Like most of America I am addicted to HGTV. If the TV is on in my house it is most the time on HGTV. The transformation type shows are my favorites to watch. And of course at the top of that list is Fixer Upper. Who doesn’t love the cozy homes and jaw dropping transformations Chip and Jo are able to create. I was very upset when they announced this season would be their last. While I know all good things come to an end, I am going to miss my weekly dose of farmhouse goodness. Every house they transformed made me want to move back to Texas and buy a fixer. Ah the dream.
One thing that frustrates me though about most of the shows on HGTV is that they don’t show the sources they use for the fixtures and furniture. Often I will see a piece and wonder where they got it. So I have decided to start a little series here on the blog called Get the Look. Each week I will pick a room as inspiration and try to find sources to recreate the look.
First up is this amazing living room from Fixer Upper. On the Season 5 opener they transformed a house for a young couple from Austin that they called the Lunar Lander. I loved the eclectic style of the space as I feel my own style can be kind of eclectic. Here is the space I will be focusing on sourcing this week. All sources are linked under the picture.
I’m not normally drawn to mid century modern furniture. I often feel like it can come off as less cozy than other furniture styles. But what I love about the way Joanna uses the more modern pieces in this room is that they are mixed with other styles and textures to make the room feel more homey.
The sofa they used in the episode was a vintage so I couldn’t find an exact match. I did however find this similar leather sofa. I really love this color leather and all of the cushions make it look very cozy.
The Accent Chairs
It was very hard to find any chairs with similar arms to the chairs used in this Fixer Upper episode. I did however find these West Elm chairs. They are available in a bunch of different fabrics and they have a similar mid century modern feel to the chairs Joanna chose.
The Coffee Table
This West Elm table appears to be the same one as the one used in the show. If its not then it is so close you can’t really tell the difference.
The End Tables
The wood end tables used in this episode were actually made by the grandfather of the homeowner. Since they are handmade its impossible to find an exact match but these mid century modern end tables from Target are a similar shape.
I also found this marble end table on Hayneedle that is similar to the end table by the chair in the Fixer Upper version.
The rug they used on the show was a vintage rug. I love using vintage when possible since I feel it adds an extra unique homey feel to a room. But if you can’t find a similar rug to use in your space this rug from Rugs Direct has a similar color and style.
The wicker light fixture was a hard one to source. I wasn’t able to find an exact match but I did find this pendant light that has a similar feel.
The table lamps in the inspiration room have good height and metallic tone to them. I wasn’t able to find an exact match but I did find these great lamps from Crate and Barrel that have a similar shape to them. I also really love the texture on the table lamps I found.
If you have read any other decor post on this blog then you probably already know I am a pillow hoarder. So of course that was one of the first things that stuck out to me in this room. Look at all that texture!! I’m sure its no surprise that some of the pillows used on this episode were from the Magnolia Home line. Like these beauties.
These Target black fringe lumbar pillows are similar to the ones in the inspiration room.
This adorable lumbar pillow from Target has loads of texture, just like the one Joanna used.
The other accessories
The frames above the couch in the inspiration room were actuallu framed documents from when the house was originally built. Obviously I couldn’t recreate those here. But you could use these simple matted frames from IKEA to frame some of your own documents that have special meaning to your home.
These simple vases could be used to hold greenery or small floral stems. I love using plants in a room, whether real or fake. They add texture and warmth to a space.
This resin planter has a similar feel to the cement planter used on the coffee table in the Fixer Upper home. Just put a house plant or faux greenery in it and you’re good to go.
I love fiddle leaf fig trees but they can be difficult to take care of, especially if you’re like me and don’t always remember to water things. So this 6’ faux tree from World Market is the perfect solution. No water needed! I would change out the basket at the bottom for a larger one, like Joanna did, to make more of a statement.
I really like how Jo used bamboo blinds in this space. They provide privacy and light blocking when needed but they also add warm natural tones to the space.
Unfortunaely I could not find boxes similar to the ones used on the coffee table in the Fixer Upper home anywhere. I’m pretty sure those were a vintage find. So that might be something you would have to look for on eBay or maybe at local vintage markets. Another option would be to use vintage metal boxes or even just stack some leather vintage books on that shelf.
That’s pretty much it for the main decor pieces in the room. Just add some vintage books and maybe some candles and you will be as close as you can be to the inspiration room without having Chip and Jo in your house.
I hope you guys enjoyed this week’s Get the Look post. I had a lot of fun looking for sources for this space. As I said earlier in this post, I plan to make this a weekly thing. If you have any questions or suggestions please leave them in the comments!