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alleys while doing double shifts at Applebee's
to make ends meet. After a brief stint in
Denver working at the Bombay Company, he
headed to New York in 2003 with only $100
to his name. Without any formal training or
even a high school diploma, the then 21-yearold Berk cut his teeth as a design manager
at Restoration Hardware before moving on
to home furnishings brand Portico, where
he rose up the company ladder to creative
director, building out its ecommerce. When
the company shuttered in 2006, Bobby Berk
Home was a natural progression-and a job
fix for the time being-selling a mix of his
and others' wares online, but also offering
design services to clients. Success followed,
as did a call from his former boss at an Italian
furniture manufacturer who suggested Berk
buy him out, which he did, even though he
took on debt to do so, allowing Berk to turn
his brick-and-mortar store in Manhattan into
home base for his growing brand.
Other stores followed in Miami and
Atlanta, but it wasn't until 2014, when Builder
Magazine asked the now Los Angeles-based
Berk to be the creative director of its 2016
Show Home (his design took top honors) that
his career took off in several new directions.
Despite a steep learning curve (he watched
YouTube videos to master floorplan software),
"I realized that being a designer is something
I could do, and I started pivoting toward that
side of the business," which led to Queer Eye.
After his publicist got him an audition, a
process he jokes was "kind of like American
Idol [meets] The Hunger Games," he wound up
on one of the most influential unscripted TV
series in recent memory.
With no signs of slowing down, he's
currently juggling 15 residential projects;
recently collaborated with Coastal Shower
Doors, which yielded the galactic-informed
Constellation collection and the Berk Oak
door, paying tribute to the silhouette of the
company's Gridscape series; and is launching
a new furniture collection early next year.
He's also taping the third season of Queer Eye
near his hometown in Kansas City.
"What keeps me passionate," he says, "[is]
that I'm able to affect people's happiness with
design. You might think the sky is falling
and the world is ending, but tomorrow is a
new day." That outlook seems to be working.
Nearly 20 years later, the Springfield alley he
once called home, is now behind a store that
carries some of his products. hd
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1+2. Berk mixed organic
materials with clean
lines in two homes
in the Nova Ridge
neighborhood outside
Las Vegas.

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3. The Berk Oak door for
Coastal Shower Doors
features an applied
light wood grain frame
set under full panes of
tempered glass for a
modern, Scandinavianinspired look.

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Hospitality Design - August 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - August 2018

Hospitality Design - August 2018
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
Sketchbook
Installations: Salone
Spec Sheet
HD Expo Recap
Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Profile: Bobby Berk
Profile: Brady Legler
Profile: Lara Bohinc
Profile: Margo Selby
Profile: Masquespacio
Profile: Matthew McCormick
Emerging Designers
Women in Design
Trends: Blush
Trends: Dark Green
Trends: Vivid Patterns
Upholstered Furniture
Carpet
Textiles
Surfaces
Window Coverings
Projects
Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Statement Makers: Akira Back
Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Ad Index
Back Space: Tom Dixon
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Intro
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Hospitality Design - August 2018
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover2
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Contents
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 8
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 9
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - From the Editor
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 11
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 12
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 13
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Behind the Design
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 15
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - People: CitySCENE: Washington, DC
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 17
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 18
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Sketchbook
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 20
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 21
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 22
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Installations: Salone
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 24
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Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Spec Sheet
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 34
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 35
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 36
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 37
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 38
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - HD Expo Recap
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 40
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 41
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 42
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Interview: Simon Laws and Timothy Oulton
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 44
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 45
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 46
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 47
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 5 Questions for Bella Gomez
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 49
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 50
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Bobby Berk
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 52
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 53
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 54
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Brady Legler
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 56
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Lara Bohinc
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 58
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Margo Selby
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 60
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Masquespacio
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 62
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Profile: Matthew McCormick
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 64
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Emerging Designers
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 66
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 67
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 68
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 69
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 70
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Women in Design
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 72
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 73
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 74
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 75
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 76
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Blush
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 78
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 79
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 80
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Dark Green
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 82
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 83
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 84
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Trends: Vivid Patterns
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 86
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 87
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 88
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 89
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 90
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Upholstered Furniture
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 92
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 93
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 94
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Carpet
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 96
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 97
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 98
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Textiles
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 100
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 101
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 102
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Surfaces
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 104
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 105
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 106
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 107
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 108
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Window Coverings
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 110
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Projects
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Shoreline Hotel Waikiki
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 113
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Hyatt Centric MG Road Bangalore
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 115
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Las Chicas, Los Chicos y Los Maniquís
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 117
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Sands Hotel & Spa
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 119
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Akira Back
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 121
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Statement Makers: Feast India Co.
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 123
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 124
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 125
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Ad Index
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - 127
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Back Space: Tom Dixon
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover3
Hospitality Design - August 2018 - Cover4
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