Magnolia Home Brings her brand of Southern style to N.C.

Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper displayed her furniture line, Magnolia Homes, this past week at High Point Furniture Market.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines released their book "The Magnolia Story" on October 18.

First, Joanna and Chip Gaines entered our hearts through their TV show, “Fixer Upper,” now, fans and furniture aficionados can have one of Joanna’s very own ‘shabby chic’ pieces in their home.Magnolia Home, Joanna’s furniture collection, ranges from a pulled diamond back retro leather couch to a farm style bed frame. Premiering in March of 2016, this past week, Joanna Gaines attended High Point Furniture Market and displayed her new fall collection in a 15,000 square foot showroom.High Point Furniture Market is the largest industry furnishings trade show in the world, bringing a total of 75,000 people to the biannual event. Consisting of 11.5 million square feet of show space and displaying over 2,000 designers, the saying “If you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist” couldn’t be more true.While the Furniture Market hosts a broad range of designers, from the well-known like Century Furniture, to the up-and-coming like Loloi Rugs, Magnolia Home, or better yet, Joanna Gaines, will have no trouble impressing buyers, manufacturers, designers, and even day-to-day people looking for a unique way to furnish a space.”Fixer Upper” debuted on HGTV in May of 2013. Magnolia Homes (sound familiar?) was the husband-wife renovation and design company based out of Waco, Texas. The premise was simple — Chip is a construction and real estate pro and Joanna an interior designer with an eye for flea market finds and farmhouse-chic decor. It didn’t take long for a loyal fanbase to emerge. Week-after-week viewers witnessed yet another ‘standard’ home transform into something straight out of a magazine.This past spring, the third season of “Fixer Upper” brought in a total of 25 million viewers and is one of the highest-rated and top performing series on HGTV. Aside from being a fabulous design duo, another draw of the show, and the ‘heart’ of Magnolia Homes, is the family life. Chip and Joanna have four children and viewers enjoy seeing the personal window into their world as much as the design transformations.It’s no wonder not only the show, but the Gaines’ themselves are extremely popular, they appear to be genuinely good people and are great at what they do. Joanna’s furniture collection, paired with the Gaines’ book debut “The Magnolia Story,” reflects their success.You don’t have to worry about being ‘who’s who’ at the Furniture Market to peruse the new Magnolia Home collection, you can browse online and also at a number of furniture retailers throughout the state. If you ever find yourself in Texas, you can also visit ‘the silos’ AKA Magnolia Market, the small business owned by the Gaines’ that carries a number of accessories and even paint colors.High Point Furniture Market, or simply ‘market’ (deemed by loyal attendees) ran from October 22nd-26th. It will take place again April 22nd-26th, 2017.