The celebrated interior designer has infused the Turner House at Alisal with rustic-meets-modern touches
Words by ELIZABETH VARNELL
Interior designer Nathan Turner drew on his outdoorsy childhood spent camping in the Sierra Nevadas and riding horseback through his family ranch for his latest project, three adjacent cottage suites — collectively called Turner House — set amid Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort’s lush acreage in the Santa Ynez Valley.
Inspired by the California-Monterey style, Turner devised rustic interiors filled with vintage art, woven baskets and tapestries that evoke the 1940s era in which the guest ranch first opened. Modern touches include reclaimed barnwood paneling plus patterned Ralph Lauren fabrics and striking Pendleton accessories spread throughout the rooms, which can be booked jointly or separately (suite 68 includes the master bedroom and living room).
The L.A. resident and Bay Area native also created an immersive multiday cooking and entertaining retreat at the ranch, Nathan Turner’s I Love California Workshop (Oct. 23-25, $3,000 per couple), complete with master classes on table decor and margarita mixology, and horseback riding around the property’s historic adobe.
1054 Alisal Rd., Solvang, 800-425-4725.
Feature image: The fresh interiors of the TURNER HOUSE at ALISAL GUEST RANCH & RESORT. All photos by Victoria Pearson.
This story originally appeared in the October 2019 issue of C Magazine.
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