Shelby's Social Diary
Working in a glorious design frenzy until the last moment, high-end developer Monsour Taghdisi and interior designerLucinda Loya threw open the doors of their Nantucket Showcase home to an adoring throng that paid $200 each for the ultimate home tour/cocktail party.
All three floors of the Prestige Builders home were decorated to the contemporary hilt, the house easily accommodating the chic crowd that turned out to tour and to sample food and drink from Jackson and Co.
Beneficiary of the opening party was Legacy Community Health Services of which Taghdisi is a board member. Legacy CEO Katy Caldwell was among the 200 guests that swarmed over the chic townhouse. The house is open for tours this weekend with ticket sales benefiting the Art Institute of Houston.
Among those touring the contemporary dwelling were gallerists Hiram Butler and Barbara Davis, both of whom contributed serious works of art to the design. Loya says that, all totaled, the value of art in the house runs close to $1 million. Artists making the scene included Rusty Arena (whose custom fabrics were used on the living room sofas) and Randy Twaddle.
Interested parties pouring over the three-story home included Dominique Sachse and Nick Florescu, Javier Loya, Jay Jones and Terry Wayne Jones, Danielle and Meredith Cullen, Jonathan Glus, Diane Lokey Farb, John Daugherty, Donae Cangelosi Chramosta and Rob Chramosta, Bob Devlin, Teri and Phillip Pugh and Luxe Interiors + Design publisher Amy McAnally, Bill McAnally and Claire Cormier-Thielke.