After nearly 17 years in the film business, Marjorie Skouras elected to follow her passion and entered the field of interior design. Marjorie Skouras Design has now been fruitfully in business since 2000.
A mix of both periods and styles, as well as a generous use of color distinguish her style. When asked to define her personal style, she responds that it is rooted in the traditional, but has evolved over the years into s slightly surrealist realm, and playfulness is a constant element. Having said this, she is equally at ease with both modern and the more straightforward traditional styles. Philosophically, Skouras feels that her job is to interpret her client’s needs and desires, and to present design concepts to them that enhance their lives, while at the same time maintaining a sense of practicality.
A line of eponymous luxury lighting and home products debuted in 2007, which is now represented by over a dozen To The Trade showrooms across the United States, as well as in Dubai. The products are instantly identifiable by her nearly constant use of semi-precious materials in most of her creations. With carefully sourced artisans the world over, Skouras has traversed the globe in order to provide not only the highest quality materials, but as well, artisans and techniques that are unique to her line. All designs are hand finished in her studio.
As a testament to Marjorie’s unique vision and strong creative voice, as well as her complete understanding of the full range of design mechanics and production, she has enjoyed a production license with Currey & Company since 2010, which is in its 6th successful season, encompassing a full range of lighting, furniture, mirrors and decorative accessories.
A new line for the company will be making its long awaited debut in the fall of 2016. Vedette by Marjorie Skouras will feature decorative accessories to worldwide retail markets.
Her design work and products have been featured in every major shelter publication in America, as well as numerous publications worldwide. In May 2007, Skouras had the cover of the Metropolitan Home Design 100 issue, and was hailed as one of the most influential designers in America, in the company of I.M. Pei and Dale Chilhuly, amongst many others. She was also nominated one of the most prominent designers in Los Angeles in the October 2007 issue of Metropolitan Home Magazine. Ms. Skouras has also been seen many television shows both domestically and abroad. Her work has appeared in seven coffee table books.
Ms. Skouras was born a fourth generation San Franciscan, and was raised between San Francisco and Los Angeles, with a two year sojourn on the island of Corfu in Greece, an experience that certainly shaped her destiny. She shares her life with her true love Bruno, her glorious daughter India, and their Dachshunds Georges Pompidou, Sultana and Violette, all of whom are about to embark on a new adventure in Merida, The Yucatan, Mexico, where they are restoring a historical house and opening a new studio and boutique.