes)

Cool. Calm. Collected. A sultry summer afternoon, a cerulean-hued swimming pool and cabana-striped awnings under a cloudless sky the color of sapphires. A beach ball tossed, the  tinkling of ice as it slowly melts in a tall glass of tea, and the scent of climbing roses. A clipped topiary. Bossa nova on the stereo. “Oh, pool boy,” she trills, raising a hand of red-lacquered nails, a gold charm bracelet tinkling in the breeze. “A cool spritz, s’il vous plait.”



Into the Garden

An invitation into the garden, a celebration of clipped boxwoods and the myriad pleasures of the folly, that whimsical architectural fantasy smack in the middle of a verdant landscape. An impromptu picnic upon the lawn beside the fanciful topiaries, a marvelous menagerie that invites fun and frolic. As evening falls, it’s time for tall cocktails under the trellis.




Lake Agawam

Sailing across the waters, a riot of dew-kissed lotus blossoms stretches along the shore, imbuing the air with a sweet, exotic scent. Birds chirp as they splash about the sun-splashed shallows, the cooling breezes rustling feathers anf stirring tall trees along the shoreline. With a sphinx-like glint, she turns and smiles. “Tag, you’re it,” she laughs, cerulean-hued eyes flashing in the crepuscular light.





Manor Born

 Inspired by the Madcap Cottage gents’ two pound-rescue pugs, Weenie and Amy Petunia, this playful posse perches in Meissen china-style elegance atop glamorous Chinoiserie pillows against a timeless rattan backdrop. Whimsical. Timeless. Gracious. Sophisticated. Fun.






View the full Madcap Cottage collection here




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