Several IFDA Members attended the Summer International Series where we heard Keynote Speaker:
David Bromstad from HGTV’s Design Star

Vanessa Vaughn, Vicki Kirsner, David Bromstad, Beverly Stewart (President IFDA Florida)

We were captivated with the enthusiasm as David shared his evolution from cartoonist for Disney, to children’s bedroom design, to the fast paced design projects on Design Star.  Now he is well established in Miami and recognized nationally as a very talented designer, artist and TV Personality.  He left us with the statement that color should be used boldly, and if you are still hesitant, at least use color in painted surfaces.  The color he would like to see more often is PINK!!  David has painted Artwork for many of his clients to complete their space which is now available to purchase on his website:






Betty Cortina Weiss, Miami Herald’s managing editor of Indulge Magazine conducted the interview session which also included Maria Raco, President of New Wall which imports wall paper from Italy and will be showcasing Maria’s own designs. When asked about her favorite under estimated color, Maria stated that navy blue is a great color to work with.  Her company is located in Canada and products are available at the Donghia Showroom.