Designing History

Deering Estate Transformed for Chairty

April 2018

The Junior League of Miami, based here in Coral Gables, is giving the historic Deering Estate a makeover to increase awareness and raise money for the 91-year-old non-profit to continue its work helping at-risk families.

The League, working with the Deering Estate Foundation, has invited dozens of interior designers to temporarily decorate the rooms of the former home of industrial magnate Charles Deering. Working within historic preservation standards, “This will be a turning point for us as we reach new audiences and activate spaces in the historic homes,” say Jennifer Tisthammer, director of the estate. The Junior League’s last showhouse event, held at the Kampong in 2016, raised $350,000. The 1,000-woman volunteer organization was founded in 1926, 4 years after Deering began living at the estate, and one year before his death.

April 14 to 29 (Tues.-Sun., 11 am-5 pm)

Tickets: General Admission $40 ($250 Gala Night 4.14)

The Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave. Palmetto Bay