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Designers' Stage Presented by HGTV

TV star Vern Yip, host of the popular program HGTV Design Star


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Seed your zest for all things do-it-yourself as popular HGTV and DIY Network personalities help your home spring to life—this year at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!
TV star Vern Yip, host of the popular program HGTV Design Star

Vern Yip: March 7 to 9, 2014

Come learn from one of the best, courtesy of HGTV Design Star judge and designer, Vern Yip.

An award-winning architectural and interior designer, Vern gained national acclaim for his expertise in transforming homes and restaurants—both with his private design practice as well as on primetime television. No matter the medium, Vern’s eclectic outlook has continually maintained an influential sense of style, due in part to a lifetime of world travel.

And it’s that global sense of style Vern will be bringing to the table when he kicks off the Designers Stage presentations at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

Chris Lambton, host of HGTV's Going Yard

Chris Lambton: March 14 to 16, 2014

Transform a neglected backyard into an amazing outdoor space with the help of Chris Lambton.

While he caught America’s eye when competing on The Bachelorette, Chris has always had a passion for landscaping. In addition to running a family business on Cape Cod, Chris is currently providing his expertise to HGTV’s gardening and landscaping series, Going Yard.

Be sure to stop by when he appears at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival and pick up some tips on creating perfect spaces for entertaining and relaxing!

TV star Matt Blashaw, host of DIY Network's Yard Crashers and HGTV's Vacation House for Free

Matt Blashaw: March 21 to 23, 2014 – NEW!

Discover everything you want in a versatile handyman and more from DIY Network and HGTV star, Matt Blashaw.

Whether growing up in a lumberyard or running a home improvement company, Matt has strived to deliver on the promise, “One Call Fixes It All.” It’s an idea he always puts into practice, from developing and building homes in Orange County to hosting shows like DIY Network’s Yard Crashers and HGTV’s Vacation House for Free.

If you’re thinking about starting a do-it-yourself project, listen along to Matt’s advice at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival, and then go for it!

TV star Matt Muenster, host of DIY Network's Blog Cabin and Bath Crashers

Matt Muenster: March 28 to 30, 2014 – NEW!

Rip apart that dated washroom or gut your kitchen with a little help from DIY Network’s Matt Muenster.

As seen on Blog Cabin as well as Bath Crashers, Matt gets an adrenaline rush each time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic retreat. He views every house project as a chance to achieve great design while also integrating earth-friendly elements—along with a few of his own clever ideas!

See Matt showcase his fervor for high-end interior design during this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

TV star Taniya Nayak, host of HGTV's House Hunters on Vacation

Taniya Nayak: April 4 to 6, 2014

Get some tips to help sell your home—and make top dollar too—from HGTV’s Taniya Nayak.

After achieving her master’s degree in interior design from Boston Architectural College, Taniya landed her first TV role as a designer and host of ABC Family’s Knock First. She later moved on to HGTV where she hosts House Hunters on Vacation, while also working as a designer on both Destination Design and Designed to Sell.

Discover all this fun-loving, creative designer has to offer at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival as she shares her experiences with Guests like you.

TV star Amy Matthews, host of HGTV's Renovation Raiders

Amy Matthews: April 11 to 13, 2014 – NEW!

Roll up your sleeves with the host of HGTV’s Renovation Raiders before tackling your next big project.

Over the years, Amy Matthews has picked up some of the smartest approaches to take on nearly any project. Having previously hosted DIY Network’s This New House, Bathroom Renovations, Blog Cabin and Sweat Equity, she’s definitely become a master of remodeling—and she’s lethal with a sledgehammer to boot!

Don’t miss your chance at experiencing her approach to using all the right tools in the best possible way at this year’s Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

TV star John Gidding, lead designer and host of HGTV's Curb Appeal

John Gidding: April 18 to 20, 2014

Park yourself alongside John Gidding of HGTV for a lesson on updating your spaces.

Born in Istanbul and educated at Yale and Harvard, John has always enjoyed practicing his love of design on a global level. From residential and institutional architecture to landscape and urban design, his expertise eventually led him to a television career—including a role as lead designer on HGTV’s Curb Appeal.

This spring, stop in for the chance to learn from John firsthand when he appears at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival!

David Bromstad, host of HGTV Design Star and The White Room Challenge

David Bromstad: April 25 to 27, 2014

Turn a tired room into a vibrant space with help from a famous face—the star of HGTV Star, David Bromstad.

Known for his endless energy and out-of-the-box thinking, David began as a design student before moving on to create awe-inspiring work on many platforms, including custom art, furniture building and interior design. He’s also shared his knowledge on such shows as HGTV’s Color Splash, HGTV’d and The White Room Challenge.

Drop by the Epcot International Flower & Garden festival for some practical advice, and explore how David blends realism and fantasy with his love of color.

TV star Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room

Chip Wade: May 2 to 4, 2014 – NEW!

Get ready for your next remodel or home addition with help from Chip Wade of HGTV’s Elbow Room.

Coming from a long line of experienced craftsmen, Chip’s interest in carpentry, landscaping and renovation developed over several decades. After working with his father at an early age, this creative carpenter has gone on to start his own design and construction firm, in addition to appearing on HGTV’s Designed to Sell and Curb Appeal.

And now, Chip is bringing his know-how to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. It’s a perfect opportunity to see how to best suit your family’s needs!

TV star Genevieve Gorder, host of HGTV's Dear Genevieve

Genevieve Gorder: May 9 to 11, 2014

Revitalize your home interior with the soulful style of Genevieve Gorder, host of HGTV’s Dear Genevieve.

With an unmistakable enthusiasm for finding inspiration from everyday life, Genevieve first began her career with freelance work around the globe before moving on to the award-winning Duffy Design studio in New York. Since then, she’s gone on to showcase her craft for multiple publications and television programs, including as a judge on HGTV Design Star.

Come find out why Genevieve believes that “designing a room comes down to finding out what gives you joy” when she appears this year on the Designer Stage, presented by HGTV!

TV star Alison Victoria, host of DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers

Alison Victoria: May 16 to 18, 2014 – NEW! 

Give your kitchen a makeover with a few tips from the mind behind DIY Network’s Kitchen Crashers.

From designing a fabulous room for a client to discovering décor for her own home collection, Alison Victoria is always on the hunt in stores across America. And now, she’s bringing her passion for eclectic pieces to the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.

If you’re a weekend warrior looking to pull the style, beauty and simplicity of your cooking space together, stop by and let Alison help you create harmony in your kitchen!

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Designers' Stage Presented by HGTV

Thursday, April 24, 2014


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