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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  • Rhonda
    12:05 pm, March 17, 2017
    I love this house!!! Can you please tell me where you got the tile in the entry? It is exactly what I am looking for! Thank You! Love your show!
  • Vicki McGaugh
    9:15 am, March 17, 2017
    I would love to know the name of the green paint on the walls...Is it one of JoJo's paints you carry at Magnolia?
  • Jennie
    5:06 pm, March 14, 2017
    Would love to know what color green is used on this episode so I could order some. Any idea? I absolutely love the color
    • Barb
      7:26 pm, March 14, 2017
      Did they ever answer you on what color green what used in this episode? I don't see any replies from them on any of the questions people ask.
  • Tina
    7:28 am, March 8, 2017
    I love the antique wooden "arch?" over the over sized chair. What is that called and where can I find one?

  • Rabekah
    3:54 pm, March 7, 2017
    Where can I find the scalloped siding that's in the girls' room? I want to do this for a little girl's room I'm working on.
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