Magnolia House {Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast}

So many fans of Fixer Upper and Joanna Gaines dream of visiting this bed and breakfast. It’s one thing to watch the renovation on TV or online, but it’s quite another to experience the design in person. Magnolia House is comin’ at ya!

Magnolia House {Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast}

Psst. I’m sick with the flu and in the spirit of profiting from my fatigued condition, have been marathon watching some of my favorite HGTV shows including Fixer Upper. And have you subscribed to Magnolia Journal yet?

Cover of Magnolia Journal with Joanna Gaines #Magnolia #joannagaines
The Magnolia Journal

Renovators, entrepreneurs, and television personalities Chip and Joanna Gaines are household names and continue to turn Waco, Texas upside down in their expansion and mission to spread renovation and farmhouse style love.

What is The Magnolia House?

Their Bed & Breakfast called The Magnolia House (est. 2015)  was designed to be a unique retreat for out of town visitors. Each room is intentionally designed in Joanna’s classic style and is intended to be comfortable and inviting for guests.

Carriage house exterior at Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast in McGregor, TX

Where is Chip and Joanna’s B&B Located?

Chip and Joanna discovered the house in the historic town of McGregor, just 20 minutes outside of Waco. They fell in love with the property and knew it would be the perfect place for our visitors to call home while on their trip to Waco. This home sleeps up to 8 comfortably, and its renovation was featured on an episode of FIXER UPPER.

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The structure didn’t always look like this. Here’s how they found it:

Exterior before ofFixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House}

What’s the History of the Magnolia Shop in Waco?

Joanna Gaines credits her bold husband, Chip, with making her business dreams a reality. Here’s how she summarizes their success:

“In 2003, we bought our “Little Shop on Bosque” and opened the first Magnolia Market. In that store, I developed and sharpened my design style and skills, grew as a business owner, and gained much needed confidence in Magnolia Market and myself.

Porch at Magnolia House B&B - of Fixer Upper (HGTV) and Joanna Gaines fame in McGregor, TX

After Chip and I had our first two kiddos, we made the tough decision to close the Market and focus on growing and raising our family. During this time, we really honed in on Magnolia Homes, our construction business, for many years. This is where we were able to learn the construction side of things, and we loved the idea that we were “making Waco beautiful one home at a time.” This work was meaningful to us, and we worked together for many years as a team; Chip in construction, and myself in the design. Soon HGTV’s Fixer Upper came along. But something began tugging at my heart, and I began feeling a pull toward reopening Magnolia Market. So in May of 2014, we pulled the trigger, and the Little Shop on Bosque reopened for business.

Magnolia House B&B kitchen with shiplap, light grey cabinets, and lantern pendants above island.

Fast forward a couple of years, and here we are! To think that my business plans scribbled on scratch paper have turned into this online store is unbelievable to say the least. Not to mention the fact that we’ve recently outgrown our Little Shop on Bosque, and moved into our new Magnolia Silos location in downtown Waco! What an amazing season this has been!”

Shiplap walls in living room at The Magnolia House in McGregor, TX, with design by Joanna Gaines.

Helpful Hints For Staying at The Magnolia House

To experience The Magnolia House bed and breakfast for yourself, here are

When booking a house, you are reserving the entire house.
2017 check-in is unavailable on Sundays.
There is a 2-night minimum on all reservations.
Reservations can be made online only.
Bookings can only start on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.
Weekday bookings can only be made in two night increments. Weekend booking can be made in either two or three night increments.

Magnolia House B&B in McGregor, TX

As beautiful as The Magnolia House is, I find it extra gratifying to see its humble beginnings and note the hard work and smart design that went into preserving much of what was there, improving the livability of the spaces, and creating a wholesome place for friends and families to gather. So let’s tour this McGregor, Texas home’s before and after as it bloomed into The Magnolia House.

Don’t you love how this space under the stairs became a cozy place to relax?

"The area under the stairs is often wasted space," says Joanna. "We transformed this spot— once a closet with book storage on one side—into a library nook, which feels perfect for a B&B. I always say 'Look beyond what's already there and make your home work for you.' "
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Are you loving the black painted vintage glass doors? See THIS with ideas for black paint colors.

Light blue grey paint color on walls of bedroom with country, relaxed farmhouse style at The Magnolia House in McGregor, TX. Design by Joanna Gaines.

This is one of my favorite before/after projects on HGTV’s Fixer Upper because you can see that they worked within the kitchen’s footprint and simply became very creative with using the space more efficiently. So much natural light streams into this kitchen, and look what happens when wall cabinets are replaced by airy open shelving!

Farmhouse style dining room with shiplap walls, black painted fireplace and chairs, and white farm table - Magnolia House in McGregor, TX.

There is no shortage of shiplap at the B&B!

Bathroom with vessel farm sink on wood toned vanity with marble top - shiplap walls add modern farmhouse style - Magnolia House B&B.

I’m not crazy about the placement of the large architectural pediment over the window in the dining room, and the chairs don’t look comfy to me, but a fireplace in the dining room seems especially perfect for decorating at Christmas.

