Chip and Jo Are Opening a Coffee Shop, and the Design Is Inspired by Classic Libraries

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If you’ve ever been to Magnolia Market at the Silos, you know that Chip and Joanna Gaines have thought of everything. You can shop at the market, play games, visit the garden, and enjoy a bite to eat. But there was a little something missing: a coffee shop. So now, the couple is building one, and Magnolia Press is set to open this fall.

Magnolia Press is still under construction, but Jo shared a sneak peek at the design renderings and inspiration on the Magnolia blog and on Instagram. Unsurprisingly, it features Jo’s signature modern farmhouse style that’s slightly vintage, slightly contemporary. We’re loving the rich color palette, dark wood accents, and brass fixtures. It seems like the kind of place we could sit and read for hours—and it turns out, that was her vision from the start.

“I want the style of the space to be symbolic of times past, and for guests to feel a sense of history and familiarity—almost like stepping into a place they’ve been before,” Joanna wrote on the Magnolia blog. “The shop will have long library style tables for community seating; and I’m incorporating darker wood tones, deep rich paint hues, and beautiful leather seating that remind me of old, classic libraries where all I want to do is curl up with a book or a journal.”

As the Waco Tribune-Herald reported in February, the coffee shop will have a full-service coffee bar, an assortment of teas, and fresh-baked pastries. There will be both indoor and outdoor seating and even a to-go window.

Magnolia Press won’t be open until the fall, but we already see many long afternoons there in our future.