From Man Cave to Luxury Loft:
A Queer Eye and Modloft Collab
By Sujit Kamath | March 12, 2018
The new season of Queer Eye is available on Netflix now.
The FAB 5 is back with their very own Netflix series, and this time they enlisted our help to turn a monotone bachelor pad into an inviting luxury loft. On Episode 2, lovingly titled "Saving Sasquatch", we follow the Queer Eye team as they transform Neal and his unassuming abode into a confident, inspired man with the home to match.
Filled with uninspired shades of beige otherwise reserved for second-tier budget motel rooms, Neal's home was in dire need of a makeover. The first thing the FAB 5 did was gut most of the furniture and start from scratch. Upon entering Neal's new place, you're greeted by a fleet of award-winning Sloane Barstools. Distinctive the moment you lay eyes upon it, the Sloane features smooth reclaimed leather with a laser cutout that organically enhances comfort levels. The curvature of the seat is complemented by an ultra-thin wood trim that imbues added warmth to the overall aesthetic.
Beyond Neal's kitchen lies an expansive living room - the perfect setting for introducing mixed materials and large proportion seating. After careful deliberation (and sweeping of endless dog hair piles), Bobby Berk and his Queer Eye crew decided upon the ultra luxurious Elizabeth Sectional Sofa. Wrapped in top grain Brazilian leather, the Elizabeth Sofa's decadent dimensions command attention much like a centerpiece. Breathable cushion technology ensures neither man nor dog can leave a lasting impression, while powder-coated aluminum legs below keep things right where they belong.
As we head upstairs, it's important to acknowledge how far we've come. Neal's first attempt (emphasis on attempt) at a layout played host to a secondhand dining table surrounded by a graveyard of computers. Fast-forward to the FAB 5 intervention, and now this once neglected space is a bright, inviting dining room with the décor to match.
At the center lies a brand new Sullivan Dining Table with a modern stature and oval design. Its reverse pyramid tabletop and tapered base maximize both legroom and surface area, making it an ideal table for narrow layouts. Not to be outdone, the Audley Dining Chairs surrounding the Sullivan tastefully juxtapose the table's wood finish with its own mixed materials. Featuring a fiberglass bucket seat wrapped in denim-blended fabric atop wireframe steel legs, the Audley bucks the trend of most "Plain Jane" dining chairs with a sophistication all its own.
Last - but certainly not least - we arrive at the bedroom. Once a dreary, monotone afterthought, Neal's resting place was brought back to life by the FAB 5's eye for interior design. While many Modloft pieces came together to achieve this look, let's take a deeper dive into an ultimate bedroom mainstay - the bed. Distinctive from headboard to toe, the Chelsea Bed is tastefully low profile and neatly tailored in eco pelle leather. Below, twin polished steel sleds add an air of elegance without detracting from the bed's minimalist vibe. For an added touch of class, the Queer Eye team placed an iconic George Mirror above the bed. Circular in stature with a leather wrapped steel frame, the George acts like a designer period at the end of a well-structured sentence. Add Neal's gorgeous dog "Forever" to the mix and you've got the picture perfect home.
Every now and then we're blessed with the opportunity to work with game changers in our industry. Getting to collaborate with the Queer Eye team and have our furniture featured throughout an entire episode has been a wonderful and thought provoking experience - one we won't soon forget. Be sure to tune into Queer Eye on Netflix and watch the entire episode, "Saving Sasquatch", to see our designs play out on the big screen.
For the full list of Modloft furniture featured on Queer Eye, click the link below.