Historical Showcase: The Deering Estate

What Better Way to Bring Life to the Past Than With Contemporary Design?

June 2018

 The Coral Gable-based Junior League of Miami pulled out all the design stops in their recent display of interior makeovers of the Deering Estate, the former 1920s mansion of industrial titan Charles Deering. The 1,000-woman volunteer organization, itself founded in 1926, raised more than $185,000 from admission fees and donations paid by 2,000-plus visitors to the estate. The money will go toward the Junior League’s mission to empower women and help families at risk. Deering himself lived at the eponymous estate for the last five years of his life, but probably with interiors a little more restrained that what this year’s participants put together.   

Where: The Deering Estate (1.5 m south of Coral Gables on Biscayne Bay) 

What: Junior League of Miami’s 2018 Showhouse 

Why: To Raise Funds for Women and Families at Risk 

Who: South Florida Hottest Interior Designers  

Amount Raised: $185,000 

Charles Deering’s Study in the Stone House by Real Estate Staging Association
Entry foyer and breakfast room in the Richmond Cottage by Errez Design
The Grand Salon in the Stone House by Elizabeth This Interiors
Charles Deering’s bedroom in the Stone House by AC Styles Design