2019 SPEAKERS & CELEBRITIES
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the duo behind North Carolina- and New York-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their passion for prints and pattern, the Madcap gents—along with their pound-rescue posse, Jasper, Weenie, and Amy Petunia—scour the world for eclectic finds that capture their unique viewpoint. Imagine a British country house that pairs centuries-old antiques and a spirited dash of Chinoiserie chic with a splash of Morocco-meets-India élan. Shake, stir, then pour.
“If you are looking for beige and boring, bark up someone else’s tree,” quips Jason. “We live and breathe ‘whimsy,’ but our projects are bespoke, sophisticated, and perfectly catered to our clients’ sensibility and ‘brand.’ They are also spectacularly fun—and always livable. John and I have dogs and nieces and nephews—we get it.” 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; and a historic shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans’ French Quarter.
The Madcap Cottage gents run their firm—an ever-changing design laboratory—from the heart of High Point, North Carolina, the hub for American decorative arts. The Madcaps’ latest book, “Prints Charming: How to Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns,” will debut from Abrams in October 2017. The Madcap Cottage gents’ vintage and antique selections can be found at One Kings Lane and at 1stDibs.com, and their licensed product collections are available through Robert Allen @Home, Howard Elliott, Smith + Noble, and HSN.
Follow the Madcap Cottage adventures on Instagram and Facebook, and read their design blog, Demystifying Design, recently named by Domino magazine as one of the Top 100 Design Blogs, at www.madcapcottage.com.
Appearing on the Inspiration Stage Friday & Saturday.
Becky Harmon, TRANSFORMATIONS Staging & Redesign
Becky’s background as an ASID interior designer has uniquely prepared her to assist luxury homeowners in Jacksonville, Fl. with their home styling and home staging challenges.
Becky helped pioneer our emerging new industry in 2006 as president of Transformations Staging & Redesign School, a resort location certification class. With 25+ years of experience in design, she stands out in the crowded arena of home staging and re-design training.
Her work has been featured in the Florida Times-Union, Waters Edge Magazine and Jacksonville Magazine. She is the founding president of the local Real Estate Staging Association Chapter.
Appearing on the Inspiration Stage Friday & Saturday
Karen Duncan, Organized Home / Organized Office
Karen Duncan is the owner of Organized Home / Organized Office. She and her team specialize in organizational solutions that range from consulting and designing to shopping and implementing. Areas of expertise include designing and organizing closets, kitchens, garages, offices, laundry and utility rooms, craft & hobby rooms or areas, attics, and children’s rooms and playrooms.
She and her team have served over one thousand clients in Jacksonville metro area since 2003. She is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals’ (NAPO) Golden Circle, a prestigious designation available to NAPO members who have worked as a professional organizer for 5 or more years. She is also one of the few Certified Professional Organizers® (CPO®) in North Florida having met specific qualifications proven through examination and client interaction. Prior to starting her professional organizing business, she was a Market Development Manager and a Sales Representative in the specialty chemical industry. She has earned a BS in Engineering and MBA in Marketing.
Appearing on the Inspiration Stage Friday & Saturday
Adrienne Lord,Sell or Dwell Home Staging
After spending nearly two decades in the corporate world, most recently wrapping up a ten-year stint at Oracle, Adrienne decided to follow her passion and officially turn her long-time hobby into a staging business. Her background in technology and passion for interior design made home staging a perfect fit!. Thus, Sell or Dwell Home Staging, was born.
Adrienne is the President of the Jacksonville Real Estate Staging Association, a Florida Real Estate Approved Instructor and a top producing Florida Realtor® with Sell or Dwell Realty where all listings come with FREE staging!
In addition to Staging, Interior Design and Real Estate, Adrienne is an often-requested public speaker and coach with workshops for both homeowners and Realtors® on relevant topics like: Staging your home to Sell, Redesign your Home without Breaking the Bank, Navigating the Maze of Social Media for Businesses, and the nationally recognized workshop: Speaking the Language of Realtors®. When she’s not busy selling Real Estate and Staging, she can often be found teaching her fellow agents the RESA “Staging to Sell” course throughout Florida.
Appearing on the Inspiration Stage all 4 days
Rich Jones, News 104.5 WOKV, Pelican Water Systems
Jacksonville's Morning News features the talents of host, Rich Jones, and the WOKV News team. Rich joined WOKV as News Director in 2006, and under his direction WOKV has been recognized by the Associated Press as the most-awarded radio news team in the state of Florida. Rich is involved in several organizations and causes on the First Coast, including the American Heart Association "Heart Walk", the 2009 "Man and Woman of the Year", where he raised more than $4,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Rich enjoys spending his time away from the studio with his wife and two daughters. He's an avid sports fan and enjoys exercising, especially in the Florida sun. Rich enjoys the challenge as host of Jacksonville's Morning News while continuing to lead the WOKV news team!
Rich Jones will be appearing in the Pelican Water Systems Booth #1013 promoting Pelican Water’s award winning Smart Combo Giveaway. Guaranteed to remove 99.6% of Scale and 97% Chlorine
Call Pelican Water today to schedule your Free Water Test, 866-SAFE-H20 or 386-675-0849 or visit them at their website.
Appearing in the Pelican Water Systems Booth #101 on Saturday, March 2nd from 12:00pm-2:00pm.