"A chic edition that showcases an Italianate villa in Los Cabos, a family idyll on a Swedish island, a Gramercy Park apartment, a Newport Beach cottage and beyond."
"It's perhaps as close as the reader is going to get to a signature for a designer whose style is really your own."
"In his first book, Marshall Watson shares with readers his European-inspired style, in projects ranging from Los Cabos and Sweden to Palm Beach and the Hamptons. The tome focuses on how Watson creates coherent homes for his clients that are livable, and draws on the families' lifestyles and aspirations.
"Marshall Watson's book The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors
is a compendium of the designers projects that hew towards timeless style
. Working with soft colors and a layering of classical and contemporary elements, Watson's interiors are at once high style and relaxed. "I devoted my first book to the subject matter of elegance because it encapsulates my career's direction and hopefully, my career's achievements. And couldn't the world use a little more - along with a touch of civility and kindness," says Watson."
--My Design Chic
"What struck me about Watson's work is its confidence
. Watson eschews the gimmicks, choosing instead to give his clients' homes interiors that are comfortable, attractive, livable, and normal. How refreshing."
"For his first book, Watson shares stunning imagery culled from his most impressive projects, ranging in style and locale from an Italianate village in Los Cabos toa seaside Newport Beach cottage."