And now for someone who’s probably got a better handle on the whole motherhood thing: Sara Hicks Malone (right). She was an art director in NYC for Martha Stewart Baby and Kids magazines before moving to Nashville to be with her fiance in 2003. She developed Hicks Paper Goods later that year, and debuted her collection of invitations the following year at the National Stationery Show. The Whitney English company acquired HPG in 2007, but Sara continues to design exclusively for them. She is also enjoying her latest venture as a new mom and blogger on The Party Perfect. She’s pictured here with Genifer Goodman Sohr (left) who will be writing a monthly post on the blog featuring her party styling and entertaining secrets. Keep an eye out for this duo. They are so uber stylish, they narrowly missed being on the Domino 10 (Top ten up-and-coming decorators) last year. Just check out a post I did on my blog last year showing Sara’s place.
What’s on her desk (according to Sara):
Because I work from home, my personal and work life often get intertwined. My desk is a reflection of that! My brain usually feels as cluttered as my desk, so I try to keep things orderly.
1) a bird/bamboo container to keep some of my more unsightly items out of the way, 2) a pile of blank cds to remind me to back up my work…but as I said, they’re blank, 3) a video monitor so I can keep an eye on my 7-month old, Gram, 4) a glass container with a chestnut because my grandmother (who passed away last year at the age of 102) always kept a chestnut in her purse for good luck, 5) icy hot for a nagging back injury, 6) a pile of birth announcements I designed waiting to get stuffed and in the mail, and 7) a blue planter from Ikea that contains the essentials like my favorite pens (Pilot Precise rolling ball pen in black/fine point), white-handled scissors from Martha Stewart Michael’s line, bone folder, Exacto knives and blades.