As a fourth-generation Californian, Nathan Turner grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, surrounded by a large, extended family. Deeply rooted in California’s heritage, Nathan’s childhood took him to many of the state’s most quintessential environments: From weekends family spent at his family’s Northern California ranch where they would ride horses, raise cattle and cook farm-to-table meals (decades before it became a cultural obsession) to long afternoons in the family sailboat, exploring every nook of San Francisco’s TK Bay, to summers spent in La Jolla and Laguna Beach.
Nathan’s upbringing also took him beyond his beloved home state at a young age. He learned the value of travel early in life, and now has traveled to every continent. And it’s both Nathan’s passion for traveling the world and his intimate familiarity with California’s design heritage that has informed his own aesthetic. Whether inspiration comes in the form of his take on English/Bohemian style, or from some of his favorite places such as Istanbul and Mexico city, Nathan draws upon this broad range of aesthetic influences to give his work a distinct cultural layering that is as once global in scope and highly personal to each client.
Upon moving to Los Angeles, Nathan successfully merged his greatest passions– design, travel and food–into his eponymous shop. Nathan’s store has become an expression of his years traveling, his love of simply prepared, elegant food, and a commitment to exploring his ever-evolving sense of interior design. As a faithful source for the country’s leading interior decorators, as well as some of the most stylish individuals from coast to coast, Nathan’s shop has become an iconic part of the Los Angeles design landscape. The consummate host, Nathan has become known for his stylish and entertaining parties. Having played host to the likes of Carolina Herrera, India Hicks, Carolyne Roehm, Anya Hindmarch, Chris Benz and Soledad Twombly to name a few, Nathan is known for creating highly elegant affairs that nevertheless maintain an accessible friendliness that epitomizes his version of the well-lived life.
Nathan starred in Bravo’s Million Dollar Decorators, a show focusing on the lives of successful Los Angeles based designers as they navigate the high-pressured design world. In 2008 Nathan Turner for Elite Leather was launched and can be found in Bloomingdale’s stores across the country. In 2012, Abrams published Nathan Turner’s American Style, a lifestyle book authored by Turner. Nathan is a regular entertaining expert on The Today Show, and has appeared on Extra, CBS The Early Show, TBS’s Movie and a Makeover, CW Now, Good Day LA, and Good Day NY. Nathan’s designs, parties and products have been featured in major national and regional publications including Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, Vogue, Veranda, Domino, Vogue Living, Town & Country, House Beautiful, Details, Food & Wine, and C magazine.