22nd annual North Atlanta Home Show back again this weekend

Madcap Cottage founders Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke will speak at the North Atlanta Home Show on Friday and Saturday. The show runs Friday to Sunday. (Special Photo)

The 22nd annual North Atlanta Home Show is back again this weekend, this year featuring the founders of global lifestyle brand Madcap Cottage.

Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke will speak at 2 and 4 p.m. on Friday, the show’s opening day, and again on Saturday at 2 and 5 p.m. at the show, which is once again being held at Duluth’s Infinite Energy Center.

Their presentation, From Drab to Fab: How to Transform Your Home with Prints and Patterns, will focus on their passion for prints and patterns, and the two will offer free, private two-minute consultations after each presentation.

“If you are looking for beige and boring, bark up someone else’s tree,” Nixon said. “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.”

This year’s show is set to be the largest yet, with more than 150 home remodeling experts gathered together under one roof. It will feature product demonstrations, giveaways, live radio broadcasts, buyer discounts and more.

Though general admission usually costs $8 at the door or $6 in advance online, Friday is Trade Day at the North Atlanta Home Show, meaning anyone working in the home industry can receive free admission by presenting a valid ID at the show’s on-site box office.

Also on Friday, all active or retired military, police officers, first responders and fire fighters with valid ID can enjoy free admission to the show.

Federal government employees will receive free admission any day of the show by presenting their federal ID at the box office.

For more information, visit northatlantahomeshow.com.

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