‘Home Town’ Reveals the Biggest Mistake You Can Make in Your Yard

On HGTV’s “Home Town,” Erin and Ben Napier have made over many homes in Laurel, MS—but in the latest episode, things get awkward when they help a family member with (dare we say?) tacky tastes.

In the Season 5 episode “All in the Family,” the Napiers meet up with Erin’s uncle, Danny, to fix up his new house, a 1900s build that once belonged to another of Erin’s cousins, so this project really feels close to home.

However, the Napiers run into some trouble when it comes to Danny’s personal style. He loves big, over-the-top designs, so Erin and Ben need to find ways to tone down his outsized tastes so that his old home can feel timeless—all without going over the $130,000 budget.


Here’s how Erin and Ben find a style that works for Danny that’s not too ostentatious—a good reminder that there are plenty of ways

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See Inside “Home Town” Stars Erin and Ben Napier’s Mississippi Home

Photo credit: Manny Carabel
Photo credit: Manny Carabel

From Country Living

“A little bit weird, like the people who live in them,” is how Home Town‘s Erin Napier describes her design style. And her Mississippi home, which she shares with husband and co-star, Ben, and daughter, Helen, perfectly embodies that sentiment.

Thanks to interiors photographer Alyssa Rosenheck’s new book, The New Southern Style: The Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement, we’re getting an inside look at the Home Town star’s personal style and design ethos. “My taste never really changed,” Napier tells Rosenheck in the book. “Since I was old enough to know I loved home design, I’ve loved cozy Americana, worn wood, linen, slipcovered sofas. So I started making my dream home a real one.”

Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

Like her, Napier’s home is steeped in casualness. “There is a smudge in the finish on top

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