Curbed, March 2017
Interior design star Ken Fulk nabs prestigious food award nomination

When one thinks Ken Fulk, one doesn’t typically think food. But the San Francisco- designer, noted for his residential and hotel decors, also waves his wand inside restaurant spaces. Most notably, Fulk conceived the looks of the Cavalier and its private backroom, Marianne’s. Today, Fulk nabbed a 2017 James Beard Award nomination for Best Restaurant Design for his work at Leo’s Oyster Bar. In a look the designer describes as “1950s Beverly Hills meets Manhattan club,” the Financial District seafood eatery is a whirlwind of tropical delights (the botanical wallpaper is nothing short of glorious) mixed with midcentury-modern grace.

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