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 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).
Griege did a pretty extensive piece on his designs last year. Clearly Dan Marty has a following…and for good reason.
I’m partial to the charm his beach cottage offered but I admire the French flair of his home in Los Angeles.
Do you have a favorite designer…or 2 or 10?