There’s Proof That Chip and Joanna Gaines Still Rule the World Years After ‘Fixer Upper’ Finale
Chip and Joanna Gaines broke our hearts when they announced their attention to quit filming their hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper. The final episode aired on April 3, 2018, and ever since we’ve been missing their crazy antics, like Chip Gaines acting foolish and Joanna Gaines quietly transforming run-down properties into dream homes.
But luckily for all of us, even though Chip and Joanna disappeared from everyone’s favorite home renovation channel, we still get to see plenty of content from them on social media. We’re also looking forward to the launch of their Magnolia television network, which is slated to premiere in fall 2020.
In the meantime, the renovation duo has proved yet again that even without a show, they’re still ruling the world. Here’s why.
The Gaineses popularized the ‘farmhouse chic’ design style
Before Chip and Joanna came along, almost no one knew what shiplap was. Now amateur home renovators line up around the block for a chance to add this architectural element to their own homes. Thanks to Joanna’s impeccable sense of style, everyone became obsessed with farmhouse chic.
Joanna showed everyone that the country farmhouse style didn’t have to be kitschy and old-fashioned looking. Instead, the rustic yet modern aesthetic Joanna promotes is upscale, chic, and livable.
Google proved that Chip and Joanna Gaines still have influence in 2019
Every year, Google does an analysis of search trends to help determine exactly what people are interested in. In 2019, the most popular home design trend continues to be “farmhouse style” in the category of search terms.
Though designers might be sick of seeing the same aesthetic over and over again, it’s all proof that people are still very influenced by Chip and Joanna, and they show no signs of changing their minds.
What is farmhouse chic, exactly?
Though the concept of farmhouse style varies, the typical methods Joanna Gaines employs don’t often change very much. Most of her designs include white walls, salvaged pieces, vintage-looking accessories, neutral furnishings, industrial lighting, and a minimalist look and feel.
There are certain impractical things that Joanna Gaines puts in all of her designs, like non-functioning fireplaces and oversized clocks. But even though there’s been so much backlash against her signature style, fans keep proving that they still want it for their own homes.
No one is sure what Magnolia network will be like
When Chip and Joanna return to television in 2020, they’ll most likely become even more popular than they are now. But don’t expect Magnolia Network to be solely devoted to home renovation content. The first two confirmed shows on the network actually have nothing to do with interior design.
The first show the Gaineses are working on is a docuseries called Home on the Road, which will follow their favorite band Johnnyswim as they navigate life on tour with a young family. Joanna also hinted at a potential cooking show, which makes a whole lot of sense based on her superior kitchen skills.
Fixer Upper fans are counting down the days until Magnolia network launches. We can’t wait!