"In the dining room, I wanted to draw out the walls a little to fill the space. Both the mantel and the flea market find above the window do just that." #magnoliahouse #shiplapwalls
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

I want all the inspiration from interiors within this bed and breakfast!

Black dining room with built-ins, fireplace, and a mix of dining chairs - Magnolia House in McGregor, TX.

A pretty romantic little bedroom sans shiplap, but I bet those frilly bed skirts are going to annoy a certain number of you readers…so let’s take a look at the bed without them them:

"Suspended from the ceiling, these hanging tables aren't your typical nightstands, but I love how they keep this room—inspired by the girls' room at our farm—feeling light and airy. They're suspended from sturdy shiplap, so you could literally swing from them, although I don't encourage doing that!"
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After
A closer look at the hanging nightstand in one of the bedrooms.
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

The only prescription for a shiplap-slap-happy designer?

"If you want to do a white space, shiplap walls and ceilings are a great option because they add texture and character. We uncovered shiplap beneath the drywall, but if you want to add it to your home on a budget, consider just doing an accent wall, like the wall behind a bed."
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

More shiplap.

"As much as I love white subway tile and white shiplap, I know when there's too much white in a space. This floral tile is bold, but the black color keeps it feeling classic. The open metal shelves above the tub give the room a touch of 'modern farmhouse' that you see throughout the home."
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

And how about terracotta toned tile on the floor? It adds so much age.

Magnolia House B&B with white brick fireplace, dining room open to living room with fireplace, and kitchen.
"I'm not typically a color person—as you can see, I love black and white— so it's fun experimenting with bolder choices in small doses, like I did in this breakfast nook."
Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

This dining room with black, white, and natural accents feels modern and rather organic.

Have you stayed at Magnolia House or do you plan to? Do tell!

Gorgeous Joanna Gaines  kitchen with light grey cabinets and mural at Magnolia House in McGregor, TX.

Stay tuned for a post where I source home decor and furnishings from Magnolia House!

Beautiful bedroom at Magnolia House by Joanna Gaines with fluted detail on bedside tables and sepia toned artwork.

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
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Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
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White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing
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15 Comments

  1. Mary
    January 3, 2018 / 7:17 pm

    I haven’t gone. It’s too expensive for me.
    I’d like to know where the dining chairs in the coffee nook are from. They’re very cute.

  2. January 4, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Thank you so much for the tour of this wonderful home. I love seeing your posts come into my inbox because you always have something amazing to share!

    • michele
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks for your kind comments and adding to the beauty, Joanne! 🙂

  3. Katherine
    January 4, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Very pretty but am I the only person that isn’t crazy about shiplap? Especially shiplap everywhere! Very fun to see and I so appreciate you sharing it with us!

    • michele
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      There is an awful lot of the stuff in this project! Ha! Thanks for tuning in, Katherine. 🙂

  4. January 4, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Wow this is awesome! It’s so Joanna & Chip………shiplap everywhere! It’s a great transformation. I hope you’re feeling better soon?
    xo
    Holly

    • michele
      Author
      January 4, 2018 / 7:15 pm

      Thanks, Holly. Still feel as though I was run over by a truck! 🙂

  5. Mimi
    January 5, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Love seeing this! Anyone else hear that C & J are expecting baby #5?

    • michele
      Author
      January 5, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      I had not heard that! Not surprised though! 🙂

  6. September 13, 2018 / 8:09 am

    Joanna has brilliant design instincts! Loved this beautiful redo and sure miss the program. Thanks for sharing this reminder and Hope you are feeling better soon💕

    • michele
      Author
      September 13, 2018 / 8:43 am

      Thanks for reading and the well wishes, friend.

  7. Emily White
    May 21, 2019 / 6:18 pm

    The Shiplap is that the wallpaper or actual wood planks?

    • Michele
      Author
      May 21, 2019 / 7:05 pm

      Chip and Joanna always go for the real thing. 🙂

  8. Amy Brienik
    December 6, 2021 / 5:11 am

    I love the renovations. What color did she paint the bedroom that looks like her daughter’s room? Is it Wedding Band?

    • Michele
      Author
      December 6, 2021 / 5:09 pm

      Hmmmmm. Not sure which photo you are looking at, but if it is a white color and if it is from 2015 and not recent, a safe bet is Sherwin Williams Alabaster. Joanna used that all the time before they developed their own Magnolia line.

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Stripe Seagrass Basket Set
29″ Whitewashed Table Lamp Set of 2
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Myla Slipcover Sofa
Deconstructed Wingback Bed
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Slipcovered Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Parisian Style Iron Table Lamp  33.5″
Black or Bronze Accent Table
French Stripe Basket Set
Chevron White Quilt Set
French Country Rattan Basket Set
Marble Subway Mosaic Tile
Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
Seagrass Basket Set
Schumacher Wild Things Wallpaper
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
White Matelasse Quilt
French Country Mirror
Faux Potted French Lavender
Shaw Daybed
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
Kinston Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Reclaimed Wood Dresser
Louis Upholstered Bench
Pardon My French Doormat
Stripe Turkish Towel Throw
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Carved Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Cashmere Throw With Fringe
Black Bergamot Soy Candle
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Rattan Hanging Chair Swing