Historic Holiday Décor: Vintage Florida
November 27, 2020 - January 8, 2021
Visitors can tour the historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations. The Historic Holiday Décor is an annual tradition, and this year the magic of Vintage Florida comes to life with cherished holiday traditions that bring a feeling of warm nostalgia and a welcome respite from the modern world. The Deering Estate has assembled a team of top designers that will once again transform the homes for the holiday season, led by our award winning Designer in Residence, Alfredo Brito.
The rustic décor of the Richmond Cottage, inspired by the holiday gatherings of the pioneer days at Cutler will give a nod to Miami’s first Christmas celebration in 1896, the year the Richmond Cottage was built. The Stone House Library, will feature a special holiday design tribute to Charles Deering’s lifelong love of the sea. Adorned in sparking hues of blue with a vintage nautical theme, Alfredo Brito’s design honors the area’s traditional regattas, Charles Deering’s naval career and the stunning seaside places he chose for his homes.
A special thanks to the designers, volunteers and returning Miami-based Garden Club members who have donated their time and services for this year’s holiday decorating effort:
Richmond Cottage and Library –- Alfredo Brito, Alfredo Brito Interiors
Richmond Cottage Kitchen – Williams-Sonoma, Gulfstream Park
Deering Study — Fanny Messa, Drapes by Fanny
Mrs. Deering Bedroom – Rosalba Calvo, L’Excellence Design
Mr. Deering Bedroom — Roman Miguel Garcia, The Carpet Boutique
Great Hall — 100 Ladies of Deering and Alfredo Brito
Second-floor landing and staircase — Pottery Barn, Miami Beach
Richmond Cottage back porch — Palmetto Bay Garden Club
The Historic Holiday Décor is on display daily, November 27, 2020 to January 8, 2021, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free with Estate admission: $15 for adults and $7 for children (ages 4-14) purchased at the entrance to the Estate. Admission is free for Deering Estate Foundation Members and children under 4 years old. Become a Member today! Please note that the Deering Estate is closed on December 25.
Celebrate Deering all year and gift a membership to family and friends this Holiday Season! Deering Estate Foundation Members enjoy year-round complimentary general admission to Deering Estate and much more including admission to the Deering Seafood Festival in March.
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