The Many (Smiling) Faces of David Bromstad

Ace designer, real-estate advisor, TV personality, snappy dresser, bon vivant and general purveyor of positive vibes -- HGTV host David Bromstad is all that and more. We offer here a selection of portraits, stills, snapshots and glam shots that help illustrate why we -- and just about everyone -- just loves David B. Oh, and we drop in a few factoids about David that you may not have known.

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A Portrait in Blue

David Bromstad is one of HGTV's most enduring, popular — and sharply dressed — stars. Here he sports a bold and eclectic ensemble that coordinates perfectly with the kitchen in this Philadelphia new-build featured in season 6 of HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home.

Decidedly Casual

For a more classic and subdued look, David looks relaxed and stylishly nouveau-preppie in pink polo and dark dyed jeans.

Luxe Life

David has a solid appreciation for luxurious surroundings and life's finer things. Here he visits the palatial Villa Collina — a mansion of more than 40,000 square feet that overlooks the Tennessee River in Knoxville, Tenn.

Bromstad Factoid. In addition to his work interior design, David is also an accomplished artist and painter.

Design Star (Literally)

Bromstad Factoid: David was the first-ever winner of HGTV's hit competition show Design Star. Here he awaits the decision of the judges during the show's season finale. Other season 1 finalists pictured here include (from left) Vanessa DeLeon, Alice Fakier, Tym DeSanto and Temple McDowell.

And the Winner Is ...

David Bromstad celebrates victory in the first HGTV Design Star competition.

Renaissance Man

Bromstad Factoid. Following his victory in HGTV Design Star, David has gone on to appear in at least ten other HGTV shows and specials — including Color Splash, First Time Design, The White Room Challenge, Flipping the Block, Beach Flip, Bang for Your Buck, HGTV Urban Oasis and, most recently, My Lottery Dream Home.

Pennies from Heaven

... or more accurately, it's raining Benjamins.
In his latest HGTV series My Lottery Dream Home, David Bromstad takes recent lottery winners on over-the-top house hunts for their new dream homes.

Puttin' on the Ritz

Among opulent surroundings, David sports some of his more extravagant finery, proving once-and-for-all that he can pull off gold lamé with no socks.

The Angels Wanna Wear My Red Shoes

... to quote an Elvis Costello classic. 
In gold satin shirt, slim black jeans and crimson kicks, David looks every bit the pop icon in this photo taken in a luxury courtyard in Orlando, FL.

Rubber Duckie, You're the One

... to quote Ernie from Sesame Street.
David relaxes poolside in a royal purple smoking jacket, silk pants and gold glitter shoes — not to mention gold rubber duckies. Because ... why not?

Dave Descending a Staircase

Bromstad Factoid. Prior to launching his career in design, David worked as an illustrator for Disney Studios.

Closet Dreams

There are closets, and then there are closets. This massive wardrobe/dressing room with dark wood paneling and mega-amounts of storage can be found in Villa Collina mansion in Knoxville, Tenn.

Bromstad Factoid. David began his design career with a company that he founded specializing in designing dream bedrooms for kids.


Gold-leaf giraffes? I'll have three, please.

Season's Greetings

Decked in gold-tipped loafers and a shawl-collar tux jacket in burgundy plaid, David preps for the yuletide season in Miami.

The Color Splash Years

Bromstad Factoid: HGTV's Color Splash, hosted by David Bromstad, ran for 11 seasons on HGTV from 2007 through 2013. From the network's show description: "David Bromstad transforms tired rooms into vibrant spaces by adding a little color." (Make that a lot of color — in daring shades and combinations.) 

The Color Splash Years

David consults with design assistant Gina Carballo in season 10 of Color Splash.

The Color Splash Years

David reviews design plans for an eclectic contemporary family room to homeowner Lisa Vale in season 10 of Color Splash.

Bromstad Factoid: David's affinity for bold, bright colors is not just a made-for-HGTV gimmick. His own home and studio boast palettes that lean toward neon, dayglo and other statement-making hues.

The Color Splash Years

David shows homeowners Carlos and Alison Baez their newly redecorated master bedroom on Color Splash.

The Color Splash Years

David in a pensive moment, from season 9 of Color Splash.

