The best of the best in ev­ery­thing from lux­ury ho­tels to high-end de­sign show­rooms

HOME DECOR The Austin aes­thetic is un­like any­thing else. ItCs modern and edgy, but pays homage to Texas tra­di­tions. Here is our guide to the best of AustinCs in­te­rior de­sign re­tail­ers, lux­ury ho­tels and high-rise con­do­mini­ums.


An­nie Down­ing In­te­ri­ors In­te­rior de­signer An­nie Down­ing’s flag­ship store­front and show­room bring a unique com­bi­na­tion of vin­tage pieces and modern-day goods to down­town Austin. 509 Pow­ell St., 512.524.0061, an­niedown­ B&B Italia The award­win­ning Ital­ian fur­ni­ture brand opened its grand show­room down­town last year, fill­ing a need for high­end, modern fur­ni­ture per­fect for all of the new lux­ury homes and con­dos pop­ping up across the city. 1009 W. Sixth St., Ste. 120, 512.617.7460, Bay Hill De­sign + Show­room This show­room and de­sign stu­dio is West­lake’s re­source for well-chosen art, ac­ces­sories and home fur­nish­ings, in­clud­ing an­tiques and one-of-a-kind items. Lead de­signer Brooke An­der­son has owned the busi­ness for more than a decade. The sea­sonal dec­o­ra­tions and cus­tom­pil­low se­lec­tions are worth a stop. 3663 Bee Cave Road, Ste. 4C, 512.374.0210, bay­hillde­ Breed & Co. What started as a small store­front in 1970 has grown into a lo­cal in­sti­tu­tion. In ad­di­tion to prac­ti­cal hard­ware, Breed & Co. car­ries the finest table­ware, kitchen­ware and sea­sonal decor. Its ex­pert staff can ad­vise on ev­ery­thing from bri­dal reg­istries to linens. 718 W. 29th St., 512.474.6679; 3663 Bee Cave Road, 512.328.3960, Four Hands Home Four Hands’ fur­ni­ture of­fer­ings are re­fined and clas­sic yet in­no­va­tive and cool. 2090 Wood­ward St., 512.225.0333, Ha­cienda Austin Cu­rated for the modern ranch life­style, this eclec­tic, high-end shop in the Sec­ond Street Dis­trict fea­tures custom fur­nish­ings and pieces by di­verse lo­cal ar­ti­sans, and an or­ganic body­care line de­signed by owner Jes­sica Beat­tie. 204 Colorado St., 512.436.8870, ha­cien­ High Cot­ton Opened last year by Tri­cia Dab­ney of Dab­ney De­signs by Tri­cia, High Cot­ton is a fur­ni­ture bou­tique and de­sign cen­ter that of­fers ev­ery­thing from that hard-to-find piece to fin­ish a room to top-to­bot­tom de­sign ser­vices. The store car­ries se­lec­tions from more than 100 man­u­fac­tur­ers of fur­ni­ture, light­ing, bed­ding, rugs and the like in vary­ing styles. 10827 W. High­way 290, Ste. 110, 512.296.2423, high­cot­ton­home­ James Show­room In her cozy, re­stored bun­ga­low show­room on West Sixth Street, highly re­garded in­te­rior de­signer Mered­ith El­lis stocks ex­clu­sive lines of fab­ric, wall­pa­per, rugs and light­ing. Look for wo­ven fab­rics from Re­becca At­wood, Bel­gian linens from Lisa Fine Tex­tiles and Mally Skok wall­pa­per. 1411 W. Sixth St., 512.236.1006, jamesshow­

Jonathan Adler

It’s all about Amer­i­can glam­our with this na­tional brand. Beau­ti­ful, clas­sic fur­ni­ture and thought­ful ac­ces­sories abound, all with a mod twist. 1011 W. Fifth St., Ste. 130, 512.296.2507,

Katie Kime

This lo­cal life­style brand of fash­ion, fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories re­volves around de­signer Katie Kime’s South­ern preppy-chic style and her cel­e­bra­tion of prints. Her in­ti­mate bou­tique is stocked with clever ac­ces­sories, from bar cart decor and sta­tionery to cloth­ing and de­sign op­tions. A slice of her store is ded­i­cated to lim­it­ededi­tion finds from around the world, so if you see a rug or ac­ces­sory that you love, get it. 500 N. La­mar Blvd., Ste. 150, 512.358.4478,


