Rod Pittam, a local artist, designed and painted marvelous murals and assisted with the selection of colors and finishes. The ambiance was inspired by the 'Near Eastern' theme popular in theaters in the early 20th century. If you have ever attended a performance at the fabulous Fox Theater in downtown Atlanta, you have seen a prime example of the original 'Near Eastern' design. You may also know that the Fox was about to be torn down. Citizens' interest in historic preservation made the Fox Theater's survival possible. This was also an inspiration to the restoration of the Druid Hills Auditorium.