Who is David Bromstad? A look at Disney's ex-illustrator and 'Rock the Block' contestant's massive fortune

Meet the designer, TV personality and contestant on 'Rock the Block' Season 2 who is just as colourful as his celebrated designs


                            Who is David Bromstad? A look at Disney's ex-illustrator and 'Rock the Block' contestant's massive fortune
David Bromstad is a contestant on 'Rock the Block' Season 2 (@bromco/ Instagram)

If you're big on home makeover shows and enjoy the occasional unconventional twist, then get ready for 'Rock the Block' Season 2. Season 2 features eight of HGTV's biggest names in home renovation and design as they pair up in teams of two to completely transform identical three-story suburban properties in just one month. With a budget of $225,000 and just a month to get it all done, these duos have a lot on the line, including a chance to have a street named after them.

With the charming Ty Pennington as the host, each challenge will have a different judge selecting the winners. Designer, TV host and the original winner of 'HGTV Design Star' David Bromstad teams up with Tiffany Brooks, the host of '50k Three Ways' to win the grand prize.

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Who is David Bromstad?

Meet the designer, artist and reality TV host who has gone on to make quite the name for himself. Bromstad has had a celebrated career over the years. He started off as a Disney illustrator which seems fitting, seeing that his love for the studio runs deep — he even has a Mickey Mouse tattoo on his arm. Shortly after, he began his own design firm, Bromstad Studio, which designed fantasy-themed bedrooms for children. Bromstad's big break came with 'HGTV Design Star'. On this show, he competed against nine other designers for a chance to host their own show on the network.

Bromstad went on to win the first season, which aired in 2006, making him a household name. It's how he landed his first HGTV show, 'Colour Splash', which was a great success. Bromstad went on to become a recurring face on 'HGTV Design Star', often as a guest judge. As a host, he's gone on to star in a range of shows such as 'First Time Design', 'The White Room Challenge', 'Flipping the Block', 'Beach Flip', 'Bang for Your Buck', 'HGTV Urban Oasis' and 'My Lottery Dream'.

He definitely has a lot more accolades to his name, seeing that he was the first ever HGTV personality to be named on the OUT Magazine 100 List, alongside international superstar Ricky Martin and Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore, as per his website. Bromstad also won HRC Visibility Award in 2011 for living as a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community.



 

Compared to most designers, Bromstad loves colours 

If you've watched your fair share of home makeover shows, then you know for a fact that designers are obsessed with the concept of all white everything. And we get it, white makes a room look bigger, brighter and instantly opens up spaces. Bromstad on the other hand loves to express himself creatively and adds a whole lot of color to his work and spaces. It is what truly sets him apart. In an article by HGTV, the network confirmed that his colorful choices are truly a part of who he is. "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," it states.



 

What is his net worth?

Between hosting his own shows, running a design firm and creating fine art (yes, you can own a Bromstad original), Bromstad is as busy as someone can get. So it comes as no surprise that the designer has a net worth of $2M, as reported by Celebrity Net Worth.

Watch Season 2 of 'Rock The Block' on Mondays at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV and you can stream the same on Discovery+.