One room at a time, Vern Yip is designing his way across America, having knocked down walls and made over countless homes and restaurants during his four seasons on TLC's Trading Spaces and during his over ten years as one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers.
Vern's past HGTV projects include four seasons of his own show titled Deserving Design with Vern Yip and two seasons as host and designer of HGTV Urban Oasis. His HGTV work also includes eight seasons of HGTV’s top-rated prime-time series HGTV Design Star and several seasons of Bang for Your Buck, where he served as the show’s host and design expert. Vern’s most recent HGTV project, Live in Vern’s House, chronicled the building of his dream beach home. Vern can also be seen on Delta Airlines flights across the globe where he is profiled for Delta’s exclusive on-air program On Creativity, showcasing the most creative minds in design and entertainment.
Recognized on the street, in home improvement centers, and in public venues across America, Vern has been prominently featured in publications such as Entertainment Weekly, People, The New York Times, and USA Today. He is frequently seen on NBC's TODAY show, CNN, and Live! with Kelly. In addition to being a New York Times Bestselling Author, Vern is also a travel and design columnist for The Washington Post, a regular contributor to HGTV Magazine and just landed the October cover of Traditional Home. Vern’s first book, titled Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home just debuted, spending nearly a week as an Amazon #1 Bestseller and in the overall Amazon Top 15, and landing at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list.
Vern will be appearing on the Imagination Stage:
Friday, March 10 at 5pm
Saturday, March 11 at 12pm & 3pm
James Young is a licensed contractor and licensed electrician. A multi-skilled U.S. Army veteran who received two Army Achievement Medals, James is hardcore when it comes to home improvement. He has remodeled a number of homes and over 30 kitchens, bringing them from ugly to awesome. He has also worked on numerous large-scale commercial and residential projects as a licensed electrician. As host of DIY Network’s I Hate My Kitchen, James loves tearing up kitchens and shows homeowners the latest designs and products, always coming up with innovative ways to remodel their kitchens without breaking the bank.
James will be appearing on the Imagination Stage:
Friday, March 10 at 6pm
Saturday, March 11 at 1:30pm & 4:00pm