Looking to update your home’s decor this fall? Interior designer and HGTV “Flipping The Block” host David Bromstad was kind enough to join me for an interview recently to dish on his favorite interior design trends this season, his new show “Flipping The Block” and his partnership with Coffee-Mate.
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Candace Rose: What are your favorite interior design trends this season?
David Bromstad: “One trend that has been seen and is still very strong in today’s design world is the mixing of metals and woods and various textures. I love to see deep rich woods mixed with gorgeous metals and touches of natural stone. It brings warmth to a space. At times, using only stone or metals makes us feel cold. Bringing natural elements in with metals really creates a secure and warm environment in any space.”
Candace Rose: Can you tell us about your new HGTV show “Flipping The Block?”
David Bromstad: “’Flipping the Block’ is a great and new reality show on HGTV that is something we have never seen before. It’s four couples – including brother and sister, husband and wife, or boyfriend and girlfriend – and they are all renovating four identical condos while living in the madness. It’s more of a social experiment than anything. There are no eliminations and everyone has the chance to win money. It’s very exciting and intense. You simply must watch it!”
Candace Rose: You partnered with Coffee-mate and redesigned two of their iconic bottles. Can you tell us about that?
David Bromstad: “Nestlé told me its story, everything on the bottle is iconic. The heart on the bottle is really about love, family, and togetherness! That was my inspiration. Plus, these bottles are available exclusively at Target which is one of my favorite retailers, so it was a complete dream to be able to create these exclusive designs.”
Candace Rose: What inspired you to work with Coffee-mate?
David Bromstad: “The flavors – Coffee-mate French Vanilla and Coffee-mate Hazelnut – were hugely important in inspiring the design of each of these. I partnered with Coffee-mate to use the same color palette that consumers know to look for when shopping for their favorite flavors, but the actual designs were truly inspired by my own personal connection with the Coffee-mate flavors. I enjoy my cup with a special blend of both Hazelnut and French Vanilla together. You should try it!”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
David Bromstad“As always, please, please….don’t be afraid of color. Even if you are a “neutral” type of person, color can be added with art, throw pillows, paint, accessories, rugs, lamps and throws. It’s such an easy and cost effective way to add some cheer and happiness to your space without a huge commitment. And lastly, please don’t forget the lighting. Put your lights on dimmers and create an environment that you can personalize. Those bright lights in a lot of homes do nothing for people’s complexions. Mood lighting and soft lighting is all the rage. And don’t forget your up-lighting. It really makes a difference.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information?
GIVEAWAY! Be sure to enter to win $50 Target gift card and two autographed (empty) bottles of the Coffee-mate bottles with David Bromstad’s designs! Contest is only open to US residents and ends on Friday, September 12th at 11:59 am ET. Best of luck!!!