By Riya Chinni
The Indiana Design Center and Carmel Clay Public Library Foundation have partnered to bring renowned interior designer Marshall Watson to Carmel to share his expertise with residents and talk about his 2017 book, “The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors.” He is set to present at 6 p.m. April 11 at the IDC, 200 S. Range Line Road.
This event is a part of the foundation’s Visiting Author series, and it is its first collaboration with the IDC. The library hopes to continue working with community partners to plan events.
CCPL Foundation Director Liz Hamilton said she felt Watson’s event would be better suited for the IDC since it has a focus on art and design in the home.
“Our Arts & Design District developed by Mayor (Jim) Brainard definitely supports (events like these),” Hamilton said. “To bring someone of this caliber to our city to speak definitely shows what the mayor has been promoting these past few years.”
In addition, Hamilton said she is looking forward to the event because of the sheer amount of talent Watson brings.
“After I did some research about Marshall, I fell in love with him and his work. If you look at his website, you’ll be amazed at his talent and his work,” she said.
Hamilton said Watson’s dedication to interior design is apparent in his works.
“What he conveys is a love and enthusiasm about making your house represent who you are as a person so when you go home it’s your safe haven and makes you feel happy and brings you joy,” she said.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at carmel.lib.in.us/foundation/tickets.cfm. The event will benefit the CCPL Foundation.