At Home with Susanna Salk and Nathan Turner & Eric Hughes

While both California natives, it took designers Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes years before they would have a Malibu beach home together. Always a west coast boy at heart, Nathan built a successful career in southern California as a designer, shop owner and entertaining expert. Eric in the meanwhile had bounced back and forth between coasts, first as a movie executive and then ultimately finding his calling in design, based in New York. Their place in Malibu effortlessly blends their east coast meets California surf styles. Tag along with Susanna and me as we visit the two talented designers in their welcoming beach retreat!

When the two met, over ten years ago, their bicoastal lives left Eric longing again for a place at the beach in Malibu. And while Nathan may not have immediately seen the appeal of the Malibu strip, he warmed up quickly and now the two can’t wait to escape to the chic and easy living of their beach abode every weekend with their black labs, Nacho and Wally, in tow.

Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes

Look for them this fall when they star with other furry friends in Susanna’s new book At Home with Dogs and Their Designers: Sharing a Stylish Life, coming from Rizzoli this October (with principal photography by yours truly – a fun behind the scenes from that shoot below).

Stacey Bewkes and Nathan Turnerphoto: Susanna Salk

Nathan and Eric are a busy and talented duo. Nathan not only has interior design projects for stylish folks from coast to coast and beyond, but entertains for himself and others –

Nathan Turner and Eric Hughes Malibu house

look for his new book on cooking and entertaining in spring 2018 with Abrams. In the meantime, you can follow his culinary adventures on his video show Snack Chat. And while he recently shuttered his popular Los Angeles shop to make time for new ventures, you can still source Nathan’s casually chic style by appointment in his office showroom or on 1stdibs.

Nathan Turner & Eric Hughes Malibu houseEric lends his more edited and modern style to the house, which can also be seen in the many projects he has completed on both coasts for A-list clients from Sarah Jessica Parker and Hank Azaria to Katie Couric. His own former Hamptons house, below, shows his elegant modern melange yielding a clean yet sophisticated space.

Eric Hughes Hamptons house, photo Roger Davies for ELLE DECORphoto Roger Davies for ELLE DECOR

And be sure to check out both Eric’s and Nathan’s Instagram feeds to follow their design and entertaining adventures with stylish friends in enviable destinations around the globe! So thank you Nathan and Eric for an inspiring, fun and delicious day! We can’t wait to see what is next on both of your agendas!

Susanna Salk and Nathan Turner

A huge shout out to video sponsor Serena & Lily, who, like Nathan and Eric, believe that life is better by the beach! With their fresh California coastal point of view, no one delivers everything you need – from bedding and upholstery to lighting, rugs, art and more – to create a personal family space filled with color and pattern as they do.

Serena & Lily 2017For those seeking a home with a relaxed, creative vibe, Serena & Lily can help you design with confidence – inspiration delivered!

Serena & Lilytwo photos above courtesy of Serena & Lily
all photos, unless otherwise indicated, by Stacey Bewkes for Quintessence


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8 Responses to At Home with Susanna Salk and Nathan Turner & Eric Hughes

  1. KATHYSUE says:

    I was smiling all the way through the video, what an absolutely special place with such a good feeling! Fun post, thank you for sharing!!

  2. Christine Conte says:

    I can’t wait for the book!

  3. I think I need a puppy just like that little guy. thank you. Mary

  4. Beth Scanlon says:

    Perfect timing for a casual trip to a charming beach house ! Enjoyed hearing Nathan’s career path too. Thank you Eric, Nathan, Stacey, and Susanna !

  5. Teresa Person says:

    Such a fun place to live…. Love Nathan’s collections… Thank you for sharing this little video… Actually love all your videos…. Xo, Teresa

  6. Lorraine D says:

    I don’t know how I found your site but I’m ever so glad. Your enthusiasm is infectious. I enjoy all your posts. I’ve gone through the entire library of videos of visits to homes. I love the art work and the music. Just the perfect blog! Thanks.

  7. Sharon Henwood says:

    Love this website and everything Susanna does.

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