Hi all! Wow, summer is flying by and I can’t believe it’s August already! We’ve been settling into the new house s l o w l y. I’m helping my almost 11 year old with her room and she’s in the market for a new desk. So I stopped in my local furniture store the other day to see what they had. And imagine my surprise when I saw a full display of Magnolia Home Furniture!
Guys, I didn’t even know anyone in my area carried Joanna’s furniture line, so this was a total shock to me! Of course, I didn’t have my big camera with me but I was able to snap a few pics with my phone. I know there’s not a lot of info or reviews out there yet about the Magnolia Home Furniture line, so I thought I’d give you all my honest opinions about the pieces I saw and share the prices too. (Price plays a HUGE factor in any of my shopping decisions. So no matter how much I love something, if I feel it’s over priced, I will not buy it!)
Magnolia Home Furniture Reviews:
I thought the coffee table was adorable! It seemed very sturdy and looks well made. The online description said it’s made of pine and the dimensions are 28” D x 52” W x 19” H. The scallops are super cute (but I am a sucker for scallops! And Joanna uses this design attribute on several of her pieces – yay!) My store had it priced at $279, which I think is very reasonable.
My thoughts on the Homestead Sofa Chaise are somewhat mixed. I think it’s a good size and the color is pretty and neutral. However, it was not very comfortable when I sat on it (insert sad face.) The cushions were a little too overstuffed (with poly maybe?) so there was no “sink in” factor like I like with down stuffed cushions. It was priced at $1819. So unfortunately, I think there are better options out there in this price range.
Next up was this Scallop Bench with Storage. This comes in 3 colors (Barn Door – featured, Jo’s White, & Bench). I LOVED this bench and wish I had a place for it! It’s very sturdy as well and made of pine with dimensions of 65″L X 22″W X 38″H. The top lifts up and there’s a surprising amount of storage inside. This would make a fabulous statement piece in an entryway or mudroom (or maybe even use it in your dining room with a farmhouse table?) Price at my store was $759 which is sorta pricey, but I’ve seen it online for cheaper. Nebraska Furniture Mart’s price was $589 and Value City Furniture has it for $599. So definitely shop around if you have these stores near you.
The Spool Leg Desk is another great piece! I seriously considered this desk for my office in the new house. But my room is tiny and I really need more storage space so I don’t think it will work for me. But it is a gorgeous desk in person and I love the Jenny Lind inspired turned legs. It comes in a soft Dove Grey color and features 2 drawers (hardware is not attached in the photo) and is made of white oak. The dimensions are 56″L X 28″W X 30″H and the price was $519.
The only Magnolia Home Furniture dining table my store had on the floor was this Keeping Dining Table from Joanna’s Farmhouse line. It’s available in 6′, 7′ or 8′ lengths (6′ is shown above) and comes in 2 finishes: Jo’s White or the distressed stain version called Bench. I thought this was very well made as well and think those drawers are such a good idea. They’d be a great place to store place mats, or paper & crayons for the kiddos! Price for the 6ft version was $879.
The Spindle Back Side Chairs were displayed with the dining table. I liked the way the black finish (Jo’s Black) played off the white of the farmhouse table. Joanna uses this combo of white & black in a lot of her home designs. The chairs feel comfortable (but a tad on the large size – maybe I’m just not used to such large dining chairs?) and come in your choice of three colors: Jo’s White, Jo’s Black, and Bench (stain). These were priced at $169 which seems slightly high to me. If you want a cheaper way to get this look, scour your local thrift stores & garage sales for cast off dining chairs and spray paint them all one color for a cohesive look.
So the bad news is that’s all the pieces my local store had on the floor. The good news is, I’m going to visit another store next week that has a FULL SHOWROOM! woot woot! My kiddos are off to “Grammy Camp” (which basically consists of them spending a few days at my parents’ house individually) and there is a furniture store about 30 mins away from my parents that carries Jo’s new line. So we’re going to make a fun trip over there (Ok, I think it will be fun – my kids probably won’t, lol!) I’ll be sure to take lots of pics and maybe even a video (if I can figure that out…cough cough…I’m so non techy).
To find the closest retailer near you, check their website: Magnolia Home Furniture.
I hope you have a fabulous week! Be sure to follow me on Facebook & Instagram for more farmhousey goodness and updates on our flip house!
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