Ken Fulk has blazed his distinctly creative trail around the globe, making this San Francisco–based interior designer one of Alta Journal’s top picks for our new Trailblazer series, which we launched in our Spring 2021 issue. From his star-studded parties to restaurant interiors, Fulk enhances the experiences and surroundings of his clients and their guests. The designer joins Alta Live to talk about his work, divulge his post-pandemic party plans, and answer your questions.
About the guest:
Ken Fulk is a designer and a creator of experiences. Renowned for his layered interiors, high-concept hospitality projects, and unforgettable parties, he has spent 30 years designing homes, restaurants, planes, and special celebrations that elevate the lives of his clients. Leading a team of 75 architects, designers, and branding and event specialists in San Francisco and New York, the Virginia-born Fulk has gained notoriety around the globe as a tastemaker.
Fulk has been named to Architectural Digest’s “AD100” and Elle Decor’s “A-List” and was twice nominated for a James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Award. In 2018, Ken Fulk Inc. completed the restoration of a national historic landmark church in San Francisco, where he founded the nonprofit Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting working artists and inspiring creativity for all.•
Check out these links to some of the locations, organizations, and articles Fulk touched on:
- Read “Trailblazer: Ken Fulk,” by Julia Herbst, for Alta Journal.
- Watch Paula West perform at Saint Joseph’s Arts Society, with an introduction by Ken Fulk.
- Read “Paula West’s Blues,” by Marcus Crowder, for Alta Journal.
- Read Angle of Repose, by Wallace Stegner.
- Visit Ken Fulk’s website, where you can find more on his famous "tree house" home in San Francisco, the Mary Heaton Vorse house in Provincetown, and Leo’s Oyster Bar.
- Learn more about Saint Joseph’s Arts Society.
- Learn more about the work of Erica Deeman of San Francisco Galleries, who is partnering with Saint Joseph’s Arts Society for her show Becoming.
- Explore photos of Sean Parker’s wedding in Vanity Fair.
- Buy Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World.