Ken Fulk Channels 1970s Icons in Beverly Hills
Local design luminary Ken Fulk channeled Halston and Andy Warhol when decorating a room in the L'Ermitage Beverly Hills. When asked to design the space for Suite 100, a promotion celebrating the city's centennial, Fulk responded in a decidedly groovy way.
Tapping into the aesthetic of 1970s icons Halston and Warhol, Fulk furnished the room in gray tones and colorful pop art. The minimalist design and gray palette were based on photographs of Halston's storied Manhattan townhouse. The glossy gray casework is meant to mirror the glimmer of nylon disco dresses and the interior styles of the day. Warhol originals, courtesy of Revolver Gallery, adorn the walls.
Images of some of Halston's loyal clients lead to the entry door, where they are greeted by a Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor (also a Halston client). The red door is an homage to the designer's personal style—it was his signature color, and he often wore a splash of it in an otherwise black-and-white wardrobe. Orchids, such as the one on the mirrored console, are throughout—a reference to the orchid wall in Halston's home. The mirrored console from Modern One Gallery is just one of the many reflective pieces—a staple in any 1970s interior.
For an opening event, vintage Halston pieces decorated the closet and mannequins in the suite. When guests check in, they will see the current iterations of Halston style in Halston Heritage pieces.
Want to live like the icons of Studio 54? You can experience the suite through the end of the year.