Adventures in Austin
Hey y’all! Last week I traveled to Austin to visit my showroom representative SUPPLY and attend their fantastic Interior Design Week events. This was a week of firsts...my first trip to Austin, and my first time traveling to represent elworthy studio. I am still in awe of all of the positive feedback- Austin designers responded really well to the Decay Collection AND they had lots of questions about sustainability and eco-conscious product offerings. It is so encouraging to hear more interior designers concerned about environmentally-friendly products! As a solo-preneur, this was also great opportunity to connect and "talk shop" with other talented designers. I was introduced to designers and founders of inspiring companies such as Abnormals Anonymous, Stone Textiles, Avo….and so many more! Read on for the best places to stay, drink, and shop. Enjoy!
A former roadside motel, the Hotel San Jose has been transformed into a chic oasis. The hotel’s concrete floors and minimalist aesthetic are reminiscent of the Ace Hotel and it is conveniently located right in the middle of bustling South Congress. My favorite touches were, without a doubt, the brightly colored woven kimono bathrobes.
EAT + DRINK
This bar is 100% my style…old beauty with a healthy dose of decay and patina, artfully placed taxidermy, vintage chandeliers, and just the right touch of boho-chic. Whisler’s cocktails are perfection and there’s plenty of indoor-outdoor space so it never feels too crowded or loud.
If I lived in Austin, this would be my go-to spot for a drink and some live music with friends. Stay Gold is casual and fun and hosts solid shows pretty much every night. With its outdoor patio and on-site food truck, there’s no better place to enjoy a fresh lobster roll at midnight.
This little shop right off South Congress has three rooms filled with well-curated vintage plus their own private label line. The style leans more towards free-spirited boho girl which I can’t help but adore. I scored a cute chambray jumpsuit which is quickly becoming a wardrobe favorite. Be sure to pick up an Austin Vintage shopping pamphlet while you are there-- this city has enough vintage shopping to keep you busy for days!
Last but certainly not least, SUPPLY is the top destination for everything interiors. The three founders have pulled together a carefully curated assortment of textiles, wall coverings, tiles, lighting, artwork, and pillows from established and emerging designers around the globe. This is not your typical showroom--and I mean that in the best way possible! SUPPLY is located in a remodeled bungalow filled with natural light and four rooms of artfully displayed products. Kim, Callie, and Kristin are pros when it comes to design (not to mention super sweet), so be sure to say hi and ask for tips!