Hey friends! So I’m sure many of you have seen Fixer Upper on TV or Netflix, if you haven’t you should check it out. Joanna Gaines is one of my inspirations. I love her lifestyle, values, and of course her taste in design. I started watching the show about a year and a half ago on Netflix and have been hooked since.
I love that her and Chip can work together as a team. If Wade and I had to film a show together, I’m sure we’d be pulling each others hair out. They are a great duo. She puts the beauty in the design and he is the muscle to make it happen.
They are really an inspiring and down-to-earth couple. I’m glad to see that fame hasn’t gone to their heads like some other design stars…. I also like the fact that Joanna uses repurposed pieces in her designs and thrifts to find vintage pieces. Not everything is about a designer price tag and it’s all about what the client wants.
These choices are NOT in any particular order, I love them all!! They all have unique qualities and characteristics! Let me know your favorites! 🙂
1. The 5th Street Story
What I love: The exterior of this house was SO unique. I love the grey and white paint colors. They give a very clean look to the home. I adore the small kitchen. The light and airy feel makes it seem bigger than it is. Even small kitchens can have the luxury of an island! I love the dark wood furniture in the dining room and the flowers placed in the center of the table. The living room has gorgeous windows that let natural light flow in. Last but not least, have you seen that chandelier?! How cool is that!
2. The Robinson Farmhouse
What I love: The exterior of this home is to die for. I can’t get over how gorgeous this porch is. I also have a thing for tall vaulted ceilings with windows. As soon as Chip and Jo introduced this home to the couple, I already had fallen for it. The lighter wood beams give it a homey vibe. I also love how they opened up the dining room in this space. It was once closed off and now it brings so much more light in.
3. Another Episode..
Unfortunately this episode is not on the Magnolia website so there weren’t too many photos to show or the title of this episode. I found a couple online of my absolute favorite dining room.
What I love: I love the shiplap in this room, it inspired me to put up a wall of it in my dining room. The dining set has a beautiful warm finish. I liked the sconces on the sides of hutch so much ,I bought a couple for my dining room. The chandelier is a show stopper. It is really dramatic and has an antique finish. I was able to find it a few places online and it has a hefty price tag (someday, someday…).
4. The Mt. Rockwood Story
What I love: I am not usually a fan of ranch style houses, but I really loved the look of this one. I love the wall of dark french doors on the front of the house and the extended porch gives it more dimension. The island in this home is massive. I love the color scheme of the kitchen and the marble countertops.
I’m a huge fan of the french country look so the style was really on point for me. I adore the brick pavers added to the sunroom. I dream of marble counters and brick pavers in my future addition.
5. The Dutch Door House
What I love: First off, I love the pendant lights in the kitchen. I love to see small spaces look just as gorgeous as huge kitchens. You can never go wrong with subway tile. I love the darker grey color chosen for a majority of the home. The dining set looks distressed and I like the round tufted chairs.
I usually don’t care for ceiling fans, but this one really anchors the room together. The mudroom/laundry area is gorgeous. I love that there is so much storage, brick pavers and the grey finish on the built-ins. I have a white mudroom bench and you have to be careful with dirty jackets. Last but not least, this repurposed bathroom vanity is AMAZING! Seriously, I think its better than any custom vanity I’ve ever seen!
6. The Little House On The Prairie
What I love: Not going to lie, I was nervous if I would like this episode. The homeowners said that they like the “natural wood look” so that signaled: no white shiplap. I am not a fan of the “cabin look”, but the episode surprised me. I loved the natural wood in this home and the dark paint color. It’s very different from my usual style. The word that comes to my head when I see this home is “warehouse”. I’m obsessed with the character. I love the brick fireplace standing in the middle of the room and the arch that Chip built. I am glad to see there is some love for arch ways. Our home has many of them and I really wanted to straighten them out, until Joanna brought out the beauty in them.
7. The 3 Little Pigs House
What I love: I love the raw wood incorporated in areas of this fixer. This office is a DREAM. I need to figure out where the chandelier is from. The light colors, shiplap, and warm tones are just my style! I love how the light floods into the dining room and the slipcovered chairs are an elegant touch! I am a huge fan of exposed brick and built ins!
8. House In The Woods
What I love: This house has a lot of characteristics I like. I love the design of the sliding doors, the accent wall in the bedroom, ceiling of the breakfast nook, and the glass doors in the kitchen. This bathroom may be the prettiest in the entire world. Some day, I will have a bathroom as gorgeous as this one!!
9. The Straight 80’s House
What I love: I LOVE the exterior of this house!! I love the contrast and the unique architecture of it. The living room has a ton of natural light and the most amazing built in I have ever seen. Those antique doors are the icing on the cake. The wood tones in this home against the grey are PERFECT!
I am a huge fan of the grey glass tiles with white grout. I love white, but it’s good to break it up sometimes. The chandelier in the eat in area is one of my favorites. (I would really like to find where they got it from) The ceiling fan in the play room is incredible as well.
10. The Big Country House
What I love: I love the open space of this home and the wall of French doors. I think the black accents make it very classy and elegant. I also think the backyard would be amazing for entertaining!
11. The 15th Street Story
Wait!!!!!!!! I thought it was the top 10!? Honestly, how can you only have 10 Fixer Upper Favorites???
What I love: This house was nicknamed the beast and the dump..either way it was a pile at first. This was one of the biggest home transformations for Chip and Jo. I liked the look of the home better on TV rather than these pictures, but it’s still gorgeous. I love the tall ceilings, black accents, slipcovered sofas, and subway tiles.
These were my favorite fixers overall, but to narrow it down…..
Favorite Living Room:
Favorite Dining Room:
My Favorite Fixer Overall:
The Straight 80’s House
I hope Chip and Jo continue to do this for many more years! They have such amazing talent and give so much inspiration. As much as we’d love them to venture out of Texas, they’re family is much too important to move around. This is one reason why we love them so much though, their values.
What’s your favorite fixer?!