Bobby Berk, beloved cast member of Netflix's Queer Eye, is known for creating highly innovative and functional designs that make his client's lives easier. This time, Bobby has outdone himself with the design of an ultra-convenient kitchen window.
The Emmy-nominated You Need to Calm Down Taylor Swift video star took to Instagram to reveal his folding custom windows in the kitchen he shares with his husband, Dewey Do. And designers love Bobby's creative kitchen decor idea.
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The Instagram video shows Bobby folding open the sleek black window installments inside his LA kitchen onto his white marble outdoor bar with tall modern barstools. Bobby places a bowl of limes on the bar, demonstrating how the design both offers kitchen airflow and allows serving the bar from inside.
Artem Kropovinsky, New York-based interior designer and founder of Arsight, admires Bobby's design, stating: 'The transformative nature of the folding window stands out prominently. It not only offers versatility in connecting or separating two spaces but also redefines the aesthetics and functionality of both the kitchen and the outdoor bar within moments.'
Based in New York, Artem Kropovinsky, founder of Arsight, has a decade of extensive and considerable global design experience. Prioritizing minimalism, sustainability, and authenticity, Artem, alongside his team of professionals, works on projects in the US and worldwide.
He adds, 'The design provides the convenience of adapting to varying weather conditions and hosting needs. Style-wise, the extended counter creates a seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor environments, fostering a unique dialogue between two spaces and instantly altering the overall ambiance.'
Furthermore, the experts say that this style will become even more popular in the coming year. Yvonne Landivar, kitchen and bath designer in the Los Angeles area, says, 'It’s a concept that is gaining popularity. The way the window sits just high enough above the stone so that when it is opened, you can slide a plate, a drink, or a snack is genius.'
She continues, 'The folding panels have been used indoors for a long time, such as the La Cantina Doors, and now we see this trend being used in windows. I love that adding the correct height of stools on the patio side will make this an easy-to-use entertainment gathering spot.'
Yvonne Landivar is an LA-based associate kitchen and bath designer (AKBD) she's been designing kitchens and bathrooms for over 20 years, and has been a contractor for more than 16 years. She’s excited to see projects come to life, from concept to completion.
Artem adds, 'With the growing emphasis on adaptable living spaces and merging indoor-outdoor experiences, designs like Bobby's showcase not just aesthetics but also clever utility. Such innovative window designs are bound to gain traction as homeowners seek dynamic solutions that cater to diverse situations and moods.'
It's clear that this kitchen trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. For more inspiration from Bobby Berk himself, the designer's book is full of tips and tricks to create a space you love - shop below.
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I am a London-based News Writer at Homes & Gardens. My interests lie at the intersection of design and popular culture with a particular focus on trends and celebrity homes. Before joining Future, I worked as a Content Writer and Communications Lead for Fig Linens and Home, a luxury linens and home interiors brand based in Fairfield County, CT. I have a BA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in New York and an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology.
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