“As a resident of the world of design since birth, I’d like to take some time to celebrate some of the people and things in that world that I admire. I hope you come along for the ride. And, as my name has really taken a beating these last couple of years, -thank you Mr. Bezos, - feel free to think of me here by my nickname: Lex. And, please also enjoy this completely un-recognizable and years old headshot.” - Alexa Hampton

Nathan Turner

Nathan Turner


If you could have a second home anywhere, where would you live? I do - in Ojai, because it reminds me of growing up in the country in Northern California.

What are three words to describe your style? Collected, layered, and comfortable.

Tell us about your childhood bedroom? Green toile... everywhere!

What’s the first investment piece you ever bought for your house? I always bought antiques - starting out with an antique store was just a justification to keep buying!

In the history of design, if you could hire any designer other than yourself, who would it be? Bill Blass 

No room is complete without good lighting.

People think of me as beachy, but I am really country.

Things you omit from:

  • A flower arrangement: those weird sticks people put in arrangements.

  • An hors d’oeuvre platter: anything with pits.

  • A bar cabinet: ugly cans or bottles.

If you were on an Ambien high and internet shopping, what would you buy? Kitchen gadgets.

Do your clothes reflect your design sensibility, if so, how? I have a uniform - I am much more adventurous with decorating.

What is the thing you would never do on a project, but don’t detest when you see others do it? Using all one color.


A Few Favorites:

Movie: Too many to list

Book: The Leopard

Scent: Orange blossom

The fabric you always come back to: Ralph Lauren’s stripes.

Dream project: Working on one now, Alisal Ranch. I love any place in California with history.

Meal: Our ranch chili

Drink: Margarita

Hotel: Post Ranch Inn

Travel Destination: Mexico

Artist: Twombly

Thing to collect obsessively: Pottery, textiles, paintings – I have so many collections. I’m a high-end hoarder.

Museum: Sentimental Reasons - California Academy of Sciences

Paint Color that always look great: Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue

Favorite person to follow on Instagram: @malibunacho

Dogs, Cats, or No Pets?: Dogs, lots of them – and any other kind of critter. I love all animals.

Matthew Patrick Smyth

Matthew Patrick Smyth

David Netto

David Netto