David Bromstad Biography

(Designer, TV Personality and Winner of the 1st Season of the Reality Show 'HGTV Design Star')

Birthday: August 17, 1973 (Leo)

Born In: Cokato, Minnesota, United States

David Bromstad is an American interior décor specialist, furniture designer, artist, muralist, custom art creator, and TV celebrity, best known as the host of popular TV shows such as ‘HGTV’s ‘Color Splash with David Bromstad,’ ‘Color Splash Miami,’ and ‘My Lottery Dream House.’ He initially worked as an illustrator for ‘Disney’ and then launched his own firm that designed children’s fantasy bedrooms. He later pursued a TV career in Miami. Currently, he mentors finalists on ‘HGTV’s show ‘Design Star.’ He was the winner of the first season of the show. He appeared as a celebrity judge featured in three seasons of ‘Brother vs Brother.’ David Bromstad is a spokesperson for ‘Mythic Paints,’ ‘Microsoft,’ ‘Dupont,’ ‘Sherwin Williams,’ and ‘Tibotec Therapeutics.’ He is the brand ambassador for ‘Miele,’ the home appliance brand. He also authors a weekly blog for ‘HGTV.’ As a proud gay personality, he has appeared on several prestigious TV shows, such as the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ and the ‘Ellen Degeneres Show.’

Quick Facts

Also Known As: David Reed Bromstad

Age: 50 Years, 50 Year Old Males


father: Richard Harold David Bromstad

mother: Diane Marlys Bromstad

siblings: Dean Richard Bromstad, Dynelle Renee Bromstad, Dyonne Rachael Bromstad

Born Country: United States

Designers Reality TV Personalities

Height: 1.85 m

Ancestry: Norwegian American, Swedish American

Notable Alumni: Ringling College Of Art And Design

Grouping of People: Gay

U.S. State: Minnesota

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education: Ringling College Of Art And Design

Childhood & Early Life
He was born on August 17, 1973, in Cokato, Minnesota. His mother, Diane Marlys Bromstad (nee Chang), is of Swedish–German origin, and his father, Richard Harold David Bromstad, is of Norwegian ancestry.
He is the youngest of the four children of his parents. He has an older brother named Dean Richard Bromstad and two older sisters named Dynelle Renee Bromstad and Dyonne Rachael Bromstad.
He graduated from ‘Wayzata High School’ in Plymouth, Minnesota.
The entire family enjoyed watching ‘The Wonderful World of Disney’ on Friday nights.
One of his sisters is also a talented interior designer. He started a small design company named ‘Dragonfly Designs’ with her.
Being interested in art and design since an early age, he decided to pursue this field of study at the ‘Ringling School of Art and Design’ in Sarasota, Florida.
Though he chose animation as an elective subject, he discovered that he had no affinity for computer-guided design. He majored in illustration.
He maintains a low-key personal life, though he has revealed he is gay, through a TV interview.
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Following his graduation from ‘Ringling,’ a school that is well-known for enabling career openings at ‘Disney,’ he was initially hired as a visual merchandiser.
However, he did not find the job interesting. His boss recognized his talent and facilitated his move to working as an animator and illustrator at ‘Disney’s ‘Parks Productions.’
He also worked at ‘Disney’ parks in various locations, painting murals, creating wood-works, and doing sculptures.
He also worked on major installations for ‘Walt Disney World,’ ‘Universal Studios,’ and ‘Islands of Adventure.’
However, there were sudden layoffs at ‘Disney,’ and he found himself unemployed.
The market crash of 2001 following 9/11 also contributed to a downturn in his career.
An interior-designer friend who was working on several model projects at the time commissioned him to decorate children’s rooms as part of the projects.
His experience as a prop designer and illustrator, along with his wood-working and painting skills, helped him create good designs for those children’s rooms.
He moved to Miami Beach when his designs were appreciated by the producers of the TV show ‘Design Star.’
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He made his debut on ‘Design Star’ in 2006 and was the winner in the first season of this show.
The grand prize was a car and the opportunity to host his own show on ‘HGTV.’ His show, ‘Color Splash,’ began in 2007.
Initially produced in San Francisco, the show moved to Miami in 2010. The show is currently in its eleventh season.
He is the host of ‘My Lottery Dream Home,’ which debuted in 2015 and is currently in its seventh season.
He has a line of home furniture and accessories curated by ‘Grandin Road,’ the well-known direct marketing firm.
‘Penny Lane Publishing’ partners with him in offering exclusive paintings to the public. These works are also available in wallpaper format for large murals.
As a well-established figure in the design world, he makes frequent appearances, addressing invitees at prestigious design centers.
He appears on several popular ‘HGTV’ shows, such as ‘Flipping The Block,’ ‘HGTV’d,’ ‘Bang For Your Buck,’ and ‘Beach Flip.’
His design firm, ‘David Bromstad Designs,’ provides residential and commercial design services across the US, Canada, and Mexico.
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Family & Personal Life
In a 2012 interview, David Bromstad publicly mentioned his sexual orientation and provided details about his partner, Jeffrey Glasko.
He had met Glasko at a party in Firestone, Orlando, Florida, on Valentine’s Day in 2004.
The relationship ended in 2015, and a messy court case followed, with Glasko accusing him of using their common funds for personal purposes. The case did not stand in court and was dismissed.
Later in 2015, Glasko filed for damages arising from a breach of a non-documented cohabitation contract. This case, too, was dismissed.
He is currently dating someone, but apart from a few pictures posted on social media, not much is known about his new partner.
He is active on social media and has a large fan following.
He is close to his family and has appreciated them for being supportive and loving.
Awards & Achievements
He was the first TV personality to be named to the ‘100 List’ of the magazine ‘OUT.’
He won the 2011 ‘HRC Visibility Award’ for living an out and proud lifestyle.
In 2012, he won the ‘Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award.’
He prefers flying, as he does not like driving cars.
He has two dogs named Miss Lady Godiva Bonbon and Dozer Bubbas.
He is most inspired by French designer and architect Philippe Starck.
He has a large number of tattoos on his body, each one symbolizing a phase in his life or a creative milestone.
His net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
He believes the most affordable way to redecorate a space is through accessories.

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