Nathan Turner

Designer Nathan Turner’s designs have the kind of happy color and relaxed glamour that make people dream of relocating to live the California dream. The decorator, author, entertainer, and former shopkeeper (his eponymous store on Melrose Avenue shuttered in 2016) is always on the hunt for antiques, eclectic textiles and unique art and accessories for himself and his clients’ homes on both coasts and many places in between. With his office around the corner from the LCDQ, you will no doubt see him ducking into an array of friends’ shops often with his dogs Wally and Nacho in tow.

His newest book is Nathan Turner’s I Love California – a celebration of his native state creating a feast for the eyes and the appetite. It’s a chic, fun journey down Route 1 with style tips, charming table settings, and family recipes. Just like his interiors, the approach is equal parts relaxed and refined. “My approach to decorating and entertaining is all about finding new ways to live and celebrate with low effort and high style,” says Turner.

Nathan Turner Interior
In an L.A. home, Turner uses his distinctive mix of natural elements and textures to gorgeous effect.

In between appointments, testing recipes and escaping to a new home in Ojai, Turner told us where he stops when he rolls through the LCDQ.

Favorite thing about visiting & shopping LCDQ is…

L.A. is not a walking city, This is one area where I can park and walk to so many great shops and restaurants.”

Best score ever (personally/professionally) was…

“There’s too many antiques to mention here but I found them at Lee Stanton.” 

Left: The always on point antique mix at Lee Stanton. Turner loves to lunch in Right: Palihouse’s fun lobby cafe. Photo courtesy of Palihouse West Hollywood.

Where to take clients (or myself) before/after shopping LCDQ…

“Antique textiles at Pat McGann, near the LCDQ. And I never miss a change to stop by my
friend Serena’s shop, Serena & Lily. Great textiles, furniture and beach glam accessories.”

Where to take clients (or myself) before/after shopping LCDQ…

Croft Alley is one of my favorite hidden gems in L.A., great food and a cozy environment. 
And I love Matcha bubble tea at Urth Caffé.”

For non-design browsing around the LCDQ…

Bon Bon on Melrose Place. The best kids’ place from Paris…I buy all my gifts for the children in my life here.”

Nathan Turner and Mary McDonald
Turner with drinking buddy designer Mary McDonald.

Where I like to have a post-LCDQ cocktail…

“Anywhere with Mary MacDonald…”

Hotel I’d recommend to visitors…

“Palihouse is nearby and is a great little spot for breakfast or lunch in the lobby.”

Kelly Wearstler
Turner always finds a gorgeous gift at Kelly Wearstler’s flagship store.

An inspiring place to see around the LCDQ…

Mecox Gardens is my go-to “dog park” for my dogs, Nacho and Wally. All their favorite pals work there.”

Hidden gem of LCDQ…

“It’s not hidden, but around the corner on Melrose, my pal Kelly Wearstler’s shop—I stop in when looking for gifts or great books.” 

LCDQ Mecox Shop
The designer lets his dogs run wild at Mecox Gardens.

Nathan Turner: My LCDQ

Lee Stanton

769 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-855-9800

Serena & Lily

8422 Melrose Avenue | 323-852-3191

Pat McGann

746 N. La Cienega Blvd. | 310-657-8708

Urth Caffé

8565 Melrose Avenue | 310-659-0628

Bon Bon

473 Melrose Place | 323-746-5151

Croft Alley

8428 Melrose Place
8465 Holloway Drive | 323-656-4100


8465 Holloway Drive | 323-656-4100

Mecox Gardens

919 N. La Cienega Boulevard | 310-358-9272

Kelly Wearstler

8440 Melrose Avenue | 323-895-7880

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