When I opened an email a few weeks back from Ronda Carman of All the Best, I let out a serious squeal of delight at the invitation to attend a small lunch at Tony Duquette's Dawnridge as a part of Sferra's 120th Anniversary Celebration...
duquette's use of mirrors to expand the little jewel box of a home is genius

It was - as we all kept noting - like a designer's Disneyland with rooms so rich in color, texture, pattern, extravagance, glitter, gilding and purely fantastical design I quite honestly didn't know what to do with myself! I could have spend hours (maybe even days!) immersed in all the detail, and found myself in good company surrounded by inspirational designers and bloggers alike.
ronda carman, lori dennis, tracy porter, paloma contreras, anne sage and me!
dawnridge tony+duquette group shots
stacy kunstel, clinton smith, ronda carman, and scot meacham wood. legendary designers barclay butera and suzanne rheinstein

Our fabulous host, Hutton Wilkinson, along with Ronda, set a beautiful table for us to relax and dine at...
dawnridge tony+duquette hutton ronda
dawnridge tabletop tony duquette sferra coco kelley
The linens were (of course) by Sferra, and provided such a colorful setting in the lush backyard!
dawnridge tony+duquette sferra coco+kelley tobi+fairley jan+showers
tobi fairley and kyle knight. stacy kunstel and the impeccably chic jan showers
On the way out, I stopped for some pics in my favorite room, which I'll post up on the coco+kelley facebook page later this week! Let's just say the amount of green malachite put me over the edge in the best possible way. 
I cannot thank Ronda enough for giving me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not only see such a stunning home, but to spend an afternoon with some of my design idols and talented company! It was such a dream. I can't wait to share more of my LA adventures with you too! This trip has been absolutely surreal...

*SFERRA’s 120th Celebration at Tony Duquette's Dawnridge. Photos by Andreas Branch for Patrick Mcmullan