Known for his meticulously researched, European inspired style, Marshall Watson creates interiors that are rich in texture, detail, and simple luxuries. In his first book, Watson shares his finest work, demonstrating that while each of these homes is as unique as its owner, they all adhere to principles that transform a mere series of spaces into a genuine, coherent home: warmth; light; peace; comfort; balance; proportion; livability; and last but not least appropriateness. Whether in an Italianate villa in Los Cabos or a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment that blends shimmer and restraint or a Newport Beach cottage warmed by walls finished in egg-yolk yellow, Watson explains how he translated each family’s lifestyle and aspirations, the house’s history, and the surrounding environment into a highly original form of elegance–and how anyone can discover his or her own. Watson loves gardens and he designs to let the garden come inside.
New York-based interior designer Marshall Watson is best-known for creating classic, light-filled and elegant interiors with a modern sensibility. Since founding his design firm in 1986, Watson has sought to immerse himself in a range of dynamic projects, no two of which are exactly alike.
Internationally recognized, his projects have spanned the globe, from Cabo to Stockholm and across the United States. Winner of Traditional Home’s“Designer of the Year” award and featured on Luxe’s2017 Gold List, Watson’s work has been featured in numerous publications including Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Veranda, Luxe, Cottages & Gardensand Traditional Home.
Watson has designed three best-selling furniture collections for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and is currently working on his fourth. He recently completed a line of couture outdoor carpets for Doris Leslie Blau. His current projects include a Napa Valley winery, an estate in St. Louis, a cottage in Northern Michigan and numerous places in and around New York City. Watson divides his time between his Upper West Side office and his home in East Hampton, and writes a bi-weekly column for the Southampton Press.
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