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S K O K ’ S FA V O R I T E S M A L LY S K O K 6



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.

1 Skok's dog Isabella on an old French chair covered in “Suzani Luv”. 2 An African landscape watercolor by Skok. 3 A mid-century chair found at Brimfield covered in “Sofia”. 4 Skok hiking Silvermine Nature Reserve in Cape Town with her new daughter-in-law. 5 The Robberg Peninsula, looking over to Robberg Beach in Plettenberg Bay where Skok’s home is located. 6 Detail of “Samode” in blue/chartreuse. Fabrics (top to bottom) “Botswana Trees” in peridot multi, “Botanica” in green, “King Protea” in charcoal, and “Suzani Luv” in taupe/pink from her collection at Studio 534.

It sounds like a charmed life, but mixed in is decades of channeling talent into diligent work that has resulted in a lively graphic and expertly-colored textile and wallcovering line which is available from the Boston Design Center’s Studio 534. Layer on a robust decorating business, and a video log packed with resources and ideas called Mally’s Lens, and you have the irresistible package that is Mally Skok.


Never idle, Skok is spearheading a fundraising event for HEADING HOME (an organization dedicated to permanently ending homelessness in New England) during the Boston Design Center Fall Market, October 12–14, 2017. For more information on the event, HEADING HOME TO DINNER, visit





ID Boston Vol. 9  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.

ID Boston Vol. 9  

The magazine of Boston Design Center.