The Magnolia Look: 5 Ways to bring it to your home

Chip and Joanna Gaines catapulted themselves to stardom shortly after their HGTV hit show Fixer Upper aired on TV.  America couldn't resist their wit, and down-to-earth charm. Not to mention, Joanna has a way with interior design like nobody's business. 

Jojo sporting our very own Love Letters KC tee. Photo from: Kansas City Star

Jojo sporting our very own Love Letters KC tee.

Photo from: Kansas City Star

I won't lie...she's my design idol. 

I'd soak up every last bit of ideas and inspiration she would give on each new episode, read anything I could, blog, Pinterest, google her just to find ways she has decorated specific spaces. And then I found out she's a Christian, a God loving woman after my own heart...and ya'll, you could say I was hooked. 

You might call it an obsession (welcome to the club, right?!).  And that's ok. I am completely okay with being one of the millions of Americans who swoon over the beautiful spaces that Chip and JoJo create. 

We want to recreate some of the Magnolia Market magic in our own homes, making warm inviting spaces that are just...yummy! Well you can...and it's super easy. I'll show you, keep reading! 

1. Use just a few signature pieces that are different/meaningful to you

Whether it's an old family heirloom, or just a knick knack that represents something important to you...find a place to display it on a shelf where you can be reminded of its importance and share with others. The key here is to just pick one or two. You do not want to overload your shelves with these items. If you have trouble deciding between important pieces, then resolve to rotate them. Give each piece some time to be on display and then switch them out. You'll feel good about using all of the important family heirlooms and changing up decor will keep the space new and exciting!

The Magnolia look: simple rustic shelf with a few items placed on top.  Photo from: Magnolia Market

The Magnolia look: simple rustic shelf with a few items placed on top. 

Photo from: Magnolia Market

This gorgeous vintage rosebud tray would be a great statement piece on a shelf.  Photo from: Anna Huff

This gorgeous vintage rosebud tray would be a great statement piece on a shelf. 

Photo from: Anna Huff

2. Mix whites and woods

This simple approach is so in right now. Not too long ago white accents and decor took the scene, but wood accents are back making a style statement. So if you have lots of white, find some accent pieces to mix in. A picture frame, bread bowl, or sign would be a great place to start! 

The Magnolia look: white counter tops, white cabinets, and white dishes mixed up with a raw wood tray.  Photo from: Magnolia Market

The Magnolia look: white counter tops, white cabinets, and white dishes mixed up with a raw wood tray. 

Photo from: Magnolia Market

These candlesticks are another simple way to mix woods, whites, and textures. Photo from: Anna Huff

These candlesticks are another simple way to mix woods, whites, and textures.

Photo from: Anna Huff

3. Go monochromatic

This is a signature Jojo design trick! Walls, baseboards, furniture, etc. are all monotone colors so that you can feel free to create different looks and feels with pops of color. It's like having a blank palate from which to decorate for all times of the year. Right now, I'm loving the pop of green in my home. With spring on the horizon, I'm yearning for some green so I added a great little wreath to my fireplace. It was super easy and added the perfect touch or color I needed. 

The Magnolia look: monochromatic color tones like whites, creams, light blues, and grays. Look closely and you'll see those pops of green, and raw woods. Photo from: Magnolia Market

The Magnolia look: monochromatic color tones like whites, creams, light blues, and grays. Look closely and you'll see those pops of green, and raw woods.

Photo from: Magnolia Market

We added some color to this old basket hanging on the wall with a sweet little green wreath. Photo from: Chrysy Huff

We added some color to this old basket hanging on the wall with a sweet little green wreath.

Photo from: Chrysy Huff

These little mossy bunnies would be a great addition of color for spring. Photo from: Anna Huff

These little mossy bunnies would be a great addition of color for spring.

Photo from: Anna Huff

4. Lighting is everything

Switching out an outdated light fixture can completely change a room! I love these globe chandeliers, but really...the possibilities are endless. 

The Magnolia look: beautiful wood globe chandelier glowing beautifully above the round family table.  Photo from: Magnolia Market

The Magnolia look: beautiful wood globe chandelier glowing beautifully above the round family table. 

Photo from: Magnolia Market

You can find globe chandeliers like this one and many others at RE:. Photo from: Anna Huff

You can find globe chandeliers like this one and many others at RE:.

Photo from: Anna Huff

5. Farm tables, farm tables, farm tables

Farm tables just have a simple way of calling everyone to the table. Something with a great solid wood top, and chunky legs can be the perfect centerpiece for your dining and entertaining space. Pair your new table with some great solid black chairs and you will have to make up an excuse for a dinner party! 

The Magnolia look: this is a great long farm table and Joanna paired with some elegant plush chairs.  Photo from: Magnolia Market

The Magnolia look: this is a great long farm table and Joanna paired with some elegant plush chairs. 

Photo from: Magnolia Market

Farm style tables come in many shapes and sizes, which gives you the opportunity to find one that fits your personal style and size needs.  Photo from: Funky Refurbished

Farm style tables come in many shapes and sizes, which gives you the opportunity to find one that fits your personal style and size needs. 

Photo from: Funky Refurbished

See, I told you it was easy! Now...I'd love to hear how you bring the Magnolia look to your homes! Share with us!

-Anna