star and Magnolia mogul Joanna Gaines has quickly established her rustic-vintage-farmhouse aesthetic as one to aspire to. Here are 22 of the loveliest living rooms featuring her signature warm and inviting style, with tips on how to recreate Joanna’s look in your own home.
There’s only a handful of shades in this colour spectrum, but it works beautifully. Rich leather, unstained trim, pattern play and one-of-a-kind artwork give this room soul.
There’s so much in the mix here — original shiplap, a Moroccan-inspired rug, open iron shelving and leather mid-mod chairs and sofa — but the black, white and wood palette ties it all together beautifully.
Skip the Curtains
If you’ve got no neighbours and a priceless view, do without window treatments and add a simple wood valance instead.
Bright and White
From the ceiling and the shiplap to the brick fireplace and slip-covered seating, Joanna demonstrates how you don’t need much colour to create a cohesive space.
Remember the Houseboat?
Chip and Joanna turned a rundown old boat into a sleek, contemporary home. Tucking the sofa under the stairs saves space, a tip you can use just as well on dry land.
Old Meets New
There’s a bit of French farmhouse feeling here with a pair of matching antique linen arm chairs and a contemporary, clean-lined sofa. And check out those galvanized steel vases flanking the windows!
A Touch of Spain
A white stucco fireplace flanked by antique wrought iron scrollwork adds a bit of Spanish-influenced style.
This mid-century home was a departure from Joanna’s usual aesthetic, but of course she pulled it off with aplomb, creating a stylish and cozy retreat with an unforgettable view.
Fireplace Focal Point
Natural stone facing and a floating reclaimed beam make an outdoorsy impact.
There’s no need for a rug when you have a floor like this! The inset herringbone pattern adds a special designer touch and amps up the sophistication.
The wrought iron railing opens up the stairwell and adds a touch of creative flourish in this more formal space. Joanna is known for creating nuances in a neutral palette with texture and pattern, seen here in the pillows, rug and over-sized candlesticks.
Another gorgeous Spanish-inspired white stucco fireplace, this time paired with an old world leather chair and sofa. The narrow mantle leaves just enough room to add a few simple pieces that help make the room feel taller.
The Perfect Vintage Finds
What more can we say: that fireplace is a stunner, followed closely by that sofa and chairs. Searching for vintage items takes time, but when you find something so perfect for your space, you’ll know it’s worth it.
Open Concept At Its Best
This is one big room with three distinct areas, the epitome of open concept living. Joanna sectioned off the living space with two gorgeous leather club chairs and a modern four-seater sofa.
This elegant space demonstrates how a rustic element like shiplap can still work wonders with a more ornate antique fireplace when painted the same shade.
Petite and Pretty
Mixing wood tones is totally acceptable, as seen in this bright and airy space that exudes warmth and charm.
Love this use of vintage canoe paddles over the fireplace. They work with the nautical striped rug to tell a story of a family who love the water.
When you have two sumptuous caramel leather sofas, line them up and let them shine. Also, note how the coffee table takes a cue from that beautiful glass barn door.
DIY Large Scale Art
The artwork in this cozy media room is one large scale print cut into nine exact pieces and simply framed. You could easily DIY this with some help from a print shop.
Inspired English Country
The rolled arms sofas, curved legs on the console table and antique painted sideboard add touches of English tradition, and pair perfectly with Joanna’s use of lovingly worn materials.
Dream Window Seating
Who doesn’t love a window seat? This living space boasts two charming benches, complete with storage. The wire covered doors are a unique choice and add that vintage vibe Joanna loves.
Shiplap, leather chairs, exposed brick and oversized clocks are part of the designer’s signature style for a reason — they always work so well together.
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