By Tom Gliatto Cynthia Wang
March 19, 2007 12:00 PM

Todd Oldham

The fashion designer turned home decor guru is now the Heidi Klum of room makeovers, hosting Bravo’s Top Design.

ON HIS ROLE AS MENTOR TO THE CONTESTANTS I have all the empathy for them, because as a builder I know exactly what they’re up against. It was really hard for me to just watch when I wanted to run and grab a broom or a hammer.

ON GIVING VIEWERS STYLE LESSONS That’s the whole reason I joined this show. You get to watch all these different tastes turned up at full volume. It’s a great bowl of soup.

ON THE STRESS They’re quite slimming, these shows! Actually I lost about 5 lbs. I gained them back, thankfully, but yeah, it’s brutal. It’s the Design Triathlon, and it’s not for the faint of heart.