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DesignWeek Houston THOMAS LLOYD AND BRYAN HUFFMAN AT THE SAROFIM HOUSE: CELEBRATING TASTEMAKER BUNNY MELLON A t one point during his salon talk, Thomas Lloyd remarked that his grandmother — the iconic tastemaker and philanthropist Bunny Mellon — would have loved that the two sets of French doors at The Sarofim House, where the talk took place, were left open for the evening breeze. Grandbunny, as Lloyd called her, would most certainly have felt at home in the classical 1938 John Staub-designed estate among the priceless works of art and exquisite architectural details. Fayez Sarofim, who passed away several months after this event, called the white mansion on River Oaks Boulevard Maison Blanche. Susan Sarofim generously opened the home for an exclusive evening, co- hosted by ICAA – Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, to host Lloyd and co-author Bryan Huffman, who discussed their book Bunny Mellon Style (Gibbs Smith). In true Bunny Mellon fashion, the party flowed freely between indoors and out and made ample use of the beautifully landscaped grounds, where an al fresco spread by Tony's Catering was served on the terrace beneath moss-shrouded oak trees. PC Seen: Susan Sarofim, Kelly Krohn, Taylor Eichenwald, Jane Wood, Hill Swift, Janne Williams, Anne Lee Phillips, Valette and Russell Windham, Greg Fourticq, John Cone, Betty Hrncir, Diane Gendel, Antonio Cortez, Bret Duhon, Meredith Grover, Karen Sachar, Katherine Ginzburg Treistman, Dawn Ginn, Sarah Eilers, Greg Schenck, Minnette Boesel, Elyse Lanier, Hannah Swiggard, William Finnorn, Kristy Geary, Paul Benavente, Fay Kirby, Mia Bonner, Connor Sullivan, Beth and Wayne Gibbens, Christopher Chavez, Rachel Davis, Maureen Farrah, Sari Imber, and Camille Scott. Oh, the Fun We Had By Lisa Collins Shaddock. Photography Johnny Than. Antonio Cortez Selena Mackay Charles Martens Thomas Lloyd, Susan Sarofim Bryan Huffman Hill Swift, Janne Williams Anne Lee Phillips Bret Duhon Meredith Grover Mark & Courtnay Tartt Elias Betty Hrncir, Diane Gendel Sandy Barrett John Cone Russell & Vallette Windham Greg Fourticq Dawn Ginn Sarah Eilers Luis Thompson Kelly Krohn Taylor Eichenwald Greg Schenck Julie Koch 78

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