Design Star Vern Yip to Starring at Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo

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Nashville Home + Remodeling Expo at the Music City Center will be featuring: VERN YIP Star of TLC’s Trading Spaces and HGTV’s Urban Oasis, Design Star, Bang for Your Buck, and Live in Vern’s House.

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 runs his own design company in Atlanta, Vern Yip Designs. With an undergraduate education from The University of Virginia, an M.B.A. and Master of Architecture from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and an honorary Doctorate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Vern has used his varied educational background to build a distinguished business. His creations and room transformations range in budget from the notoriously frugal showcased on television to eight-figure projects for high-end clients nationwide. Regardless of the budget, Vern’s design calling card is his attention to detail married with precise, clean-lined interiors balanced with a sense of warmth.

Vern will appear on stage Friday at 6 pm & Saturday at 4 pm.


Whether it’s a backyard paradise or an over-the-top, show-stopper pool, audiences tune into the DIY Network’s hit show, Pool Kings, each week to see what Kyle and Justin Peek have built for lucky homeowners.

Audiences love these dramatic pools with top-of-the-line features such as cascading waterfalls, playful water slides, crackling fire pits, refreshing swim-up bars, gourmet outdoor kitchens, and luxurious outdoor living spaces. So much so, season one of Pool Kings boosted DIY Network’s Monday night ratings by 62%.

The Peeks, who own Tennessee-based Peek Pools and Spas, is currently shooting season two of Pool Kings, which will premiere May 2018.

In addition to Pool Kings, Kyle has been featured on HGTV’s Cool Pools and has co-hosted DIY Network’s America’s Most Desperate Landscapes.

Kyle and Justin will appear on stage Friday at 2 pm, Saturday at 6 pm, and Sunday at 11 am.


Award-winning interior designer, Marcelle Guilbeau, creates soulful designs that stir the senses. Inspired by life and all its imperfections, Marcelle listens to the heartbeat of a home and uses its rhythm to create livable spaces that redefine luxury.  Her award-winning designs have appeared in Domino, Curbed,  NFoucus, StyleBlueprint, Apartment Therapy, and DesignSponge.

What’s Your Soul Style?  The Key to Creating a Soulful Home
Did you know you have your own unique Soul Style?  It’s hiding within all those home design pin-boards and magazines you’ve collected over the years – but never knew what to do with.  When you discover your Soul Style that is unique to your own taste and lifestyle, you can stop spinning your wheels, trying to “find yourself” in all those trends.  You will come away with a clear focus on your home design project, and a way to move forward.  By knowing your Soul Style, you can build on it over time, adding “layers”, and thus beginning to have fun again with all those trends and pin-boards.  Want to find out how?  Join Marcelle at her talk, What’s Your Soul Style?  The Key to Creating a Soulful Home.

Marcelle will appear on stage Friday at 5 pm & Sunday at 3 pm.


Bohnne Jones, an award-winning business owner and interior decorator, is the only Nashville Decorator to be featured in the new book “Love Your Home”.
Bohnne has been providing Nashville area homeowners with fantastic products and solutions for the residential and light commercial for over 10 years. She’s a dynamic designer who has worked on design projects from Massachusetts to California. (615) 469-7334

Bohnne will appear on stage Friday at 1 pm, Saturday at noon, & Sunday at noon with her topic,  “Love Your Home” a collection of “Problem solved!” before and after makeovers. 


OSHi Floral Design is a full service, the high-end florist located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Known as the go-to florist in Music City, OSHi has an extraordinary, creative team that cultivates brilliant treasures and exceeds expectations.

Born and raised in Nashville, Ethan Shane has always been intrigued by arts and music. At a young age, he discovered his creative talent, which ultimately lead him to floral design. Working at OSHi allows Ethan to use his heart and mind and connect with clients on a personal level. Whether helping celebrities like Justin Beiber, Paul McCartney or Taylor Swift or designing for intimate birthday dinners and anniversaries, Ethan has a wide variety of clients and delivers purpose and passion with each event and arrangement.

Ethan will be demonstrating how to create rose arrangements, inspiring tablescapes, and unique centerpieces.

Ethan will appear on stage Saturday at 3 pm, & Sunday at 2 pm.

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