Under the stewardship of designer Mally Skok, HEADING HOME TO DINNER débuted a celebration of tables and bar carts created by Boston’s design community to raise awareness and help end homelessness in the greater Boston area, with over $100,000 in funds raised. Congratulations!
Botanica makes a splash at the 2017 Junior League of Boston Show House. Read the excerpt below, or had over to the New England Home website for the full article. All photography by Sarah M Winchester Favorites from the 2017 Junior League of Boston Show House The 2017 Junior League of Boston Show House proves, […]
ROHL, one of the most recognized authentic luxury brands in the kitchen and bath industry, is proud to announce the 2018 class of the ROHL Auth Lux Designer Guild – Lisa Mende, Amy Vermillion, Mally Skok, and Jonathan Rachman. Now in its second year, the ROHL Auth Lux Designer Guild reinforces the value and appreciation […]
The 2017 Boston Junior League Designer Show House took place at the 1853 William Flagg Homer House in Belmont, MA. The house, an architectural combination of both the Bracketed Italianate and French Mansard style, is set on a hill, with sweeping views of the Boston Skyline. Mally Skok Design renovated and decorated the formal dinning […]
Mally Skok makes it all look so easy, whether she’s dressing up a client’s home or designing her own distinctive fabrics and wallcoverings. Here she gives us a bit of insider scoop on what inspired the design of Chris and Randy Battat’s suburban-Boston house, featured in our November-December issue.
Failing to mention that interior designer and textile/wallcovering artist Mally Skok hails from South Africa would be a major disservice to that nation. She is greatly inspired by her heritage and the enriching time spent in the Plettenberg Bay area with family and friends. She shops, she entertains, she hikes, and she soaks it all in before heading back to her idyllic pond-side home in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Mally and David Skok take us on a tour from Plettenberg Bay (South Africa) to Prince Albert. The journey takes us through two beautiful mountain passes: the Outeniqua Hop and the Swartberg Pass. David provides the drone footage, and Mally the commentary. Thanks to Cornel Delport for the footage of Plett after the fire.
Mally walks through her house and talks about all the things she has picked up traveling in Africa, and how they fit into a classic New England home. Then she takes us on a hike in South Africa where she picked up the shells that are on her dining room table. She brings back more […]
The home design industry doesn’t change on its own; it’s the people at the very forefront of the design world who are dictating the colors, materials, designs, and styles that shape the way we live and work in our homes and offices.
Mally Skok featured in Design New England July/August 2016 issue: Summertime and the livin’ is outdoors — especially when it comes to parties. To inspire your next seasonal soiree, we asked our designers to create an alfresco celebration. With joie de vivre, they invite us to cocktails on the porch, a Thai splash party, and a glam picnic on the lawn.
Here’s to summer.
Mally Skok was featured in May 2016 Better Homes and Gardens. HOLDING PATTERN, pages N2–N4 Wallpaper Botswana Trees Wallpaper Peridot, headboard fabric Kuba Cloth Taupe-Charcoal, Euro sham fabric Dried Artichoke Charcoal-Taupe, square pillow fabric Zig Zag Taupe-Violet, lumbar pillow fabric Botswana Trees Peridot Multi, bench fabric Kuba Cloth Azure-Violet, bed skirt fabric Fynbos Sprig in […]
Using art, color, and pattern to update a traditional home For designer Mally Skok, the result in one Concord project is “a happy house with incredible art.” Originally posted By Marni Elyse Katz February 27, 2016 View original article on The Boston Globe Some designers prefer to start with a blank slate, but Mally […]
