See How Joanna Expertly Mixed His Rustic Style With Her Traditional Aesthetic

This young couple (with a baby on the way!) gets Chip + Jo's help to create a home to fit both their styles.
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As seen on Fixer Upper, the newly renovated master bedroom has been transformed with a new, neutral color palette that makes the space feel clean and bright. Joanna chose to incorporate wispy fabrics to soften the space, while wood accents and twin table lamps warm the space. Joanna also repurposed an old church window as a headboard, which created a focal point in the space.

From: Fixer Upper

It's the age-old dillema: Two people love each other, but not necessarily the same design aesthetic. With a baby on the way, Luke and Rachel Whyte were looking for a family-friendly home with both the rustic, outdoorsy style that Colorado-native Luke loves and the clean, traditional style Rachel favors. Chip and Jo delivered with a design that meets the whole family's needs. (But, don't they always?) Here's the before and after of the home's exterior: 

BEFORE

AFTER

Updated Front Exterior of Whyte Residence

Updated Front Exterior of Whyte Residence

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, a new coat of paint revitalized the old, faded brick on the exterior of this elegant home. By keeping the shutters on the second story windows only, the height of this home is highlighted, enhancing its grandeur. The new, rich wood doors make the front of this home feel warm and inviting, beckoning guests inside.

The exterior took on a more traditional look, but the rustic style got its due in the home's living room and entryway. 

Modern Entryway with Rustic Accents

Modern Entryway with Rustic Accents

As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the entrance of this newly remodeled home has been given an elegant, modern makeover with rustic accents. The wall that used to enclose the stairs has been knocked out, transforming the feeling of the space from claustrophobic and closed-in to open and inviting. The modern stair rail gives a bit of flair to the space, while the series of black and white photos throughout the stairway and entryway make the space elegant. Rustic accents, such as the bench in the front hallway make the space warm and inviting.

From: Fixer Upper

The framed photo nods to Luke's roots, while the chair rail adds traditional style. See how Joanna merged the two styles seamlessly:   

Striking Entry and Staircase 01:13

Joanna explains how she created an inviting entryway with blended styles.

Next up: the kitchen, where Rachel's bright, clean aesthetic took center stage.  

Modern, Rustic Open Concept Kitchen

Modern, Rustic Open Concept Kitchen

Joanna Gaines, of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, wanted to give these homeowners the kitchen of their dreams. They desired a modern, rustic open concept kitchen, but their previous kitchen was small and closed in, so Chip and Joanna knocked down the walls surrounding the space to give the kitchen more square footage, but also to provide the homeowners with the open concept home they've been longing for.

From: Fixer Upper

Joanna added rustic touches with the wood-and-metal barstools and statement lighting. See more of her tips to nail this look: 

Kitchen Design Accents 01:17

Joanna's simple design accents come together for a standout kitchen.

Heading upstairs, the bedroom features that stunning, upcycled headboard, along with a muted purple, gray and blue palette. 

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Here's how Joanna added the finishing touches to this space: 

Rugged, Classic Master Suite 01:21

Joanna tours a master bedroom that blends rustic and traditional styles.

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Clean and Classic

Chip and Joanna gave a rather ordinary brick house a dramatic facelift to create this elegant and inviting home with classic appeal.

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A Hint of Outdoors

The key in this remodel was in the careful blending of two styles to satisfy the differing tastes of both the husband and wife. The living room, nicknamed "The Mountain Room" by Chip, leans more toward the masculine with a  dry-stack stone fireplace, butterfly chairs with leather covers and informal furnishings.

Deliberate Balance

The master suite brings together the feminine with the masculine, combining wood furnishings and a rustic barn door with softer and more traditional elements like an ornate chandelier and distinctive arched headboard, both finished in white.

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Simply Organic

This rustic dresser employs two contrasting wood finishes, and a touch of white, for an eyecatching combination that picks up on the earthy tones in the wood tile flooring.

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Wood and Stone

The new master bath is one of the most potent examples of the blending of styles, with clean marble countertops and matching white vanities offset by wood surfaces in natural finish as seen in the framed mirror seen here.

Multi-Task

This space serves double duty as a home office and a craft/play room for kids.

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He Said, She Said

Luke and Rachel Whyte are new parents and were in search of a home in the family-friendly Woodway area in Waco. In terms of style, Luke's tastes lean toward the rustic and outdoorsy while Rachel likes things traditional and elegant. The two did, however, agree on a home wish-list that included 3 to 4 bedrooms, a big yard and and space for a home office and playroom. Their total budget, including renovations, was $277,000.

BEFORE

The second house on Chip and Joanna's tour was this one with plain brick exterior, a balcony in disrepair and scruffy landscaping. It had four bedrooms, three baths and 2600 square feet. It was built in 1989 and the list price was $187,500. 

AFTER

With the renovation complete, a new pitched metal roof, painted black, replaces the dilapidated balcony above the redesigned front entrance. New double doors in an arched design and dark stained wood make for a warm contrast against the freshly painted white brick exterior.

