Cast Of Trading Spaces: Where Are They Now?
9. Hildi Santo-Tomas
Hildi was a designer on Trading Spaces who liked to take risks and it gave her a reputation as one of the most disliked designers on the show. She was most famous for bizarre stunts like putting hay on the wall, making a room beach-themed with sand on the floors and literally turning rooms upside down by putting furniture on the ceiling. Today, she’s backed out of the spotlight. She now focuses on things like travel and photography. It doesn’t seem like she’s doing much interior decorating. Hildi is married to a French artist who runs a gallery in Paris, France. She currently lives in Paris with her husband and works as a florist in France.
8. Vern Yip
Vern Yip was arguably the best designer on Trading Spaces and he’s become one of the most successful since the show ended. Contestants who came on the show were typically hoping to have him design their home. He’s continued his career on television doing multiple HGTV shows like Bang For Your Buck, hosting Urban Oasis, and sitting as a panel judge on Design Star. Yip hosted four seasons of HGTV’s Deserving Design where he helps families redesign rooms in their home. He’s launched a number of designer lines and collections on things like home decor and home fragrance. He also owns a design company based in Atlanta called Vern Yip Designs. In 2013 Vern became the first designer to have his very own signature can when Diet Pepsi released a limited edition can with a peacock design.