David Bromstad

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David Bromstad
David Bromstad.jpg
Bromstad in 2010
Born (1973-08-17) August 17, 1973 (age 49)
EducationRingling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
Known forwinner of season one of HGTV Design Star, host of Color Splash and My Lottery Dream Home

David Reed Bromstad (born August 17, 1973) is an American designer and television personality. In 2006, he became the winner of the debut season of HGTV Design Star. He has hosted a number of HGTV shows, including Color Splash, Beach Flip and My Lottery Dream Home.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Bromstad was born the youngest of four children to Diane Marlys Bromstad (née Krueger) and Richard Harold David Bromstad in Cokato, Minnesota. His mother is of Swedish and German descent, and his father is of Norwegian descent. He has three older siblings, Dean Richard Bromstad, Dynelle Renee Bromstad, and Dyonne Rachael Bromstad. He was always interested in art and design, and while attending Wayzata High School made a decision to pursue a career as a Disney animator. He attended the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida,[2] a school known as a starting point for careers with Disney. After graduating, he worked as a Disney illustrator.


After being placed on leave as a Disney illustrator, he started his own company, Bromstad Studio.[3] At the urging of a friend, Bromstad moved to Miami Beach and tried out for HGTV's Design Star, a reality show competition to pick a host for a new show on the HGTV cable network.[4] On Design Star, Bromstad competed against nine other potential designers, winning the grand prize – a car, and the chance to host his own show on HGTV.

Bromstad was a guest on the second season of HGTV Design Star, appearing as a guest-judge in the first episode and as moral support to the finalists in "Challenge 7: Island Dreams." He was a mentor from Season 6, and host from Season 7.

He hosted Color Splash on HGTV from 2007 to 2012.

In 2012, he hosted Design Star All-Stars.[5] He appeared on HGTV's Design at Your Door and was a competitor in the second season of Rock the Block, partnered with designer Tiffany Brooks.[1] He has also appeared on HGTV'd, HGTV Showdown and Bang for Your Buck.[6]

In 2015, Bromstad began hosting My Lottery Dream Home.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Bromstad is openly gay.[7]

He owns a home in Orlando, Florida, which was featured on My Lottery Dream Home: David's Dream Home.[8]

He has a "tattoo addiction" and favors designs that speak to his love of family, color, gay pride and Disney.[1]

He was the first HGTV personality to be named to Out magazine's Out100 list of prominent LGBTQ people.[6]



  1. ^ a b c d "7 Things You Might Not Know About David Bromstad". HGTV. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  2. ^ "David Bromstad". HGTV. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "David Bromstad Interior Designer & Fine Art by Bromstad". bromstad.com. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  4. ^ "Catch Up With Contestants: Where Are They Now?". HGTV. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  5. ^ "Design Star All Stars: Photo Highlights From Episode 1". HGTV. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  6. ^ a b "About | David Bromstad | David Bromstad". bromstad.com. Retrieved 2021-09-19.
  7. ^ "What to Know About 'My Lottery Dream Home' Host David Bromstad". Distractify. 26 April 2019. Retrieved 2019-04-29.
  8. ^ "David Bromstad Looks for His Own Perfect Home in 'My Lottery Dream Home: David's Dream Home'". HGTV. Retrieved 2021-09-19.

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