Last month, the Junior League of Miami Designer Showhouse took over The Deering Estate.  One of my favorite spaces was the historic kitchen.  Charles Deering had a fear of fire that guided many of the design and construction decisions at the Estate.  His primary residence, The Stone House, did not include kitchen owing to risk of fire.

Having a Designer Showhouse without a kitchen is a like any house without a kitchen…incomplete. So, Peggy Roberts McMahon of The Design Team partnered with Pottery Barn Interior Design Services to make the most out of the kitchen in the Richmond Cottage.  The Richmond Cottage is immediately adjacent to Charles Deering’s Stone House and was formerly an Inn that served travelers making the journey from Miami to Key West.  Way back in the day.

Peggy and her team utilized existing elements, such as the sink, cabinetry and some old fashioned glassware and paired them with furnishings and decor from Pottery Barn.  Loads of natural light and dreamy hardwood floors made the kitchen and butler’s pantry a relaxing retreat.