The in­no­vat­ing pi­o­neer in ap­pli­ance and plumb­ing opened its first Austin show­room at Domain North­side this sum­mer, PIRCH’s 10th show­room in the coun­try. The in­ter­ac­tive space is de­signed to let cus­tomers “test-drive” the most ex­clu­sive and pre­mier brands, from the kitchen to the show­ers and laun­dry. Domain North­side, 512.518.5100,

RH Austin, The Gallery at The Domain

You can’t miss it when you ar­rive at Domain North­side. What looks like a Tus­can villa is the new 62,000-square-foot store, for­merly known as Restora­tion Hard­ware, with four floors, in­clud­ing one de­voted to the RH Modern col­lec­tion, and a stun­ning rooftop park that show­cases its out­door col­lec­tions. Domain North­side, 512.342.0614, restora­tionhard­

Sup­ply Show­room

This stylish show­room upped the de­sign ante in Austin when it was opened by three New York City trans­plants: Kim West, Cal­lie Jen­schke and Kristin Gish. Tucked away in a 1930s bun­ga­low, Sup­ply has ex­clu­sive-toTexas trade lines, rugs, wall­pa­per, light­ing and more. 2204 Lake Austin Blvd., 512.770.6211, sup­plyshow­

The Me­nagerie

For al­most 40 years, this beloved lo­cal store has been the go-to place for bri­dal reg­istries, table­top, jew­elry and en­gage­ment pieces. De­light­ful owner Vickie Roan can ex­pertly nav­i­gate you through your choices. 1601 W. 38th St., Ste. 7, 512.453.4644, the­me­


Twenty-plus years of busi­ness and a rep­u­ta­tion as the mas­ter of or­ganic lux­ury have so­lid­i­fied the bou­tique as Austin’s go-to spot for eco-friendly home flour­ishes. Ex­pect to find cu­rated of­fer­ings that in­clude high-end fur­ni­ture, ac­ces­sories, gifts and a full line of nat­u­ral bed­ding prod­ucts. 524 N. La­mar Blvd., Ste. 101, 512.320.0449, wild­floweror­gan­ics.comvc


The new, eight-story Archer Ho­tel Austin of­fers 171 lux­ury rooms in the heart of Domain North­side. For a true lo­cal touch, es­teemed Austin chef David Bull and La Cor­sha Hospi­tal­ity Group chose the Archer for the sec­ond lo­ca­tion of pop­u­lar down­town restau­rant Sec­ond Bar + Kitchen. Thought­ful touches in­clude spe­cial treats at turn­down ser­vice such as Crave Ar­ti­san Cho­co­late, Fat Belly manchego-chili pret­zels and an in-room Ne­spresso ma­chine. 3121 Palm Way, 855.437.9100, archer­ho­tel/


En­joy a chic stay in the ho­tel, nes­tled be­tween The Univer­sity of Texas Tower and the Capi­tol. Don’t miss its el­e­gant restau­rant, The Car­il­lon. 1900 Univer­sity Ave., 512.404.3600, mee­tat­

Austin Mo­tel

Fa­vorite Austin hote­lier Liz Lam­bert’s Bunkhouse Group re­cently com­pleted a light makeover of this lo­cal land­mark, which it now man­ages. Opened in 1938, the South Congress main­stay still has its eclec­tic charm but now fea­tures re­freshed guest rooms as well as a new pool bar and deck around the 1950s-style out­door pool. 1220 S. Congress Ave., 512.447.1157, austin­mo­

Four Sea­sons Ho­tel

On the shores of Lady Bird Lake, the Four Sea­sons is the clas­sic, grand Austin ho­tel. With re­cently ren­o­vated ball­rooms and other up­dates, the ho­tel is the pre­mier spot for wed­dings, galas and more. Its restau­rant, Trio, is a pure de­light. Ev­ery Wed­nes­day, Trio of­fers its “Boug.e Burg­ers & Bot­tles” event, where you choose from three burg­ers, each paired with a se­lec­tion of pours of Bur­gundy, Bordeaux and a bevvy of other pre­mium wines. 98 San Jac­into Blvd., 512.478.4500, foursea­

