Husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines from HGTV's Fixer Upper invite us into their latest project — a 100-year-old farmhouse where you can bunk up. Take an exclusive look inside their renovated bed-and-breakfast near Waco, Texas.More
"You're crazy, Jo. We have enough on our plate!" That's what Chip Gaines said to his wife, Joanna, when she laid eyes on a McGregor, Texas, farmhouse intended for a client and got that look. "The same family had owned it since the 1800s and had passed it down for years. I just felt the history of it, and my mind started spinning," Joanna says. It's no wonder Chip was skeptical, what with the four children, the retail store (Magnolia Market), the furniture line (Magnolia Home), a new paint line (Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines), a new bakery (Magnolia Flour), not to mention a television show where they gut, reno and redo entire houses. "It reminded me of our farmhouse, and I thought of all the people who travel to Waco to visit the market," Joanna says. "It's just a fun extension of the experience." Take a peek inside Magnolia House B&B to see Joanna's signature style on display. (Chip, you better make room for muffins on that already crowded plate!)
"The area under the stairs is often wasted space," Joanna says. "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.'"