06/07/2013 08:59 am ET Updated Jun 07, 2013

'HGTV Star' Host David Bromstad Gives Us The Inside Scoop On The New Season (PHOTOS)

David Bromstad, winner of Design Star's first season, has a lot on his plate these days. Aside from developing the River Landing Project, a mixed-use shopping and residential complex in Miami, Florida, he's also the host of HGTV Star, which premieres this Sunday, June 9. How does he do it all? We recently had an opportunity to catch up with the design world's golden boy and walked away with the inside scoop on what to expect from the upcoming season.

According to Bromstad, the latest contestants are a talented bunch, adding that their projects completed on the show were "the best designs I've seen in the history of the competition." That's a big statement! Bromstad also emphasized that the group made him reminiscent of his own time as a participant, which he explained as "inspiring, imaginative and had minimal drama." Besides for being a gold mine for amazing DIY ideas and decorating tips, we think the show's a breath of fresh air, given reality TV's penchant for chaos.

"Everyone loves each other," he concluded, about this season's crew. All in all, we're definitely looking forward and setting our DVRs accordingly. In the meantime, be sure to flip through our slideshow below for an exclusive behind the scenes look and check out the clip above for a peek at the first episode.

HGTV Star is scheduled to air on Sunday, June 9 at 8/7c.

David Bromstad On HGTV Star

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