How Bobby Berk Spends His Perfect Night In at Home (When He’s Not Working on One)

updated Dec 16, 2019
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Perfect Night In is a series where we ask actors, artists, entrepreneurs, and beyond how they’d spend the ultimate luxury—a blissful evening at home.

If you’ve seen any episodes of “Queer Eye,” you know the power of Bobby Berk’s work. While the rest of the Fab Five are transforming the person, Berk transforms the home to support change and growth. (If you need further evidence, see this before and after.)

But before the show, Berk was running his own interior design company that provided a range of services. Also, he has a website where he publishes lifestyle content, and this past year alone launched a line for A.R.T. Furniture and limited collection with Value City Furniture.

So we wanted to know, does Berk ever sleep or have time to unwind? The answer is “barely”—but the interior designer painted a picture that brought us right onto his couch if he ever does.

Set the Scene

Describe your perfect homebody scene in five words: Comfy sofa, husband, movie, quiet.

Are you alone or with someone else? With my husband.

What’s your night-in uniform? Gym shorts and a black t-shirt.

What two people, dead or alive, would you let crash your night? Michelle and Barack.

Now Playing

TV or a movie? TV.

What are you watching? I love Sci-Fi: “Star Trek,” “12 Monkeys,” and “The Expanse.” Actually, there’s a new one that I started on Netflix called “Raising Dion.” I just got through two episodes, but it looks cute.

Silence or music? Quiet.

E-books or the real deal? eBooks.

What are you reading? I just finished a trilogy, the first one is called ”We Are Legion” and the second is “For We Are Many.

What’s Cooking

Order in or cook for yourself? Ordering in.

What are you eating? Fish, Mediterranean.

What drink are you pouring? I drink a lot of water, my skin is way better when I do.

What’s for dessert? I’m more of a savory person, so sometimes fruit.

Take Care

Do you have a self-care ritual? Just my normal potions, a necklace that keeps my face looking young. I have the NuFACE machine, it’s an electro-machine, I don’t even know what it does but it got rid of my laugh lines. Then I have this home Fraxel machine—my husband’s a facial surgeon. Nothing crazy, and then I close my coffin and I see you when I see you at night *Laughs like Dracula*

What do you try to avoid at all costs? Snacks. Anything carby I try to get away from.

Candles: yay or nay? (if yay, what’s your favorite?) Yay. One from Le Labo.

Face masks: yay or nay? Yay, Dr. Jart.

Bubble bath: yay or nay? Nay.

Chores: yay or nay? Of course.  

Ideal bedtime? 8 p.m., but in reality, it’s 2 a.m.

Thanks for chatting with us, Bobby!