In case you missed it, we were recently featured on the new season of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home!
Seeing Joanna Gaines hold one of our tiles was a huge “pinch-me” moment for all of us at the office!
If you want to catch the Mullholland tile on TV and learn more about the Gaines’ design and renovation process, head over to Discovery ID and watch Episode 3 of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home.
Pre-Renovation: Source Materials + Design Elements
If you’ve seen Fixer Upper before, then you know that Joanna makes it a point to listen to her clients and figure out their “design dreams”. And she takes painstaking efforts to execute those dreams in her final design.
In this episode, the homeowner Nicole, wanted a blend of European Cottage and Modern elements to match her style. So what were the main things on Nicole’s checklist for her fixer-upper? Nicole’s must-haves included:
- Earthy, warm textures
- New light fixtures, flooring, and fresh paint throughout
- Open up kitchen
- Add architectural arch
The BEFORE: Pre-Renovation
Above is a “Before” photo of this classic, 1950’s Texas home. Clearly, Joanna and Chip had their work cut out for them! Keep scrolling to be completely blown away by this Fixer Upper transformation.
The AFTER: The Finished Space
The Mullholland patterned tile from our quick-ship program, Artisan Stone Tile, is featured as the kitchen’s backsplash tile in the Cypress colorway on 6×6 honed Carrara. We also offer this tile in a Charcoal colorway on honed Limestone.
We were so excited to see that the Fixer Upper team selected this pattern because it has a unique history. This collection was actually hand-painted by our founder, Melinda! Look closely at the installation below, and you will see texturized paint strokes.
We also love how Joanna went bold and painted the island a forest green to go with the Mullholland patterned tile.
For the past few years, the design world has been all about navy blue cabinetry and tile, but we’ve noticed a recent surge in shades of green being used throughout the home (especially as sage green kitchen cabinets).
What The Fixer Upper Team Updated:
To totally transform this Texas home, the Fixer Upper team carried out some serious renovation work! For this project, the team:
- Opened up the wall that separated the kitchen and dining room to give an open concept feel
- Extended the window to three side-by-side windows to allow for more natural light
- Built a custom oval island as a nod to the original rounded cabinets + marble countertops
- Installed custom cabinets—a mix of both open shelving and glass door front—painted a warm neutral and finished with brass hardware
- Added a marble, hand-painted, floral tile backsplash to add to the feminine and eclectic look
It’s All in the Details: Our Favorite Things
This is truly one of those spaces where we adore every detail that has been included. But, if we have to pick our top three favorite features, we would choose:
- The Curved Island
- The Brass Hardware
- The Tile (that’s a given!)
A Look Around the Fixer Upper House
Take a look at some other spaces in this renovated home! Joanna Gaines added so many thoughtful details to Nicole’s home and made sure to include everything on her checklist. What is your favorite part of this transformation?
Make sure to tune in to Fixer Upper: Welcome Home Episode 3 on Discovery Plus to see the always playful Chip Gaines and talented Joanna Gaines flip this Texas house! For more info on everything that went into this fixer-upper, head on over to the Magnolia blog. You don’t want to miss this house!