Queer Eye Season 5: Tyreek – The Makeover And Reveal

It’s time for another makeover (and inspiring story) from Queer Eye Season 5! This week, I’m sharing a hero who gives back to his community – and all the details on how we transformed his space.

Keep coming back each week for an inside look at how all the transformations happened and how to create the makeovers we gave to the heroes in your own space. 

We meet Tyreek Wanamaker in Episode 4, ‘A North Philadelphia Story’.  (Spoilers ahead, per usual.) Tyreek is a 27-year-old who works for Mighty Writers, a non-profit in Philly teaching writing skills to youth in the community.

Tyreek has overcome a lot in his life, but he’s still holding on to uncertainty from his past. After having a falling out with his childhood guardian Ruth, he isn’t sure if she still loves him and would want to meet after many years of separation. But with the help of the Fab Five, they are able to re-connect and quickly realize that their bond has never been broken.

With the uncertainty of his past no longer an issue, Tyreek is able to focus on his bright future ahead – and taking the time to make himself a priority.

To help Tyreek create a fresh start, I re-designed his living room, kitchen and bedroom, giving his space a more grown-up feel (but still keeping it youthful and totally laid back).

Keep scrolling to see the amazing before and afters of Tyreek’s space, along with all the shoppable products for you to bring the look home.

 

And if you missed any of our previous makeovers, be sure to check out Kevin from Season 5;  Deanna, Kenny, Wanda, Kathi, Matt and Wesley from Season 4; and Rob, Jess, Robert and Jody from Season 3. We’ve also pulled together all the products from every makeover HERE.

KITCHEN

BEFORE & AFTER

LIVING ROOM

BEFORE & AFTER

BEDROOM

BEFORE & AFTER

  1. I so LOVE that you are doing the shop-the-look features for the episodes!! This is utterly fantastic, since my dream is that one day you’ll do my place! 😀

    1. Glad you’re enjoying the shop the story feature! xx -B

  2. Thanks for sharing this with us! I just wish one day you guys can come to my country! Love you

    1. I just wish they could come over to my STATE! (New Jersey) C’mon over: you got as close as PA… LOVE the show, and you are all awesome.

  3. Fab finish!
    Clean, masculine, up-style, and dramatic. Slam dunk!
    Although the shop the look items are not readily available for EU shoppers, I much appreciated seeing sources and options!
    Well done Bobby

    1. Thank you for sharing these, there are so many great pieces and ideas to pull inspiration from.
      I’m in LOVE with Rahanna’s bedroom from season 5, the wallpaper is everything in that room. 😍

  4. I was curious to know what the mattress choice was for the client due to his back problems. Thank you for your time and patience. Theresa Herrmann

  5. I’m THRILLED that you’re featuring your work on QE here!!! I have to PAUSE the episode in order to absorb what you/your team has done.
    And that you’re sharing the provenance. Thank you so much!

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. We’re excited to share more of the makeovers from Season 5 soon! xx -B

  6. A história foi muito emocionante, como ele teve uma reviravolta na vida e ajudou todos ao seu redor, vcs realmente são incríveis queer eye, e o papel de parede olho vejo você, é meu sonho de consumo, amei.
    Beijos do Brasil ☺

  7. love watching you guys from Brisbane Australia always make me laugh and cry I’m just so in love with what you guys do for people your all amazing men xx

  8. Could you tell me what the new flooring is in the living room/kitchen areas?

    1. It is actually the same flooring! We just cleaned it up and then placed new rugs on it. xx -B

  9. Where do you get your real plants from on the Queer Eye show?

    1. We source all the plants locally wherever we’re shooting that season. Thanks for reading! xx -B

  10. Can someone let me know/help me identify what type of plant the tall ones in the kitchen and bedroom are? Are either/both fiddle leaf fig trees?

    1. Yes, they are both fiddle leaf fig trees. Thanks for reading. xx-B

  11. Hi Bobby!
    I love QE so much! I’ve been obsessed since Season 1. I’m also obsessed with an ornament that was in Tyreek’s apartment and cannot find it anywhere (although am loving this straight to shop feature on your website!). He had two versions one clear, one navy blue, both a bit goldy glittery and looked like glass. Both were like a swirly glass ornament? Can you tell me where you got them? Thanks so much, Jackie x x x

    1. You can find a version of the glass sculptures here and here. Thanks so much for your comment. xx -B