I recently took a trip with some blogging buddies to Waco, Texas to visit Magnolia and have a blogger’s retreat. Today, I’m giving you a tour of the (incredible) Air B&B we stayed at!
Well, friends, I can officially cross something off my bucket list – stay in a home designed by the ever-famous Magnolia design team.
When my blogging friends and I went on our retreat recently, we stayed in an Air B&B right outside of Waco that supposedly was designed by the Magnolia team (though, not necessarily Joanna herself).
The feel of the house was veeeeery much in line with Chip & Jo’s signature style, and I cannot stop thinking about how inspired I was just being there.
The giant windows everywhere! The beautiful trees on the 5-acre property! The KITCHEN ISLAND.
Excuse me while I go wipe some of the drool off of my face.
I wanted to take you on a little tour of the home today, because what kind of a home decor blogger am I if I don’t come back with images to share of this insanely gorgeous home?!
I didn’t manage to get photos of the entire house – there were 7 women and one baby running around the house all weekend and we had a lot of stuff, which doesn’t make for pretty pictures. But, I did snap a few right before we headed out to come home, so I’m ready to share with you today.
So, grab a cup of coffee and a cozy blanket and settle in to feast your eyes on this amazing home.
We spent the vast majority of our time in the house here in the living room. We were there to work, brainstorm, and set goals for the year, so we were constantly gathered on these cozy sofas taking notes, pushing each other, and sharing our expertise.
The host of the house left the sweetest little message on the Scrabble board, and we loved to open up the french doors that looked out on the backyard (there were three sets all long the wall!) to let the breeze in.
The kitchen was obviously the crown jewel of the house. This island is the stuff dreams are made of and I’ve always dreamed of having something exactly like it in my home. It was massive and perfect for gathering, working, and eating.
One of these days I will have one just like it in my home.
Also, can we talk about the vent hood? So incredibly gorgeous – especially next to that white subway tile!
The farmhouse sink was the perfect finishing touch – my style isn’t even super farmhouse, but there is nothing I love more than an apron-front sink.
The house was the perfect layout for our group – one side of the house had a small bedroom with a sitting room outside of it, and that’s where Grant and I slept – we were out of everyone’s way and when he woke up at 5:30 every morning (whyyyyy?) we weren’t disturbing anyone.
On the other side of the house were three more bedrooms, along with two and a half bathrooms. I didn’t manage to get a good photo of the shower in the master bedroom but it was a life-changing experience to shower in there. It was the most beautiful shower I’ve ever stepped foot in.
There were so many things about this house that left me feeling so inspired. I loved the gold hardware everywhere, little details (like the exterior door knobs) were all incredible, and as much as I’ve never been a fan of white walls, it all just felt so clean and airy.
I wish every vacation home could be this beautiful!
I hope you’re feeling a bit inspired today by this gorgeous home. I know where I’ll be staying next time I do an overnight trip to Waco!