Lark Nest Design flew the coop recently, to beautiful San Marcos, Calif., for a few days respite in the beautiful nest of Fabulous Friend Beret.
FFB has only just moved in, but is already making the most of her one-level living, painting vibrant Palm Beach-style stripes on the wall…
…and adding gorgeous cirtrus accents in her California abode!
Her love of kitschy figurines is everywhere! From vignettes on a side table…
…to floral arrangments on the mantel…
…to those tucked here and there as an accent. Kitsch isn’t for everyone, but her deft touch with this decor element is not only welcoming, but masterful!
That style extended to the guest bedroom (The “North Dakota Suite”), where we were greeted with this loving and comforting piece of needlepoint work.
Even the embroidered pillowcases in the guest suite emanated friendliness, beckoning weary travelers for a good night’s sleep!
The guest bathroom hand towel, rolled up and waiting sink-side, bore a lovely heart-shaped rock found at nearby Power Point Beach. Every touch in FFB’s house shouted, “We are happy you are here!”
A happy print from contemporary designer Orla Kiely updated a chandelier…
…and dried roses from a birthday bouquet from friend Bridget In Canada lent a welcome and loving touch to the baby grand piano in the living room!
Even the bar was fab! FFB clad her dining room walls in gorgeous coral!
No element was too small to escape FFB’s loving ministrations! Love the ND cowboy strumming a guitar among the spiritous libations!
FFB hosted a dinner party for eight during our visit. No detail was spared, from the hand-strung kumquat embellishments on each napkin, to the beautiful orange tulips wrapped within!
Making one’s guests feel happy, welcome and at home is an art worth perfecting!
FFB is unparalleled in this!
We’re home now, and lovely memories cloak us like a throw made of finest cashmere!
A loved guest is a happy guest!
Wishing you wonderful experiences in your next role as host or guest!