Saturday, January 5, 2013

Chatting with Nathan Turner

Every once in a, design, while a book comes out that exactly captures the essence of American design. A style that transcends time and trend to become a reference of comfortable, classic design aesthetic.  Los Angeles Designer, and owner of the eponymous showroom, Nathan Turner has done just that with his debut as an author of Nathan Turner's American Style: Classic Design and Effortless Entertaining This is a book that is not only great coffee table decoration but a pragmatic approach to design . Its sleek pages give way to user friendly advice and easily translated ideas, on any budget.

 This week we sit with Nathan and discuss his, image rich, book filled with easy to do, home ideas, celebrity clients' homes and a look into his own, personal, family life.  He refreshingly shares with us the ups and downs of his professional life and offers up great advice for emerging designers. And, yes, we even ask the self-proclaimed, non-drama-kinda-guy, about his stint and exit on Bravo TV's, "Million Dollar Decorator" (Making us love him all the more).

A bedroom in actress, Ione Sky's, Los Angeles home uses Peter Dunham's, 'Fig' fabric creating an eye catching combination of mid-century design and a current textile favorite.

Environmentalist and actor, Adrien Grenier, sits in his LEED certified home, designed by Nathan. 

 Nathan's family enjoying their time together in the, Lake Tahoe home, that he decorated. 

Actress, Amanda Peet, sits on the stairs of her Nathan designed, Los Feliz, California home. (photo via: style court )

Come have a listen, and if you have the book, grab it as we discuss.