• House Tour: Ken Fulk

    by  • 23 Apr ’10 • Ken Fulk, Scot Meacham Wood, travel • 31 Comments

    When I was last in San Francisco I had the fun privilege of spending time with the dazzling and decadent designer Ken Fulk. Scot Meacham Wood and I joined Ken at his home/office for a glass of bubbly before heading out to dinner.

    When my cab first pulled up in front of the nondescript building I had no idea what to expect. In fact, the cab driver asked twice if it were at the right address. Certainly, nothing could have prepared me for the fabulousness that lurked behind the brick façade. Perhaps my only clue was the Oscar Wilde quotation, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination,”emblazoned across a window.

    Located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, the first floor of the sprawling building serves as office space for Ken and his design staff, with his living quarters on the top floor. Layered with interesting objects, art, texture and color, it would be difficult to describe fully without images. Luckily Ken was gracious enough to send me photos to share with you. Enjoy and happy weekend!









    31 Responses to House Tour: Ken Fulk

    1. Anne
      23 Apr ’10 at 2:51 pm

      What an AMAZING place. Seriously fabulous.

    2. Nia
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:09 pm

      His eye for furniture placement and sense of drama is impeccable. The way he uses art to heighten the moment…well done!

    3. Nia
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:13 pm

      Even his website is well done in the way that it unfolds- building anticipation and drama. Love that attn to detail.

    4. Ivy Lane
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:31 pm

      Wow… eye candy for sure! LOVE the entry hall!

    5. Karena
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:40 pm

      Ronda I love it all. How fascianting to see his color palette which I adore, with the vibrant blues and purples,along with the masculine design. Stunning!

      Karena
      Art by Karena

    6. Grant K. Gibson
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:49 pm

      Oh his work is DIVINE and he is so sweet. SF is so lucky to have him.
      I have only seen the place at night for parties:

      http://grantkgibson.blogspot.com/2009/02/ken-fulk-wilde-child.html

    7. katiedid
      23 Apr ’10 at 4:58 pm

      Ken Fulk is amazing. Thanks for the fantastic tour! I would expect nothing less of Mr. Fulk.

    8. katiedid
      23 Apr ’10 at 5:01 pm

      And that closet!!!! So organized!!! I am assuming the photo on the garment bag is of an outfit housed inside each bag? Makes for easy traveling I bet. Just grab the bags you want to take and your off!….I am ashamed of my own mess now. It is an inspiration to change my ways.

    9. ALL THE BEST
      23 Apr ’10 at 5:14 pm

      Katie yes! I joked that I had 'seen' that in magazines, but never in person. Again, I would expect no less from Ken. He's great!

    10. ALL THE BEST
      23 Apr ’10 at 5:15 pm

      Grant, I can only imagine that it is magical at night!

    11. Ludmila {CreamyLife.com}
      23 Apr ’10 at 6:25 pm

      Whoa! This home is so royal and full of glamor! Not my style, but the space is gorgeous!

    12. pretty pink tulips
      23 Apr ’10 at 7:32 pm

      Love the bed and black and white houdstooth print on the chairs!

    13. tartanscot
      24 Apr ’10 at 2:20 am

      firstly, Ken is madly brilliant – but, equally important, he is such a generous, charming, delightful man. And, yes Grant, SF is lucky to have him.

      And his home expresses him perfectly – dramatic, witty, clever, and surprising.

    14. Jessica Claire
      24 Apr ’10 at 3:11 am

      so many fabulous graphic black and white prints used in the chair upholstery – soulmates~!

    15. pve design
      24 Apr ’10 at 10:49 am

      Now that is beyond beyond.
      Sophisticated, chic, bold – yet so inviting.
      pve

    16. eric@ericrossinteriors.com
      24 Apr ’10 at 11:29 am

      The canopy bed in black and white with the jumbo scale houndstooth is fabulous.

    17. Love Where You LIve
      24 Apr ’10 at 12:15 pm

      Very cool!

    18. Frank Webb
      24 Apr ’10 at 12:15 pm

      Stunning. Mr. Fulk creates amazing atmosphere. Kudos to him and thanks to you, Ronda, for sharing.

    19. Tina Steele Lindsey
      24 Apr ’10 at 12:53 pm

      Oh-my-heavens.
      (sigh)
      How do I love thee.
      (sigh)
      What a wonderful world.

    20. Kelley@thehiddenlist.com
      24 Apr ’10 at 1:06 pm

      Wow! That mirrored bathroom is amazing! Love the contrast of the mirrors with the old wooden floors! Love it all!

    21. Sally@DivineDistractions
      24 Apr ’10 at 1:23 pm

      OOOHH What a way to start my day! There's too much to see here in one visit. I'm going back for a real study after I post. Thanks for sharing this "feast of design possiblity" with us. I'm loving me some teal velveteen sofas!!!

    22. mary
      24 Apr ’10 at 1:53 pm

      I'm speechless. He is really really really good at what he does. Thanks.

    23. home before dark
      24 Apr ’10 at 2:42 pm

      This is truly amazing. If you need me, I'll be in the kitchen.

    24. Ashfield Hansen Design Inc.
      24 Apr ’10 at 3:08 pm

      Like Grant said…I have only been there at night to attend a party, but it is a magical place. We are indeed fortunate to have such talent and grace here in SF!

      David @ Ashfield Hansen Design

    25. LesleySW
      24 Apr ’10 at 10:15 pm

      Amazing! I'm going to link to this post in my Sunday roundup at http://www.TheDesignFile.net. It's fantastic.

    26. Meander
      25 Apr ’10 at 11:32 am

      LOVE LOVE LOVE the houndstooth chairs!

    27. style-for-style
      26 Apr ’10 at 2:16 am

      heads on the wall that actually look good?!?!
      crazy

    28. Catherine
      3 May ’10 at 2:23 pm

      Love the bathroom

    29. froulala.blogspot.com
      5 May ’10 at 1:02 am

      REALLY WOW! Love the bold colors, juxtaposition and whimsy!

    30. La Petite Gallery
      13 May ’10 at 9:36 pm

      Wow! It has that look. Nce Art work. Like the big rooms and the
      brick wall and bookcase.

    31. Apt. 30
      14 May ’10 at 5:08 pm

      I LOVE his bold and witty design. The mixture of furniture style is very playful. The juxtaposition of vibrant color and fine art is, well for lack of a better term really cool!

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