Foyer, BEFORE

The front foyer was partially closed off from the living space, and the wood bannister on the stair was a tad overly formal.

Foyer, AFTER

Joanna considered the foyer one of the most challenging parts of this makeover. She wanted to make a visual statement upon entering the home that showcased the melding of both rustic and traditional elements. A simple chair railing was added to add depth and texture to the space, but without too much formality. The new iron railing with contemporary cabled design is a counterbalancing element and a statement piece in a room that sets the tone for the home's carefully integrated design.

Foyer, Detail

The renovated entry way of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Foyer, Detail

The renovated staircase in the entry way of the Whyte residence gives the house a very modern feel, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Dining Room, Before

Dining Room, AFTER

The footprint of the original dining room was actually reduced somewhat to allow the expansion of the kitchen. The space still feels roomy and well suited for entertaining. Joanna added a farm style table, industrial metal chairs and botanical prints in simple black frames.

Dining Room, Detail

The table setting design in the newly remodeled Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Living Room, BEFORE

The crown molding and trim in the living room were bland and dated, and the patterned wallpaper and carpet were old and faded. Joanna recommended for this space new hardwood floors and reworking the built-in shelves and fireplace for a less formal look.

Living Room, AFTER

In the remodeled space, a rustic wood mantel provides a visual counterpoint to the gray stone of the fireplace. The trim is simplified and toned down, and new recessed lighting and sconces give the room an inviting glow.

Living Room, BEFORE

Another of Jo's recommendations for the living room was to replace the arched windows, and enlarge them for a more clean and contemporary look.

Living Room, AFTER

The focal point of this living room is the elegant, vintage Sepia photograph hanging on the wall in the space. It contrasts with the rawhide chairs and the modern coffee table and floor lamp to help give this modern space some warm, rustic accents. As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.

Living Room, Detail

The renovated living room of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Living Room, Detail

The wodden side tables in the renovated living room of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Living Room, Detail

The renovated fireplace in the living room of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Kitchen, BEFORE

The kitchen was fairly large and offered some natural light. Joanna's recommendations included removing the wall separating the kitchen and dining room to merge the two spaces and adding a larger kitchen island.

Kitchen, AFTER

Kitchen, BEFORE

Kitchen, Detail

The new lighting fixture in the remodeled kitchen, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Kitchen, Detail

The new sink in the recently remodled kitchen of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Kitchen, Detail

The new gas range stove in the newly remodled Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Kitchen, Detail

The gold hardware used on the cabinets in the newly remodeled Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Home Office, BEFORE

This room, which had been a breakfast room, would be turned into a home office with the addition of a work station and storage cabinets.

Home Office, AFTER

Since Rachel is a work-from-home mom, the home office also incorporates a kids' play and craft area so she can keep an eye on the kids while working.

Home Office, AFTER

The kid-sized work table with scalloped edges and matching bench seats is the handiwork of furntiture craftsman Clint Harp.

Home Office, Detail

The built-in cabinets provide plenty of space for storing and organizing tools and craft supplies in the craft room, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Home Office, Detail

A design element in the newly remodeled craft room, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, BEFORE

Like the living room, the master bedroom suffered from worn carpet and dated wallpaper. But the room offered ample space, so renovations here would largely just be cosmetic.

Master Bedroom, AFTER

The master suite in this makeover was exemplary of blending two styles in one space. The result is a space that includes rustic elements but retains a warn and cozy feel.

Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence features a bench at the foot of the bed, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bedroom, Detail

The newly remodeled bedroom in the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bath, BEFORE

The biggest challenge from a construction standpoint was the master bath which was generously sized but had a dated appearance and old fixtures.

Master Bath, AFTER

The newly remodeled master bath has marble countertops and backsplash, a pedestal tub and walk-in shower. The space is also brightened up with a new window, expanded door and updated white trim.

Master Bath, Detail

The renovated master bathroom bathtub fixture, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bath, BEFORE

Master Bath, AFTER

The renovated master bathroom in the Whyte residence. An above mount basin was installed to create a modern look, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bath, Detail

The renovated master bathroom has above mount basins to create a modern look, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bath, Detail

The faucet in the newly renovated master bathroom of the Whyte residence, as seen on Fixer Upper.

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Master Bath, Detail

Iron hardware in black finish was used on the rustic sliding door between the master bedroom and bath.

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The Reveal

Luke and Rachel Whyte get ready to lay eyes on their newly completed home for the first time.

The Reveal

BEFORE

The giant photo banners show the Whyte's home as it looked prior to the renovation.

AFTER

With the banners pulled back, the newly renovated home is revealed.

BEFORE

The exterior of the Whyte residence prior to any renovations, as seen on Fixer Upper. (Before #1)

AFTER

With the renovation complete, the home represents an ambitious undertaking of designing for two people with different tastes. The underlying key to success, according to Joanna, was sticking with simple design accents that complement one another to really make each room stand out. From the outside, the idea was to take a house that was visibly a product of the 1980s and give it a more classic look.

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