Playing House

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

The Galbreath House already was beautiful, but local designers have turned it into a stunner for this year's Decorators' Show House event -- and they want you to see why.

The event, which begins today and runs through May 10, features a mansion with 22 interior spaces and four exterior spaces decorated by more than 25 designers. For $20, the public can walk through and admire the work.

Every other year, the event is put on by the Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art, which teams with the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Designers choose their rooms through a lottery and are given free reign to showcase their talents as they see fit.

Recent Show House events have raised more than $300,000 each for the Museum.

This year's home, at 2575 Leeds Rd. in Upper Arlington, was built in 1924 by Henry Theodore Phillips, president of the Phillips Printing Company. The 8,000-square-foot tudor revival is now owned by the Galbreath family; Liz Galbreath was a former president of the Women's Board who was instrumental in bringing the Show House event to Columbus.

The house is open Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at and at the door.

Kristy Eckert is editor of Capital Style.