Latest Vern Yip Stories

2010-11-20 22:30:00

OVIEDO, Fla., Nov. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- University of Central Florida (UCF) senior Adam Venckauskas, 21, received an early graduation gift when he learned that he won the 2010 HGTV Urban Oasis, a luxury residence in the heart of New York City's financial district. The fully-furnished residence, with sweeping vistas of the city's skyline, was custom-designed by HGTV's Vern Yip and is part of a grand prize package that includes a new Acura ZDX. Venckausas's stunned reaction to winning...

2010-08-23 01:00:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Emily Henderson, 30, a prop stylist originally from Portland, Ore., has been crowned the season five champion of the hit reality competition HGTV Design Star. During last night's season finale, judge Vern Yip, along with judges Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve) and Candice Olson (Divine Design), delivered the life-changing prize to Emily -- a contract for her own show on HGTV. "I'm so happy! I'm in shock," said Emily about winning the...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- HGTV's top-rated reality competition, HGTV Design Star, will return for a fifth season beginning Sunday, June 13, at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Shot in New York City, the series will feature 12 creative finalists as they audition for their own show on HGTV. The finalists include Courtland Bascon, Los Angeles; Stacey Cohen, Chicago; Dan Faires, New York City; Nina Ferrer, New York City; Tera Hampton, Austin, Texas; Emily Henderson, Los Angeles; Trent Hultgren, Venice,...

2009-09-14 08:37:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Antonio Ballatore, 40, a set designer from Los Angeles, has been crowned the season four champion of the hit reality competition HGTV Design Star. Judges Genevieve Gorder (Dear Genevieve), Candice Olson (Divine Design) and Vern Yip (Deserving Design) watched as HGTV president Jim Samples personally delivered the life-changing prize to Antonio -- a contract for his own show on HGTV. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090914/CL74926)...

2009-03-26 14:55:00

WHO: HGTV Personality Vern Yip WHAT: One-day seminar... "Decorating a Luxury Home on a Budget" WHERE: Savannah Preserve at University Place WHEN: March 19, 2009 SARASOTA, Fla., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 600 people showed up to hear world-famous interior designer and author Vern Yip speak about decorating a luxury home on a budget. To demonstrate that, Yip decorated two carriage homes at Savannah Preserve in University Place and conducted a one-day free educational seminar for the...

2008-08-04 09:00:38

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- America's vote crowned Jennifer Bertrand, 33, an artist and designer from Olathe, Kansas, the season three champion of the popular reality competition, HGTV Design Star. In just two days, from Sunday, July 27, at 10 p.m. ET through Wednesday, July 30, at 10 a.m. ET, viewers voted via http://www.hgtv.com/designstar and mobile phone text messages to support Jennifer as their favorite designer. Jennifer reigned supreme during the season finale of the...

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