There's no place like home. And for parents of a new arrival, there's no place like a home with a revamped nursery complete with a durable crib. And with that in mind, Erin and Ben Napier, who host Home Town on HGTV, wanted to share with their audience that their tastes for quality vintage abodes extends beyond the set of the renovation show.
On social media, Erin showed off the results of their work at their place in Laurel, Mississippi. She also described the incentive for the design of their nursery, which is being occupied by their baby girl Helen, as a vibe much akin to being like a bird perched on a tree limb. To highlight that idea, she had the walls done in a green shade to resemble a forest scene, accented by images of leaves and trees above the crib.
Meanwhile, husband Ben, who's no slouch in the woodworking department, created a crib out of quarter-sawn white oak. The material is strong enough to house not only the hardiest baby, the design is meant for the crib to last for years.
The couple's penchant for restoring old homes in their choice town back to their true glory, has been well-known to fans long before they landed Home Town. Initially, their house was featured on a show called Southern Weddings in 2014, and then Erin started getting a slew of followers on Instagram, including an executive at HGTV who thought the two would be ideal for a show.
It wasn't until they were well into filming the first season of Home Town in 2018 that Erin found out she was pregnant, fittingly on Mother's Day. But the two decided to keep it a secret until Erin entered her third trimester, around the time they started work on the show's second season.
And while the two probably have the time of their lives trying to spruce up their Mississippi town in front of the cameras, there's no doubt that the Napiers, who have been married since 2008 after being college sweethearts for years, found the experience of creating their own nursery a true labor of love.