To purchase tickets to the Preview Party, members may purchase online – follow the link to DSH tickets on – or they may pay by check (payable to JLD-DSH) or by Venmo @JLDetroit1914, please note Preview Party tickets in “what it’s for”.

The Junior League of Detroit (JLD) will host a Preview Party
for the Designers’ Show House on Friday, May 3 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. in the tent on the lawn of
the Show House, located at 315 Lakeland in the City of Grosse Pointe. Tickets for the Preview
Party are $150 and are available at
Partygoers will be able to tour the completed Designers’ Show House from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
that evening before it opens to the public the next day, Saturday, May 4. Guests are invited to
dress in spring cocktail attire. The party will include heavy appetizers, an open bar as well as
signature cocktails from Detroit’s Two James Distillery, and a DJ and dancing until 10 p.m. Valet
parking will be available.
Guests can also look forward to a silent auction of unique and curated gift packages for bidding,
as well as a raffle wherein the grand prize is a vacation package at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac
Island valued at more than $2,000. Other prizes include a cash prize, tickets to a University of
Michigan football game, an original piece of art, and a David Yurman bracelet.
Since February, 20, interior designers and artisans have been transforming the nearly 8,500-sq.-
ft. Tudor into an amazing designer showcase. The house was designed by renowned architect
George D. Mason and built in 1929 for Dr. J. Milton Robb.
“I am thrilled by the community support and the volunteer leadership that brings the Designers’
Show House into full bloom. With the help of our supporters and our generous corporate
neighbors, these events help families in Detroit who count on us as a committed partner
working hard to make a real and sustaining difference,” says Mary Hollens, President of the JLD.
“We look forward to everyone joining us to celebrate this beautiful show house and support
our mission of doing good in the community. We have incredible plans that will allow the Junior
League of Detroit to more fully invest in projects and programs that continue to change lives.”
Held biennially since 1976, the Designers’ Show House is a significant fundraiser for the JLD and
a longtime favorite event of the metro Detroit community. This will be the final Show House for
the JLD as it looks to other projects that will continue to make an impact on the community.
The Designers’ Show House will be open for public tours May 4 – 19. Tickets are $35 in advance,
$40 at the door, and can be purchased at or at Village Palm, located at 17121
Kercheval Avenue in Grosse Pointe. The Show House will also feature a Café and a Garden
Market. Show House hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Thursday and Friday
evenings, 6– 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Please note that the
Show House is not handicapped accessible. No children under the age of 8, including babes in
arms or strollers or pets will be permitted into the decorated home.
Proceeds from the 2024 Designers’ Show House will support the JLD’s partnership with Brilliant
Detroit, a non-profit organization that addresses early childhood development and
kindergarten readiness through the establishment of family centers in underutilized housing
stock, developed and designed by the neighbors themselves. The homes provide a place for
fellowship, activities, learning, and support for families and neighbors.
ABOUT THE DESIGNERS’ SHOW HOUSE: Held every other year since 1976, the Designers’ Show
House is the Junior League of Detroit’s most significant fundraiser, raising more than $5 million
for programs, projects and partnerships in the City of Detroit.
ABOUT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DETROIT: The Junior League of Detroit is a dynamic group of
women leaders who have been making change happen since 1914. For over 100 years, we have
been striving to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women, and improve
communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Since 1914 the
Junior League of Detroit has completed 53 major projects in and around the City of Detroit and
awarded over $250,000 dollars in community grants.
To learn more, visit