Editors’ Note: Welcome to our new interview series, DH Interviews. Each week, we’ll ask designers and makers we love to fill out our fun design questionnaire so you can get to know them better. Our first subject? The one and only David Bromstad.
Can we talk a minute about how much I adore David Bromstad? We caught up with the original HGTV Design Star winner on the set of the all-new summer series Beach Flip, premiering July 5 at 9 pm | 8c.
David Bromstad Paints a Bright Canvas
Catch David as one of the show’s hosts and mentors (alongside HGTV favorites Nicole Curtis and Josh Temple) as teams of contestants compete to make over run-down beach houses. But first, let’s see how he answered our interview questions below.
Get the latest designs from David Bromstad on his HGTV profile page, and stay tuned for more details about the all-new series Beach Flip.
Mr. Color Splash himself is teaming up with HGTV Magazine to be your personal color consultant.
Confused about paint colors? Not sure what shades work best in what rooms? Ask us your most pressing color questions — from finding the most versatile gray to the best blue for a bedroom — or send us pics of your problem spots, and we’ll have HGTV’s resident color expert, David Bromstad, offer his advice in an upcoming issue!
Submit all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Color Question for a chance to have your answer appear in an upcoming issue. ONLY questions received via email will be considered. Must include full name and hometown.
Pinterest is about to get even more interesting.
David Bromstad will host an HGTV Star Pinterest Pinning Party this Sunday from 9-10 p.m. ET.
Directions to the party:
Simply click on this link to our STAR Pinterest board and join the conversation with David in the comment fields of the pin. If you love it, repin it to one of your boards. You can also find us by searching the hashtag: #hgtvstar.
We’ll be pinning pictures from the show and colorful throwbacks from past seasons. David Bromstad is the season one winner of HGTV Design Star and host of the all-new season of HGTV Star, which airs Sunday nights 8/7c.
New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to www.pinterest.com and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page.
If a picture alone is worth a thousand words, you’ll want to hear what’s behind the pins of HGTV Star.
See you Sunday night!
Summer’s here and you know what that means: it’s time for a brand-new season of HGTV Star! There’s a fresh, new name, 10 smiling faces to meet and a slew of challenges that will leave the judges with a tough (or not-so-tough) elimination each week. Tune into the premiere Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c as these designers each compete for a chance to win their own HGTV show. Looking for behind-the-scenes dish, full episodes and all things HGTV Star? We’ve got you covered.
The 10 hopefuls of HGTV Star season 8, plus host and mentor David Bromstad.
The host and mentor of HGTV Star, David Bromstad, with judges Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip and Sabrina Soto.
Check out the HGTV Star Blog, HGTVersus. Throughout the season Liz Gray and I will be sharing post-episode recaps, behind-the-scenes photos, sneak peeks, contestant interviews, candid opinions from the judges and more. It’s the only place to get exclusive show info you can’t get anywhere else!
Get social. Follow along before, during and after the show with HGTV Star fans like yourself by using the #hgtvstar hashtag on Twitter.
Help your favorite designer get an HGTV.com show. Help one lucky HGTV Star contestant win an online show by casting your vote up to 10 times daily. By voting you can win prizes like a $25 One Kings Lane gift card or $25 gift cards from Visa or Mastercard.
Watch our online videos. Prepare for the new season by checking out our behind-the-scenes footage, meeting our online HGTV Star host, Dan Collopy, and catching a sneak peek of the premiere episode. Miss an episode? No DVR? That’s OK! We’ll have full episodes available right here every Monday.
So, this fun photo-op happened when Design Happens bloggers Farima Alavi and Kayla Kitts ran into David Bromstad at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.
We were there for work, honestly!
America is in the midst of a superhero craze with the recent release of Captain America: The First Avenger and the after effects of Comic-Con. While I’ve always been a fan of fictional superheroes and their ongoing save-the-day adventures, I prefer real-life superhero moments of the design kind. Some have been best friends who’ve rescued me from style mishaps and design tragedies of epic proportions. HGTV’s David Bromstad ranks up there, too. But my most amazing superhero design moment is all thanks to Mom during my recent move.
