Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers: Ken Fulk

October 19, 2016

It was an absolute dream working with our friend Ken Fulk on our Spring 2017 presentation and the creation of the #VBasement at our Madison Avenue store, so we are excited to feature him this month as a Mover & Shaker.

With the release of his first book, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World, he took a little bit of time to talk about his inspirations, favorite projects and of course, style. Read the interview below and preview a few pages of the new book!

NAME & OCCUPATION:

Ken Fulk, Creative Director of Ken Fulk, Inc

FIRST THING YOU DO IN THE MORNING:

Quietly sneak downstairs as to not wake any of our four dogs that all sleep in my bed! I make coffee, listen to NPR morning edition and return emails.

BEST ADVICE YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED:

Always say yes when someone offers you champagne.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE IN FIVE WORDS:

Dandy, preppy, classic, bold and confident.

YOUR STYLE ICON:

Cary Grant

THREE THINGS YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT:

Animals, art, and architecture.

DESCRIBE YOUR DESIGN STYLE IN 5 WORDS:

Evocative, layered, inviting, engaging and sexy.

ONE THING EVERY HOME NEEDS:

A dog.

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, WHERE WOULD YOU LIVE?

San Francisco and Provincetown.

YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION:

A vintage Rolex watch given to me by my dear cousin after he passed away far too young. It’s a constant reminder of him and the preciousness of our time on this planet.

WHERE DO YOU PULL INSPIRATION FOR THE SPACES YOU CREATE?

I refer to all of our projects as the movies in my mind. These “movies” are inspired by a reel of images constantly running in my head. An ever-expanding archive filled with clips from my favorite places and experiences – all then filtered through my whackadoodle brain!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOME IN THE BOOK?

That’s like picking children! Typically my favorite is the one I’m working on currently. Though if forced to choose I think some of our best work is Cypress Grove. A 4 ½ year project without the constraint of time or budget. It’s truly one of the finest homes I’ve ever seen.

MOST MEMORABLE PROJECT YOU’VE EVER WORKED ON?

Undoubtedly it’s the notorious wedding in the redwoods of Sean Parker and Alexandra Lenas. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience. Beyond description. A Gatsby meets Citizen Kane moment to be sure.

DESCRIBE VERONICA BEARD IN ONE WORD:

Chic

CAMO OR LEOPARD?

Leopard (with a side of camo!)

EAST COAST OR WEST COAST?

Fortunately, I don’t have to choose! I get to live and work in both spots.


Visit our Madison Avenue store to pick up a copy of Ken's book today!