A native of Kansas City, Marshall Watson received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University. Watson founded his design firm, Marshall Watson Interiors in 1986. A subtle blend of transatlantic and American design philosophies suffuses his work. Classic is his hallmark. Though richly layered and often romantic and elegant, his work always showcases a touch of the unexpected and is noted for its “calm and lightness of being.” As his client base has grown globally, his passion for researching and delving into each culture has only expanded his ability to be site specific and locally attuned.
Throughout Watson’s career, his work has graced the covers of and been frequently featured in many shelter publications, notably Architectural Digest, Veranda, House Beautiful, Luxe, House and Garden, Traditional Homes, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens and the New York Times. He has also been featured in New York Spaces, Metropolitan Home, The Chicago Tribune, as well as being a regular design columnist for the Southampton Press. He also received Traditional Home’s “Designer of the Year” award and has been featured on Luxe’s Gold List.
Watson has designed three best-selling furniture collections for Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, and is currently working on his fourth. He also recently launched an outdoor rug collection with Doris Leslie Blau titled, “ELEGANCE OUTDOORS.”
Watson resides in Manhattan, and spends weekends at his home in East Hampton where he enjoys gardening.