Tonight’s episode of HGTV Design Star finds the six remaining contestants battling to win a feature in an upcoming issue of the recently launched HGTV Magazine. Synergy at its best! HGTV Magazine editor-in-chief Sara Peterson will deliver this week’s challenge and finalists must create ultimate designer kitchens with a sink (yes, a sink!) as inspiration — alongside the show’s venerable host and season 1 winner, David Bromstad, who has contributed to the show variously over its seven seasons.
Bromstad was first a contestant, then a guest judge, and now, is the show’s host. And since he’s been there since day one — and since we’re heading into the final challenges on the show — EW recently asked him to run down his favorite moments from seven seasons of HGTV Design Star. “My favorite moments are largely related to the White Room Challenge,” Bromstad tells us of the annual challenge, which was the second episode of the current season. “It’s where competitors really get to show off their stuff.” Three of his favorite moments are White Room Challenge-related, but the rest — which include a skin-baring moment in season 4 to his own win in season 1 — are a veritable walk down HGTV Design Star memory lane. Take a gander at Bromstad’s favorite moments here: