Vern Yip

HGTV Design Star: Season 4, Episode 5: Military Makeovers

In this hump-season episode of HGTV's Design Star, the six remaining designers are challenged with making over living spaces for two of our nation's military families living in drab Navy housing. There's a little piece of my heart in this [...]

HGTV Design Star's Tashica Morgan Interview

My dread meter was a tad on the high side today, in anticipation of talking to eliminated Design Star contestant Tashica Morgan. While it might appear that I'm a confrontational person, I was not looking forward to the possibility of [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 4, Garage Challenge Recap

The Garage Challenge So…Christmas comes a little early for Design Star viewers! First, there’s a gratuitous ab shot of Dan as he gets out of bed, for all of you out there who think he's hot. Then the judges send [...]

HGTV Design Star, Season 4: Episode 3, White Room Challenge Recap

The Infamous (and Borderline Boring Because We've Seen it So Often) White Room Challenge So let me get this straight. If I go on Design Star and really jack things up so it’s obvious I’m a complete Design Star Fail, [...]

HGTV's Design Star, Season 4: Episode 2, Kitchen Challenge Recap

I’m incredulous. Prepare for a rant. Teflon Tashica made it through another elimination, despite her inability to contribute anything of value to the team, but Amy goes home? I’m starting to get annoyed. I realize there is a lot to [...]

HGTV'sDesign Star: Season 4, Episode 1: First Challenge Recap

Last night was the big premiere of Design Star, Season 4, and since I’ve bonded over the past several months with Season 3 runner-up Matt Locke, I thought it’d be fun to trade dish with him after the episode aired. [...]

HGTV’s Design Star: Genevieve Gorder Interview

My HGTV Celebrity Phone Tour continues with my chat with Genevieve Gorder, star of Dear Genevieve and one of the three judges on Design Star. I had a great time talking to her and it got me all revved up [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Vern Yip Interview

Everyone within a certain radius of me (and in the age of Facebook, that can stretch pretty far) has been hearing me talk talk about interviewing the judges from HGTV's next season of Design Star. The first of these three [...]

HGTV's Design Star: Season 4 Interviews with Judges, Designers

I've been invited to interview the three judges of HGTV's Design Star the week prior to the July 19th premiere...and I'll be chatting up each designer the morning after they get the boot. So if you have any questions for [...]