Published on March 1st, 2019 | by Darren Paltrowitz0
“Home Town” Stars Erin & Ben Napier Talk HGTV, Home Depot, Mississippi, Music & More
Erin and Ben Napier — stars of HGTV’s Home Town — live and restore homes in a small town in Mississippi. Erin is an artist who started her career in corporate graphic design and Ben is a woodworker with a degree in history. With their HGTV series, home-buying families benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials.
The couple — who as newlyweds bought and restored a 1925 Craftsman-style cottage — are involved in a local organization that strives to improve and grow the historic downtown district in which they reside. Ben has served as president of the group, and Erin uses her graphic design skills to create nostalgic branding and marketing to inspire their Mississippi city’s rebirth.
I had the pleasure of doing Q&A with both Erin and Ben Napier — as filmed and embedded below — about their hit show, their current work with Home Depot and a variety of other topics. More on the Napiers can be found online at www.laurelmercantile.com and www.hgtv.com.