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Wife. Mama. Designer. Shop owner & Homebody. That’s what Texan designer Joanna Gaines uses to describe herself in her concise Instagram bio. We love how she embodies each aspect of her life through her impeccable design and sense of style. Since getting to know her and her husband Chip on HGTV’s Fixer Upper (first aired in 2013), her style has evolved and continues to influence many designers and home-owners alike.

Here’s what we love about Joanna Gaines:

Her Color Palette

Known for her neutral color palette, Joanna’s designs are timeless using natural whites, soft greys & blues. Her style is so sought after that she’s even got her own line of pain colors.  However, she’s not afraid of a printed wallpaper or graphic tile to shake things up. Things like painting an old brick wall white and restoring hardwood floors to their original pristine are another key part of her aesthetic.


Her Love For Vintage

In practically every episode of Fixer Upper, Joanna takes her audience on a trip to the local vintage/thrift store to find a unique piece for her client’s home. We love how she’s able to blend the old with the new and create a space that feels fresh, yet welcoming. Things like old baskets, brass chandeliers and filing cabinets are just a few of her usual finds. It may be time to take a trip to the vintage shops of Fort Langley soon!

Her Eye for Curb Appeal

Joanna really knows hot to get that WOW! factor when it comes to the exterior face lifts. Attention to details like window trims & paint colors transform a drab looking home into the nicest looking house on the block. These before and afters say it all.

Her Styling

Let’s face it, her styling is one of the best out there. The day before her big reveals, she spends some alone time with the space and placing things just right. We love how she offers style tips on her blog from arranging the perfect shelf display to styling a beautiful tablescape. Joanna Gaines, teach us your ways!

Her DIY Attitude

Unlike some designers out there, Joanna Gaines is not afraid to get her hands a little dirty. Living on a farm with her family in near Waco, Texas she can be found in the garden or even feeding the animals. She also has an entire section of her website dedicated to DIY projects. How cool is that?

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