Designers to Transform Historic Deering Estate for April Event
The Junior League of Miami is proud to announce the final list of celebrated designers that have signed on to be part of its 2018 Miami Showhouse at the historic Deering Estate. The Junior League has partnered with the Deering Estate Foundation to host this biennial event to increase awareness and financial capability for the 91-year-old nonprofit organization to continue its work helping at-risk families in Miami. More than 20 of South Florida’s most respected and innovative designers have come on board to transform the estate’s interior and exterior spaces into spectacular and creative settings.
The designers and the Deering Estate spaces where they will work their magic are the following:
Elizabeth Ghia Interiors – Grand Salon
Design and Style Unlimited – Entry Foyer, Photo Gallery and Library Terrace
Alfredo Brito – Library
Plume – Grand Salon Terrace
Gallery Interiors – Marion Deering’s Bedroom, Bath and Terrace
Robert Rionda Interiors – Guest Room
L’Excellence – Ladies Suite Hallway and Landing
RESA; Real Estate Staging Association – Charles Deering’s Study
AC Styles Design – Charles Deering’s Bedroom and Sleeping Porch
Melida Williams Interior Design – Ladies’ Sitting Room
ERREZ Design – Entry Foyer and Breakfast Room
L. Lynn Interiors – Reception Sitting room
Interiors by Maite Granda – Dining Room
The Design Team, Inc. in collaboration with Pottery Barn Interior Design Services – Kitchen & Butler Pantry
The Polished Coconut – Front Porch
Robb & Stucky – Garden Room
Mint Décor –John Kunkel Small Room
Claudia Herrera – Poetry Room
ByDesign – Kids Room
FIU School of Architecture – Picnic Table Area
One Seed – Pathway Planter
“Benjamin Moore’s commitment to refresh the interior walls of all the rooms in both the Stone House and Richmond Cottage is a tremendous benefit to the designers,” said Gabrielle O’Quinn, Chair of the 2018 Miami Showhouse, along with Rosemary Hartigan. “The hues are indicative of the era in which the homes were built, with inspiration drawn from Maricel, Charles Deering’s artistically stunning home in Spain,” she added.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the residence reinterpreted with modern touches. The Miami Showhouse is open Tuesdays through Sundays, April 15-29, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $40 which includes admission to the historic homes and estate grounds. Self-guided tours and Showhouse volunteers will be available. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.miamishowhouse.org.
“We are grateful and awestruck by the outpouring of interest by these remarkable designers,” said Rosemary Hartigan. “We know their work will be extraordinary, and the Showhouse promises to be an amazing event with this group of creative geniuses.”
The last Showhouse took place in 2016 at The Kampong, a nine-acre national historic landmark that is one of five tropical gardens and three preserves of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Between ticket sales and corporate sponsorships, the event drew in nearly $350,000.
The Deering Estate Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic arm of the Deering Estate, has committed to spending $25,000 on furnishings, lighting and other unique décor to remain in the designer spaces after the Showhouse ends.
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