Carrie Robinson wasn’t alive during the 1970s. But the interior designer is hearkening back to the Southern rock era in her work on the new Mercer Music at Capricorn.
“We are definitely focusing on the soul of the project, which is this very kind of ’70s vibe,” said Robinson, who is working on Capricorn’s interior design with architect Bob Brown. “So we decided to take the historic look and continue that throughout.”
The original Capricorn Sound Studios defined the Southern rock genre of the 1970s, birthing legends such as the Allman Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop and many others.
Building on that legacy, Mercer Music at Capricorn will reopen in Macon, Georgia, in December as a multi-purpose, 20,000-square-foot complex including an active recording studio, music incubator, museum, and office and co-working space.
Recapturing the interior design of Capricorn’s heyday wasn’t easy.
“Unfortunately, there was not a lot of original material or detail left within the building, so we are just kind of having to interpret from there and figure out a new ’70s look to go into the space,” Robinson said.