For four years, fans watched as Joanna Gaines brought homeowners’ interior imaginations come true with her exquisite designs on the HGTV series Fixer Upper, which she starred on along with her husband, home renovation expert Chip Gaines. Long before that, Joanna Gaines helped people fill the spaces of their dreams with the home goods sold in her store, Little Shop on Bosque, in Waco, Texas, which essentially served as the brainchild of the couple’s business, Magnolia Homes.
Although the Gaines role on Fixer Upper officially came to an end with the series finale in April, the sad ending of one chapter became the exciting beginning of a new for Joanna Gaines, including a manifestation of her own goals—finally publishing a home design book.
HOMEBODY: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, Gaines’ first home design book apart from her husband, is more than just a testament of the wealth of knowledge she’s gained in the many years she’s served as an interior designer. It’s her very own dream turned reality.
Though she’s been busy with her and husband Chip’s newborn son, Crew, the HGTV star still found the time to pack the publication with beautiful photography, sketches, pro insights, and even pictures of her own family’s home in Waco, Texas. And if you look closely enough, you’ll recognize some of the rooms she designed on Fixer Upper.
Now that the project, which has been over a year in the making, is finally complete, Joanna admits she’s experienced a range of emotions. “It’s hard to describe what I’m feeling tonight…thankful, relieved, vulnerable, giddy, hopeful,” she wrote on Instagram.
The book shares the best of Joanna’s design tips, drawing inspiration from her own Waco, Texas farmhouse, as well as the countless homes she has renovated over the years on “Fixer Upper.” The goal is to teach you how to build a home that truly reflects the stories and personalities of the people who live there.
According to Amazon, the book is split up room by room, teaching you how to create spaces that feel “distinctly yours.” It also includes a removable design template with a step-by-step guide for planning and sketching home design plans.
Luckily for all of us, Amazon is running a special on Homebody at nearly 40% off for a limited time— but you can find it wherever you usually buy your books. And, remember— Ain’t nobody like a homebody.
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave