drama and depth
Period details were unveiled and restored to their original glory in the renovation of this historic theatre. Working with architecture firm Booth Hansen, Inhabit Interiors discovered amazing, ornate details covered over time by walls and drop ceilings; including a two-story vestibule and dramatic plaster ceiling.
A feeling of drama and depth were created through the layering of paint on the interiors. Keeping with the spirit of the theatre, paint is used dramatically on gilded trim and accents to ensure visibility from afar.
Color is used expertly, resulting in a space that is simultaneously dramatic and subdued, so as to not overshadow the performances. Contrasting with the dark red, the central spaces are bright with deeply contrasting trim and provide areas for guests to gather.
The renovation of Chicago’s Shubert Theatre resulted in a modernized theatre restored to its original glory. In 2006 the restoration was recognized with the prestigious Chicago Landmark Award for Preservation Excellence.