Brian and I have always loved HGTV. Some of it is hard to watch---especially since a lot of it makes my job a lot more difficult---they tend to give some very unrealistic budgets and time frames on some of the makeover shows, but it's for sure addicting and fun to watch. Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines has become our absolute favorite show on the network.
I think the reason so many people like the Gaines' is that they are so sweet, funny and down to earth.
It also doesn't hurt that they are from Texas (and just an hour and a half away from where we are!).
Joanna is know for her clean, rustic and crisp interiors and I know that many would like to emulate her style.
A couple weeks ago I noticed a post on a popular Facebook forum that I follow requesting ideas on how to get the "Fixer Upper look" for a reasonable price. It gave me an idea for this post---to show several pieces that will give you the look.
First, some inspiration from Fixer Upper.
This might be my favorite kitchen that Joanna has ever done. Love the waterfall island and how she carried the subway tile all along the walls and up to the ceiling.
images via hgtv.com
Here are my "Fixer Upper Style" furniture and accessory picks.
World Market has a slew of pretty and very affordable dining chairs, a lot of which are sold in pairs.
Love the Frenchy-Rustic vibe of these.
These RH Baby & Child (children's collections from larger retailers are a great place to buy lighting/rugs at a lower cost) pendants would be fabulous over a kitchen island.
Love how this nightstand is both Mid-Century and Rustic---a great mix of styles and lots of good storage.
I've actually ordered this exact sofa for a client and I was very happy with the quality. It's a great price for a chesterfield style sofa and it's real leather as opposed to some of the synthetic versions.
I think this lantern is really fun. A simple design, but I think the screen and the washed wood give it a lot of personality!
The dining chairs are also from World Market and I like that they're a different take on what we usually see.
This rug is 70% off right now on RugsUSA.com and comes in a variety of sizes. I like how the style is more traditional but the fading on it makes it more rustic and a bit contemporary.
Love this coffee table---very much like the nightstand above, it's both Mid-Century and Rustic.
I've seen versions of this bar stool a lot, but I love how it's legs are more sleek and tapered.
Really fun jute wrapped chandelier.
Great cabinet to display accessories & antiques.
Love this bookcase---would look great flanking a console in a large dining room or even as extra shelving in a kitchen.
This table is great looking and really versatile---it would look fab with a variety of chairs.
These chairs are a perfect mix of contemporary and country.
Love this leather chair from West Elm---a more modern take on a wingback, but still comfortable and versatile.
Do you guys love Chip and Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper as much as we do? Would love to hear what your favorite episode/house was!