Ho­tel Ella

With his­tory dat­ing back to the late 1800s, this his­toric ren­o­vated ho­tel, com­plete with a sweep­ing veranda and lawn near The Univer­sity of Texas, of­fers 47 guest rooms, 10 of which are suites. The ho­tel’s Goodall’s Kitchen & Bar is an un­der-the-radar spot for in­ti­mate happy hours—the Old-Fash­ioned is one of the best in town. 1900 Rio Grande St., 800.311.1619,


This beau­ti­ful ho­tel in the West Austin hills re­calls the Ital­ian coun­try­side. Like its sis­ter ho­tel in Hous­ton, ev­ery de­tail has been con­sid­ered and eas­ily trans­ports you to an­other world. Vis­conti Ris­torante, which fea­tures North Ital­ian cui­sine, drives the feel­ing home. On Thurs­days, en­joy happy hour Ital­ian style, with themed live mu­sic, cock­tails and re­gional bites. 320 S. Cap­i­tal of Texas High­way, Build­ing B, 512.306.6400, gran­d­u­


Named af­ter the pa­tron saint of mu­sic and the arts, this bou­tique ho­tel com­bines ele­gance with rock ’n’ roll. Choose one of the in­dul­gent suites, stu­dios or pool­side bun­ga­lows. The well-ap­pointed bar and pa­tio are for guests only, mak­ing for a truly pri­vate es­cape. 112 Academy Drive, 512.852.2400, ho­tel­saintce­

Ho­tel San Jose

Nes­tled among the shops and restau­rants on South Congress, this cool bou­tique ho­tel (the older sis­ter of the Saint Ce­cilia) fea­tures a pa­tio per­fect for happy hour or a night­cap. 1316 S. Congress Ave., 512.852.2350, san­jose­ho­

Ho­tel Van Zandt

En­joy mu­sic in all its forms at this bustling Rainey Street Dis­trict ho­tel, which fea­tures 319 guest rooms, in­clud­ing 41 suites and a fourth-floor pool deck. Its restau­rant and bar, Geral­dine’s, fea­tures live mu­sic ev­ery night. There are playlists de­signed for each area of the ho­tel, in­clud­ing un­der­wa­ter, so take a dip in the pool for some­thing truly unique. 605 Davis St., 512.542.5300, hotel­van­

,]EXX 6IKIRG] 0SWX Pines Re­sort and Spa

Lo­cated just out­side of Austin on the McKinney Roughs Na­ture Park, the 491-room re­sort of­fers the per­fect combo of lux­ury and fam­ily fun, with ev­ery­thing from kayak­ing and horse­back rid­ing to fish­ing, golf­ing at the 18-hole cham­pi­onship Wolf­dancer Golf Club and in­dulging at the full-ser­vice Spa Django. 575 Hy­att Lost Pines Road, Cedar Creek, 512.308.1234, lost­pines. re­gency.hy­

In­ter­Con­ti­nen­tal Stephen F. Austin

This gem fea­tures a beau­ti­ful out­door ter­race on its sec­ond floor, which is ideal for watch­ing the hus­tle and bus­tle of Congress Av­enue down­town. 701 Congress Ave., 512.457.8800,­ter­con­ti­nen­

JW Mar­riott

The largest JW Mar­riott in the coun­try, this down­town prop­erty fea­tures 1,012 guest rooms con­ve­niently lo­cated just two blocks from the con­ven­tion cen­ter. Its restau­rants and bars are al­ways a fun scene. 110 E. Sec­ond St., 512.474.4777, jw­mar­riot­

Omni Bar­ton Creek Re­sort & Spa

Nes­tled in the hills west of Austin, this lux­u­ri­ous re­sort will pro­vide all the up­scale ameni­ties you crave from ro­man­tic week­end get­aways to some of the best golf in the coun­try. 18212 Bar­ton Club Drive, 512.329.4000 om­ni­ho­ South Congress Ho­tel This hip ho­tel fea­tures cool din­ing and shop­ping op­tions as well as a rooftop pool. Fun ameni­ties in­clude elec­tric bike and mo­tor­cy­cle rentals, and each room comes equipped with Ap­ple TVs and Google Chrome­casts, with ac­cess to the movie li­brary of Draft­house Films (cour­tesy of Austin’s Alamo Draft­house movie the­aters). 1603 S. Congress Ave., 512.920.6405, south­con­