Bromstad Factoid: David was one of the first official design bloggers on

Flash Forward: My Lottery Dream Home

My Lottery Dream Home focuses on ordinary folks who, through extraordinary luck with the lottery, find themselves in the position of shopping for the home to which they've always aspired. But even with, in some cases, millions at their disposal, the process isn't always that simple.

My Lottery Dream Home

Lucky lottery winners enlist HGTV's real estate advisor David Bromstad in their search for a perfect place to call home — whether it's a sprawling mansion, a cabin in the woods or just a humble home that's a solid investment.

My Lottery Dream Home

David is the ideal real-estate whisperer who can guide his clients through the multiple and sometimes unexpected considerations when as to how best to spend and invest their winnings when it comes to a new home.

Bromstad Factoid: David was born August 17, 1973. He is a Leo.

My Lottery Dream Home

Once a general location is determined, and David has a feel for his clients' wishes, the next step is to meet with a local realtor to identify some sound prospects for a home.

Bromstad Factoid: David attended Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Fla.

Now Just Imagine ...

David shows lottery winner Lana a potential new home, helping her visualize how it might be customized to fit her exact needs and wishes. Lana won $2.2 million in a hospital-sponsored lottery and is in search of a dream home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.

Lucky Winners

David meets with million-dollar lottery winner Ashley to discuss what would make for her ideal dream home. On a whim, Ashley bought a scratch-off lottery ticket that paid off $1 million. She's looking for her perfect home in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. David helps her decide between a renovator's dream or a fresh new-build.

Lucky Winners

Always photogenic and never camera-shy, David poses for a pic with lottery winner Ashley and friend.

Lucky Winners

David with Massachusetts lottery winner Rob and his mom Joanne. Rob won $4 million in the state lottery and is looking to move out of his rental into a home with charm and character in Westfield, Mass.

Lucky Winners

David discusses home purchase options with lottery winner Rob and his mom Joanne.

Lucky Winners

David meets with California native and lottery winner Denise to get a read on what kind of house she's searching for. Denise won $785,000 in the Powerball lottery.

Lucky Winners

Denise is a self-described young-at-heart grandmother who is searching for the perfect "chick house".

Lucky Winners

David takes Tennessee lottery winners Nancy and Bob on a tour of potential homes in Knoxville, Tenn. Bob won $1 million in a scratch-off lottery.

Bromstad Factoid: The dogs in David's life are two French bulldogs named Bonbon and Dozer.

Lucky Winners

From season 4, David poses for a group pic with Lana and Shannon who won $1.7 million and are wanting to move back to their hometown in British Columbia.


David breaks the fourth wall in the season 4 that features newlyweds Calvin and Denise, winners of $4.75 million in the Illinois lottery.

The Best Medicine

Things rarely remain serious or somber on a shoot with David Bromstad, as seen here in a moment from season 5 with lottery winners Shane and Crystal of Tallahassee, Fla.

Bromstad Factoid: You may have noticed by now that David is pretty fearless when it comes to the art of skin illustration, aka tattoos. Need further proof? Check out his Instagram account.

Never Met a Stranger

David poses with for a quick pic with the real estate agent Ranae Harris in an episode from season 4.

Taking a Breather

David's affinity for a good lounge chair is well documented, as seen when he takes a break during shooting of a season 5 episode of My Lottery Dream Home.

Life Is Good

David demonstrates his mastery of the art of relaxation, indulging in a float in the pool during a photo shoot in Orlando, Fla.


Casual Yet Sophisticated

David poses for a portrait in Knoxville, Tenn. during the 2014 celebration of HGTV's 20th anniversary.

Pure Panache

From season 6 of My Lottery Dream Home, David's black-and-white ensemble strikes a contrast against warm wood tones in the entryway of the Newton Hills home in Worcester, Mass.

Bromstad Factoid: In addition to being an avid painter, David is also an accomplished woodworker.

Fiendishly Debonair

From season 6, David looks devilishly suave in black and red outside the Salisbury Colonial house in Worcester, Mass.

Occasionally Words Simply Fail Us

Keep checking back at My Lottery Dream Home Central for show updates, more photos and exclusive video featuring the incomparable Mr. Bromstad.

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