Dan Marty Design and Maison au Natural- then and now

Posted April 20, 2010 by Christina

Dan Marty then...


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


Judi Wallner

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

Wed Jan 28 21:35:38 2015


wow. such beautiful work i love those photos….

Fri Oct 17 13:43:34 2014


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


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


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

Fri Oct 17 13:43:33 2014


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


thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄

Fri Oct 17 13:43:32 2014


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


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!

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


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


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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greige: (gra, grège, gray)
adj: not bleached or dyed;
unfinished; raw