5 Outfits We Adore From Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines
Do you ever find yourself watching Fixer Upper just so you can see what Joanna’s wearing? Just like her design style, Joanna loves classic neutrals with fun accessories. And since we’re totally crushing on her look, we’ve rounded up five of our faves we think you’re going to love, too. Enjoy.
1: Fashion Jean-ous
Cool jackets and perfectly fitted jeans epitomize Joanna’s laid-back look. Cute black booties and delicate gold accessories add to the casual-yet-stylish vibe she’s always rocking. Watch the full episode here.
The Aptly Named "Tree House"
This '60s-era home in Woodway, Texas -- seen here after a Fixer Upper makeover -- has a particular feature that earned it the nickname "tree house." A large live oak is situated so close to the front entrance that it appears almost to part of the house itself.
His and Hers
Mr. Gaines, Tear Down This Wall?
The homeowners' initial thought was to eliminate this outdoor brick partition -- which they nicknamed "the Alamo wall." But Joanna convinced them that, with a few creative additions and some fresh landscaping, the wall could help delineate and revitalize an underutilized outdoor space.
Meet the Homeowners
Genny Davis is a real estate agent and her husband Russ is a builder specializing in new home construction, so buying an older house was perhaps not their first inclination. But they're intrigued by a particular older neighborhood and, with the encouragement of Chip and Joanna, are wlling to take the plunge.
Exterior enhancements included updating the paint, trim and siding, highlighting the home's profile with window boxes and exposed redwood beams, freshening up the landscaping and converting the carport into an enclosed two-car garage.
Outdoor Dining Area, AFTER
"I like to make quirky spaces funtional and pretty," says Joanna Gaines. Once she convinced the homeowners not to remove the oddly placed brick wall, Joanna had it repainted to match the home's exterior and set about creating this separate space for outdoor dining and entertaining.
Outdoor Dining Area, Detail
A cedar planter sits on an outdoor dining table made from reclaimed wood in a variety of wood types and colors. The one-of-a-kind table and matching bench seats are the creation of local artisan Clint Harp who specializes in handcrafted furniture made using environmentally sustainable practices.
Dining Room and Kitchen, AFTER
Raised ceilings with exposed beams, walls painted in soft gray, and a new open configuration with plenty of natural light all combine to create a unified space with a more relaxed and less confining feel.
Dining Room, AFTER
The dining room's rustic chandelier echoes the two used in the adjoining kitchen. The new home office is just behind this dining room wall and is in convenient proximity to the kitchen and living area.
Home Office, AFTER
White cabinets and black countertops in the office pick up on the design choices used in the kitchen. Dual work stations offer ample space for Russ and Genny, both of whom work from home.
Designers Chip and Joanna Gaines created a welcoming kitchen with white cabinets, black countertops and vintage-style features such as the faucet cabinet glass and architectural details of the kitchen island.
Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines designed this kitchen breakfast bar to provide extra space for eating and food prep. A display cabinet holds dishes.
Living Room, AFTER
The new fireplace is better suited to the room's scale, and French doors add light. The paneled alcove formerly at the far end of the room is now closed off and converted to storage.
Master Bedroom, AFTER
The new master is painted in soft gray and decorated with blue and purple accents. The window treatments employ both wood shutters and drapes, and the wood bed frame is painted in white and given a lightly distressed finish.
Master Bedroom, AFTER
The accessories in this master bedroom designed by Fixer Upper's Chip and Joanna Gaines complement the shabby chic headboard.
Home Exterior, AFTER
The newly renovated home features natural gray stone and wood treatments for the exterior -- themes that are repeated inside with the new stone fireplace and wood beams. Other improvements include new balcony railing and the addition of a new enclosed garage.
2: Simply Sophisticated
This gray and black dress is a total go-to outfit that requires minimal effort but looks incredibly cool. The color blocking is super on trend, and I want my sheets to be made of that wonderfully soft fabric. Also, can someone tell me her nail color? I NEED IT. Watch the full episode here.
Happily Married Spaces
Formerly separated and cramped spaces, like the home's kitchen and dining room, are now combined to form a living space with lots of breathing room.