The Driskill

Ex­pe­ri­ence a blend of time­less charm and modern so­phis­ti­ca­tion in this 130-year-old prop­erty on Sixth Street. The rooms and much of the ho­tel were re­cently up­dated with modern touches while still main­tain­ing a rich sense of his­tory. 604 Bra­zos St., 512.439.1234, driskill­ho­

W Austin

The Sec­ond Street Dis­trict’s W ho­tel puts guests in the thick of the siz­zling mu­sic scene. Its pop­u­lar Wet Deck is the per­fect place to lounge in the sun. 200 Lavaca St., 512.542.3600, whote­


70 Rainey In ad­di­tion to 164 stun­ning res­i­dences, this devel­op­ment will boast more than 20,000 square feet of out­door amenity space, more than any other high-rise in town. With world-class de­sign led by ac­claimed in­te­rior de­signer Mark Zeff, 70 Rainey is now ac­cept­ing reser­va­tions. It’s ex­pected to open in late 2018. 70 Rainey St., 512.476.7010,

Austin Proper

When it opens in the Sec­ond Street Dis­trict in 2018, this 32-story com­plex will fea­ture a ho­tel and 99 res­i­dences de­signed by the ac­claimed Kelly Wearstler. 208 Colorado St., 512.384.1387, liveaustin­ Fifth & West This 39-story high-rise in the Mar­ket Dis­trict will fea­ture 154 bou­tique res­i­dences upon its open­ing in 2018. High­lights in­clude a yoga stu­dio, an in­door pet veranda and a re­sort-style pool. 501 West Ave., 512.872.6616,


Over­look­ing Lady Bird Lake and Austin’s thriv­ing Sec­ond Street re­tail dis­trict, Northshore lux­ury apart­ments lie in the heart of Austin’s most vi­brant up­scale din­ing and en­ter­tain­ment hot spots. Ameni­ties in­clude 24-hour concierge ser­vice and an in­fin­ity-edge pool with pri­vate ca­banas. 110 San An­to­nio St., 512.559.7559, northshore­


A modern high­rise of 220 ul­tra­chic apart­ment homes, Seven is lo­cated at the epi­cen­ter of Austin’s eclec­tic busi­ness and en­ter­tain­ment dis­trict, and fea­tures com­pli­men­tary Whole Foods de­liv­ery, a dog park and ter­race pa­tios. 615 W. Sev­enth St., 512.265.7650, sev­e­

The Aus­to­nian

Austin’s first true lux­ury high-rise has set the bar for so­phis­ti­cated ur­ban liv­ing with 40,000 square feet of luxe amenity space. 200 Congress Ave., 512.827.2700, theaus­to­

The Bowie

With the high­est pool in Texas, lo­cated on the 31st floor, The Bowie fea­tures ac­cess to kayak and bike rentals for true ur­ban­ites. The lux­ury high-rise’s pub­lic spaces were de­signed by es­teemed Austin ar­chi­tect Michael Hsu. 311 Bowie St., 512.514.3556, liveat­

The Cather­ine

Res­i­dents of the LEEDcer­ti­fied lux­ury apart­ments at The Cather­ine can live a true out­door life­style— whether go­ing for a run at nearby Lady Bird Lake or walk­ing to all the din­ing, en­ter­tain­ment and shop­ping op­tions down­town. 214 Bar­ton Springs Road, 512.354.4452, th­e­cather­ The In­de­pen­dent As the tallest res­i­den­tial tower west of the Mis­sis­sippi River, The In­de­pen­dent, now un­der con­struc­tion, is one of the most sig­nif­i­cant ad­di­tions to the Austin sky­line. Fea­tur­ing an in­no­va­tive ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign and more than 20,000 square feet of ameni­ties span­ning two sto­ries, The In­de­pen­dent is set to open in late 2018. 512.645.1245, in­de­pen­den­

Try the faucets for your­self, along with any other luxe ½\XYVI ]SY [MWL at the new PIRCH show­room at Domain North­side.

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