Home Town Season 3, Episode 4: The Boldens.

On this episode, we met Jean and Charles Bolden! They’re newlyweds that have been living in Jean’s parents’ garage apartment, and were looking for a home of their own with a little more privacy. Jean mentioned wanting something that looked “quaint” and “cozy” on the outside, with open space on the inside. Jean and Charles are both pretty artsy, while Jean works at our art museum and Charles works at a local factory. With a budget of $180,000, we think Ben and Erin can find them their dream house!


 

Erin Napier on Instagram: “The first ever #HGTVHomeTown marathon starts tomorrow on @hgtv (Tues., May 16) at noon central and leads up to a brand new episode tomorrow…”


 

20 Incredible Curb Appeal Makeovers From 'Home Town'

Curb Appeal Makeovers From HGTV's Home Town | Home Town | HGTV


 

Home Town Season 3, Episode 1 Recap: The Watts.

On last night’s episode, we got to meet the vibrant Watts family! Toy has a new job as school district superintendent, so she’s moving her family inland from the Mississippi coast. Toy and her husband, Cory, need help finding a large home with architectural details and plenty of space for their three kids. Their $300,000 all-in budget goes a long way as they consider two massive homes: a 5000 square foot brick beauty and a 3600 square foot home with a pond and gazebo. Along with a new kitchen and living room, a spa-like bathroom is high priority for these professionals to relax after a busy day. (episode description from RTR Media)


 

Home Town: A Bright, Elegant Cottage and a Long-Awaited Homecoming

LOVE the LR decor - neutrals with hints of blue and green. Great rug! Home Town: A Bright, Elegant Cottage and a Long-Awaited Homecoming | Home Town | HGTV


 

Our New Kitchen (& its Past Lives)

When we bought our house in 2011, there was nothing left from 1925 in the kitchen. It looks to have been renovated sometime in the 1980s with Formica countertops and dollhousey trim above the windows. While very well taken care of, it felt dated, flimsy and sterile and was the main point of renovation in the house before we moved in in the spring of 2012. The previous owner, Mrs. Mary Lynn, even said,


 

The story behind Ben and Erin Napier's 1925 Craftsman is like something straight out of a movie.


 

Home Town: Cottage Charm for Two Empty-Nesters

Home Town: Cottage Charm for Two Empty-Nesters | Home Town | HGTV


 

Coastal Charm: HGTV Home Town


 

A Touch of Provence in Southern Mississippi

A Touch of Provence in Southern Mississippi | Home Town | HGTV


 

See Erin and Ben Napier's Personal Kitchen Makeover in Their 1925 Craftsman Cottage

And the award for "Prettiest Kitchen in Laurel" goes to...


 

Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi by Way of LA

Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi by Way of LA | Home Town | HGTV


 

Coastal Charm: HGTV Home Town


 

This HGTV Host Built a Crib for His Baby Girl and Added the Most Incredible Feature

Every parent should steal this idea.


 

Smith House Kitchen on HGTV Home Town, taken from RTR Media


 

20 Incredible Curb Appeal Makeovers From 'Home Town'

Curb Appeal Makeovers From HGTV's Home Town | Home Town | HGTV


 

Home Town: Thoughtful Renovations in a Small Southern City

Meet Ben and Erin Napier, a couple of good southerners who are passionate about their tiny town of Laurel, Mississippi, and passionate about restoring classic old homes. In this, their first project featured in the new HGTV series Home Town, Erin and Ben help a young couple with small-town dreams fashion a forever home with authentic southern charm.


 

12 Things You Need to Know About Erin and Ben Napier

How much do you know about the hosts of HGTV's 'Home Town'?


