The interior designer and TV star shares his favorite makeovers from four seasons of filming.

By Mallory Abreu
August 09, 2019

Queer Eye, the heartwarming hit Netflix reality show, would hardly be complete without Bobby Berk's amazing home makeovers. But Berk's projects go beyond appearances, adding functionality and order to their owners' lives. Check out his favorites from four seasons of makeover magic.

Christopher Smith / Netflix
Christopher Smith / Netflix

1. Safe Haven

Berk's priority was to create a bedroom that felt like a protective retreat for Brandonn (Season 4), a veteran struggling with PTSD. Building an alcove to slide the bed into and painting the headboard wall a deep black creates a sense of envelopment and coziness.

Related: Bobby Berk's Solutions to 7 Major Design Challenges

Denise Crew / Netflix
Denise Crew / Netflix

2. Happy Camper

Color was the cure for Joey's uninspired cabin (Season 3). Berk removed cabinets above the kitchen peninsula to let the counter function as an eating area then painted the remaining cupboards fire-engine red. "It's a cabin. I didn't want to fight what it is. I wanted it to feel warm and rustic."

Christopher Smith / Netflix
Christopher Smith / Netflix

3. Rhythm and Rest

Subtle color, metallics, and graphic elements brought new energy to dance team coach wand's tired living room (Season 4). Blush- and cream-color furniture recedes so the mix of black-and-white prints and gold and copper accents never overwhelms.

Related: Bobby Berk Reveals His Secrets to Hanging Art

Christopher Smith / Netflix
Courtesy of Netflix

4. Home Base

Berk's goal for Jess (Season 3), who hadn't had a permanent house since age 16, was to add furnishing that would encourage her to spend time at home. Swapping floor cushions for a sofa and chairs and emphasizing the fireplace with black paint turned the once-stark living room into a gathering zone.

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