As the 2010s come to a close, it's almost impossible not to look back and ruminate on everything that's changed in the last decade. Especially when it comes to interior design. Thanks to the prominence of Instagram and design-focused TV shows, the world of interior design has truly had a banner decade.
Of course, it's impossible to think about the past ten years of design without touching on the talented designers who have contributed to its popularity and prominence. One such personality is without a doubt Bobby Berk, who serves as the outrageously talented interior design expert on Netflix's Queer Eye.
His transformation into a beloved television personality is far from the only standout moment of Berk's decade though. Just this year he introduced a furniture line, the Bobby Berk Collection, with exclusive pieces available at Value City Furniture, including a blue velvet sectional sofa.
For Berk, the collection feels like the culmination of the years he spent working in various aspects of the design industry.
"For years and years and years, I worked retail, and then I owned my own retail shop and I had an interior design firm and product design firm, while manufacturing my own stuff as well," he tells MyDomaine. "And this is kind of like all that knowledge coming together to find exactly what the consumer wants. All the research I had from years of working in my own stores, and designing homes, and using furniture every day in my projects, this collection feels like the combination of all of that."
Beyond putting his interior expertise to good use, Berk sees the collection as a way to bring affordable, yet high-style items to his customer's homes, which is part of why he partnered with Value City Furniture.
"A lot of people probably assume that I would do some high-end expensive collection, but for me, it didn't really make sense," he explains. "I preach a lot on Queer Eye that making your home livable, and making your home a space that makes you happy can really affect your mental health and help you recharge at night just like you charge your phone. So it made sense for me to design a line that felt expensive and looked expensive, but was really for the masses."
That focus on combining style with an affordable price point has also resonated well with customers. In the few short months since the collection launched, Berk says the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
I preach a lot on Queer Eye that making your home livable, and making your home a space that makes you happy can really affect your mental health and help you recharge at night just like you charge your phone
Berk approached the collection, which he describes as being "calm, cool, and collected," with the intent to design pieces that he would want in his own home.
And while he can't divulge what specific products will make an appearance, Berk says fans should expect pieces from his collection to make their way into the homes of future Queer Eye heroes.