Mother – Daughter Team Launch New Business

Sara Hunt Malone

 June 15th, 1999

Distinctive Nest is a creative new venture that evolved from natural instincts, talents and skills as well as formal education. Sara Hunt Malone and Susan Lahr operate their business under the premise that your home should be your tranquil respite from the hectic world, your place to rejoice and celebrate with family and friends, a place that should bring peace and harmony to your life. So what exactly is it that Distinctive Nest can do for you? Imagine a room that had been the same since you moved, or that the size and needs of your family are changing, or you have just bought a new home but can not afford new furnishings. If you call Distinctive Nest this mother-daughter team will consult with you in your home to see how they might assist you in achieving a new vision for your home interior. After the initial consultation an appointment is made for them to come back to your home and in only one day, using Interior Arrangement and Design principles along with your existing furnishings, artwork, and accessories they will affordably create a new interior tailored specifically to your specific needs and wishes. You will save money by eliminating expensive design purchases, as they only use what already exists in your home.

The mother-daughter team that developed this new company have uncanny artistic and creative abilities which have obviously been influenced and passed down from one generation to the next.  Sara the owner, and Susan her mother, come from a line of artists on both sides of the family.  Sara’s paternal grandmother was a teacher of Fine China Painting.  Sara’s maternal grandmother was a watercolorist, costume designer, and event planner and her maternal grandfather was a civil engineer and a fine furniture builder. With her inherited talent as well as an education in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University Susan spent many years working for an international art and event production company.  Sara has put her design education, her business degree and her extensive experience in the retail display and merchandising industry to good use in this current business venture. Both Mother and Daughter realize that they have finally discovered their true passion, and that their strong artistic talents are best used in helping people re-invent their living spaces.

The results from Distinctive Nest are always dramatic, exciting, and seem to bring new life to sometimes old and forgotten treasures.  The letters they receive from their clients applaud their efforts.

These creative women are professionally trained. Sara is a RES, IADA (Interior Arrangement and Design Association) Member who is professionally certified as an Interior Arrangement and Design Specialist, as well as a Certified Real Estate Staging Enhancement Specialist.  Susan in conjunction with her fine arts education has also studied Interior Design.  Distinctive Nest offers an array of services which include; One-Day room makeovers, Interior Design consultation services,  interior and exterior color consultations, furnishing and accessory purchases, real estate enhancement staging, seasonal decorating services, entertainment planning services, and professional organizing services.