Day: July 7, 2020

‘No One’s Ever Seen It!’

Once upon a time, before Home Town became a smash hit, HGTV was on the hunt for a show they could produce that would celebrate small-town living.

When they heard about Ben and Erin Napier and the restoration work they were doing in their home town of Laurel, Mississippi (population: approximately 18,230), they asked them to make a casting video to show why they might be a good fit for a series about their lives — and why Laurel would make a great setting for it.

The video, which was shot back in 2014, had never been seen by the public before HGTV aired it during a special titled Home Town: Small Town Salute on July 2. (It aired to celebrate the announcement that Wetumpka, Alabama was selected as the town that will undergo a major facelift on the network’s newest show, Home Town Takeover, slated to

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Design Worlds Collide in De Padova and Time & Style’s Collaborative Furniture Collection

De Padova and Time & Style have both made big names for themselves in the furniture world — each holding true to its own particular brand of style and aesthetics. Now, their mutual respect for the craft has brought them together on a new line called the Time & Style Edition collection, and it encapsulates the best of both Italian and Japanese elements.

A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style's new collaborative furniture collection.
A simple wooden chair featured in De Padova and Time & Style’s new collaborative furniture collection.

17 pieces make up the new collection, with pieces running the gamut of standard home furnishings. The melded styles are apparent all throughout, like in the “Sensitive Light” chair, which boasts trademark Danish-influenced simplicity and light, sleek design for added versatility and mobility. The “Bombori” lamp champions Japanese craftsmanship with its hand-bent wooden spines and washi paper shade that nods to traditional paper lanterns. According to De Padova CEO Roberto Gavazzi,

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