Nathan Turner

Nathan discusses just how important it was to get his furniture just right.

on Jul 13, 20110

It's all come full circle. . .I just left my event at Bloomingdale's that Elle Decor and Bravo hosted for me and my furniture line with Elite Leather. I decorated one of their windows right on Lexington Avenue and sat in it today while blogging for Racked.com. It was such a funny experience. I was truly on display. . .like a hamster!

So you saw the beginning of it all tonight when Mary and I went to High Point, NC. I typically go twice a year with Elite Leather to show new collections. It really is the most important place for the furniture industry, and it was so fun being there with Mary, even though she was a bit of a fish out of water. I actually enjoy it there. . .lets face it, I'm really just there for the BBQ!

Designing furniture can take a while to get things just right. Obviously it's all about design, but for me comfort is just as important. That's why the "Frankenstein" issue was a big one. Thankfully we got it all sorted, and it turned out really well. I couldn't be happier that Bloomingdale's picked up my new collection.

I loved what Martyn did at the Colony Palms. I've been there and he really has made it chic and comfortable. Fun to see lots of my pillows and other things he purchased from my shop! I wish I had been poolside with Ireland. . .we both love to order lots of food -- another reason I love her!

It's all going so fast. . .one more episode left! To see more of my furniture go to NathanTurner.com.

12 comments
kylekall
kylekall

Nate is my favorite. Very down to earth person with good sense of style that is not too over the top ridiculous.

sherrod
sherrod

I loved seeing your designs being looked at by the Bloomingdale's people. So tense, but it worked out!

What I'd really love to see is more of Nacho and Daisy. They really need their own website. Seeing Nacho licking right up on Mary McDonald's face was hilarious, and so happy to see her take it in stride, saying "Nacho, you're buggin'!" while getting slobbered on.

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

LOVE you and your furniture!!! I really enjoyed learning about the design/sale/market of it too!!! Your show is #1 w us - so sad to see it end!!!!

PS - NC BBQ IS THE BEST!!!!

Nancy in High Point NC
Nancy in High Point NC

LOVE LOVE LOVE your show!!! I have it set up to dvr so I never miss it! Yes the BBQ is great here. Since I live here is High Point I see lots of furniture designs. I loved your funiture. You are a great designer... You are my favorite on the show and I like Mary also... I hope your show goes on for a very long time!!!

Jannet
Jannet

Great !!! enjoyed watching your show...sad because next week is the season finale.

cindy8w
cindy8w

You are great! Your new furniture line is outstanding. I like that you put so much thought into what will appeal to the public. The other designers don't seem to care what their clients like or want. I look forwarding to see more of you on the show.

crewtwo
crewtwo

hey nathan.. your one of my faves.. but if you want good BBQ... memphis or ALABAMA has NC beat!!!!!!

DC Fan
DC Fan

That ottoman you designed was fantastic!

lorraine73
lorraine73

You seem so nice. You are one of the most likable people on this show.

Unfortunately, my husband and I agreed that if we saw your furniture designs in a showroom, we'd walk right past them.

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

Congratulations on your beautiful furniture line. It looked fabulous, as do YOU! You are a charmer, and I love all the scenes with you and Mary. You two look like you have a grand time all the time!

hockeynut
hockeynut

I grew up in Greensboro NC and took for granted the BBQ in NC... There is nothing like it... Lexington BBQ rocks and oh those HUSH PUPPIES!!!!! DVR'd the eppy so I will watch tonight!!

Jessica In Japan
Jessica In Japan

Watching you enjoy Southern food made me love you even more! You have fun everywhere you go and I love that about you! You seem so down to Earth and it makes me love ya! Love your personality!!