Renovations to the Decorators' Show House at 4125 Oxford Drive were completed last week, and the Spanish-revival style home will be open to view at the end of the month.

Renovations to the Decorators' Show House at 4125 Oxford Drive were completed last week, and the Spanish-revival style home will be open to view at the end of the month.

From April 30 through May 22, the home will be available to tour at this biennial fundraiser for the Columbus Museum of Art, presented by its Women's Board.

Eighteen local interior designers have worked their magic on the Decorator Show House's rooms, as well as the garden areas.

"Everything has gone very smoothly," said event spokeswoman Beth Barnes. "Everybody stepped up to the plate. There have been no major problems."

The home, just east of Riverside Drive, was built in 1928 on almost two acres. Among its owners was a vice president of Kentucky Fried Chicken, who expanded the home to its current size and added a reflecting pool.

The current owners purchased the home in 2000, but it is now on the market.

"Tom and Nancy Vadakin moved to a beautiful new condo in southern Delaware County last fall," Barnes said. "Tom Vadakin was quietly supervising. He's a former builder, and he did a major renovation on this house eight years ago, so he has a deep appreciation for what they're doing."

Some of the changes will bring out the Spanish-revival architectural style of the home, while other decorators went for a different look.

"You're going to see a little bit of everything, which makes it so wonderful and unique," Barnes said. "We have everything from a woman's executive office to a nursery. It has lots of color, lots of fun things."

There was a lot of green and gray originally in the home, but there will be more eye-popping colors on display, such as a bright purple master bedroom.

"The laundry room is one of the most cheerful rooms," Barnes said. "It has bright colorful dog paper on the wall because that is where the Vadakins' dog spent a great deal of his time is in the laundry room. But the paper on the wall is kind of a salute to dogs of all breeds."

The Decorators' Show House offers visitors, including Barnes, a chance to get ideas for their own homes.

"There's a smaller bathroom with butterfly wallpaper that just really brought a whole new breath of life into that bathroom," she said. "I have a very small bathroom, and I wasn't quite sure what to do with it, but I saw the butterfly paper, and this beautiful marble floor, and I thought, of course.

"It gives you the courage to try new things."

In addition, someone may fall in love with the house and buy it.

"It deserves to have another family living in it who will continue on the great history of this house," Barnes said.

Columbus Museum of Art spokeswoman Nancy Colvin said that although the Show House is a private home and therefore not wheelchair-accessible, a video showcasing the renovations can be shown upon request. She said those requiring assistance should call (614) 629-0322 a day in advance of attending. Children under 8 will not be admitted.

The home will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; closed Mondays. Tickets are available through members of the Women's Board, the CMA,, and at the door. Admission is $15 in advance through Women's Board members or the museum; $20 online or at the door.

A gala preview, $100 per person or $175 per couple, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 28.