Here's Adrienne, another potential blogger bringing us some space age inspiration from Austin. Tell us what you think!
Local business phenomenon Kelly Chappell and local designer Jamie Chioco have teamed up to create a cafe with a decor that's out of this world. Located in Austin's new "Triangle" development (named for the shape that the two main roads, Guadalupe and Lamar make when they intersect), the newly opened Galaxy Cafe mixes funky, cool and intergalactic elegantly.
Floors are a stained concrete reminiscent of the Milky Way and the ceiling is high and bright. Galaxy features a variety of seating options, from the tufted booths, to the simple cafe tables to the sleek bar. The red and orange colors in the space resemble those in the two other older galaxy cafes in Austin only more sophisticated and with a lot more white.
Outdoor seating is plentiful and features my favorite element of the cafe's design, the translucent red chairs. Custom light fixtures designed by Chioco himself are ideally proportioned and stunning.
Furniture is from local modern furnishings store Bella Home. The space feels open and interesting and the various seating options give you the choice of eating more publicly or more privately. Galaxy Cafe embodies the perfect mix of Austin funky and urban cool (and I hear the food's not too bad, either). -Adrienne Check out the Galaxy Cafe Austin website! Related Reads Encounter Restaurant at LAX Small Cool 2008: Tanya's industrial Chic Hoover Constellation Floating Vacuum Bookmarked: Modern Furniture and Decoration