Along with her husband Ben, Erin Napier is host of the HGTV series Home Town. Ben and Erin specialize in restoring and renovating vintage and historic homes in their small hometown of Laurel, Mississippi.
Erin and Ben Napier, stars of HGTV’s Home Town, live and restore homes in the small town of Laurel, Mississippi. Erin, an artist who started her career in corporate graphic design, and her husband Ben, a woodworker with a degree in history, embrace a passion for preserving and renovating historic homes. In their series Home Town, home-buying families benefit from Erin’s design savvy, artistic bent and her imaginative house-portraits as well as Ben's building expertise, woodworking skills and custom renovations that frequently incorporate local and reclaimed materials.
The HGTV hit has also inspired several spinoff and related series including Home Town Takeover, Home Town Kickstart and Home Town: Ben's Workshop — as well as digital companion series Erin'spired and Talkin' Shop.
The couple, who as newlyweds bought and restored a 1925 Craftsman-style cottage, are also active in a local organization that endeavors to improve and grow the historic downtown district in Laurel. Ben has served as the group's president while Erin uses her graphic design skills to create nostalgic branding and marketing to help celebrate the town's character and inspire the city's rebirth.
When they aren’t renovating homes for new residents, the couple keeps themselves busy with their two daughters, Helen and Mae, and with operating Laurel Mercantile, a shop in downtown Laurel that specializes in heirloom wares and durable goods made in the U.S.A.
Get a peek into Erin Napier's interior design process. In this exclusive digital companion series Erin and her team offer insights into the design concepts for homes featured in Home Town.
Erin and Ben Napier are arguably one of HGTV's most romantically photogenic couples. To that end, we bring you a celebration in photos — portraits, candids, behind-the-scenes and just hanging out. Enjoy. See the Photos