One of the hippest looking joints in Austin is Home Slice on South Congress Avenue. We've even pointed out their stylish aesthetic on Apartment Therapy before, right after they renovated their back patio. We found tons of inspiration in the cool and modern details that the owners filled the new addition with---perfect for finding ideas for your own kitchen.
The brains and talent behind Home Slice recently opened More Home Slice, a much-needed take-out and slices-only version of Home Slice, to help alleviate the sometimes over-crowded feel of the main restaurant. Owners Terri Hannifin and Jen Strickland, working with Michael Hsu architects, created an authentic interior that matches the feel and tone of the first Home Slice, but also created a unique and sophisticated personality for the new addition.
There were tons of elements to this space we loved and feel could be borrowed for home inspiration. The accent wall is made of reclaimed wood from the building's previous life as a dry cleaning business. A mural in the same vein as the other murals from the original Home Slice pops to life atop the reclaimed wood slats. Old metal grating creates an interesting texture on a wall. A bright, geometric pattern brings interest to a corner. Fun glass subway tiles mimic old bricks. A surprising ceiling mural accompanies overhead lighting. Unique mosaics inspired by the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York depict cultural icons (try and guess them all if you visit!). An old door from a school salvaged from the Habitat Restore underscores a subtle school-theme that runs through both sites.
If it sounds like we're biased, we totally are. We're huge fans of the interior and exterior of the original Home Slice (not to mention we eat the pizza pretty much non-stop---the hazards of living a mere few blocks away) but love the new addition because they were able to combine all the fun elements that made the first site original, but in a new fresh way that creates a fun dining experience. Could you see yourself using any of these ideas in your own home? Have you visited the new Home Slice addition in person? Let us know!