Synopses & Reviews
With a style that is accessible and chic, Nathan Turner's aesthetic is Nate Berkus meets Colin Cowie and Domino Magazine
. Turner's unique approach to design for living incorporates his accessible, California chic aesthetic. He will show readers how to design their home to create a space that is relaxed and stylish, but still functional and affordable. Turner's practical tips and tricks for affordable home makeovers and remodeling will also be included along with many never before seen projects, including his own Malibu retreat or his families Ranch in Northern California. The book will also incorporate another one of Turner's passions; entertaining. Turner will show readers how to create a space that's inviting for others and allows them to easily entertain in their home. His ideas, tabletop design, easy party themes and menus, teach readers to how to be chic hosts, ready to open up their home for visitors at any time. Informed by his eclectic background and varied passions for decor, travel, entertaining and food, Nathan Turner's American Style
will appeal to readers looking to incorporate Turner's stylish and relaxed aesthetic into their home and life.
Praise for Nathan Turner's American Style:
andldquo;The interior designer and entertaining expert Nathan Turner believes in designing and entertaining andlsquo;with low effort and high style.andrsquo; Such is the ethos he imparts in his new book, Nathan Turnerandrsquo;s American Style: Classic Design and Effortless Entertaining.andrdquo;andmdash;The Wall Street Journal
Nate Berkus, a regular contributor on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," contributing editor to "O, The Oprah Magazine, "and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live. This step-by-step guide to achieving one's own beautiful rooms is based on Nate's signature style and innovative approach to design. 150 color photos.
Nate Berkus, regular contributor on The Oprah Winfrey Show, contributing editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, and nationally renowned decorator, has created a book inspired by his belief that everyone should love the way they live.
This step-by-step guide to achieving your own beautiful rooms is based on Nate's signature style and innovative approach to design. As a small boy, Nate could often be found rearranging his room (as well as helping his mother and the other neighborhood mothers rearrange theirs). Throughout the years his passion continued to grow, and soon Nate was heading his own award-winning firm with an elite roster of clients.
But it was Oprah Winfrey who gave Nate the chance of a lifetime--the opportunity to go into millions of homes around the world and join her mission to help people live their best lives. "It has been a dream come true that has absolutely changed my life," explains Berkus. "Not only has working with Oprah helped me redefine my own vision and purpose--but she continues to challenge me to use my own life to help others live better. And there is nothing that makes me happier or more grateful than to be a part of that." As Oprah always says, "Your home should be a reflection of who you truly are." Nate says, no matter how much money you have, he believes that is so very true. "I am honored to share my love of design to help everyone make that dream real for themselves with this book."
About the Author
Nate Berkus began his career in design at a young age. With his allowance (dedicated to buying things for his bedroom) and his mother's influence (she's also a decorator), Nate began a lifelong passion for design. After graduating from Lake Forest College, he took a job with Leslie Hindman Auctioneers. It was from this position, as well as an internship with Dominique Aurientis in Paris, France, that he really developed a love for and good knowledge of the decorative arts and furniture. Nate then went on to form Nate Berkus Associates in 1995 at the age of twenty-four. The firm grew to include projects for Wolfgang Puck's Spago, Barney's New York, W hotels, as well as a prestigious list of private homes and clients. In 2001, Nate was invited to make over a small space for The Oprah Winfrey Show. From there, Nate became a featured design expert for the show and continued on to become a regular contributor to O at Home magazine.