Airy and Rustic
For the Batson's newly remodeled master bedroom, light gray-blue wall paint and white molding offset dark hardwood floors, natural wood ceiling and antique leaded-glass windows that the homeowners discovered at a salvage store.
A Gaines remedy for kitchen blahs: Open up the space with a new archway, then add natural wood, subway tile, stained butcher-block kitchen island and attractive open shelving.
Kitchen Accents, AFTER
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines used plumbing pipes and wood planks to create industrial-style open shelving that is perfectly at home in this rustic farmhouse kitchen. The shelving blends well with the shiplap paneling feature wall, island made from vintage wood and wood-trimmed range hood. Elegant white subway tile and cabinets and gray quartzite countertops balance the rusticity of the space.
The Big Picture
Chip and Joanna expanded the kitchen entryway by cutting a wide archway, making both the kitchen and the dining room feel larger. Twin modern-industrial style chandeliers illuminate the kitchen island and dining table.
Living Room, AFTER
In the new space, natural-wood box awnings highlight the living room and dining room windows. Walls are painted in neutral gray while exposed shiplap is used on the lower walls in a creative alternative to wainscoting.
Living Room, AFTER
Removing a wall makes for a more comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, Chip uncovered the original fireplace and opted to retain it as a unique design element.
Living Room Detail, AFTER
Master Bath, AFTER
In the new bathroom, the original clawfoot tub was retained and refurbished, and new flooring installed. A cool gray wall paint is offset with the warmth of natural wood.
Master Bedroom With Wood-Paneled Ceiling and Sliding Barn Closet Doors
The functional barn doors, seen here opened to reveal the his-and-hers closets, are painted in gray-blue that coordinates with the painted French doors that open to the outside.
3: Dress to Impress
Joanna is looking delightfully dainty in a colorful dress that blends patterns as seamlessly as she does. And while those signature brown leather boots are always a crowd pleaser, her arm candy’s not too bad either. This woman has got it all.
Meet the Harps
Fixer Upper aficionados will recognize the clients in this project. Clint Harp is the carpenter and furniture designer responsible for many of the one-of-a-kind furniture creations included in Chip and Jo's renovations, and he has appeared frequently throughout the series. He and his wife Kelly were in search of an affordable home in the community of Brook Oaks. The fixer-upper they took on was indicative not only of their creative vision but of their downright bravery.
Before the Renovation: The Vision Thing
Though in an alarming state of disrepair, the house, which was built in 1913, has good bones, lots of room and potential for an impressive restoration. Joanna suggests reconfiguring the front room. "Make it really wide," she says, "so you can look into the breakfast nook. Make this room the grand thing that it once was in 1913."
It's Demo Day!
Once Clint and Kelly took the giant leap with the 1913 house, the real challenge for Chip and Joanna was about to begin. "This place not only needs a demo," said Chip, "it needs an exorcism."
There are more behind-the-scenes pics from this episode. Be sure to also check out the companion gallery: "Tackling the Beast, Pt. 2 - Behind the Scenes."
"The Pit" -- as Clint and Kelly first described the house -- was in need of a radical deep clean and complete overhaul. But it did have a few things going for it: It was spacious, with more than 2700 square feet, five bedrooms and three baths. The asking price was only $15,000 (essentially the value of the lot alone), and the location was close to the Harps' shop and studio.
A complete overhaul was precisely what the exterior received with a new roof, enlarged windows, new paint and fresh landscaping. In the end, Clint and Kelly were able to negotiate a purchase price for the house of only $10,000 and used the remaining $100,000 of their total budget for the renovations.
Living Room and Dining Room, BEFORE
The living room in the Harp's house was not livable. There were holes in the ceiling and it was full of trash and old furniture. The old stairwell was unsafe and the walls and ceiling were painted at unattractive yellow color, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (Before 16) Befores
Kitchen and Dining Room, AFTER
New cabinets are painted bright white and accented with contrasting black cabinet hardware. The kitchen was large enough to accommodate a new island with a three-by-six-foot marble top for additional prep space.
The base of the kitchen island and cloaked vent hood were custom made by Clint. The finished space is highlighted with rustic style sconces and pendants, new recessed lighting and industrial metal barstools.
Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves, and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood , as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 7b) Afters
Clint and Kelly Harp called upon Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gains to help transform their home from unlivable to exquisite. The house has a new porch and stairs leading to the beautiful wooden front door that Clint Harp constructed himself. A new roof, modern gray paint, fresh landscaping, and all new windows make this house a jewel on the block, as opposed to the eyesore it once was, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper. (After 2) Afters
Want to See More Behind-the Scenes from This Project?
Want to see more of Clint, Kelly, Chip and Jo? Check out the companion gallery, Tackling the Beast, Pt.2 - Behind the Scenes, for 40+ on-location snapshots from this episode of Fixer Upper.
4: Back to Basics
Mixing neutrals with a pop of color is kind of Joanna’s specialty, so it’s no surprise this simple black dress with a fun green scarf says Joanna all over it. And again, those boots. Where can I get a pair?
Spoiler Alert: Inspired Repurposing
One of the most dramatic challenges in this Fixer Upper makeover was what to do with the awkward and visually obtrusive atrium just inside the home's front entrance. Seen here after the renovation was complete, Joanna's creative vision helped turn an architectural eyesore into this indoor herb garden that also functions as a charming getaway for dining and entertaining.
Dining Almost Alfresco
The renovated living room includes this dining area featuring a rustic wooden dining table with metal-wrapped top, vintage-style metal chairs, a visually distinctive chandelier and a whole lot of natural light.
Striking Kitchen Redo
Hardwood floors, new appliances and a cabinet overhaul transform a formerly cramped and unspectacular galley kitchen into this attractive and functional new space.
Living Room Reimagined
Wood beams, coffered ceiling and casually comfortable furnishings add character and warmth to this once barren and ordinary living room.
Chip and Joanna Gaines are a dream team when it comes to reimagining what a home can be. With a background in construction, Chip is committed to rescuing run-down, distressed and just plain shabby properties. Joanna has artistic vision and a design aesthetic that blends sensible upgrades with a flair for incorporating elements that lean toward the natural, rustic and vintage. In this project, they turned a suburban stuck-in-the-'70s home into something imaginative and visually amazing.
AFTER: An Airy Retreat
Living Room, AFTER: The Warmth of Wood
Joanna had decorative wooden beams installed, making the ceilings appear lower and the room feel cozier. She furnished the space using textures of natural wood, metal and soft, broken-in leather.
Fun and Retro
Distinctive planters hung using rope pulleys, and vintage letters used as well art, add a casual DIY theme.
Craft Room, AFTER
Two new contemporary pendant lights provide overhead task lighting. Built-in cabinets provide plenty of space for storing and organizing tools and craft supplies. Washer and dryer connections were retained so the space can still also funtion as a laundry area if needed.
Craft Room, Detail
HGTV Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned the once bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room for the homeowner and her daughters. Three vintage chairs pull up to a large craft table made from an old pocket door.
Craft Room, AFTER
A trio of vintage chairs and a wood bench in distressed white finish provide seating at the craft table while a boldly patterned area rug adds a vibrant splash of color.
Craft Room, Detail
The craft table is a custom creation of furniture artisan Clint Harp and was made of wood from a salvaged pocket door.
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Joanna completely altered the feel of the kitchen with rich hardwood flooring, fresh paint, new upper cabinets in bright white, lowers in soft blue-gray and a patterned area rug in rich colors for an eye-pleasing accent.
Gray Contemporary Dining Area With Chalkboard Paint Wall
Joanna reinvented the space as a charmingly enticing gathering spot with a café motif and a stylized dining table with built-in seating.
Dining Area, Detail
Master Suite, AFTER
For the new master bedroom, Joanna went with a soothing blue-gray and white palette, large plantation shutters, cabriole side tables and a rustic headboard made from repurposed gable vents.
Master Suite, AFTER
A custom industrial headboard made of a recycled air vent adds a masculine touch to this fresh, white, country master bedroom with full length, shuttered windows.
Master Suite, AFTER
Continuing the upcycling theme, Joanna repurposed an antique mantel as a decorative shelf and accessorized with an oversized wall clock.