Ikea? Check. Room & Board? Check. CB2? Check. And now Atlanta scores another of "Time Out New York's" Top Ten Big Home Stores: Bobby Berk Home. Through storefront windows, pops of the retailer's trademark orange entice shoppers inside the two-story, industrial space. The Midtown spot marks the precocious thirty-year-old designer's third and largest location, complete with a section for babies and kids.
Berk chose Atlanta for its love of sophisticated design and vibrant urban environment. The Texas native, who started his career at Restoration Hardware and Portico Bed & Bath, is known for midcentury style and playful use of acrylic, stainless steel, and wood. One of his current favorites is a gray sectional sofa with tufted seating by Gus Modern. "It doesn’t feel like your parents' sofa, but it's a throwback to the fifties and sixties," says Berk. (Starting at $1,999, it is also among the most affordable pieces at this moderately priced chain.) A signature piece, featured on both HGTV and Bravo, is Linvin's colorful Queen of Love chair ($895), an exaggerated take on Louis XV style.
Bobby Berk Home
805 Peachtree Street, 404-874-3812, bobbyberkhome.com
This article originally appeared in our February 2012 issue.