Erin Napier, born on August 30, 1985, is the star of one of HGTV’s most successful home renovation shows “Home Town”. Together with her husband Ben, Napier has been restoring homes in Laurel, Mississippi since 2016. She is also a graphic designer, an author, and the owner of a stationery company. Napier met her husband in college and they have two children. Join us as we celebrate this multitalented reality show star!
Erin Napier is one of the most prominent names in the home renovation reality show industry. She has a fine arts degree and she started her career in corporate graphic design, before turning to the home renovation business with her husband. They renovated houses in the historic town of Laurel, Mississippi, and were featured both in the “Southern Weddings” magazine and on its Instagram page. Soon, HGTV contacted them.
Napier soon rose to fame in 2016, when she began hosting HGTV’s reality show, “Home Town,” along with her husband Ben, doing what they had been doing all along. The show became highly rated in its first three seasons, eventually leading to two spinoff shows: “Home Town: Ben’s Workshop,” and “Home Town: Takeover,” both of which premiered on Discovery+ in early 2021.
The couple also later established two more businesses, a revamped “Laurel Mercantile Co.,” where they make and design heirlooms and long-lasting goods. Their other company, “Scotsman Co.,” is where her husband, Ben Napier builds furnishings and wood products. The home restoration shown in their reality show features products from all three companies, along with Napier’s design expertise and her husband’s woodworking.
Napier met her husband in 2004 when she was a design student and he was studying history. They began dating within six days of meeting each other. They were married in 2008 and have two daughters. She has written two books so far: “Make Something Good Today,” which came out in 2018 is a memoir co-authored by the couple and speaks of Napier and her husband’s life and the advice to seek good things. Erin Napier’s second book, “The Lantern House,” is a children’s storybook published in 2022.
Napier’s company “Lucky Luxe,” makes wedding stationery, and is successful enough for her to leave her desk job and focus on it.
Napier and her husband start hosting the instantly high-rated show “Home Town.”
“Make Something Good Today,” speaks about seeking a good life and good company.
Early in the year, two “Home Town” spin-offs, titled “Home Town: Ben’s Workshop,” and “Home Town: Takeover” premier on Discovery+.
Napier authors a children’s book called “Lantern House.”
Why We Love Erin Napier
She respects her children’s privacy
While Napier and her husband are always in front of the camera, she makes sure her children’s privacy is respected. To ensure this while posting on social media, Napier often blurs her daughters’ faces.
Her abundant creativity
Home remodeling requires a lot of creativity, which Napier possesses as someone with a background in design. However, she is also able to think on her feet and improvise on designs, which is a great skill to have!
Her evident humility
Even though the success of the show has catapulted her to fame, Napier is very down-to-earth. She loves doing things any ordinary person would do and this makes her relatable.
5 Surprising Facts
Her go-to morning drink is Coke
Napier doesn’t make coffee in the morning and instead drinks Coca-Cola.
She had a book proposal
Napier’s husband asked her to marry him in a bookstore in 2007.
She can sing and play some instruments
Napier’s talents go beyond remodeling houses; she can sing, and play the guitar and piano.
She has two dogs
Napier is a pet lover and has two puppies, Baker and Chevy.
She owns a vintage car
Napier is the proud owner of a 1988 Grand Wagoneer.
Erin Napier FAQs
What medical condition does Erin Napier have?
Napier has a perforated appendix and it was only diagnosed in 2014.
How much do the Napiers make per episode of Home Town?
The Napiers make approximately $30,000 on each episode.
How many homes have Erin and Ben Napier remodeled?
Erin and Ben Napier have renovated more than 80 homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi.
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