For over 30 years interior designer and worldbuilder extraordinaire Ken Fulk has crafted some of the most enchanting spaces around the globe. From homes, hotels, restaurants and bars to members clubs, private planes and unforgettable events, no one can throw a party or infuse a space with as much personality and provenance as Ken Fulk. The designer—who has been named to Architectural Digest’s AD100, Elle Decor’s A-List and has been twice nominated for a James Beard Award for his hospitality projects—is known for his signature blend of cinematic flair and layered spaces that pay homage to the traditional influences of his Virginian upbringing.
In his first book with Assouline, The Movie In My Mind, Fulk takes readers behind the scenes of some of his most extravagant endeavors, coupling stunning photographs with personal tales of inspiration and intent behind each project. Every new space starts with a story; with visions running through his mind as if on a film strip: a Napa Valley farmhouse that honors the region’s rural hills dotted with cabernet vines; an action-packed superyacht that calls to mind 007, Bullitt, and Foxy Brown; or infusing a Manhattan clubhouse with his childhood dreams of grandeur: tall ceilings, pre-war moldings, shiny marble floors and a grand entrance.
With a foreword penned by Ronan Farrow, principal photography by Douglas Friedman and captivating texts from Ken himself that invite the reader to step inside his wonderous mind, The Movie In My Mind is a delicious, maximalist dream.
Ken Fulk is a designer of experiences. Renowned for his layered interiors, high-concept hospitality brands and unforgettable parties, Fulk has gained international acclaim with widely published residential and hospitality projects from Mexico to Miami and Provence to Provincetown. As a co-founder and creative director of properties ranging from historic hotels in New Orleans and the Berkshires to New York’s Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Noda and Sonoma County’s plant-based dining destination, Little Saint, Fulk has expanded his impact far beyond the boundaries of design. In 2018, he founded Saint Joseph’s Arts Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to supporting local artists at revitalized historic landmarks in San Francisco and Provincetown.
Ronan Farrow is an investigative reporter and a contributing writer to The New Yorker. He is the author of War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence and Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators. Farrow also produces documentaries for HBO, and his reporting has earned him the Pulitzer Prize for public service, the National Magazine Award, and the George Polk Award, among other honors. He is a graduate of Yale Law School and holds a Ph.D. in political science from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He lives in New York with his partner Jonathan and their dog, Pundit.