Palos Verdes Estates, CA
With his extraordinary eye for finding amazing and unexpected treasures, we can't think of anyone we'd rather go shopping with than Michael Moloney!
After 10 successful years in the fashion industry, Michael Moloney turned his unique and luxurious design concepts to homes in 1990. Blending the new and the practical with the timeworn charm of things "not exactly perfect" has been Moloney's look from the beginning of his diverse design career. This Palos Verdes, California native set out to combine his love of shopping, knowledge of design and entrepreneurial skills to open two high-profile home design stores south of Los Angeles, where he combines vintage treasures found at flea markets with new accessories and gift ware. Maison Luxe, one of the stores opened by Moloney and located in Manhattan Beach, California, sells unique and plush home furnishings to customers like Goldie Hawn, Candace Bergen and Rachel Hunter. His fresh approach to decorating has led to working with such other celebrities as Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, and to projects with The Walt Disney Company, the NFL and Oral-B.
Moloney's television credits include, Good Morning America, The View, EXTRA!, Entertainment Tonight, Designers' Challenge, Less than Perfect, Access Hollywood and more, and he can still be seen on episodes of Clean House on the Style Network. Because of his unwavering good taste and sharp eye for fashion, he is a popular choice as a guest speaker or special correspondent for top entertainment shows. He has co-hosted Fashion Wrap on the TV Guide Channel with Joan & Melissa Rivers, and has made appearances on EXTRA as a special assignment correspondent.
This season marks Moloney's return to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which he worked with during its first seven seasons. He feels very fortunate to be a part of the series: "This show is truly amazing in that it gives people hope and a new lease on life. I am so grateful to be part of something so special. My job as a designer is to make each home reflect these families' personalities and lifestyles. It is so rewarding for me to use my design skills to make dreams come true for them," he says.
Moloney enjoys spending time in his Los Angeles home with his precious pooch, Rique the Design Dog - his adorable Jack Russell-Chihuahua mix. He also enjoys entertaining family and friends at his second home in Palm Springs. An architectural landmark decorated with his personal touches, this beautiful home has been featured in People, OK and In Touch magazines.