6 Ideas to Steal from ‘Queer Eye’s’ Season 3 Loft in Kansas City

updated May 3, 2019
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As of today, March 15, our internet BFFs are back for season 3 of “Queer Eye” and they are bringing the heat to Kansas City. And by heat, I mean structured neutrals used in bold ways, with pops of color in the plant life, and a heavy dose of mixed metals. Bobby Berk himself designed the Fab Five’s Midwest home base, and the best part is you can recreate it quite easily.

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(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

For the loft, the show partnered with West Elm and you can shop the full look on the retailer’s “Queer Eye” landing page. Overall, the space is modern, clean, and cozy—here are our favorite ideas to steal, along with some additional affordable shopping options.

1. Neutral and natural need not be boring

Black, white, and gray are the dominant colors in the furniture and finishes. Then they are mixed with natural elements like cement, terracotta, leather, and wood. And the whole thing is topped off with brass and bronze hardware throughout. Leave your crazy patterned pieces in storage, and embrace the simple, solid life.

(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

2. Glam up with shiny things

One of my favorite places Bobby mixed neutral and glam elements is the dining table. It’s a concrete top that gives you the natural element with a brass base—and boom! Hello shiny metal moment. Another affordable option is this dining table from Article. Sidle up a few of these cute, comfy chairs and you’ve got the perfect place to host a party for your friends where you can serve the guacamole Antoni just taught you how to make.

(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

3. Put fabrics on repeat

It’s important to keep in mind the mix of fabrics so you’re not getting lost in a haze of beige. Bobby chose a leather chair with channeling to go next to the large fabric-covered sectional. But to keep the leather chair from looking lonely and out of place, he incorporated leather in the next space over, at the kitchen island with very sleek bar stools. If you want a bar stool with a back, these ones ($106 for a set of two) are similarly sleek, but provide that bit of back support.

(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

4. Smart storage makes for a stylish space

I’m obsessed with the storage pieces in this space. Bobby used lots of wood consoles and smaller tables in the loft and they feel substantial and help in grounding each section. The living room has this carved wooden console. If your budget isn’t quite that high, try something like this ($399). Both are great for stashing what you need to and then giving you a surface to style with books, trinkets and fresh blooms.

(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

5. A clear coffee table lightens the mood

When you’re not trying to hide your junk, you want to display it so it can be brought up in conversation naturally and you get the opportunity to look interesting and cultured. A glass and metal coffee table reflects light and provides the opportunity for your treasures to be seen from all angles. This one from Target is even more budget friendly ($141).

(Image credit: Landon Vonderschmidt/West Elm)

6. (Hang) Up your plant game

A truly genius move in this space is the hanging pots in the window. It’s so easy, you could DIY it. Simply purchase some pipe and corner brackets, mount them across your windows, then hang your terra cotta pots with string. They provide a little bit of privacy while keeping your rosemary and thyme close at hand.

For non-hanging greenery, embrace large, clustered potted plant life. You can see how Bobby used these to help define each space, while still keeping things open and airy. Plants are great that way. They also add a key pop of color.

Now go park yourself in front of Netflix and let these gorgeous men make your life better. Honestly, I’m just hoping Antoni teaches someone (me) how to make barbecue.