The Furniture Geek

The Furniture Geek

6 Episodes

As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he's a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In "The Furniture Geek," Jason's sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style.

The Furniture Geek
  • The Farmhouse Table Fables

    Episode 1

    There's no bigger trend in interior design right now than the farmhouse look -- but this of-the-moment style is pulled straight from the American history books. In the first episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon is taking country-chic back to its roots, and unearthing the hardworking ...

  • The Color Chronicles

    Episode 2

    On this episode of The Furniture Geek, designer Jason Oliver Nixon is invoking the words of the famous Dorothy Draper: "Banish the beige," and offering an expert lesson in living with color. Watch as he shares strategies for where and how to use color, doles out advice on the best hues for everyd...

  • The Cocktail Table Tales

    Episode 3

    Design expert Jason Oliver Nixon is tackling the age-old questions: Which came first, the cocktail table or the coffee table? And is there really a difference? Grab your beverage of choice and watch as he uncovers the origins of this purposeful piece, recaps his favorite versions to buy now, and ...

  • The Story of Shagreen

    Episode 4

    The term of the day? Shagreen. Historically made from the skin of a shark or stingray, this glam hide (now often found in faux) is a chic choice for a sophisticated space. But did you know that its popularity dates back centuries? On this episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon unveils ...

  • The Origins of Ottomania

    Episode 5

    What does a popular piece of furniture have to do with one of the most formidable empires in history? Find out on The Furniture Geek as the all-knowing Jason Oliver Nixon shares the origins of the ottoman, how to choose between today's most popular options (storage or sheepskin?), and the many fu...

  • The Fretwork Report

    Episode 6

    If good design is in the details, then fretwork is a must-have in any space. So what exactly is fretwork? For all you non- furniture geeks out there, it's a technique that creates cut-out designs in wood and metal furniture. Watch as Jason Oliver Nixon explains the history of this intricate style...