Turner Classic
Elle Decor|November 2018
Turner Classic

For a Singapore family’s New York pied-à-terre, ED A-Lister Nathan Turner creates a rich cocoon of layered patterns and upholstered surfaces.

Vanessa Lawrence

I LOVE WALLPAPER AND UPHOLSTERING WALLS. It’s something I do a lot in my work, but this is the first project I’ve done where every single wall is covered. The clients are a young couple with a tween daughter. They are business people who work for their families and are based in Singapore, but they travel all over— they also have a home in Los Angeles that I designed for them in 2014. They found me through Million Dollar Decorators, the Bravo TV show I was on years ago. Because they live in a really warm, tropical environment, the wife wanted her New York space to feel very different than the ones in L.A. and Asia— heavier and more layered, with deep, rich colors. I remember her telling me that when she was in college, she collected Carolyne Roehm’s books and loved that ladylike aesthetic.

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November 2018