Miami HGTV celeb David Bromstad designs for Naturalizer

Bal Harbour’s interior designer extraordinaire David Bromstad conquered cable as a star on HGTV, so he’s a shoe-in for designing footwear.

The host of “HGTV Design Star” and “Color Splash” has overseen the design of a collection of shoes and accessories for the spring 2014 season of Naturalizer.

The line – with prices between $25 and $89 – is available online at Naturalizer.com and hits stores March 1.

Bromstad took some time out to answer some questions of mine through email before leaving to tape a new series called “HGTV’d,” in which a different HGTV star will travel across America in an 18-wheeler, surprising fans with “high-impact, ingenious and visually stunning room designs,” according to his HGTV.com biography page:


Pictures: Zombie Walk in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Q. Does South Florida show up in the design collaboration with Naturalizer?

A. South Florida definitely does impact my collaboration with Naturalizer. The inspiration for my spring collection was bold florals – I included flowers from the Midwest where I grew up, as well as a hibiscus from Florida where I currently reside. 

Q. What made you want to team up with Naturalizer to make accessories? Have you always had an interest in fashion?

A. I have always had an interest in fashion. I am a bit of a "fashionisto" and tend to make interesting choices in my wardrobe, whether that means I'll one day look back and laugh at the fashion choices of my past or not! At least I can say I was always daring. My desire to team with this fabulous company was such an unexpected opportunity. Naturalizer approached me and I couldn't have been more thrilled or honored. The idea of collaborating with such an iconic brand was and is such an inspiration. Having my artwork translated into shoes and accessories is a dream come true.

Q. What are you doing with HGTV (will “Design Star” return this summer? What about “Color Splash?”)?

A. I have some wonderful new and exciting adventures with HGTV coming in the near future. In fact, I will be leaving for LA in the coming weeks to begin filming a new competition reality show which will be airing this summer. So, David Bromstad is expanding his wings and flying into some exciting new HGTV television opportunities. Stay tuned.