Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TUESDAY: Inspiring Spaces by Marshall Watson

I first came across the portfolio work of Marshall Watson when a home he designed in Long Island appeared in the July 2009 Veranda. Focused on creating interiors with an understated elegance, Watson has been creating awe worthy interiors since starting his firm in New York City in 1985. A trained actor, Marshall (who is originally from Kansas City) ended up in New York after getting booked on the now cancelled soap opera: As The World Turns. After a few episodes, Watson went on to be a very successful Broadway actor, but ended up eventually being the Marshall Watson we get to enjoy the portfolio of today. Published in Veranda, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful ... and the list goes on and on, Watson is no stranger to positive reviews, so I hope that his spaces inspired all of you - and get you thinking about how to introduce a little color, and perhaps some understated elegance in all of your rooms. Enjoy:


  1. Hi Artie,
    I am nuts about Marshall Watson's designs also.
    Such gorgeous rooms. Thanks for sharing! ~Delores

  2. These rooms are really lovely. Very elegant.

  3. Another amazing designer from Kansas City! Love his elegant sophisticated work's.


    Art by Karena

  4. wow. absolutely gorgeous work. I really love his designs.


  5. So many lovely ideas in these rooms! Thanks so much for sharing! xo marlis

  6. These are some great spaces. I love the formality yet they seem very inviting and comfortable at the same time. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi, Artie, Watson's designs are stunning. Thanks for showcasing his work.

  8. Oh that entry of the St. Louis Sophisticate! I adore, adore, adore a round table in the entry. And the kitchen? So cozy and lived in.

  9. What unique, beautiful work. He is new to me, so thank you! I loved the detailing on the skirted table in the first picture and so many other fascinating details...great ideas here!


  10. Wow - such incredible rooms and some very personal. I love so many of these vignettes. Great post. P.S. Loved hearing you on the Skirted Roundtable. You know I watched each episode about 3 times, but I am so NOT articulate about explaining what I saw - well done!! :)

    xo Terri

  11. Love, love your blog. Great post. BTW, We feel exactly the same about Ralph Lauren. Always look forward with great anticipation to the new home collection. What was one from 2 or 3 years ago that was reminiscent of Scotland? I think that was my favorite. Also, loved Mayfair- great music. Thanks again!

  12. Swooning particularly over the 4th pic (the bedroom). Thanks for the introduction Artie. -Brenda-

  13. I love all those rooms and especially like that bycycle picture in the kitchen. gives me an idea to hang a large framed women's suffrage picture in my kitchen
    it is in red & cream and had wanted some reds in the kitchen since I have all blue & whites

  14. Hey Artie,
    Just wondering did you get my pictures of my big room reveal several days ago via gmail?, you may be extremely busy or you no likey... I heard Google email is having big problems...


    Do I need to resend???