Enviable (& Stealable) Design Details from Austin's New Hillside Farmacy

Enviable (& Stealable) Design Details from Austin's New Hillside Farmacy

Adrienne Breaux
Mar 23, 2012

We're all pretty charmed by the adorable vintage look of Austin's newest addition to the food scene: Hillside Farmacy, located in an up-and-coming area of East Austin on 11th Street. Opened just earlier this month, the gorgeous space is filled with design details that are not only nice to look at, they're downright inspiring for any space!

The new food child of Austin top chef Sonya Cote (of another East Austin vintage, food and drink hot spot, East Side Show Room), Hillside Farmacy is a bright, roomy fresh of breath air when it comes to interiors.

Gorgeous furniture pieces and fixtures anchor the space. A darling white mosaic tile floor is shiny and sweet. It is, however, not just all the things they brought into the space that makes this eatery so desirable; it's the unique ways in which they brought their own spin on the vintage aesthetic. We spotted a number of details that we'll be borrowing for our own home:

A vintage/modern palette hybrid Mixing vintage and modern colors, the palette is a perfect mix of traditional and contemporary hues that give a subdued and peaceful atmosphere to the space.

Tile everywhere and in unexpected places There are the great hexagonal-shaped floor tiles, but there there are also some tiles on a few of the tables. And also some larger white tiles on an accent wall. And they continued the floor tiles onto a support column in the main space. There's something comforting and quaint about all the tile.

Flirty details to industrial light fixtures Adding great vintage industrial light fixtures to a space is no new idea, but they took it a step farther: added clear, modernly shaped and feminine crystal chandelier drops! They act to soften the industrial look to the fixtures and make them superbly one-of-a-kind.

Framing the seemingly mundane to make extraordinary art Just as we were leaving after taking photos we spotted them: tiny, barely readable small sheets of paper framed in a mix of frames. We stepped closer to see what they were: old prescription sheets from pharmacies! Something mundane in every day life made absolutely lovely when framed and displayed creatively.

(Images: Adrienne Breaux)

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