Elegance abounded at the 2000 Decorators' Show House preview party, sponsored by the Baltimore Symphony Associates. Formally attired folk toured Loveton Mansion in Sparks, which was just as decked out as its visitors, courtesy of more than 30 local decorators and designers.
The 250 guests then were shuttled to Embassy Suites in Hunt Valley to dine and discuss their favorite show house rooms -- such as the upstairs dressing room decorated to look like one that might have been used by Baltimore native Wallis Simpson on the eve of her wedding to Britain's Duke of Windsor, or the $10,000 dining room wallpaper, a pastoral hunting scene mural.
Among those enjoying the evening: Betty Reeves, event chair; Ana Maria Colwill, Jean Lubke, Libby Younglove and Pat Garland, show house design chairs; Maurice Feldman, BSA president; John Gidwitz, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra president; Christine Hofmann, display coordinator for Ethan Allen; David Zinnamon, international management consultant; Gina Hudson, owner of Gina Hudson Designs Inc.; Richard Evans, real estate agent with O'Conor, Piper & Flynn ERA; Linda Carter, owner of gilt & rust; Amy Facinoli, owner of Amy's Stuff; Will Lavasseur, Baltimore area attorney; Missy Connolly, owner of Fern Hill Design; Al Rexroad, retired Giant Food store manager; and Dr. Harry Stevens, GBMC urologist.
The preview party raised $20,000 for Baltimore Symphony Associates projects, including the funding of BSO education programs.