Magnolia House {Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast}

Exterior of Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} - Before and After

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?<—affiliate link

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

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.

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.

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!”

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

Helpful hints about staying at The Magnolia House:

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.

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 liveability 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.

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Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

 

floorplan of Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast near Waco

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

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&amp;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

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Living Room BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Are you loving the black paint on vintage glass doors?

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Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

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Kitchen BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

This is one of my favorite before/after spaces 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 kitchen in Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast #joannagaines #shiplapwalls

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

I love the addition of soft roman shades to the kitchen windows.

#concretecountertop in Magnolia House bed and breakfast by #joannagaines

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

dining-room before and after in Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast near Waco

Dining Room BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

I’m not crazy about the placement of this 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 fortuitous at Christmastime.

"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

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Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

I want all the vintage doors in this bed and breakfast!

Master bedroom in Magnolia House with light green walls and black fireplace #joannagaines

Downstairs Master Bedroom BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Are you loving the striped stockings against the black fireplace!?!

Master bedroom in Magnolia House with wood headboard and black door

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

So many interesting angles in this bedroom that we don’t often see in modern day construction.

Downstairs twin bedroom in Magnolia House B&B by #joannagaines and #fixerupper

Downstairs Twin Bedroom BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Romantic light green walls in twin bedroom with linen headboards and #farmhousestyle

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

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

Twin bedroom with romantic #farmhousestyle by #joannagaines in #magnoliahouse B&B

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

The only prescription for a shiplap lovin 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 a space designated especially for sipping coffee?

coffee nook in #magnoliahouse B&B by #joannagaines on #fixerupper

Coffee Nook BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Coffee nook with shiplap walls and ceiling, teal cabinets, and black and white cement tiles in #magnoliahouse

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

"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

Coffee nook in #magnoliahouse by #joannagaines with #farmhousestyle black and white and green cabinets with concrete counter

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Buh-bye ceiling fans and wallpaper…

Queen bedroom in #MagnoliaHouse by #JoannaGaines with canopy bed and #shiplap walls

Upstairs Loft & Bedrooms BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Sitting room with shiplap walls in #MagnoliaHouse bed and breakfast by #JoannaGaines

Upstairs Loft & Bedrooms BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

This sitting room makes sense in the bed and breakfast as it links a series of tiny bedrooms which once were used as soldiers’ sleeping rooms.

Sitting rooms with shiplap, black and white, and wood floors in #MagnoliaHouse B&B

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Light blue walls in bathroom in #MagnoliaHouse B&B by #JoannaGaines

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Tiny former soldiers room bedroom in #MagnoliaHouse B&B by #JoannaGaines

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Bathroom #farmhousestyle renovation #beforeandafter in #MagnoliaHouse by #JoannaGaines

Downstairs Bathroom BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

White shiplap in bathroom with pedestal sink and cement tiles in #MagnoliaHouse by #JoannaGaines

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Before and after pics of bathroom in #MagnoliaHouse with farmhouse style by #JoannaGaines

Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

Tiny bedroom in #MagnoliaHouse by #JoannaGaines which was former soldier's room

Tiny Upstairs Bedrooms (Soldier Rooms) BEFORE…Fixer Upper Bed & Breakfast {Magnolia House} Before and After

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

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

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

 

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9 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! 🙂

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