Pandemic delayed Junior League of Detroit's 2020 Designer's Show House kicks off next week

Posted at 5:53 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 17:53:31-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — It is an event that home designers love to be a part of and it's for a good cause. The Junior League of Detroit's 2020 Designers’ Show House kicks off next week.

Because of the pandemic, it is definitely looking different this year compared to previous events.

Co-chair Liana Dabir said, “We are seeing the best and the newest of interior design.”

The rooms look straight out of pages from a magazine.

The Show House features more than 25 designers transforming 32 rooms of a historic home on Seminole Street near Kercheval.

“It’s really an amazing house. It’s the largest home in Indian Village. It was built in 1907.”

This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Junior League. Every two years they host a Designers’ Show House. Last time, they did it at actor Hill Harper’s house.

In 2016, they picked a mansion in Grosse Pointe Park.

They are putting the finishing touches for this year’s event. The event was supposed to be held in May but the pandemic pushed everything back cutting the preparation time short.

You can see how amazing these transformations are.

“It’s a huge, enormous change.”

The kitchen and three bathrooms were complete renovations. There are different themes and designs, some may give you some wild ideas.

“It’s inspirational. It’s aspirational. You may not love everything but you can certainly take away elements that you can incorporate into your own home.”

This event falls under the museum category, so they aren’t limited to 10 people or less at a time. Their last event had about 10,000 visitors and they won’t have nearly as many, only selling 30 tickets an hour for the two-week event.

Masks will be required, along with temperature checks and hand sanitizer.

And like a museum, don’t touch anything!

“The other thing the city has asked us to do is keep windows open.”

The Junior League of Detroit raises money for their community projects, food pantry, and college scholarships. They aren’t letting the pandemic stop them from continuing their work.

“Safe environment and yet you’re spending 90 minutes doing something really incredible.”

The event kicks off September 19th. For more information, go to

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