Marjorie Skouras

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Marjorie Skouras

After a 17-year career in the film business in which Marjorie was the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions at Skouras Pictures bringing the Swedish language Oscar nominated hit My Life As A Dog to the United States, as well as serving on the feature film selection committee for the Sundance Film Festival to which she brought Steven Soderberg’s Sex, Lies and Videotape, Marjorie decided that a life change was in order when she had her daughter India and turned 40. With a BA in Art History from UCLA (with a minor in Pre-Columbian Art, which would come to roost many years later,) and a lifelong passion for design and a famous designer mother, Patricia K. Skouras, she jumped headfirst into interior design. The segue into product design was a natural transition. Marjorie Skouras Design LLC has now been fruitfully in business for 21 years.

Using her own house, a testing ground, Skouras honed her skills in both design work and shopping for unusual pieces. A mix of both periods and styles, a generous use of color as well as her extensive world travels and interest in different cultures distinguish her aesthetic.

Since 2010, Ms. Skouras has enjoyed a wonderfully creative licensed collaboration with Currey and Company The venture has allowed her creations to reach a broader audience, as well as to work in new mediums. She shares a unique vision with Currey & Co. that allows for the creation of both beautiful and unique pieces which have garnered much press as well worldwide.

Her design work and products have been featured in Architectural Digest USA, Interior Design Magazine, Elle Décor, House and Garden, House Beautiful, Harper’s Bazaar, Angeleno, San Francisco Magazine, AD France, House Beautiful, House Beautiful Greece, The World of Interiors, Veranda, Traditional Home, AD Italia, AD France and Departures Magazine as well as many more international and regional publications. 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. 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 on several television shows.

In the fall of 2015, Ms. Skouras’ home was prominently featured in the Rizzoli book “Heart and Home” by Linda O’Keefe, which features some of the most celebrated and innovative figures in the worlds of interior design, architecture, fashion and art. It was also featured at the same time in Lisa Borgnes Giramonte’s book, “Novel Interiors”. Prior to this, her home and work have been featured in an additional 5 books on interior design.

Over the course of her time in Mexico, Marjorie created a highly curated collection of Mexican dresses dating from 1960 – 1980.  The collection was shown in the exhibition “Transposition: Popular Art Reinterpreted – Mexican Fashion from 1960 – 1980” at the Museo del Arte Popular de Yucatan in Merida from May 2022 – May 2023.  A book about the collection is in the works.

Marjorie 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 1974.  She and her husband moved to Merida in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico in 2017, where she restored an Art Nouveau colonial mansion in the historic center, which was then featured in Architectural Digest.  After 5 years in town, entranced by the wildness of the northern Yucatan, she bought a ranch, Quinta Kookix, and has started work on a house, studio and gallery.  The ranch has 5,000 Henequen plants under cultivation which will be harvested for artisanal use.  Other residents of the ranch include Albert the dog, Tina the pig, Donkijoti the miniature burro, and Yul the cat.  There is also the Kookix Music School, a non profit music school which is free to all, with a current student body of 40 and an orchestra of 26.  Follow us at @KookixMusicSchool and