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.
BEFORE & AFTER
1. Smeg Two-Door Refrigerator | 2. Illana Matte Dinner Plates | 3. Insight Serving Platter | 4. Amber Canister | 5. Bubble Vase | 6. Flatweave Semi-Sheer Brown Roman Shade | 7. Black And Ivory Striped Sculpted Sloan Hand Towel | 8. Flow Water 37 oz. Pitcher | 9. Tondo Oval Platter | 10. Stainless Steel Handles | 11. Niklas Cheese Board & Platter | 12. Mera 7 oz. Drinking Glasses | 13. Sektion Base Cabinet | 14. Vivien Metal Bistro Table | 15. White Compact Sensor Soap Dispenser | 16. Illana Matte Mugs | 17. Ilana Matte Side Plates | 18. Natural Native Symbols Area Rug | 19. Medium Antique Terracotta Pot
Shop The Look: Kitchen
BEFORE & AFTER
1. Natural And Black Woven Basket Disc Wall Decor | 2. Rounded Inlay Drum Side Table | 3. Trevino Delfe 20″ Pillow Cover | 4. Kufri Rex Pillow | 5. Manzi Cotton Throw Pillow | 6. Merriman Black Vase | 7. Haven 2-Piece Terminal Chaise Sectional | 8. Drift Of Mist Paint | 9. Lipton Hexagon Tray with Metal Handles | 10. Cinema Sconce | 11. Diego Olivero Stacked Sculpture | 12. Cactus Silk Pale Blue Pillow | 13. Staghorn Fern On Wooden Block | 14. Decorative Natural California Driftwood Branch | 15. Lia Frame | 16. Rani Accent Chair | 17. Capri Blue Confetti Glass Candle | 18. Swirled Drum Coffee Table | 19. Faux Air Plant | 20. Flatwoven Maylan Rug | 21. Rome Cement Pot
Shop The Look: Living Room
BEFORE & AFTER
1. Eye See You Wallapaper | 2. Sandblasted Blue Glass Vase | 3. Odetta Nightstand | 4. Boho Fringe Throw Blanket | 5. Reversible Airy Gauze Duvet Cover | 6. Wren Table Lamp | 7. Westchester Gray Paint | 8. Global Border Curtain Panel | 9. Marrakech Scent Candle | 10. Rhys Bed | 11. Janie Rattan Spoked Mirror | 12. Kieve Throw | 13. Cactus Silk Mustard Yellow Pillow | 14. Asha Rattan Pendant | 15. Reversible Airy Gauze Euro Shams | 16. Odetta Nine-Drawer Dresser | 17. Pointillist Geo Rug | 18. Norine Hammered Serving Tray