DUBLIN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - The "Emerald City of Dublin" is known for it's green scheme. When it came time to choose a color for the Theatre Dublin, interior designer Claire Livingston, decided it was time to mix in a different color, and add a new kind of sparkle to downtown.
"We're the pot at the end of the rainbow, the gold at the end of the rainbow."
The color shines all over the walls of the newly renovated lobby of the Theatre Dublin, but director of Main Street Dublin, Tara Bradshaw says there's nothing new about concept behind the renovations.
"What we wanted to do when DDA took management over in March, we wanted to upgrade it... something that may have, the way it may have looked when it was built back in the 1930s," says Bradshaw.
The building's not part of Dublin's historic district, but the Downtown Development Authority thought, why not give it the same historic flair on the inside that it has on the outside.
"We threw out a word there, art deco, and she just took it and ran with it and it just turned out wonderfully," says Bradshaw.
That's how Livingston got her ideas for the bright gold theme, the art-deco style sunburst on the wall, the intricately tiled ceilings, and the geometric hanging chandeliers that decorate the lobby, and even the bathrooms.
"We wanted to decorate this how we thought it might have been decorated in the art deco style of the day."
The project was funded by the hotel-motel tax. The budget was $80,000, and it all came together in just five weeks.
"We had the vision, we had the ideas, we had the team," says Bradshaw.
Now, all they're waiting for is to share their pot of gold with you.
"I hope when they walk in on Saturday night it's just going to be wow," says Livingston.
The September season kicks off this Saturday with the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. Click here to visit the Main Street Dublin website for more information on events and ticketing.