Angela Massaro-Fain, (941) 351-0024

WHO:            HGTV Personality Vern Yip

WHAT:         Conducts one-day seminar on his passion…

                    “Decorating a Luxury Home on a Budget”

WHERE:        Savannah Preserve at University Place

WHEN:          March 19, 2009 ~ 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

MEDIA:         Press interviews from 9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Celebrity HGTV Personality Vern Yip Decorates Savannah Preserve Models
To Prove “Luxury Decorating On a Budget” Is Possible.

SARASOTA, FL – March 10, 2009 – World-famous interior designer and author Vern Yip is on a mission to prove his point… you can decorate a luxury home on a budget. To demonstrate that, Yip has decorated two new carriage homes at Savannah Preserve in University Place. Yip will also be conducting a one-day only free educational seminar, open to the public on March 19th at Savannah Preserve. Yip currently appears on several national television shows such as Trading Spaces, and hosts an exciting new prime-time series for NBC called Home Intervention.

“There are plenty of downsides to a bad economy, but there’s also an upside when it comes to interior design,” said Vern Yip. “Today, great design is affordable. Great design is accessible. And it should be, because great design can change your life”, he also stated.

Known for creating big ideas in small areas, Yip has risen to worldwide fame thanks to his ability to transform any home into a work of art. During the March 19th event, Yip will share tips and secrets about all aspects of decorating, including styles, colors, and a host of other topics and advice on making the most of your home, without breaking the bank. Guests are asked to RSVP on the web site at

Yip will also conduct a Q&A session with the audience followed by a one-hour meet and greet where guests can get an autograph or have their photo taken, as well as speak with Yip. Additionally, guests are invited to tour the two new carriage home models at Savannah Preserve which Yip and his design team have personally decorated. Here they can see the luxurious flair that reflects Yips’ expertise as both a distinct architectural and interior designer.

Savannah Preserve is located in University Place and just minutes from the Gulf beaches, fine dining, shopping, museums, theatres and more. These new construction carriage homes feature all the finest amenities, including a heated pool and cabana, fitness center, water garden and gated entrance.

To schedule an interview with Vern Yip, or for more information about the event, contact Angela Massaro-Fain at 941.351.0024. To reach Savannah Preserve, contact Barbi D'Ambruoso at 941-360-3838, or visit Grapevine Communications is an award-winning advertising, marketing, and public relations firm based in Sarasota and serving clients nationwide.