Animal Crossing Players Are Now Getting Paid for Interior Design Services

In the massively popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a big part of the fun is customizing your player’s virtual home. You can choose from all kinds of different styles and objects, decking out the interiors with all the little touches that make it feel like your own. In fact, if you’re really good at it, you can even get paid to do it for others.

A wonderfully playful set of all pink
A wonderfully playful set of all pink

A new job offer from Olivia’s, a luxury furniture and homeware brand based in London, is seeking virtual interior design consultants for the game, paying upwards of £40 per hour. To get the gig, you must have a working knowledge of the game, but you don’t even necessarily have to have previous job experience in interior design. What’s most important is simply how good you are at creating these virtual interiors.

Obviously, the

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‘Queer Eye’ star Bobby Berk is helping fans redecorate their Animal Crossing homes

Amid quarantine, “Queer Eye” interior designer Bobby Berk is continuing to help people redesign and style their homes. Nowadays, though, he isn’t styling actual houses — instead, he’s working with the ones on Animal Crossing.

On April 28, the official “Queer Eye” Twitter account announced that Berk would be offering his “special hiptips” in the game.

“Do you need help making your #AnimalCrossing house a little more shamazing? Well, @bobbyberk is SOO EXCITED to share his interior design expertise with you!” the tweet said.

“Queer Eye” fans wasted no time submitting entries, and Berk wasted no time responding to them.

For the most part, the interior design expert only had wonderful things to say about people’s in-game creations.

“Love it!!” Berk said about one user’s “black-n-yellow’ kitchen.

“You’re doing great love! So warm and cozy!” he told another fan when she shared that she has “constant home design anxiety.”

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Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk offers home decor advice to Animal Crossing players

Queer Eye’s resident home decor expert Bobby Berk has been helping Animal Crossing players with their interior design.

The Fab Five member invited users to send pictures of their homes from Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Nintendo Switch before offering constructive criticism on how they could improve their rooms.

The interior designer critiqued and offered home decor advice to the players, sending positive comments such as “You’re on the right track” and “Colour scheme is great! Keep up the good work.”

For fans asking for more specific advice, Berk did what he does best on Queer Eye and offered advice on where to place items to make their rooms feel more homely or spacious.

Animal Crossing has become a video game sensation during the coronavirus pandemic, although it has come under criticism for teaching children “toxic messages” about capitalism and the environment.

Last week, Elijah Wood was revealed

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‘Queer Eye’ expert Bobby Berk is designing ‘Animal Crossing’ houses

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Animal Crossing for the Nintendo Switch has become a de facto replacement for social interaction and being outside in the time of social isolation. Much of the fun of Animal Crossing is the freedom it gives its players to be creative in designing their homes and islands, a freedom only limited by the bells in their wallets, the DIYs on their Nookphone…and perhaps a general lack of design sense. 

Enter Queer Eye star Bobby Berk, whose home transformations are nothing short of miraculous on the Netflix show (and are often the best part of every episode). Queer Eye‘s official Twitter account put out a call for Animal Crossing players struggling with designing their island houses to reply

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