Who inspires you?

Have you ever watched the show, Fixer Upper, on HGTV?  Well, you should.  Go set the DVR now!  It’s currently hands down my favorite show on HGTV.  It’s about a couple (Chip & Joanna Gaines) from Waco, Texas, who fix up the ugliest house on the best block.  Their chemistry on the show is awesome!  Chip cracks me up and Joanna just loves him to death.  They are real and the show isn’t all “drama-ish.” So, who inspires me?  Joanna Gaines!

Check out some of my favorite spaces from their home and homes on their show.

table

First, lemme clear this up.  I’m a SUCKER for old architectural pieces.  I mean, look at this table.  Those arches used for legs!  Brilliant!

openfloorplan

Can we say, open floor plan!  No need to say more …..

corbel

I’m slightly in love with old chippy corbels.  THIS will happen in our new kitchen.  Just need to find the perfect one!

livingroom

Where do I start with this picture?  Hello, I want that coffee table.  It reminds me of something I would find at a beach house.  The buffet is adorable.  I’m searching for one of them as well.  The dark top is a nice contrast with the white body, perfecto!  And finally, the gate on the wall.  Such a great piece.  Well done Joanna!

lights

Ohhhhh her kitchens…. please come do our kitchen Joanna!  I’m begging you!  See those light counter tops?  I wanted them.  Only option is marble (Not durable enough for a kitchen in MY opinion) or quartz.  Sooo we searched high and low for a lighter granite, and found one.  I chose this picture primarily for the hanging pendants above the island.  To me, this screams industrial chic.  My kind of stuff!

coffeebar

Coffee Bar = Heaven on Earth

Kitchen

Subway title, let’s get married!  Yes, this is coming into our kitchen!  It’s so classic and timeless.  Using gray grout with those counter tops is fantastic ….  I wish I had gray to pull from in our new granite to do the same!  Also, that farm sink.  Who doesn’t love a big ol’ white farm sink?!

mantle

This beauty ….. this picture right here had me on a hunt for months!  I wanted a mantle so bad but wasn’t willing to spend $500.  I finally found one late last year.  It was perfect for Christmas decorating.  There’s so much you can do with a piece like this.  It easily adds that country/rustic feel to any kind of home!

store

And finally, her store.  I WILL go there one day.  It’s in Waco, Texas.  The hubs passes through there a lot due to work.  I’m trying to get him to stop and FaceTime me / shop.  I’ll take it any way I can!!!!

Any of these catch your eye like they did mine?

9 thoughts on “Who inspires you?

  1. Michelle Newman says:

    Sara,
    Will you help me design my new house? We are at the electrical phase right now. Drywall should start in a few weeks. I’m going for a craftsman/beachy vibe with style very much like the pics you posted above. Kitchen will have white perimeter inset cabs with a cherry island with grey stain. Island will have a marble lookalike Quartz countertop and perimeter cabs will have a dark countertop, maybe soapstone.

    At this point, I need help choosing tile for the kids baths and I need help choosing paint colors. Later, I’ll need help with furniture.

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    • Sara says:

      How exciting! The kitchen sounds great. I would love to help in anyway I can! I would find the title you like first in the bath before working on the paint color. I can keep you posted If I see something. I can always stop over there in the summer to help you shop too. I’m serious!

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