Meeting Dan Marty....

Posted July 20, 2010 by Christina

So you can say it!  I am a designer groupie!!  I was so excited a few weeks back when I went to a warehouse sale - we were all lined up waiting to go inside and I turn around and what do you know - Dan Marty is standing right in front of me!  I was amazed..  I have never seen a super amazing wonderful designer  SHOPPING!!! Hello it was like a glimpse into a secret world.  A world where dreams come true... 

Anyway,  I asked for a picture and he was so very sweet and posed with me.  We chatted about his design business and his store and the blog.  It is such a nice thing to meet someone and have them be a truly nice person.  So now I love him more!!! 

The top pictures are of his store at the Design Center and his current space.  The bottom photos are of the sale and of my loot!..

Have a great day and may you meet a really sweet designer or other professional that you admire today!!

images via dmd and the los angeles times



So cool! Am equally as obsessed with him… you are such a lucky ducky… great loot!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:27 2014


Your blog is soooo wonderful and i love all your inspiration………thank you so much!!!!

Lovely greetings, Jade

Fri Oct 17 13:57:27 2014

Amy @MaisonDecor

I found your blog from your name! Greige..hmmm what color would you pick to nail the color greige out of a ben moore paint deck? i am sure you have it nailed! I am following you now..loved the post on meeting your icon Dan.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:27 2014

for the love of a house

Lucky you! Love Dan Marty- just yesterday was studying his home in HB… soooo wonderful!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:27 2014


He seems very nice person and his desings are beautiful. I envy you this meeting.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:27 2014


How cute that he dresses in what appears to be head to toe grey.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:26 2014

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio

Do you have his blog address? I would love to read it.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:26 2014


I am following you your blogg:)

Fri Oct 17 13:57:26 2014

red ticking

that is so terrific! and i love the picture of you with him… you will treasure that always…

i met and talked to ralph lauren for 20 minutes.. was not scared at all until i left him and then totally freaked out and thought “how was i brave enough to do that!!” he was soooo nice as well and really interested in what i had to say. … long story.. almost went to work for him.. could not give up red ticking and move to nyc… even for ralph… wow. that was always a dream of mine… but i so love my life now.. xoxo

Fri Oct 17 13:57:26 2014

La Dolfina

That’s one amazing day:)
The warehouse sale looked great, love your scores!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:26 2014


I LOVE Dan Marty. I love everything he puts his mark on & have posted about him 2X recently. How wonderful you were able to meet him, Christina! Great pic, sweetie. You know I read you every single post. xx’s

Fri Oct 17 13:57:25 2014

LLH Designs

I squealed out loud when I saw the photos of little pots! Ahhhh! I have a bit of a pot fetish! Zinc, Terra cotta…anything small and weathered.

Happy Day!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:25 2014


How lovely that you were able to meet Dan Marty! I’m sure it was a great feeling:-).

Fri Oct 17 13:57:25 2014

a Broad

My husband is sure I am insane now.
We were walking through a design store(mall) today and I saw pale grey tufted chairs and exclaimed Greige would love this !
They were beautiful and you would have… he just shook his head and kept walking..

Fri Oct 17 13:57:25 2014


How fantastic! I just did a post about him on my blog not too long ago. Amazing.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:24 2014

Darci Hether

I’m sitting here speechless, stunned and happily amazed! I worked for Dan about 10 years ago when he had his store Les Interiors in Newport Beach. I adored working with him and learned so much from him. I used to love watching him walk around his beautiful store, rearranging and updating as his mood saw fit. He has an amazing esthetic, an artistic eye and he is truly a beautifully generous person, both professionally and personally.
Since that time I moved to New York and, sadly, lost touch with Dan…..but not for a lack of trying. The last time I visited CA I went by his store only to find out that he’d moved up to LA. I’ve Googled him several times and found out where he currently is but have been too chicken to call. If you by any chance have his email address and could forward my information to him I’d greatly appreciate it.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:24 2014

Tomas and Jones

How completely fabulous for you. So pleased he turned out to be so lovely as well! And some totally great loot you scored!! What a great day!!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:24 2014


Qué bien que disfrutaste tanto!!!!!!

Fri Oct 17 13:57:24 2014

Design Love

Love the rawness of your photos….nice to see your blog! My fav is the black subway type sign.


Fri Oct 17 13:57:24 2014


Everything in this post is welcome to come and make themselves at home in my home. Love it all.

Fri Oct 17 13:57:23 2014

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