While I love Queer Eye, I usually find myself fast forwarding to the interior makeover segment of the Netflix show. Do you relate? The personal style overhauls are always interesting, but there’s something about the way the show’s resident interior designer Bobby Berk creates magic out of mayhem, that really draws me in.
So if, like me, you’re a fan of the show, you’ll be thrilled to hear that Bobby has just launched a furniture collection with Australian retailer Max Sparrow. Promising to bring his signature brand of hip, minimal urban luxury to Aussie shores, the range features a gorgeous array of pieces including a statement bar cabinet, and a lovely olive-green upholstered bed and sofa.
“I am so excited to see my designs available to Australian customers, I have long admired all the inspirational spaces and designs coming from there, and I believe my design aesthetic will resonate with Australian living,” says Bobby. And while the designer now resides in LA, he spent 20 years working in New York where he refined his aesthetic which, in our view, owes a lot to the city.
Standout pieces include the Moller armchair, which reminds us of Thonet’s classic Bentwood chair, save for the welcome addition of tan leather and rattan detailing.
The Larsen sectional sofa is brilliant for its versatility – the chaise can be positioned on either side. Its textured woven fabric, together with two cylindrical bolster pillows, add an extra layer of cool.
For the bedroom, the Kirkeby upholstered bed caught our eye, as did the matching Gehl dresser and nightstands.
The Anja vanity desk is a brilliant multifunctional piece that features four drawers, and a centre desktop surface, that flips up to reveal a circular vanity mirror and interior storage area. It would be perfect for a multi-use space.
The Bauer bar cabinet combines a graphite stain with rattan door fronts. It’s got one large lower drawer, plus two interior drawers and two adjustable interior shelves.