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003: 2018 St Jude Dream Home – with Designer Michael Moloney

003: 2018 St. Jude Dream Home – with Designer Michael Moloney

“I got involved with [St. Jude] Dream Home because… when I was on Extreme Makeover, we did great things for families that needed it… and I missed doing it.” — Michael Moloney

Welcome to New Home Made Simple, where Cyndie Roche and her team of home building experts make everything about buying and building a new home make sense. Cyndie is a 25-year veteran of the home building and real estate industries. Join us as she breaks down the ins and outs of making sure you get what you want when you build your next home.

To celebrate the launch of the 2018 St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home, Cyndie talks with Celebrity Designer and St. Jude Ambassador, Michael Moloney, about how he first got involved with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Michael shares the joy he gets from working on projects that helps families and kids in need, and some simple tips that allow him to design his signature Mystery Suites using products and materials anyone can buy.

They discuss:

● Michael was the interior designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
● He shares the joy he took from making a difference for families that needed help
● Connecting with De Young Properties through Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and working with them on a St. Jude Dream Home
● Michael’s desire to keep doing work that helped families in need
● Initially being asked to design the entire home
● Becoming St. Jude’s Design Ambassador
● Creating Michael’s Mystery Suites for 3 years running
● Combining Michael’s favorite things: Design & Giving Back
● Working with builder’s design teams and Stash Home and Ashley Furniture
● Michael’s design process
● The St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home Music Video
● The importance of having fun
● Tickets to win are sold for $100 — a 1:10,000 chance of winning
● Lots of other great prizes as well
● The St. Louis St. Jude Dream Home is 100% donated, thanks to the amazing generosity of the trade partners who work on the home
● St. Louis has donated a 100% zero-cost home for 5 years in a row — the only such streak in the nation
● Michael shares the theme of his Mystery Suite
● Shopping at regular stores, creating a theme using products and material that everyone has access to
● There are no palm trees in St. Louis
● The value of ordering ahead
Buy a ticket! Help the kids at St. Jude