Dan Marty Design and Maison au Natural- then and now

Posted April 20, 2010 by Christina

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Dan Marty is one of my all time favorite designers and shop keepers and has been for a very long time.  At one time he owned a shop in Costa Mesa called Les Interiors and that is where I feel in love.  His look makes me feel comfortable and alive.  Yesterday I came across an old publication that showed his home when he lived in Orange County.  (I am sorry it was just a torn out piece with no label on it.)  To look at his home then and now is really fun.  He carried so many of his treasures over and I love that.  Things can look wonderful mixed and moved.  The bottle collections and the lamps and don't forget the beautiful bamboo bed that has a new look.  The thing is that I still love the old look too.  Just amazing the slight progression but not a major change like we often see with designers.  I am looking forward to the opportunity to see his new store in LA.  Maison au Natural I am sure it is just wonderful too!

images via victoria mag and house beautiful

20 Comments

Judi Wallner

Where is his new store and what is it called? Thanks

Wed Jan 28 21:35:38 2015

ashlina

wow. such beautiful work i love those photos….

Fri Oct 17 13:43:34 2014

Heidi

I want to say that the first images are Victoria Magazine since I swooned over them for years. He pulls together the most inviting styles. Heidi

Fri Oct 17 13:43:34 2014

La Dolfina

Love his style, would go crazy in his shop!

Fri Oct 17 13:43:34 2014

Simply Defined Design

OMG! Love the Black Cabinet with the yellow inside!!!
I am going to do it!!

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014

SPLENDEROSA

Yes, so much sleeker & cleaner, isn’t it? I love the phrase about painting antique furniture. Yes, I totally agree with that. Paint can always come off. I even have to argue with my furniture refinisher man. xx’s

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014

christina

Thank you so much Heidi! I could not find that info on the pictures I had.

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014

Beatnheart

was he in the design center (the blue whale) …I think I might have been there once…

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014

The Shiny Pebble

I am with you, then or now, his design just evokes comfort. I love it all.

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014

筱婷筱婷

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄

Fri Oct 17 13:43:32 2014

Jacqueline

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous !!!! Such lovely textures and fabrics and a look that never dates. That is the ultimate in design. Fashion comes and goes, but this look is timeless. XXXX

Fri Oct 17 13:43:32 2014

A Perfect Gray

love it!

Fri Oct 17 13:43:32 2014

Lyn

Halleluja!!! I love the comment about painting vintage furniture….“Not every piece can be brown!” Smart!
xx Lyn

Fri Oct 17 13:43:32 2014

Sue Murphy

I have been a fan of Dan Marty for years. From his shop in Costa Mesa, where I would wander to get inspired, to his show room in the design center in LA. I haven’t been to the new store, but I’m looking forward to a look-see. Thank you for a wonderful post Sue

Fri Oct 17 13:43:31 2014

Transformations Home Stylists

hi- actually, those older images are from mary engelbreit, not victoria – they’ve been in my design book for years…just found your blog and love it!
robin

Fri Oct 17 13:43:31 2014

Fabulously french

Merci beaucoup for such a gorgeous post. Not sure about those unfinished chairs either, a little bit too shabby for moi :-)

Leeann x

Fri Oct 17 13:43:31 2014

Kerri

Love these pics with a passion! Have to say, I think I like the orginal photos best. His earlier work seems so natural and perfectly ‘undecorated’, and for me it doesn’t get much better than that. Thanks for such a lovely post. Kerri xx

Fri Oct 17 13:43:31 2014

Emily @ GEORGE Interior Design

love the Dan Marty montage.. his PDC showroom is always a joy to see as well! but what is up with his unfinished upholstery in the most recent spread. I love old world and I love rustic but that just seems unfinshed… anyone else slightly confused?

Fri Oct 17 13:43:31 2014

Anonymous

Barclay Butera?

Fri Oct 17 13:43:30 2014

Slim Paley

He’s great! Give me a Dan Marty room, a tall Pimms and a Somerset Maugham novel and I’m a happy woman.

Fri Oct 17 13:43:30 2014


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