Bobby Berk's recent project is the perfect blend of sophisticated yet playful – we take a closer look

The interior design icon's partnership with Tri Pointe Homes has produced some truly stunning spaces. Here's a peek at one of his latest reveals

Three images of a colorful Scandinavian decor project by Bobby Berk
(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

Since announcing his departure from Queer Eye, interior designer Bobby Berk has kept busy – between traveling the world and doling out advice on home improvement app Thumbtack, it's a wonder he's also found time to create gorgeous interiors. 

But as part of an ongoing collaboration with Tri Pointe Homes, Bobby's designed several stunning homes – some of which are already for sale. And lucky for us, he just shared a bit more about one of his latest projects.

Bobby says this home is Scandinavian-inspired but still packed with powerful pops of color, a combination we just can't get enough of. Both playful and sophisticated, clean and characterful, this space is a perfect example of Bobby's anti-trend, feeling-first style. Here, we take a closer look at the space, and hear from Bobby what makes it so unique.

'The development that I want to talk about today is our Vertex Development. We took a cool, serene, Scandinavian style, but we infused a lot of pops of color – blues, reds, oranges, yellows. There is color everywhere in this place,' Bobby says in an Instagram video exploring this delightful space.

Sticking to a bright yet muted color palette, Bobby has infused just the right amount of excitement into the space – despite the energy each pop of color brings, the overall aesthetic remains relaxing and calm. The Scandinavian interior design influence is apparent, too, with sleek, clean lines and a clutter-free mindset on display.

A bright Scandinavian living room with pops of primary colors

(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

Though color is a defining feature of the space, it doesn't take over. Fit for those who aren't quite ready for maximalism but still appreciate some vibrancy, Bobby says this space strikes a careful balance between all-out and pared-back design.

'The way we made it still, I would say, kind of neutral is with some of the main pieces, we used gray fabrics and a lot of neutral tones. We were able to infuse a lot of color but still keep it not overwhelming,' he says.

The home's dining room is beautifully illuminated by floor-to-ceiling, sliding glass doors and a sculptural modern light fixture. Paired with a light gray-green shade on the walls and bright red Scandinavian-style dining chairs, the room's clean, sleek lines are given an invigorating upgrade.

A blue and white kitchen with a large island designed by Bobby Berk

(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

A favored place for Scandinavian sensibility to shine, the kitchen is clad in light blue tile backsplash and glossy white cabinetry. Perhaps the most neutral space in the whole home, it's a gorgeous example of modern interior design at its best.

'If you like bright color, if you love pop art but you also love minimalism, I think this is the house for you,' Bobby says in the video.

Bobby Berk at the BAFTA Tea Party held at The Maybourne Beverly Hills on January 13, 2024 in Beverly Hills, California.
Bobby Berk

Bobby Berk is an interior designer who starred in the Netflix series Queer Eye. He is also an Emmy-winning television host and co-author of Queer Eye: Love Yourself, Love Your Life

An entryway designed by Bobby Berk with a bright orange wall and a console table

(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

Located in Summerlin, Nevada, this 2-bedroom home is made to feel much larger with ample natural light and bright, clean colors. The entryway is a welcoming embrace, and just a small taste of what's to come in the rest of the space. A bright orange accent wall and sculptural console table greet visitors with just the right bit of whimsy.

A dark blue and white bedroom designed by Bobby Berk

(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

The home's bedroom makes a bold statement, with navy blue paint applied in an angular, geometric shape that reaches up to the ceiling. A speckled area rug picks up on the overall color palette, and two burnt orange ottomans bookmark the bed. A bright neon sign above the bed serves as a fitting finishing touch, emulating the whole home's atmosphere.

A bright neutral living room with pops of color

(Image credit: Sara Ligorria Tramp / Bobby Berk)

The hub of the home, the space's living room is bright, airy, and inviting with an expansive sectional and lush, color-blocked rug. An asymmetrical modern coffee table allows plenty of room for inspiring coffee table books, drinks, and more, and the sofa is stocked with the perfect selection of throw pillows and blankets – ready and waiting for relaxing evenings.

There are so many more projects completed by Bobby and Tri Pointe Homes to explore, and if this is any indication, they're sure to be aesthetic successes. This space serves as a welcome reminder that design is meant to be playful and characterful – the end result should feel just like you.

Abby Wilson
News Writer

I am a News Writer at Homes & Gardens, with a focus on interior design. Most recently, I worked with Better Homes & Gardens, where I wrote and edited content about home decor, gardening tips, food news, and more. Before that, I studied Journalism and English Literature at New York University. I’ve moved around quite a bit in the last several years, most recently making the trip to London, and love transforming each new space into a comfortable retreat that feels like home. When it comes to decor, I’m most drawn to unique vintage finds and calming colors.