If you haven’t been living under a rock since last year then you’ll be familiar with the amazingly talented Bobby Berk. He’s the current design expert on the hit Netflix reboot Queer Eye. Over these last four seasons, I’ve quickly fallen in love with not only him, but his knack for designing and decorating spaces that reflect his clients but have functionality and intention.
And thank goodness he does more than shiplap. I love me some Joanna Gaines, but what I love most about Bobby’s design approach is that it’s reflective of the people who will be living there versus just going for a particular “look.” The home reveal on QE is one of my favorite parts of the show and can’t wait for future seasons.
While I wait…here are my favorite interiors that Bobby has designed that give me so much inspiration and home envy!
One // season 3 – Jody
I’m pretty obsessed with each new season of Queer Eye for a lot of reasons. I feel as though as each season progresses, each of the Fab 5 get more in their groove and turn out some pretty amazing makeovers. In season 3, Bobby made-over a home and this bedroom is giving me life.
I love how cozy and inviting it feels; and that wallpaper! Is it just me or is wallpaper making a very fun comeback? This bedroom inspires me to play with different tones within a space and learning that you can really incorporate what you already have and make it feel updated and cohesive.
Two // season 4 – Elrod
OMG, Elrod’s story really gave me all the feels in season 4. I mean, losing his wife to cancer and having small children to care for – heart strings. In this episode I love the gentle care each of the guys had with him as he navigated his grief and learned that self-care is not selfish. After buying a new home as a fresh start for him and his kids, Bobby did some pretty amazing things to give it a fresh and personalized look.
What I love most about what he did to update Elrod’s living room is this fireplace. I am in love with the greenish-blue hue he chose for the paint! It’s really teaching me that your fireplace doesn’t always have to be white to look modern. As I learn more about minimalistic design, Bobby is teaching me that playing with fixtures and adding metal touches here and there really brings a room together.
Three // pantry organization
Although this one isn’t technically a Bobby Berk design, it is still making my organizing heart oh, so very happy. It looks beautiful and it’s obviously not for a home with children, but this mama can still dream, right?
I am getting more into the idea of using glass air-tight containers for many of our pantry items instead of using plastic. I also love, with this exposed pantry inspo, that the containers go from small to large. It’s just so aesthetically pleasing and giving me some Khloe Kardashian OCD vibes.
Four // season 3 – Rob
I love finding inspiration for small spaces and dining rooms can be such a pain to design for myself. Since we live in an apartment (and have been for forever), these spaces are often very small and tucked away – even though kitchens remain a primary socializing space in any home. With that being said, I love how Bobby re-imagined this small dining space!
Texture, I’m coming to find, is vital in bringing any space together. Whether it’s with textiles or visually like like wallpaper, finding textures that work together make the room shine and ooze personality. Again, I’m loving this unique wallpaper choice – something I probably wouldn’t pick for myself, but would totally trust Bobby if it were my own home. I’m also coming to love circular dining tables since they make dining with others a little more inviting. Lastly, all of the greenery! The size and shape of the dining table vase is another unique piece – along with the long stemmed flowers chosen for the centerpiece.