Meet Nathan Turner
The Quintessential Californian
Nathan Turner exudes West Coast cool, but one would expect no less from this fourth-generation Californian, for whom spending time on boats and beaches has always been a way of life.
The products that the design veteran of Today and Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators commissions and curates, both in his eponymous West Hollywood shop and on 1stdibs.com, are a relaxed, bohemian mix of seascapes, ikat stools, quirky antiques, and embroidered suzani textiles old and new.
The Quintessential Californian (cont.)
For a glimpse into this blended vibe, look to his book, Nathan Turner’s American Style, which champions both easy elegance and no-stress entertaining. Turner’s own Malibu pad links indoors and out with spaces that transition from nautical-hued furnishings to big open sky.
“You have to consider practical things on the water,” he says. “The sun is intense; salt air corrodes everything. The way most people want to live is not too fussy. It’s a very California mentality of laid-back living.”