Vern Yip Bio, Age, Family, Partner, Children, Height, Net Worth, Trading Spaces on TLC

Vern Yip Biography

Vern Yip is an interior designer from the United States who has his headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Through the fourth season of Trading Spaces on TLC, he made sporadic appearances. He was well-known for routinely incorporating silk, candles, and flowers into the interior designs of his client’s homes.


How old is Vern Yip? – Age

He is 54 years old as of 27 June 2022. He was born in 1968 in Hong Kong.

Vern Yip Education

Yip attended McLean High School in northern Virginia as a member of the 1986 graduating class. At his alma school, the University of Virginia, Yip double majored in chemistry and economics. He later earned a master’s degree in management and architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Vern Yip Wife

He is married to Craig Koch. The couple has two children; a son Gavin Joshua Mannox who was born in 2010 and a daughter Vera Lillian Beatrix who was born in 2011.

How tall is Vern? – Height

He stands at  5 feet and 5 inches.

How did Vern Yip have kids?

Yip and his girlfriend employed a surrogate to have their children.

Vern Yip and family Photo
Vern Yip and family Photo

Vern Yip Career

Vern has worked on several HGTV projects in the past, including two seasons as presenter and designer of HGTV Urban Oasis and four seasons of his own show, Deserving Design with Vern Yip. His HGTV work also includes an entirely new season of Bang for Your Buck, where he acts as the show’s host and design expert, and eight seasons of HGTV Design Star, the network’s top-rated prime-time series. Vern recently finished filming the construction of his ideal beach house, which aired on HGTV in July under the title Live in Vern’s House during the week’s most popular time slot. Vern’s multi-award-winning projects all have a unique flair that showcases his skill as an interior and architectural designer.

His designs and room makeovers come at a variety of price points, from the infamously low-budget projects featured on television to eight-figure projects for high-end clientele across the nation, including the special event design for one of the most well-known Oscar parties. Regardless of the budget, Vern’s attention to detail combined with precise, clean-lined interiors blended with a sense of warmth is his design calling card. His passion of travel may be seen in many aspects of his varied style. In the last seven years, Vern has visited close to 40 different nations.

Vern has been frequently published in publications including Entertainment Weekly, People, The New York Times, and USA Today. He is well-known on the streets, at home improvement stores, and in public places all around America. He frequently appears on Live! with Kelly and Michael, CNN, and NBC’s Today. Additionally, since 2011, Vern has written columns for The Washington Post where he discusses travel and design. He also publishes a monthly piece for HGTV Magazine called Learn from Vern where he offers the most important home design advice.

Vern Yip Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $3 Million.