Berk sources chic finds and shares tips and tricks through his lifestyle site, bobbyberk.com.
Bobby Berk is a true tour de force. Having just wrapped Season 6 of Queer Eye, the design darling is on fire.
When did you first decide to launch your own brand?
I was working as the creative director of a home brand called Portico when they ended up declaring bankruptcy. Since I had built their e-commerce from the ground up (and was running the online division from my apartment on the Upper East Side), I decided to take a chance, clone the website and relaunch it as bobbyberkhome.com.
How do you source your stories on the site?
My goal has always been for the site to be a destination for readers to engage with and turn to—not just to improve their homes but also their outlook on life, productivity and physical and mental health.
What has been the most meaningful part of this journey onQueer Eye?
Having the chance to meet and work with so many inspiring heroes on the show has been truly amazing. It’s a real privilege to be able to enter someone’s life for a week, give them a new space and see the mental, physical and emotional growth they experience as a result.
Favorite part of the home renovation process?
I love seeing a space come to life during installation. Witnessing all your hard work come to fruition is just a super satisfying feeling that makes all the hiccups along the way totally worth it.
Top design trends for spring?
I can’t get enough of all things earthy and organic! Whether it’s shades of greens and tans, natural woven materials, organic textures or plants, bringing in nature is something anyone can incorporate into their space.
Must-stop shops in Texas?
Nest Modern is an absolute favorite of mine in Austin. I sourced a lot of products for the latest season of Queer Eye there, and they have an incredible selection. The Renner Project is also an incredible source for vintage furniture, lighting and accessories. I could spend hours browsing their massive collection that is beautifully curated.