ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning architectural and interior designer and popular design television host Vern Yip is partnering with HSN to launch Vern Yip Home. This exclusive collection of home decor reflects the distinctive style that has made Vern a household name in home design. Considered one of the most respected home make-over authorities in the country, Vern currently serves as a designer on HGTV.
"Balancing work and family life has inspired me to continue my quest to create easy solutions for everyday problems," said Vern Yip. "Together with HSN, my goal is to simplify the challenges of the home space while bringing to life its personality and embracing functionality."
The HSN exclusive Vern Yip Home collection will feature his signature, unique design Lotus and Medallion (a symbol of his family's history and design aesthetic) available on a bedding line. The collection will also include furniture, window treatments, rugs, lighting and decor items.
"Vern is amazing to work with. The combination of his sensibility, style, and exceptional designs are qualities that HSN customers will fall in love with," said Nancy Caplan, SVP of Merchandising for HSN. "At HSN, we are excited to provide the viewer a unique opportunity to connect with Vern on an intimate level and learn home design tips from a recognized expert."
Also, as part of HSN's 34th birthday festivities, HSN is launching a sweepstakes contest today that includes 2 round-trip airline tickets to St. Petersburg, FL, a 2-night stay at the historic Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, a personal home design consultation from Vern Yip and a $5,000 room makeover.
Vern Yip will debut his new home collection and announce the sweepstakes winner on HSN on Tuesday, July 26. For entry information on the sweepstakes contest, please visit hsn.com.
About Vern Yip:
HGTV designerVern Yip is an award-winning architectural and interior designer who gained national acclaim for his expertise in transforming homes and restaurants in his private design practice and on prime-time television which began with TLC's iconic, ground breaking design series Trading Spaces. He runs his own design company in Atlanta - Vern Yip Designs/vernyip.com - and offers design tips while keeping consumer value in mind.
Vern, who describes himself as a classic overachiever, has garnered an impressive list of design awards, such as the 2003 Distinguished Southerner Award from Southern Living magazine; 2000 Southeast Designer of the Year; 1999 Best New Restaurant for Fusebox restaurant in Atlanta; and 1999 Best New Night Club for DeuxPlex Bistro and Night Club in Atlanta. Most recently, Vern designed the celebrated UNICEF Snowflake Ball at the Cipriani in NYC in both 2009 and 2010. UNICEF named Vern their newest celebrity Ambassador in 2010. In addition, he has been prominently featured in various publications such as Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times and USA Today. He is frequently seen on such television shows as Today, The Early Show, Oprah, CNN and Live! With Regis and Kelly. For more information about Vern Yip, visit www.vernyip.com.
Headquartered in St. Petersburg, FL, HSN is a leading interactive multichannel retailer, offering a curated assortment of exclusive products and top brand names to its customers. HSN incorporates entertainment, inspiration, personalities and industry experts to provide an entirely unique shopping experience. At HSN, customers find exceptional selections in Health & Beauty (e.g. M. Asam, Carol's Daughter, Coty, Elizabeth Arden, Signature Club A, Andrew Lessman, Lancome, My Life Mary J. Blige, Benefit, Stila, Perlier, Serious Skin Care, Wei East, ybf Beauty); Jewelry (e.g. Heidi Daus, Iris Apfel, R.J. Graziano, Rarities: Fine Jewelry by Carol Brodie, Amedeo Scognamiglio, Tori Spelling); Home/Lifestyle (e.g. Jeffrey Banks, Nate Berkus, Bissell, Colin Cowie, Dyson, Easy Exotic by Padma Lakshmi, Todd English, Emeril Lagasse, Happi Chic by Jonathan Adler, Joy Mangano, MoMA Design Store, Wolfgang Puck); Fashion/Accessories (e.g. American Glamour Badgley Mischka, Joan Boyce, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, Libby Edelman, Sam Edelman, Chi by Carlos Falchi, Diane Gilman, IMAN Global Chic, "Timeless" by Naeem Khan, Twiggy LONDON, The Queen Collection by Queen Latifah, Sharif, Serena Williams Signature Statement); and Electronics (e.g. Sony, Kodak, Acer, Olympus, GE, Panasonic).
A leader in transactional innovation, HSN is the only retailer offering live streaming video in HD on three screens: TV, online and mobile. HSN broadcasts live to 96 million households in the US in HD 24/7, and its website – hsn.com – is a top 10 e-commerce site, featuring more than 15,000 product videos. Mobile applications include HSN apps for iPad, iPhone and Android. HSN, founded 34 years ago as the first shopping network, is an operating segment of HSN, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSNI).