KEN FULK DESIGNS AN ENGLISH INSPIRED COLLECTION FOR POTTERY BARN

by Marisa Marcantonio


Interior designer Ken Fulk, the San Francisco-based bon vivant of all things fabulous, event thrower and global gadabout recently partnered with Pottery Barn, designing a collection of furniture, accessories, and barware. You may know him for his dramatic use of color and statement making (be it throwing over the top parties or designing a stylish private club The Battery,  San Francisco's tech hub hot spot)  displays of collected objects, the assortment, the first ever designer collection for Pottery Barn, includes 60 pieces.  Inspired by his world travels, affinity for English style and his three golden retrievers, the collection takes its cue from a wide range of styles, from Early American to High British Country House. Capturing the feel of an English stately home in an urbane way, the collection reimagines classic antiques and traditional Anglophile style.  Ahead, a peek at the styled collection.

Photos courtesy of Pottery Barn

Photos courtesy of Pottery Barn

Fulk sits atop a tufted leather bar with a brass details. A matte metallic round backed bar stool, The Admiral,  modeled after a 1960's design sits beside him.

A living room scene, anchored by the vast quilted leather sectional sofa, the Dylan. The English sensibility is urbanized by touches of black and metallic moments.

A great way to add storage when there is room for  more than a console, this distressed wood Keyhole dresser in double-width has a weathered mid-century profile. A cast iron elephant adorns the wall adding a dose of the exotic to the mix.

Inspired by the vintage patina, a space done in blue painted panelling showcases interesting framed pieces and a low leather stool modeled after a vaulting horse used in gymnastics.

Another view of the layered look

Glammed up with a big dose of malachite on the walls, the bar area is grounded by black and gold pieces, providing ideas about how to create a dolled up cocktail corner at home

With a heavy dose of darkness, this mantel moment is brightened by nose-to-nose gold retriever andirons

A black and white draped bed with adjustable canopy is shown with pops of teal and zebra print chairs in a bedroom 

It's nice to see classic Early American antique pieces being re-created, like this elaborately carved Federal Convex Mirror

A better look at the highly detailed andiron featuring man's best friend

Tramp Art also makes an appearance in another great carved mirrror in a matte black finish

The extra space in this large dresser makes it ideal for kids rooms

Photos courtesy of Ken Fulk

Photos courtesy of Ken Fulk

One of my favorite Fulk designs, the San Francisco restaurant, Cavalier, with a black tufted leather banquette that goes on for days

The bar area at The Battery, a San Francisco club he designed with dramatic black cerused oak and pops of red and greens