If you're as floored as we are by Erin and Ben Napier's handiwork on their hit show, Home Town, we've got some exciting news. Soon, you'll be able to buy your own beautiful furniture designed by the duo! The HGTV hosts have partnered with to develop collections of both solid wood and veneered furniture.
"The furniture will be designed by Ben and I and have classic American, Shaker, and English-inspired design," Erin tells Ikaroo.info—a lot like Ben's work for the show and for his brand. Coming early next year (right around the time Home Town season three premieres!), the first collections will include bedroom and dining pieces, with prices ranging from $599-$2,999. (Sadly, no cribs like the one Ben built for their new baby, Helen, yet.)
Revitalizing American communities like their hometown Laurel, MS, isn't just the theme of the Napiers' show: It's their mission in life and for their business, So although multiple other companies, including an "overseas furniture manufacturer," have offered the couple "more money than we ever could have imagined in our lifetime," as Erin shared on Instagram, the HGTV hosts opted to partner with an American manufacturer instead.
"We said 'thank you, but no thank you' without hesitation," she continued. "Because here's the thing. If we are going to be serious about revitalizing small town America, we have to be serious about making things in America to keep our hometowns and their work force strong. An American-made furniture manufacturing deal was Ben's dream, and he wanted to hold out for a company that aligned with our values."
Founded in 1919, Vaughan-Bassett employs about 700 people in the small towns of Galax, VA, and Elkin, NC. The company's "One for One" sustainability program ensures that, as Ben explained on Instagram, "for every tree that was cut to build a piece of furniture, another was planted in its place."