Sunday, October 5, 2008
The designer and home stager Ken Fulk has a beautiful home in Napa that was recently featured in House Beautiful. Why do I care? First, because the home is really lovely - clean and crisp but also warm and cozy. Second because Ken Fulk staged our home in San Francisco when we were selling it. He sweeps in, lead by his pointy Gucci loafers, and gets your house ready to sell. And sell ours did... in 5 days.
It was surprising and fun to see his own home, so that I could see what ideas he brought to his own personal space. He drew on some favorite antique resources that I love in San Francisco, particularly Swallowtail, which is a very peculiar and interesting mish mosh of entomological specimens, upholstered furniture and lucite.
Ralph Lauren chairs and sofa, African bamileke drum tables from Swallowtail. Galvanized chairs around library table, Sundance Catalog (the very ones I picked for our dining room).
Antique-style tub from Sunrise Specialty, faucet from Waterworks. Two vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases propped on wood blocks and topped with a tray serve as a night table in the master bedroom.
French park chairs, Chelsea Antiques. Vintage table. Love the salvage fireman's rack Fulk turned into a mudroom workhorse.
Ralph Lauren Picket Fence White paint throughout (interior and exterior).