To celebrate our sisterhood, and my sister Julia’s 60th birthday, I gifted us both a trip to Morocco this February. It’s taken a while for me to let the experience settle into my brain, and to do this blog post. I find I either plunge right into tasks, or just leave things on the back […]
Listen to the PodCast Mally Skok is a South African born designer who has run a residential and small commercial interior design firm in Lincoln, MA since 1997. In addition to her projects, Mally’s love of fabric, colour and pattern led her to launch her fabric and wallpaper line in 2008. Her first collection, the […]
Check out Mally Skok’s “Nursery” at the Junior League of Boston Show House. Skok’s “Ikat Crazy” chair was admired and auctioned off at the 2015 IFDA Take a Seat event. Her 2016 room design “Nursery” is complete with interior choices that are fun yet sophisticated to reflect a young mother’s style as well as a […]
The Junior League of Boston is celebrating the 45th anniversary of its Show House fund-raiser. More than 20 of Boston’s top designers have transformed 25 rooms in the historic 1854 Nathaniel Allen House in West Newton. Owned by the Newton Cultural Alliance, the home is on the National Register of Historic Places and was a […]
House tour: a light-filled Sydney home by Serena Crawford Originally published in Vogue Living Australia | 25 June 2014 (view full article here) The South African interior designer has filled this family home with furniture and decorative pieces from all over the world. Photography by Hugh Stewart. Words by Alexandra Gordon. Corian benchtops give the […]
How do you describe South African style to the outside world? South African style has a loving, accepting quality to it. It embraces all forms of beauty in nature, in our animal friends on this earth, and it crosses racial and cultural divides. I love South African style because it comes over as honest, authentic, not […]
Mally Skok fabric crush Originally posted on Linda Holt Interiors | August 11, 2015 (read original article) I assume I am among the majority of decorators and designers when I say, I LOVE fabric. I mean I seriously LOVE fabric. Even as a kid, I remember being in heaven while my mother browsed at our local fabric […]
I will fully admit that some days I will spend hours hunting down the source for a photo once I find a room that speaks to me. Such was the case with this bedroom created by Mally Skok covered entirely in her Africa Collection textiles. I think some of you know my love for Africa – of […]
We made these little ring trays for a recent event for Mally skok Design – a perfect evening at the home of David and Mally Skok celebrating Mally’s new fabrics. A photo gallery of the event
One of my greatest pleasures when I am visiting family and spending time in our house in Plettenberg Bay, is to spend time wandering through the local curio shops, picking up treasures to bring home to the US. Sometimes I’m on a mission for a client (who has my penchant for the eclectic), and has empty […]
This suburban Boston home designed by Mally Skok, a South African interior designer and fabric designer based in Boston, is traditional yet fresh, and filled with upbeat color! I love how the designer used turquoise as a “road map, linking the spaces in the house together.” The jaw-dropping pantry in the first photo (painted Farrow […]
Inspired by the cozy, little rooms, nestled in the eaves of European houses – this is how Mally likes to use her latest offering of fabric and companion wallpaper, ‘Brimfield’. Mally finds it oddly soothing when every surface of the room is covered in pattern, creating a colourful embrace. Mally designed ‘Brimfield’ after photographing a […]
What a perfectly cheery Palette for this beautiful spring Friday morning, no? This is the last, but certainly not the least, of the Palettes we put together at Nicky Rising‘s showroom while out in LA for our LCDQ Legends extravaganza. We started with this vibrant interpretation of a suzani by our dear friend Mally Skok and layered on some complimentary Carlton V and Plumwich textiles.
