Marshall Watson - The Art of Elegance, Classic Interiors
Renowned Interior Designer, Marshall Watson has received unanimous accolades for his stunning book, The Art of Elegance, Classic Interiors (Rizzoli International Publication). His book is both a compendium of magnificent rooms photographed by the best photographers in the interior design lexicon, as well as compelling stories behind each project which weave a web of the true meaning of elegance, speaking to everyone who yearns for a more civilized, gracious, polite and generous world. A graduate of Stanford University and featured prominently and on the covers of Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful and the New York Times, Watson isthe recipient ofTraditional Home’s, “Designer of the Year” award and Luxe’s Gold List, Watson has been hailed as a “designer’s designer,” “a civilized voice in this divided world,” “pitch-perfect design,” “an inspiration.”
It is not simply viewing his frequently published work and his much lauded projects, but it is, foremost, hearing his very approachable, inspiring talks on Interior Design that bring audiences to their feet. His intuitive grasp of the concept of “home” and how “home” is elegantly revealed through each of his clients’ dreams and aspirations, speaks volumes to listeners who desire not only beautiful rooms but refined, comfortable and livable environments that feed the spirit and touch the soul.
With projects that range from Cabo to Sweden and Newport to New York, Watson reveals a design philosophy rooted in the essence of location, architectural integrity and an intuitive sensitivity to the client’s vision. Stories of humor and pathos pepper his truly personal talks, as listeners are drawn into his well-crafted behind-the-scenes world of light, balance, fine proportion and harmony. Transfixed by the exuberant, thoughtful and inspired interiors, audiences tap into a deeper sense of home, and leave feeling transported to a transcendent, peaceful world of light, balance, comfort and harmony.
Marshall Watson’s first book reveals how to make traditional interiors fresh.