MALLY SKOK PRINTS CHARMING

by Marisa Marcantonio


Mally Skok, an interior designer, felt the pull of fabric design over 10 years ago. When she went for a visit with someone she long admired for his British style sense, Robert Kime, the spark was ignited. After going to his London shop she realized textiles were an area she loved, so she began collecting ikat fabrics at antique stores and fairs. While she continued to design interiors in Lincoln, Massachusetts, she felt the pull towards doing her own line.
After an inspiring trip to India with a friend, she got the urge to begin painting designs for fabrics of her own. In 2009, the India Collection was born. She teamed up with Peter Fasano and her fabrics are hand screened in his Great Barrington, Massachusetts studio. She decided to keep the fabric production local, working with the artisans at the Fasano studio, and has forged ahead. Mally has used Peter's fabrics in her design projects over the years, and felt his studio's knowledge and expertise made it the perfect fit for her. They can do custom colors as well as outdoor fabrics. It is carried at Brunschwig and Fils, check them out!

The India Collection:


A chic blue and white print with a wide border is an instant favorite of mine





















The new Ikat Collection:



JAN SHOWERS GLAMOROUS ROOMS GOES TO WINNER #5 ANN DAVIS

by Marisa Marcantonio

Jan Showers Glamorous Rooms goes to Ann Davis of Atlanta. She owns the showroom Travis and Company, one of the great resources there. I have not visited, but it is on my list of places to hit when I go to Atlanta. The influence of great design ideas and techniques found in books cannot be underestimated. Using design elements, Davis found her inspiration and brought it to fruition.



The inspiration: To Your Taste: Celerie Kemble for her painted floors, artwork arrangements and vibrant print applications.
The wall in Kemble's project is arranged with modern art of mercury glass spheres. Davis liked the way the light played off the surface and used a hanging technique similar to the one seen here.


The creation
"I have a fabric showroom in Atlanta, Travis and Company, and your blog updates me with all the New York happenings. I love it! I was inspired by Celerie Kemble while creating the fire place area in my living room. We ended up using the picture for my showroom's website Travis and Company. I was inspired by photo in Celerie Kemble's book, To Your Taste. I just love her philosophy of "creating modern rooms with a traditional twist." The way Celerie worked with the space around a traditional fireplace, to make a modern room, inspired me. She added a great blue zebra print to spice up the room and shake up the traditional look.
My living room has a similar traditional fire place. I also used a zebra print to achieve a modern feel and create something fresh. I wanted a fabric that was bigger and bolder though. I used the Peter Fasano zebra print we carry in our showroom. I also kept a few traditional accents like the oriental rug."