Martha Stewart Living, December 2021

EVERY YEAR, Kevin Sharkey devotes pretty much. an entire December weekend to decorating the 14-foot tree that grazes the ceiling of his sleek New York City apartment overlooking the Hudson River. Kevin, currently the executive vice president and executive design director of the Martha Stewart brand, has been flexing those muscles for decades. For more than 25 years, he has styled rooms, photo shoots, and flowers by Martha's side.

His tree drips with memories, in the form of ornaments he's amassed over his time with the brand, including from Martha's original holiday collections for Kmart, the old Martha by Mail catalog, and the current line for "They range from the cheapest plastic snowflakes to glass pinecones. They mix with pieces I bought at Liberty of London and, of course, Jamali Garden," he says of the New York City floral-and-event-supply mecca. "I typically stick to gold, silver, pearls, or clear-things that catch the light."