 

A Craftsman Charmer and a Small Town to Call Home

A Craftsman Charmer and a Small Town to Call Home | Home Town | HGTV


 

Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi by Way of LA

Home Town: Laurel, Mississippi by Way of LA | Home Town | HGTV


 

A Visit to Laurel, Mississippi Home of Home Town and Erin & Ben Napier


 

The Ponder House

Erin and Ben are undoubtedly the most thoughtful people when it comes to design and staying true to the homeowner’s practical needs and individualistic taste— last night’s episode of Home Town proved to be no exception! Luke Ponder, a local minister in Laurel, expressed how his biggest inspirations are his love for hiking, fly fishing and baseball. He even has an amazing collection of vintage vinyl and an impressive library of books that had never been unpacked since he moved from apartment to apartment frequently. While Luke serves the community, he loves cooking vegetables from his garden but hadn’t had a proper kitchen in years. The son of a minister himself, Ben was also in ministry for a decade and Erin dove right in with him to be a support system so this episode was important for them give back to a minister and man who has rarely treated himself in his life, always being frugal so he could give more to things outside himself. Ben and Erin went above and beyond to spoil him for once! Before: After: The exterior of the home was painted a deep teal blue, along with the cream colored windows, trim, railing and columns. The shutters (or the “eyebrows” as Erin would say) were painted a navy blue to create depth in the colorway. The Living Room: Erin & Ben wanted the living room to be an ode to Luke’s love for the outdoors and antiques. Erin noted that almost all of the furniture was his, as his family were antiques dealers and it fit his new home so well! The Study: While most people would have envisioned this room as the formal dining room, Erin and Ben honed in on practical ways for Luke to get the most out of this large space. They instead designed built-in bookcases that became the focal point for this room. The shelving was practical for his impressive book and vinyl library. Erin & Ben created a space that just made sense for the homeowner and it looked stunning! We’re betting this might be the best room of the house, but we’ll let you decide... The Kitchen: If you thought it couldn’t get better, wait ’til you see this. For the kitchen, Erin and Ben had Davis & Cooke build custom cabinetry to replicate the existing lowers below the window so the original cabinetry became a feature in the kitchen. Our favorite part of the kitchen were the matching AGA stove and refrigerator. Styled to look vintage, the kitchen was an open, updated space that Luke couldn’t wait to get into! The Back Porch: Ben and Erin created the perfect back porch for Luke to prep fresh vegetables. The Scotsman Co. potting bench was a custom piece that Ben designed perfectly to fit that space without overcrowding the cozy back porch. We can’t get over how beautiful it is! Erin & Ben gave one more beautiful surprise to Ponder. While it’s very subtle throughout the episode, Luke reveals that he’s colorblind and that he’s never been able to enjoy much of the color spectrum. Erin and Ben gift him glasses that help those with color blindness and instantly, the entire house came to life. His new home was vibrant with bold colors and with the glasses, he got to see and revel in every single one of them. He looked at the watercolor painting of his new home and said, “a home… looks like somebody belongs there, like I belong there. Casa de Lucas!” We’re beyond happy for Luke and his new home and a place to belong. See all Ben's wood furniture from Scotsman Co. right here and be sure to tune in next Monday to see another episode of HGTV Home Town! All photos are property of HGTV.


 

Visiting Erin & Ben Napier’s 1925 Craftsman in Laurel, Mississippi

Earlier this Spring, when I was sharing the photos from our Honeymoon Road Trip, I posted about this great town we stopped in to see – Laurel, Mississippi. Since then my inbox has been filled…


 

The Polk House: Giving a Small Southern House a New Porch

On HGTV's "Home Town," hosts Ben and Erin Napier gave the small white "Polk House" the Southern charm their client craved by adding a new porch.


 

Home Town Hgtv Master Bedrooms | Home Town Hgtv


 

HGTV's Ben Napier Shows Off His Dramatic 55-Pound Weight Loss

The "Home Town" star says having his first child inspired him to be "healthier."


 

This HGTV Couple Has the Most Stunning Mississippi Home

The story behind Ben and Erin Napier's 1925 Craftsman is like something straight out of a movie.


 

Life's a Porch: Great Porch Transformations from HGTV's 'Home Town'

Life's a Porch: Great Porch Transformations from HGTV's 'Home Town' | Home Town | HGTV


 

Home Town: Thoughtful Renovations in a Small Southern City

Meet Ben and Erin Napier, a couple of good southerners who are passionate about their tiny town of Laurel, Mississippi, and passionate about restoring classic old homes. In this, their first project featured in the new HGTV series Home Town, Erin and Ben help a young couple with small-town dreams fashion a forever home with authentic southern charm.


 

Home Town: A Bachelor's Paradise

Home Town: A Bachelor's Paradise | Home Town | HGTV