Last night I was leafing through the latest issue of Elle Decor when I came across a very chic ski lodge in the Rockies decorated by Ken Fulk. Have you seen it? I loved the warmth and masculine vibes with slightly modern touches, and the fact that the house is a ski retreat without quite really screaming ‘ski retreat’. Do you know what I mean? Anyway, that’s not what today’s post is about. Reading about this project brought to my mind Ken Fulk’s Cape Cod cottage published in Elle Decor last year. As it happens, I’ve been into Fulk’s work lately and wanted to share with you this pretty home at the right time, in case you’ve missed it then or wouldn’t mind revisiting it now.
Major talent and highly creative Ken Fulk is already a household name in the design and entertainment industry. His recent furniture collection with Pottery Barn was a great success, not to mention how many of his projects have been featured in every top magazine I can think of. But among all those glamorous homes, I truly appreciate the beauty of this particular Victorian cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
Aside from its marvelous location on the tip of Cape Cod, one of the reasons I love this home is for it is a great example of decorating an architectural style that is no longer popular with shelter magazines (I haven’t seen that many beautifully decorated Victorians lately). And I don’t mean those pretty Victorians in San Francisco that look totally contemporary on the inside (don’t get me wrong, I do appreciate modern design and there are so many talented designers that ¨do¨ modern just right but I have not seen that many Victorian homes decorated today with a thoughtful eye towards the past. Embracing the architecture as opposed to going against it. I understand why people would love this, it just isn’t my personal style).
So, this cottage. I’m curious how you feel about the interiors (I totally love the décor, but some might consider it way too ¨granny chic¨). Let me know which one are you 🙂
A lot of deep, rich colors, walls filled with artwork and charming patina make this cottage look worn, lived-in and loved, and beautifully respected. It’s like the owner didn’t even think of turning this home into something it’s not. I find this project incredibly inspiring, what do you think of it?