If you’re like millions of folks across the country you’ve likely heard of, and are deeply in love with, Chip and Joanna Gaines.
You don’t know who they are? Well let us get you up to speed. They’re the adorably down-to-earth, extremely lovable husband and wife duo starring in HGTV’s hit show, Fixer Upper. The Texas-based couple helps folks find and transform older homes into the stuff of dreams. They renovate, remodel, and then Joanna swoops in to decorate, always revealing a beautifully breathtaking final product that has the clients and the viewing audience “oohing” and “aahing.” The pair has a keen eye for design, but Joanna always manages to take things over the top with her decor and finishing touches.
Joanna’s preferred decor style could best be described as Farmhouse Chic. She simply adores some shiplap on a wall and a good farmhouse sink. She manages to effortlessly mix natural, modern, and vintage items to create a sought-after decor style that is all her own. Typically, small hints of colorful patterns and decorative pieces stand out against a semi-monotone color palette. She’s a fan of using old books, vases, wall hangings and vintage light fixtures to add immense detail to a space. So if you’re not ready for a full overhaul of your space, but you’re loving the Fixer Upper vibe, we have some great ideas for decor elements that will have you feeling like you went shopping with the Gaines clan.
As we mentioned, when it comes to Fixer Upper style, it’s all about detail. Adding fun elements throughout your space will be eye-catching and unique. The following items are things we’ve had in stock at one time or another, that fall right in line with Joanna’s (or JoJo as we like to call her) taste.
This vintage library index card cabinet is a unique piece that would add a touch of whimsy to any room in your home. It’s exactly something JoJo would snap up in a heartbeat.
Joanna is all about the “kiddos” (they have four themselves), and this charming school desk and chair set, accompanied by this fun little globe, are understated yet quirky pieces that a Fixer Upper home might have in an office or children’s playroom.
Ladder shelving like this set is a hot commodity right now. We could see a great collection of vintage finds lining the shelves, like the lanterns and metalwork pictured below – something Joanna would definitely approve of.
We know storage is key in any home. These antique numbered crocks provide a farmhouse vibe but also give you some added storage wherever you place them, or take them out into the garden to use as planters.
Who doesn’t love a solid, old-fashioned brass bed? We know JoJo does! It’s hard to say whether she’d use a gem like this in the traditional sense, to jazz up a guest room, or take it to another level and use it as wall decor or something for the garden, because she knows about some outdoor decor too!
Joanna is also known for adding a personalized touch. Whether it’s a giant monogram, or finding a piece of the family’s history and creating a piece of art with it, personal details are what make a house a home.
So if you’ve got a hankerin’ to add some Fixer Upper style into your home then you need to to scoot on down to Second Sale Consignments to see what we’ve got in stock. Because our inventory is ever-changing we’ve always got something on hand that would catch Joanna’s eye or make Chip take a second look.