Get the Look: Scrivano FIXER UPPER Timeless Cottage is for HGTV Fixer Upper fans of the show’s beautiful renovation work and interior design by Chip and Joanna Gaines. It is also for DIY types, cottage and vintage style lovers, and folks who get geeky about cottagecore, Grandmillennial style, and French country decorating ideas. Click here to PIN this post to save it for later!
Get the Look: Scrivano FIXER UPPER Cottage
If you loved the Scrivano episode where charmingly classic Tudor cottage interiors were freshened and upgraded for a modern family, then keep reading to explore furniture and home decor sources I discovered in greater detail to pull together the look for ourselves!
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I’m crazy about this historical project for Waco residents Courtney and Joey Scrivano, who fell in love with a 1927 Tudor-style home whose interiors were in desperate need of upgrades, renovation, function, and style.
One of the major priorities the couple articulated to Chip and Joanna was the desire for a lovely luxe master bedroom suite. Their healthy renovation budget of $200,000 was smartly applied to the architecture and interior design of this cottage style home, and in the end, the home’s historic charm remained intact.
FIXER UPPER Scrivano Tudor Cottage Decor!
Ready to explore the shopping sources, paint colors, and decorating ideas to get the look of this beautiful home into which the FIXER UPPER crew breathed new life? LET’S GO! (Affiliate links follow, and using them won’t cost you an extra penny yet may earn this blog a small commission.)
You can buy the Fixer Upper episode right here and see it in its entirety!
Paint Color Ideas – FIXER UPPER Scrivano Tudor Interior
Interior Paint color palette? The color palette incorporated in the Scrivano house renovation entailed painting the walls a warm creamy white paint color and painting the trim a contrasting cooler understated stone grey (yet still light and airy!).
Here’s a quartet of paint color suggestions (find them HERE) to get the look for interiors and exterior:
Joanna Gaines has her favorite classic paint colors she uses again and again (they became her own Magnolia paint line!) so while these are guesses for the interior colors, they are well informed guesses from a geeky watcher of all seasons!
For the interior walls, it appears to be MAGNOLIA HOME Silos White.
Alternatively, I love using Behr Cameo White, and it will deliver a similar look. (Bear in mind, just because an image of a paint color here looks khaki or dirty white doesn’t mean it will look that way on your walls when the light hits it and when dry!).
For the interior trim? It looks like MAGNOLIA PREMIUM INTERIOR PAINT: Wedding Band. While these hues vary, it is hard to pinpoint the light grey color without seeing it in person!
Another more subdued possibility is:
Easiest way to see if a paint color will work? Order samples with Samplize and have them delivered straight to your door.
Exterior Paint Colors (Guesses!)
The creamy white on the exterior of the Scrivano Tudor above the brick appears similar or exactly this:
This creamy white from BEHR is a great choice as well:
Another possibility for walls is to go with a cooler, bright white for greater contrast with light grey trim. This color will impart a more modern, gallery feel on walls and is what I just used to paint the interiors and exterior of a tiny house fixer upper we bought:
Again, don’t be fooled into thinking the above white is grey and not white. It is bright white!
For the exterior taupey gray brown trim, this color from Magnolia’s line looks like what they may have used:
The thing is, you’ll have to consider how the sunlight is going to wash out the color, bring forward certain undertones in the paint, and appear throughout the day with changing light.
For example, if you choose a gray with blue undertones and have Southern exposure, the gray is going to look blue-greenish-gray which is great if that is what you’re going for. If you’re after a cool taupe or natural stone color, you’ll need a hue with warmer brown undertones.
Here’s a color you could sample for the look of the Scrivano cottage’s exterior trim.
More Farmhouse Paint Color Ideas
Sometimes you need a place to start with colors to try with your unique lighting and preferences.
HGTV Fixer Upper Decor: Scrivano 1927 Tudor Remodel!
Vintage & charming CLASSIC kitchen design elements
Ms. Scrivano revealed that her favorite element of the whole renovation is the banquette in the kitchen.
And are we even surprised? That custom banquette bench is truly a design triumph since the original 1920’s kitchen is narrow! By building it into the corner (like a private cozy nook in a favorite restaurant!), it became this timelessly special place for a tranquil breakfast for two. It also lends itself to pulling in a couple more dining chairs for more seating.
What do you think of the brass and gold accents?
Scrivano Kitchen: Banquette or Bench Ideas
Custom built-ins can get pricey very fast because of the cost of labor, and there is also the consideration that they are semi-permanent. An alternative is purchasing a banquette or bench, and here are some ideas.
Bear in mind (1) the depth of these pieces (will you have enough room in your nook or space?) and (2) the potential to customize these pieces with paint and/or upholstery (don’t write off a piece just because you don’t like the stain finish…you can always paint!).
Find even more ideas for kitchen banquettes and benches HERE.
Scrivano Kitchen: Round Dining Table Ideas
If this were my own kitchen, I might choose a very French inspired cafe table like this one:
Find more round dining table options HERE.
Cream Pillow for Banquette
Scrivano Kitchen: Kitchen Accessory Ideas
Don’t you love the classic design and style of these kitchen canisters spied in this Fixer Upper kitchen? I found the source, so you can snag the exact canisters!
