This holiday season, the Deering Estate embraces the season and continues its celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Stone House by taking us back to the glitz and glamor of the early 20th century. Inspired by the cultural explosion of jazz and cinema that was flourishing at the time, the interior decorations of the houses will celebrate the magnetism and effervescence of the decade. Rooms in Stone House and Richmond Cottage will be decorated as they would have been in the 1920s. This year, the Richmond Cottage dining room will be dressed and adorned with elegant holiday details and staged in the a celebratory dinner to ring in the holiday season as it might have been at the time of the Deering residence. The Stone House Library will toast the rise of the Golden Age of Cinema with accents and decor that capture the magic and splendor of vintage Hollywood.
Guests are invited to experience a daytime visit to the Deering Estate this holiday season. The Deering Estate holiday decor includes more than a dozen Holiday Trees, from the 17-foot tall tree in the Great Hall to others in the Historic Homes that will be lavishly decorated to accentuate the architectural details and fine furnishings of the historic structures. Each room is carefully designed and dressed by a group of award-winning professional interior designers, led by Deering Estate’s designer-in-residence, Alfredo Brito.
Special thanks to the following designers and volunteers who donated their time and services to this year’s holiday decorating effort:
- Richmond Cottage & Stone House Bookcase – Alfredo Brito, Alfredo Brito Interiors
- Kitchen Richmond Cottage – Alfredo Brito in collaboration with Williams-Sonoma, Gulfstream Park
- Mr. Deering’s study – Fanny Mesa, Drapes by Fanny Design
- Mrs. Deering’s bedroom – Rosalba Calvo, L’Excellence Design
- Mr. Deering’s Room – Roman Miguel Garcia, The Carpet Boutique
- Stone House great hall & Richmond Cottage Film and Visiting Scholar Rooms – 100 Ladies of Deering
- Second Floor Landing and Staircase of Stone House – Pottery Barn, Miami Beach in collaboration with Marina Bargouti
- Prohibition wine cellar – Fanntastic Concepts by Fanny Mesa,
- Richmond Cottage Back Porch – Palmetto Bay Garden Club
- Stone House Front Porch and Lobby Restroom – Pinecrest Garden Club
In addition to the holiday decor, visitors will also discover the permanent novelties of the estate’s historic furnishing plan. Complementing the restored historic paint scheme and recently acquired antique furnishings, several rooms are now dressed in new textiles, including curtains and bedding for the Deerings’ bedrooms. These custom designs, crafted to replicate the rich, embellished layers depicted in historic 1920s home inventories, lend rooms a luxurious old-world elegance not seen since the days of the Deering family at Cutler.
The Historic holiday decor is exhibited every day, from November 25, 2022 to January 6, 2023, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Viewing is free with the cost of admission to the domain being $15 for adults and $7 for children 4 to 14 years old. Admission is free for members of the Deering Estate Foundation and children under 4 years old. Become a member from the Deering Estate Foundation today! Gift a subscription to family and friends this holiday season! Please note that the Deering Estate will be closed on December 25.
Deering Estate offers a “buy one, give one” holiday promotion. Purchase an adult general admission ticket when you visit in December and receive a general admission gift pass to use at a later date, for yourself or a guest. General admission passes expire January 31, 2023.
For more information on holiday season events at Deering Estate, including holiday night walks, please visit the estate website.
About Alfredo Brito, Deering Estate Designer in Residence
Alfredo Brito is a renowned Cuban-American interior designer with over 34 years of experience, who has been honored with numerous and important awards.
Mr. Brito carries on the tradition of creating elegant interiors at his design firm located in Miami, Florida, where he focuses on residential and commercial interior design. He also specialized in the design of showrooms for fine furniture companies, including the creation of spectacular storefronts in major cities such as Buenos Aires, New York and Madrid. In all of her interior designs to date, refinement and contemporary sophistication are strongly defined, with an emphasis on quality and comfort.
About the Deering Domain
The deer field is a 21st century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and national monument on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and operated by the Florida Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces. Miami-Dade County. The Deering Estate is located at 16701 SW 72 Ave. at Miami.
About the Deering Estate Foundation
For those who cherish the Deering Estate, who advocate for its preservation and wish to invest in its future, the Founding of the Deering Estate offers individuals and businesses the opportunity to participate in memberships, iconic events and unique experiences, all with the aim of providing vital funding and support to the Deering Estate. Founded in 1989, The Deering Estate Foundation, Inc. is a community-based 501(c) 3 Florida Corporation charity and philanthropic partner of Deering Estate.
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