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Lucinda Loya's one-night stand with Interior Design offers a modern approach to party-giving

Lucinda Loya's one-night stand with Interior Design offers a modern approach to party-giving

06, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Cindy Allen, Mark Strauss, Lucinda Loya
Cindy Allen , Mark Strauss , Lucinda Loya Photo by Jeremy Keas
16, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Ana Davoodi, Kristin Balden, Laura Hastik
Ana Davoodi , Kristin Balden , Laura Hastik Photo by Jeremy Keas
15, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Sally Rice, Melanie Herz, John Harrison
Sally Rice , Melanie Herz , John Harrison Photo by Jeremy Keas
12, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Ryan Reitmeyer, Sandra Mason, Aaron Laine
Ryan Reitmeyer , Sandra Mason , Aaron Laine Photo by Jeremy Keas
11, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Barbara Davis, Kristopher Stuart
Barbara Davis , Kristopher Stuart Photo by Jeremy Keas
10, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Beth Abel, Cindy Allen, Jeffrey Abel
Beth Abel , Cindy Allen , Jeffrey Abel Photo by Jeremy Keas
05, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Kristen Balden, Laura Hastik, Joseph Hatton-Rodriguez
Joseph Hatton-Rodriguez , Laura Hastik , Kristen Balden Photo by Jeremy Keas
04, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Lucinda Loya, Heather Hill, Jessica Fontenot, Anah Hanson
Lucinda Loya , Heather Hill , Jessica Fontenot , Anah Hanson Photo by Jeremy Keas
02, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Belinda Bennett, Amy Vonderau, Catherine Dykes
Belinda Bennett , Amy Vonderau , Catherine Dykes Photo by Jeremy Keas
01, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Melanie Herz, Lisa Pope Westerman
Melanie Herz , Lisa Pope Westerman Photo by Jeremy Keas
06, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Cindy Allen, Mark Strauss, Lucinda Loya
16, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Ana Davoodi, Kristin Balden, Laura Hastik
15, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Sally Rice, Melanie Herz, John Harrison
12, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Ryan Reitmeyer, Sandra Mason, Aaron Laine
11, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Barbara Davis, Kristopher Stuart
10, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Beth Abel, Cindy Allen, Jeffrey Abel
05, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Kristen Balden, Laura Hastik, Joseph Hatton-Rodriguez
04, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Lucinda Loya, Heather Hill, Jessica Fontenot, Anah Hanson
02, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Belinda Bennett, Amy Vonderau, Catherine Dykes
01, Lucinda Loya Interior Decor magazine, February 2013, Melanie Herz, Lisa Pope Westerman

There were almost as many cell phone cameras popping photos as there were guests at Lucinda and Javier Loya's home when Interior Design held its "One Night Only" business fete in the Loya's deliciously modern abode.

After all, with more than 150 interior designers and architects on the swank premises, one might expect heightened interest in the surroundings. 

 Strauss applauded Lucinda's unique home for its "integration of art and design. This place absolutely does it."

The cocktail party was one in a series of events that Interior Design is hosting across the country, facilitating networking and design discovery among talents throughout the design field. Stationing themselves in key position in the late afternoon in order to preview designers' portfolios before the party began in earnest were hosts Interior Design editor in chief Cindy Allen and Interior Design president and publisher Mark Strauss.

"Houston has so much quality design work going on," Strauss told CultureMap. "We present our 'One Night Only' events only in the hottest design markets in the country."

And the selection of the Loya home was no accident. The Interior Design team had scouted several locations in the city before locking in the Memorial area home. Strauss applauded Lucinda's unique home  for its "integration of art and design. This place absolutely does it."

Among those gathered to meet the Interior Design team were gallerist Barbara Davis, architects Beth and Jeffrey Abel (their firm just landed the contract to do United Airlines headquarters in Tokyo), artist Randy Twaddle, Lisa Pope Westerman, Ryan Reitmeyer, Laura Hastik, Aaron Laine, Sandra Mason, Kristopher Stuart and Sally Rice.