The historic Kampong property in Coconut Grove is getting a brand new makeover this year thanks to The Junior League of Miami Showhouse. The showhouse will be taking place on the Kampong site, which will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary this year. Over twenty interior designers will help restore the building to its former glory as part of a fundraising event that will benefit the Junior League’s many programs to help women and children within the Miami community. The showhouse will take place between April 7-24, 2016.
The Kampong is one of five tropical gardens and three preserves run by the National Tropical Botanical Garden, and was once the home of Dr. David and Marian Fairchild. Over the years the home’s interior has aged and began to lose its luster. Those participating in the Junior League of Miami Showhouse will be restoring areas such as the bathrooms and kitchen, along with upgrading appliances and installing museum-quality wallpaper. During the showhouse, guests will be able to tour the historic gardens and interiors while indulging in the breathtaking designs by the showhouse designers.
The property’s lush floral landscape, tropical fruits, and bold exterior colors have become a source of inspiration for many of the designers to be featured at the event. Designers working on the project include Julie Moir Messervy Design Studio, Fernando Wong Outdoor Living Design, Taylor & Taylor, The HighBoy’s own Bonnin Ashley Antiques, and many more, including:
- Charlotte Dunagan Design Group
- Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors
- Design Solutions
- Donna Moss
- HLS Interior Design
- Interiors by Maite Granda
- Jorge Castillo Design Inc.
- Mabley Handler Interior Design
- Margaux Interiors
- Peoples Rionda Interiors
- Rochi Llaneza
- Saccaro USA
- Sarah Z Designs
- Sheryl Bleustein Interiors
- The Gallery Interiors
The Junior League is an organization of 1,000 women who share a passion to empower the women, children, and families of Miami so that they can strengthen their community. Founded in 1926, it allows women to develop their leadership skills through volunteer work. The Junior League’s main focuses are in the areas of family violence, homelessness, early childhood education, foster care, and children’s and women’s health. Not only will the showhouse be a delight to visit, but the impact of the funds raised throughout the event will be felt throughout the community.
Tickets are available here. For more information on the event, check out the Miami Showhouse website.
Here’s a sneak peak at some of the breathtaking interiors to be featured at the event: