Vern Yip is one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers with over 10 years on the network. Yip's past HGTV projects include four seasons of his own show titled “Deserving Design with Vern Yip,” two seasons as host and designer of “HGTV Urban Oasis,” several seasons as host and design expert of “Bang for Your Buck” and eight seasons of HGTV’s top-rated prime-time series “HGTV Design Star.” His most recent HGTV project, “Live in Vern’s House,” chronicled the building of his dream beach home. Yip has also knocked down walls and made over countless homes and restaurants during his four seasons on TLC's “Trading Spaces,” the first US show to broadly introduce affordable and accessible home design to American audiences everywhere. He will be back on TLC this April with the re-launch of the show.
Yip has traveled as a travel and design columnist for The Washington Post, a design advisor to global brands, and as a U.S. Ambassador for UNICEF. His award-winning design work has made its way onto the pages of House Beautiful, HGTV Magazine, and the September 2016 cover of Traditional Home. He has been prominently featured in publications such as Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today, and People magazine, including a spot on this year’s Most Beautiful list. Yip is also frequently seen on NBC's “TODAY” show, CNN, and “Live! with Kelly and Ryan.” Yip’s first book, “Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home” spent nearly a week as an Amazon #1 Bestseller and in the overall Amazon Top 15, landing at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. In addition to being a New York Times Bestselling Author, he is also a regular contributor to HGTV Magazine.
Yip’s projects have amassed an impressive list of design awards including: 2015 Design Maverick Nominee, the Distinguished Southerner Award, and Southeast Designer of the Year. Yip also currently runs his own design company in Atlanta, Vern Yip Designs.