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Madcap Cottage

Madcap Cottage is a global lifestyle brand known for its whimsical, sophisticated use of color, prints, and patterns paired with an overarching spirit of accessible, approachable fun. Founded by John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the Madcap brand captures a passion for a life well lived—bolstered by a nod to history while always looking forward—that translates to lifestyle-driven product licenses that range from rugs, lighting, and fabric to wallpaper, tabletop, bedding, dog products, candles, children’s furniture, and more sold through robust retail channels.

Find the Madcap Cottage-curated selection of vintage and antique finds on, One Kings Lane, and Chairish. The Madcaps have a best-selling fabric collection with Robert Allen @Home and licensed programs with Smith + Noble, York Wallcoverings, BBJ Linen, Mirth Studio, Momeni, Newport Cottages, Certified International, and Port 68, among others. The Madcaps’ latest book, “Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns,” was published by Abrams in 2017 and named one of the top design books of the year by Southern Living magazine.

The Madcaps have appeared domestically and internationally on omnichannel platforms such as InStyle, People, Apartment Therapy, House Beautiful, HGTV, the Food Network, Hamptons, Country Living, Coastal Living, House & Garden UK, Traditional Home, Architectural Digest Russia, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine, among many others.

Find the Madcap gents tooling around the country with their four pound-rescue pups and telling tales on Instagram at @madcapcottage.

Appearing on the Fresh Ideas Stage Friday and Saturday. 
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Jeanine_SienaJeanine Michele of Jeanine Michele Enterprises

Jeanine's foundation growing up in a family of DIYers, taking shop class in junior high, getting a BFA in Fine Arts and heading off to Italy has definitely influenced her design style along with her understanding of how things get done. In her early career, decorative and commercial painting was my medium. She is now taking things to the next level. Where her medium used to be paints, and installations or happenings, she is now concentrating on the creation and execution of physical spaces on a larger scale.

Jeanine moved to Italy in her mid 20s, which is a pivotal point for many in defining who they are and what influences people in life. She lived and breathed Italy. The style, the craftsmanship and the teaching of knowledge passed down from generation to generation. Having lived in Italy for 25 years, having been able to work and learn Italian art from Italian artisans and high-end art dealers…now she wants to go further with her knowledge. Italians have a unique perspective and style that she would love to carry through to the United States and elsewhere.

Appearing on the Fresh Ideas Stage (check back for specific times)

Visit Jeanine Michele the entire show in booth #127.

Richard McKann
WRVA's Richard McKann

See a live broadcast at the show. Check back for specific date & time.
Tommy_TeamMaiTyTommy Bettin
Fred Astaire Dance Studio Richmond

Tommy Bettin, an alumni of Richmond Ballet is the owner of Fred Astaire Dance Studios Richmond, a brand new social and competitive ballroom dance studio. He is very excited about bringing ballroom dancing to Richmond and providing professional level facilities and world class instruction with world class dancers. Fred Astaire Dance Studios is a place where learning how to dance is a guarantee and the benefits that come with it are a time-tested treasure.
Tommy’s strong technical base in ballet continuously awarded him opportunities to perform and coach all across the country in the ballroom dance field. In North Carolina, while successfully teaching and competing, Tommy decided to start his own dance studio in Richmond, Virginia and Fred Astaire Richmond was born. He now enjoys participating in the studio activities and continues to perform, compete, and coach professionally. He looks forward to dancing through the rest of his life. 

Appearing on the Fresh Ideas Stage:
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Visit with Fred Astaire Dance Studios during the entire show.