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

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 …

New line by Ann Sacks

ANN SACKS introduces three thoughtfully curated tile and stone collections by Kelly Wearstler that feature handmade designs inspired by Wearstler’s signature prints, patterns and motifs in visually striking and textural materials, including hand-painted tiles, embossed stones, and ceramic and stoneware. PORTLAND, Ore. – ANN SACKS, leading designer, and manufacturer of fine tile and stone collaborated with internationally renowned designer, Kelly Wearstler, to create a series of collections that embody the heart and soul of her remarkable, often-published and heralded career. Her love for geometric patterns and architectural details, the precision, and clean symmetry, and visually striking and boldly distinctive designs, with a …

August Is National Curb Appeal Month

August Is National Curb Appeal Month Fypon launched the first annual “National Curb Appeal Month” in August, 2014, to create a month-long period dedicated to helping homeowners focus on ways to add value and design appeal to their home’s exterior. Among home improvements that can affect curb appeal are roofs, garage doors, residential doors, lighting, easy-care options such as Fypon and similar decorative trim, and manufactured stone,

Ask A Designer: What Will Bring Style to My New Home?

What Will Bring Style to My New Home? Q. I have a house that was built a few years ago. It has a nice floor plan, but there is no trim and there are no interesting windows. What can I do to give it a more substantial look? I want it to look “designed” not just decorated with pillows and things. On the other hand, I can’t afford to rip up perfectly good floors and walls. I want something more than paint, but less than a remodel. What suggestions might you make?—K.J.

Green Design: Sustainable Textiles


Green Design: Sustainable Textiles Many of us are accustomed to thinking about sustainability when it comes to everyday items we use as part of our busy lifestyles. It’s not actually a thought process, but rather an adaption we have developed while living our lives on auto drive. We recycle our water bottles, inquire about the newest auto models’ MPGs, shop for local produce, and take reusable bags to the market. But what about our fabric choices? How much thought goes into the choices we make regarding fabrics that we use over and over on a daily basis: the fabric on …