Fixer Upper fans are in for a treat because Joanna and Chip Gaines are back with a brand new season unlike anything they've done before.
The couple is diving head first into the restoration of a historic century-old castle in their hometown of Waco, Texas. Who knew Waco had castles, right? Although, the endeavor turned into a bigger project than anticipated, the experience left a lasting impact on Joanna who created a new paint collection inspired by the landmark.
With past projects, Joanna has become accustomed to asking her clients their goals and what they'd like to see with their renovation. With free range and no one to give specifics she admitted, "the castle had to dictate to me." She would step in the space and ask herself, "What was this space used for or what was the life that was lived here?"
With the help of a friend and historian from Baylor, the Magnolia Network couple took a deep dive into the castle's history. Rather than using their own personal style, they took into account the castle's past and dedicated themselves to bringing it back to life without neglecting its historic value.
Inspired by the castle itself, Joanna exclaimed, "I thought how fun it would be to have a whole paint collection inspired by the rooms in the castle." With 10 distinct colors ranging from warm neutrals to moody accents, the timeless palette was curated to honor their biggest Fixer Upper project yet.
As someone who personally refuses to ditch plain white walls, Joanna wanted fans to be ensured that "even though on paper these colors can look a bit more formal or more traditional, you'll see how we use these colors and where it's still very livable." All it takes is a bit of courage and being "intentional when you balance that with everyday design and accents."
With a historic renovation and new memoir, creating intention in life has become more important than ever for the mom of five. "As I'm 44 years old, I can decide what I want to bring forward with me and what I need to leave behind."
After stepping back to share her story, her goal is to find the "simple joys" and "tiny miracles" in life. With what she dubs a "perspective shift," she's found it beneficial to enjoy things that she may have been to busy too notice—advice that we could all probably benefit from!
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