The “Sweet” Austin Home of Lick Honest Ice Creams’ Founders

updated Apr 14, 2019

The “Sweet” Austin Home of Lick Honest Ice Creams’ Founders

updated Apr 14, 2019
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Name: Chad Palmatier and Anthony Sobotik
Location: North Austin, Texas
Size: 1,850 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, owned

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In their business—Lick Honest Ice Creams—as well as their home, Chad and Anthony focus on bringing an appreciation of simple things into the world. When it comes to decorating their North Austin house, they only brought in items they really love. The kind of items that bring them joy every day. For the couple, that means color, pattern and family heirlooms. Each room contains bold and unique textures that together create a comfortable and inviting home.

Chad is an interior designer and Anthony is a chef, and together they opened Lick Honest Ice Creams in 2011, combining the spirit of the homemade ice cream Chad grew up with in Pennsylvania, mixed with flavors that Anthony grew up around in small town Texas. Their home’s style is also a mix of their style influences.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Our Style: Comfortable Vintage Modern

Inspiration: ’50s -’70s architecture and furniture, texture and color.

Favorite Element: Grandparents’ 1960s swivel dining chairs that we had reupholstered and refurbished. Every time I sit in them, I smile at the thought of my precious grandparents no longer with us.

Biggest Challenge: Not being able to update the house at the speed we want to.

What Friends Say: The compliment we hear most often is how comfortable and inviting our home is. They love the layout, the laid-back style, the colors, textures and furnishings.

Biggest Embarrassment: Our dated bathrooms that are our next project!

Proudest DIY: Hanging the grass-cloth wall covering in the dining room.

Biggest Indulgence: Arteriors chandelier in dining room

Best Advice: Fill your home with items that make you happy. Don’t mount your TV too high (it should be at eye level when seated), When space permits, don’t push furniture to the corners and walls. Don’t be afraid of color. Seek unique quality items over lots of “stuff.” Use lots of live plants only!

Dream Sources: Amazing estate sales and pretty much anything from Brabbu and partners.


Living Room/Entry – Behr Coco Malt
Kitchen – Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue
Master Bedroom – Benjamin Moore Adobe Dust
Hallway – Sherwin-Williams Black Fox
Guest Bedroom 1 – Sherwin-Williams Raging Sea
Guest Bedroom 2 – Benjamin Moore Maple Sugar

Wall mounted cabinet – West Elm
Metal wall art – Crate and Barrel (Discontinued)
Vase – Anthropologie (Discontinued)
Art – Local Austin and Columbus, OH Artists
Rug – Capel

Sofa – Macy’s (Discontinued)
Chairs – West Elm (Discontinued)
Sheepskins – IKEA
Throw pillows – Crate & Barrel, World Market, West Elm
Cork Ottoman – West Elm (Discontinued)
Cocktail Tables – Crate & Barrel – Sadie Drink Table
Floor Lamp – West Elm – Mid Century Tri-pod
Bar Cart – West Elm – Mid Century Bar Cart
TV Console – Vintage
Rug – World Market (Discontinued)
Metal Wall Art – Crate & Barrel (Discontinued)
Painting – Crate and barrel (Discontinued)
Coffee Table – Vintage Family Heirloom
Shelving – IKEA Vittsjo
Vases – Various vintage and new
Plant Stands – Vintage

Dining Table – Vintage
Swivel Dining Chairs – Vintage family heirlooms reupholstered
Dining Side Chairs – World Market Flynn Hairpin
Glass Front Console – Vintage
Painting – Original by Columbus, Ohio Artist, Jurate Philips
Chandelier — Arteriors
Photography — Originals by friend and Atlanta Photographer, Melissa Schollaert
Plant stands — Vintage

Counter stools – Thonet Era – Design Within Reach
Island – Furniture in the Raw
Clock – Vintage
Pitchers – Mix of vintage and new

Headboard – Vintage
Nightstands – West Elm (Discontinued)
Lamps – Target Faceted Lamp
Duvet – West Elm (Discontinued)
Sheets – Crate & Barrel in Belo Gray
Dec Pillows – West Elm, IKEA
Runners – West Elm (Discontinued)
Curtains – World Market – Corinne
Chest of Drawers – Vintage found on curb in NYC and painted
Painting – Original Vintage

Headboard – Vintage
Sheets – Target
Duvet – IKEA
Dec Pillows – Crate & Barrel, West Elm
Painting – Crate & Barrel (Discontinued)
Nightstands – West Elm – Penelope
Lamps – West Elm (Discontinued)
Mirror – IKEA Langesund
Console – Vintage Lane (original tags still attached- actually a bar cabinet!)

Headboard – Four Hands
Bedside Table – Vintage
Dresser – Vintage (was grandmother’s)
Bedside Lamp – Vintage Basset
Lamp – West Elm (Discontinued)
Chair – Vintage Reupholstered
Photos – Original from Lancaster, Pennsylvania photographer
Hanging Art – Kristina Krog from Nannie Inez
Print – Local Austin Photographer

Thanks, Chad and Anthony!

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