Superheros of Marvel Characters, Inc.
Going from a studio to a two-bedroom apartment meant that except for a bedroom set, life in my new home began with every other room pretty much bare. Then, Mom came to the rescue! She handed over a favorite sofa of hers, side tables, a coffee table, artwork for the walls and home decor she felt would look better in my pad than hers. Like Clark Kent in a phone booth, my new place transformed into home. And if it wasn’t for her, I’d probably still be sitting on crates on the floor in front of the television.
What is your most memorable design superhero moment? Did someone bravely stop you from covering your floors in puke-green carpet? Or did a particular Candice Olson design tip completely inspire you to transform your living room into a stylish masterpiece? Maybe you are a self-identified design superhero?
Tell us your story in the comments below.
Typically for a “vote-off” reality show, I know my favorite contestant approximately 20 minutes into the first episode. (Am I alone in this?) Sometimes my fave goes on to win, and sometimes I’m wrong, but it’s always fun to pick a favorite and cheer them on throughout the season (unless they’re booted off after the first challenge). I’ll be doing the same for HGTV Design Star Season 6. Tonight at 9/8c on HGTV, 12 designers will face off in competitive design challenges to win the ultimate prize — their own HGTV show. (And one will win fan favorite.) Candice Olson, Vern Yip and Genevieve Gorder will once again grace your TV screens as the tough and brutally honest judges. New to the cast this year are David Bromstad, as the design mentor, and Tanika Ray, as your lovely host.
Check out the cast bios and portfolios for a glimpse of what you can expect from the season 6 contestants. Who do you think should have an HGTV.com online show? Vote daily for your favorite design star through September 16.
Now, we want to know who’s your fave contestant and why? Sound off in the comments below.
You might have heard that words like ”OMG” and “party-crasher” were added to this year’s list of new words in the Oxford-English Dictionary. Now, we at HGTV have another word to add to the list: HGTV’d. Here’s the definition:
HGTV’d (v.)- 1. the act of talented HGTV designers traveling across the country in an 18-wheeler and arriving at the home of a surprised HGTV fan to give them over-the-top transformations of their home: “OMG! Did you hear that the party-crasher down the street was HGTV’d last week?”
HGTV'd Family Room: Before & After
Tonight, pop some popcorn, invite some friends over and watch the premiere of HGTV’d at 9/8c. You’ll see dull spaces turn into wow spaces, like this now luxurious Regency-inspired family room by designer Kim Myles.
If you have a desperate space in need of a jaw-dropping makeover by an HGTV expert, enter a short video or photos for a chance to see the HGTV’d truck roll down your street and David Bromstad, Sabrina Soto, or who knows who, show up on your doorstep.
We were greeted with a surprise here at our headquarters this morning. Upon entering the building, all of the staff was officially HGTV’d with design vignettes by Bliss Home as seen in these two pics. It was a neat treat (considering we can’t enter the competition).
Tune in Sunday night at 10/9c for this week’s installment of HGTV Showdown when designer David Bromstad (Color Splash) and carpenter Marcus Hunt (Hammer Heads) battle against designer John Gidding (Designed to Sell) and carpenter Jared Walker Dostie (Rate My Space) to make over this spatially-challenged studio apartment.
Will they replace the flooring? Brighten the room with paint? Find a way to seperate the bedroom area? What would you do to update this room?
On the topic of your thoughts, how would you caption this photo?:
Blogger Kimando commented with this gem: “Clive: “Can I throw the pie now?” Got a better one? Head over to the Showdown blog and bring on the funny!
I love shopping for furniture. Whether it’s merely window-gazing or an expedition with a purpose, I love taking in all the latest styles, colors and textures. Which is why, when I got the chance to cover a David Bromstad-hosted soiree at Knoxville’s new Bliss Home, I jumped at it. David, HGTV’s first Design Star winner and host of Color Splash, proved to be a wonderfully gracious host. Spending more time with him (more about that in another post) was definitely the highlight of the evening for me. The fact that he came out to support a locally owned business made his presence all that much more impressive to all of us in attendance. Learn More About Bliss Home