I love David Bromstad and I don’t try to hide it. He’s fabulous. Not only did he win the first ever HGTV’s Design Star challenge, but he’s a very talented artist, too. Oh, and his video commentary on the Design Star episodes is hilar. he now has his own TV show on HGTV called Color Splash. Since I’m afraid of color, I watch every single episode, living vicariously though these people who let David take over their homes.

David was always creative and attended the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, and worked at Disney. He’s a self-taught builder and designer.

David recently spoke at the Sarasota Design Summit about how design thinking and process has shaped his career and share highlights of his journey from Disney studios illustrator to entrepreneur to television’s interior design rock star.

I asked David to let me know what he’s really into these days, and he sent me a super list!

Friday Five with David Bromstad in main home furnishings  Category

1. Limn
Unique pieces of furniture. Not only furniture, but pieces of art.

Friday Five with David Bromstad in main home furnishings  Category

2. Philippe Starck
What can I say, It’s Philippe Starck, utterly inspiring.

Friday Five with David Bromstad in main home furnishings  Category

3. Planet Lighting
Not only do they have a huge selection of high-end lighting, the service is undeniable, unparalleled and reliable. Love this place.

Friday Five with David Bromstad in main home furnishings  Category

4. CB2
Hip, affordable, fantastic quality and everything is inspired by artists. Can you get any better? (pictured above is the new color map pillow)

Friday Five with David Bromstad in main home furnishings  Category

5. Mythic Paint
Zero VOC, non-toxic, incredibly high-quality paint, not only good for the environment but good for you. Color selection is huge. Truly dynamic, color your world honey!