Inspired by a post on the adventures of tartanscot earlier this month (during his visit to Los Angeles for the 2011 Design Bloggers Conference), Scot gave us a peek at Dan Marty’s Los Angeles home as featured in House Beautiful May 2010.

I don’t know if his dogie is still with him, he must be pretty old if he is, but he was such a cute dog and was always with Dan when he was in his shop.

I immediately wanted to revisit the “beach cottage” I had the privilege of touring when Dan allowed the Corona Del Mar High School Home Tour to include his home. (I can’t remember what year it was, but I was still working in my garden business so it had to be at least 7 or 8 years ago, maybe longer).  At the time he had a store in Costa Mesa; Les Interiors which was a wonderful venue for inspiration and a great place to pick up the occasional home accessory, always new and original.  The store also offered design services, which I’m sure did some beautiful work for local folk’s homes.  He parted ways with Les Interiors and opened Dan Marty Designs in Corona Del Mar but alas, we ultimately lost him to the Los Angeles Design Mart (affectionately known as The Blue Whale, due to the color of the main building).

The above images are of his beach cottage.  I loved the use of space and somehow the small spaces felt ample and oh so comfortable!

Griege did a pretty extensive piece on his designs last year.  Clearly Dan Marty has a following…and for good reason.

The above images are mostly from the House Beautiful story last year.  I love seeing some of his obvious ‘favorite accessories’ used in his newer house.

I’m partial to the charm his beach cottage offered but I admire the French flair of his home in Los Angeles.

Above images are from his commercial sites.

Do you have a favorite designer…or 2 or 10?