By David Bromstad
Some of you may know me from a few of my shows on HGTV such as “Design Star,” “Design Star All Stars,” “Color Splash” and “White Room Challenge.” I’m really looking forward to coming to AmericasMart Atlanta and talking to all of you about design: What I love and how to bring design you love into your home!
Nowadays, when not on television, I work solely in Interior Design and in fine art with my paintings and mural work; but when I started my career it was as an artist for Disney and Universal Studios.
I still love bringing an element of over-the-top fantasy to my design, but when I am creating for someone’s home it’s also super important to make the space livable but still fabulous beyond words. One of the easiest ways to bring interest and excitement into a room is with color! Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE fan of color. If you want to use bright color in your home, it’s important to know HOW to use it! I always recommend keeping the biggest and most expensive elements of the room neutral and using pops of color as an accent. But if you want to be bold and cover a piece of furniture with a color, don’t let me stop you!
I love referring to current trends Pantone when it comes to color. They are a fantastic resource. Pantone has declared the color of 2013 Emerald. Emerald is an awesome color that they describe as “Lively. Radiant. Lush…. A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony.” I always consider the psychology behind a color when choosing a palette for a room. Greens are perfect for a bedroom and pairing it with earthy tones keeps the décor sexy, delicious and fabulous!
Another element that raises home décor to another level is the addition of “art.” That can be a lot of different things. Most people think of art as a painting but art is everything, lighting, sculpture and even furniture. One design trick I frequently recommend is finding a theme and repeating a color scheme and theme and repeating it throughout your home. Whether it’s patterns, rugs, flooring or pillows.
If you know me you know I love an animal head, but to keep it modern I like to keep it all in one color scheme; I used white and black below but I’m also a huge fan of metallic.
Come see David Bromstad present “The Power of Color” on Saturday, January 12 at 3 p.m. in Building 2, Floor 9. Click here for a full list of events and seminars.