Marjorie Skouras Location: Hollywood, California Size: 3200 square feet Years lived in: 24 years A few weeks ago I was driving up the canyon to go for an afternoon hike. I literally had to pull over when I saw Marjorie's place. It was a very interesting looking house with a life-sized taxidermy figure staring back at me through the window!
Biggest Embarrassment: I can honestly say that nothing embarrasses me — if there were to be anything, I would change it immediately! Proudest DIY: Our "Sea Wall" in the breakfast room. India and I started it for Mother's Day 2011. The centerpiece is my husband Bruno's turtle (40 years old — would never buy one now!) It is a work in progress — we drive up and down the coast several times a year and always stop in Morro Bay for a visit to The Shell Shop to find new pieces to add. The message in a bottle is in an Ouzo Bottle from a marvelous tavern on the island of Leros in Greece where we had a perfect dinner last September. Biggest Indulgence: Eric Goulder's sculpture "Bloom," which was my engagement gift from my husband — he is divine (both Bloom and the husband)! Best Advice: My husband's — do not live in the house during the remodel! My best advice to nervous clients is "it's only paint — you can always change it!" Dream Sources: Soooo many...
- My Studio, of course
- Currey & Company
- JF Chen
- Portobello Road in London
- The Silver Vaults in London
- Clingancourt Marche in Paris
- Circa 1945 O'Keefe and Merritt six burner, double oven, double broiler beauty!
- Solar Antique Tile in New York
- Dasaro Custom Window Treatments
- Conrad Shades
- The Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles
- De Gournay for wallpaper
- The Sunset Nursery for plants
- Lotusland for inspiration
- The Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens
- Le Verrerie de Biot for glasses
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