Scrivano Kitchen: Kitchen Island Ideas
You may recall in this HGTV Fixer Upper episode with the Scrivano house, Joanna initially had not planned to add an island. However, when the other fixtures were in place, she added an airy mobile petite work island.
If you have the space, this one could work in a variety of settings:
I made the same decision in my own kitchen when I added a vintage industrial steel work cart with casters to give myself extra work space…read about it HERE.
If you have ever designed a kitchen from scratch and ordered kitchen cabinets (ready made or custom), then you know how expensive it is to create a kitchen island or work table. If you’re on a budget AND to create a more interesting and less cookie cutter look, consider a freestanding island or work table you can snag for much less expense.
Here is another example of a friendly priced mobile island:
Get ready to find GORGEOUS kitchen islands and work tables in this story with sources!
Scrivano Fixer: Living and Dining Room Decorating Ideas!
This fixer upper cottage came with so many gorgeous Tudor details, including Gothic archways and beautiful trim. The decision to paint all the trim with light grey paint to subtly contrast with creamy white walls resulted in a traditional yet fresh vintage style mood.
The Scrivanos mentioned in an interview with Magnolia that they admire more than one design style (including industrial farmhouse and European inspired style).
Scrivano Dining Room: Dining Chairs
Do you have to have those dining chairs? The black appears to have been discontinued, but brown, cream and gray may be available.
If the black is out of stock, the grey may be in stock HERE.
Here’s another stackable ghost chair option:
Find even more black side chair options RIGHT HERE.
Scrivano Dining Room: Dining Table Ideas
Scrivano Dining Room: Chandelier Ideas
Scrivano Dining Room: Rug Ideas
Scrivano Dining Room: Accessory Ideas
If you are in the market for gold toned flatware, here are some gorgeous options…
Scrivano Living Room Ideas
These Mongolian pillows would be gorgeous on the sofa as well.
Here’s the exact coffee table (Alvar) from the project, and HERE is one that is similar.
This blackened bronze option could work:
In my research, I located a couple of contenders for the French linen upholstered armchairs in the Scrivano living room.
Scrivano Fixer Upper: Hardware Ideas
In terms of hardware within this beautiful Tudor home, it appears quite similar to the exact oil rubbed bronze oval knobs I put in my own home. I can’t sing their praises enough, and photos just don’t do these knobs justice. The hand feel is superb!
Did you notice the lovely coat tree in the Scrivano home? In a small 1920s cottage, you can bet there is a shortage of storage space.
Here’s Amazon’s choice for a freestanding black coat tree for an entry when you want an airy, modern pop of black.
Find more lovely coat tree options RIGHT HERE.
Tranquil Master Bedroom Suite
Since the Scrivano’s original primary bedroom was not huge, there were challenges posed for the bath. The owners were adamant about incorporating a freestanding soaking tub in the little space so extra creativity and innovation was required.
The finished suite is simple, timeless, and tranquil…a testament to smart, small space design.
Scrivano Master Suite Ideas
I recognized the shower fixtures right away since we put the same ones in our bath (Kohler Purist)!
The trim kit doesn’t include the valve, which you purchase separately:
Master Bathroom Calacatta Hex Tile
You can order this calacatta gold marble hex tile in a 2″ or 1″ tile configuration. I was just explaining to my friend Denise yesterday that tiling with mosaic sheets is the frackinBOMB for DIYers since you’re not buttering each of those individual tiles and spacing them. Instead, the 12″ sheets go up a lot quicker. Here’s the tile:
What did you think about the design decision to inlay tile with the wood floor? I would have preferred just the wood with a cozy rug. To me that is a more conservative and timeless choice, but what do you think?
Scrivano Porch Ideas
Isn’t the porch renovation and how they opened it all up, amazing? I have always admired this chair which would be right at home on the porch:
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I love the character of a freestanding kitchen island that doesn’t match all the cabinets. A farm table would work also. Thanks for sharing the Scrivano ideas and paint colors. They have nailed the cottage look!
Thanks for playing along, lovely maker. Wish I had an excuse to be in your neck of the woods this moment – the roads were slick today, and the storm has begun! 🙂
your design looks great i loved your design and really this is helpful for me in my project. Hope you add some more stuff like this in future also
Thank you for Sharing!!
I appreciate you taking the time to read – this is not my home though! Click on “my home” to see our own house.
The trim – be still my heart. ♥️ Painting the trim a darker, contrasting colour really highlights the detail. They did a wonderful job of converting a dark, dated cottage into a light filled home for today’s family. Thank you for sharing Michele!
Thanks so much for reading. I want to try that combination in a room as I always love it when I see it (although it isn’t common to see light grey trim!).
Thank you for give us the resources to Mimic the beautiful design of the Fixer Uppers… Do you know the colors of the kitchen cabinets? Is it the same as the interior wall.
It looks a lot like Magnolia Wedding Band – a similar grey is Sherwin Williams Repose Gray – see it here: https://www.hellolovelystudio.com/2020/05/timeless-tranquil-white-grey-kitchen-tour.html
I love this episode! Thanks for the re-visit.
It’s soooooo good! Especially for anyone thinking about buying a vintage Tudor – they are everywhere in my neck of the woods and so charming!