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Vern Yip        

Celebrity Interior Designer; Known For TLC's "Trading Spaces"

Recognized from TLC's "Trading Spaces" and more than a decade of appearances on HGTV, Vern Yip has become one of America’s most recognizable and lauded interior designers. Having also worked hand-in-hand with companies such as Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Delta and Porsche, Yip has built a reputation for award-winning designs hallmarked by precision, clean lines and warmth. Among his highly admired product collaborations are the Vern Yip for Trend Home Fabric and Trim Collection in partnership with Fabricut and decorative lighting with Stonegate by AFX. Recently, Yip launched his second collection for both Fabricut and Stonegate by AFX and his first wallcovering collection will debut in the fall of 2018.

With an undergraduate education from The University of Virginia, an MBA and Master of Architecture from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and an honorary Doctorate from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Yip has used his varied educational background to build a body of work noted for his attention to both function and aesthetics. Many elements of his eclectic style demonstrate an influence from his love of travel. Yip has traveled to over fifty countries 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 projects have amassed an impressive list of design awards including a 2015 Design Maverick Nomination, the Distinguished Southerner Award and Southeast Designer of the Year. Both Yip and his work have been prominently featured in publications such as The New York Times, House Beautiful, HGTV Magazine, and the September 2016 cover of Traditional Home. Gis first book, "Vern Yip’s Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to a Beautiful Home" spent nearly a week as an Amazon #1 Bestseller and reached #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. His second book, "Vern Yip's Vacation at Home" was released in fall 2019.

Speech Topics

Designing Spaces


Vern Yip: My parents wanted me to be a doctor -

The "HGTV Star" judge reflects on his decision to become an interior designer and his 13 years on TV.

For HGTV Junkies, Vern Yip's Former Florida Retreat Might Be a ...

For HGTV Junkies, Vern Yip's Former Florida Retreat Might Be a Beachy Dream. The Florida house Vern Yip built—and designed—in 2013 is now on the market ...

Q&A: Vern Yip on making your spaces your own - The Washington ...

Vern Yip is known for his lively interiors and for his creativity in changing up homes in shows such as TLC's Trading Spaces and HGTV Urban Oasis. He runs his ...

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