Anthony Carrino & John Colaneri of HGTV's Kitchen Cousins
Anthony Carrino graduated from Babson College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship and information systems. During his years at Babson he started his own Web development company, Intricate Design, and by his senior year he was managing more than 30 clients in the Boston area. In 2004, Anthony and his father, Alfonso, co-founded Brunelleschi Construction. Anthony’s role for the first two years, aside from general business matters, was to be on site every day to run the job. Today, Anthony is focused on a number of different tasks ranging from supporting on-site operations to managing project timelines, including all negotiations with vendors and subcontractors. Anthony resides in Jersey City, N.J.
John Colaneri graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in labor and industrial relations with a minor in business management. With most of his family involved in construction, it was natural for John to work as a laborer when he was home from college in the summers. He worked for his uncle’s company, Prismatic Development, where he was involved in many aspects of the construction process. With John’s experience in construction, savvy business skills and an eagerness to learn, he was ready to devote his time to the family construction business, Brunelleschi Construction. John resides in Hoboken, N.J., with his family.
See Anthony and John on stage Friday and Saturday!
Jason Nixon & John Loecke of Madcap Cottage
John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon are the duo behind the North Carolina-based interior design firm Madcap Cottage. Known for their whimsical use of color 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 and gimlet-eyed viewpoint. Imagine a British country house that pairs stunning antiques and a spirited dash of Chinoiserie chic with a dash 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 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; a historic shotgun-style cottage in New Orleans’ French Quarter; and a Georgian estate just outside of Washington, D.C.
Find the Madcap Cottage-curated selection of vintage and antique finds on One Kings Lane, 1st Dibs, and Chairish. The Madcaps will launch their third fabric collection, A Life Well Lived, for Robert Allen @ Home in Spring 2018. The gents also have licensed programs with Smith + Noble, Howard Elliott, York Wallcoverings, HSN, and RM wall décor. The Madcaps’ latest book, “Prints Charming: Create Absolutely Beautiful Interiors with Prints & Patterns,” published by Abrams, has just hit shelves.
The Madcaps have been published domestically and internationally in publications such as InStyle, People, House Beautiful, Country Living, Coastal Living, House & Garden UK, Architectural Digest Russia, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine, among many others.
See Jason and John on stage Friday and Saturday!