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So let’s just say the formality of the rooms in yesterday’s post is just not your style, but you happened to have inherited your beloved grandma’s French bergeres or your grandfather’s old wingchair and you are at a loss to know what to do with them. I say look no further than a fresh fun […]
Linen is casual but lovely. On the table, it’s good for easy meals with family or more formal dinners in the evening. It can be neutral or vibrant with color, depending on what you feel like. Either way, it’s lightweight, breathable, and adaptable. Here’s a massive round up of some favorites, mostly in the cool, soft, pastel range for summer — with a few bright, neon pops thrown in for fun
what is your idea of perfect design happiness? MY HAPPINESS AS A DESIGNER ALWAYS HINGES ON THE HAPPINESS OF MY CLIENTS. NOTHING PLEASES ME MORE THAN HAVING THEM EMBRACE MY IDEAS, AND THEN LOVING OUR PLAN WHEN IT COMES TO FRUITION. MY CLIENTS JOY IS MY JOY. THIS IS ALSO TRUE WHEN I HEAR FROM […]
Its 4.45 am on Friday morning and I am sitting at my kitchen table in that nasty, jet laggy fog. I have just got back from my annual pilgrimage to the design shows in London; I thought it would be a great idea to tack on a quick visit to see my mum in South […]
The fun thing about having a house in Falmouth, is that you have all the convenience of having a beach house on the mainland (minimal commuter headache’s) – but the wonderful islands off Cape Cod, are just a hop, skip and a jump away. The Island Queen ferry leaves every couple of hours in the […]
On Wednesday last week, I arrived in London to an atmosphere of jubilation and excitement. I had inadvertently arrived on Jubilee weekend. I had no idea that the stodgy, old, British public could set aside their collective reserve, and throw themselves so wholeheartedly into a enormous display of gratitude to their Queen. The general consensus […]
At last I have decided what I want to be when I grown up – a crazy, watercolour painting old lady, living in the back of beyond! Ever since we bought our house in South Africa in a fit of excitement after ‘Madiba’ was let out of jail, the hubbie and I have taken little […]
Nicky Rising and her eponymous showroom have a new home a few doors down from Urth Cafe in the design mecca that is West Hollywood at 8625 Melrose Avenue. I loved visiting her space recently, where boutique fabric lines Mally Skok, Plumwich, Tulu Textiles, Katherine Rally, Chapas Textiles, and De Gournay papers are joined by […]
I hate to admit it, but a certain evening two weeks ago was the first time I had visited the Brunschwig & Fils showroom in the Boston Design Center in a very long while. For the past couple of years it was just too sad to go wandering around the designer-free rooms; it felt almost […]
My dear husband is what is known in the high-tech industry as an early adopter. He has a wonderfully technical brain that quickly understands and sees the possibilities in new technology. I, on the other hand, am just the opposite with regard to technology. About six years ago, my husband began talking to me about […]
Project Nursery Fabulous Makeover August 30th, 2011 Photo Credits: Russ Mezikofsky via HGTV Canada Photo Credits: Russ Mezikofsky via HGTV Canada The show stopper: Malibu Turquoise Chandelier Photo Credits: Russ Mezikofsky via HGTV Canada Fabric for canopy and pillow from: Mally Skok. Crib bedding: New Arrivals White Pique with Pink Trim, Honeysuckle Grasscloth on walls […]
Much to my annoyance, I have often been classed – by my family, my friends, by my patient and weary employers – as “alternative” in my tastes; whatever that actually means. I take it to identify my unashamed love of the colourful, the tribal and anything that would have been a roaring aesthetic success circa […]
HGTV: We’ve all been waiting for the big reveal since the interview in Part 1 and the inspiration ideas in Part 2 so let’s get to it…(drum roll) from baby boy blue to baby girl pink, it’s Project Nursery Fabulous! All photos by Russ Mezikofsky Gretchen, Gretchen Aubuchon Design, Worcester, MA: I told Meredith from […]
The most unexpectedly beautiful colors come from nature — the color of sunshine behind leaves, the yellow of citrus fruit or a big bowl of daffodils.
— Mally Skok, founder of Mally Skok Design
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I was over at the Travis showroom the other day and was introduced to a fantastic new line of fabric by designer Mally Skok. Inspired by her love of antique and modern textiles, Skok recently debuted her line with the India Collection. Each print is charming, but I think what makes the line truly appealing […]
I recently came across Mally Skok, a very talented interior designer in Lincoln, MA. Not only does she practice design, but she also designs fabric! (a favorite topic of MG) Her fabrics are unique and colorful…prints that could certainly make for a happy and comfortable home. Mally is no stranger to fabrics- she had a […]
Ring. Ring. Maria von Trapp: Hello? Mary Poppins: It’s Mary. I hope I’m not interrupting … MVT: No, just having some tea — a drink with jam and bread. MP: I’m helping the kids with a Mother’s Day gift for Mrs. Banks. They want to make her a bag, but the Mrs. doesn’t look favorably on cutting up the curtains. MVT: […]