The classic overachiever, Vern Yip is a delightful gentleman with impeccable taste. He is the designer who delivers gorgeous contemporary aesthetics with an Asian touch to his designs.
Vern is an interior designer and architect who has hosted the HGTV series, Deserving Design. His love for silk, flowers, and candles has helped him achieve the height of fame he is enjoying now.
How Much Is Vern's Net Worth?
Vern has accumulated the net worth of $3 million. He has been able to amass this sum working as a judge for Design Star in HGTV and the designer for the annual HGTV Urban Oasis home. He has also appeared in the Trading Space show aired on TLC in 2001. Many well-known designers have complimented him for his details. He mentions that there is no specific design style he follows, but the detail is what plays the vital role irrespective of style.
With the handful fortune, he has garnered many design awards. He has been honored with impressive lists of designers awards for his fine line and Asian touch designs; some of it includes, Distinguished Southerner Award from Southern Living Magazine, Southeast Designer of the year, and awards for restaurants and nightclubs. He has also been repeatedly featured in some renowned magazines like Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and USA Today.
Vern's Open Gay Relationship; Their Surrogate Children
Having raised by a Chinese family and still openly accepting themselves as gay takes courage. The designer has a charming personality and is openly gay.
He is committed to his life partner Craig Koch. Though they have not revealed the wedding vows moment in public, the news of their children has hit the internet. The couple has welcomed two children in their life through surrogacy. The first child entered their world in 2010 as Gavin Joshua Mannox; the fathers then welcomed Vera Lillian in their life in 2011. As soon as Vera arrival in the family, her big brother showered love and kisses to her.
The father of two enjoys a moment with his partner and two sons on 15 February 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
Vern is a proud father and admires how his little ones are adaptive to the surrounding. When they visit other countries, the kids easily take the culture and whatever is fed in the country. They are embracing many things that other kids would deny in their age; they love broccoli, brussels sprouts, and spicy food. He loves traveling and eating ramen with his partner and children.
The designer has built a beach house in Florida. The family is seen spending quality time in the perfectly decorated home.
Vern’s personal life also includes his mother other than his partner and kids. He says that he was raised by a single mom since his father left them when he was 7. Vern's mother had been his best friend and biggest supporter until she passed 12 years ago. As the doctor was one of the most respected professions in his country, his parents wanted to see him as a doctor. To make his family’s dream come true, he went for it and joined pre-med classed. As he did not see his passion and medical profession together, he had to leave it behind and convince his parents. If he hadn’t realized passion at the right time, the world would lose one of the best designers.
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The award-winning designer was born in 1968 and marks his birthday on 27 June, as per wiki. He was born in China, but his childhood was filled with trips through Asia, Europe, and Latin America.
Vern, 50, is the architect who holds a degree in economics and chemistry; he attended the University of Virginia to get an economics degree and went for architecture and management at the Georgia Institute of Technology.