AT HOME | a blog by Joanna Gaines

Episode 02 - The Mid Century Modestly Priced House

December 6, 2016



The Morgan family had been through a lot with the recent adoption of their two little girls. I love their story so much that I couldn’t wait to get started with the home they chose and take the stress and worry of renovating right off of their shoulders.

The original style of the Morgan’s house had a modern flair to it, but their personal style was more ranch than modern. I was excited to implement this unique combination of clean lines, iron accents, and wood elements to design a modern ranch for this sweet family to enjoy.



Objective: Combine the kitchen and dining rooms to conserve space.


Objective: Create a practical living space for the Morgan family to gather and spend time together. Add a small office nook for kids to study and use the family computer.


Objective: Surprise the Morgans by finishing out their kids’ rooms.



Q. How has this experience affected your day to day life?

A. Just living in the home, we feel like every morning we wake up in a vacation cabin. It feels refreshing, like a sweet gift.

Q. Do the kids have a favorite part about their rooms? If so, what?

A. Yes, our son loves his built in desk and the loft bed. He goes in there for homework and loves to sit up on the loft and read. He’s really enjoyed his room. As for the girls, they love their beds. It was designed to be like a doll house, so they like to play tea parties and I think it makes them feel like princesses.

Q. What’s your favorite part of the house?

A. We loved the front windows and the kitchen. The open space really brings our whole family together. Anytime I’m cooking, the kids are able to be involved.


This was such a special family and I loved getting the opportunity to work with the Morgans. We had so much fun designing the surprise spaces for the kids and I love how the project turned out as a whole!


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  • crystal davidson
    1:35 pm, February 22, 2017
    I was just wondering where you purchased the girls beds? I see them a lot on the show and want one for my daughter. Also the pink color that's on the wall. I'm not sure if its one of yours or from somewhere else.
    • Kaitlyn
      3:34 pm, February 25, 2017
      Overstock has some!!!
  • Karen Bal
    9:32 am, February 22, 2017
    Love the green used in the living room and office? What is the actual color name and where may I find the paint. Thank you!
  • Carolyn Garretson
    9:18 am, February 17, 2017
    Would you tell me the manufacturer of the pendant lights in the kitchen?
  • Kathy Holtzclaw
    9:13 pm, February 8, 2017
    Beautiful you are both amazing. God Bless
  • Rebecca roberson
    12:09 pm, February 7, 2017
    I am trying to find someone to do some work on a home but the person that owns it he is the service and he needs help. There is plumbing to do and some repairs to be done but the house is in league city Texas
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