Designing for a good cause

Interior designer Kristy Malone has been given a high-profile chance to give something back this season.

Malone was contracted to create a winter wonderland at the Park Hyatt at the corner of Bloor and Avenue for this year’s annual CHUM FM Children’s Christmas Wish breakfast on Dec. 12.

TV personality Marilyn Denis with Beach designer Kristy Malone, at the CHUM Christmas Wish breakfast. PHOTO: Submitted
TV personality Marilyn Denis with Beach designer Kristy Malone, at the CHUM Christmas Wish breakfast.
PHOTO: Submitted

After nine years in the business, the CHUM gig is a great opportunity for Malone, who has previously focused on residential and office designs. While the breakfast is usually decorated by larger companies, Malone has partnered with two event specialists, who she hopes to work with again on future corporate events.

The benefits of the CHUM job go beyond exposure, however – there’s something very creatively fulfilling about being offered a blank slate.

“They just kind of left it in my hands and said, ‘We trust your judgment,’” she said. “At an event like this you can really use your imagination … You can make it as creative as you want.”

Malone said she’s also looking forward to meeting local television personalities like Marilyn Denis.

“I’m super excited to be meeting some TV stars,” she said. “This is the closest I’ve ever been to TV.”

Best of all, however, is the chance to donate her talents in the name of a worthy cause.

“It’s great to give back,” said Malone. “I’m hoping people will feel special, that it’s a magical Christmas wish for them.”

Beacher Kristy Malone designed the surroundings for the annual CHUM Christmas Wish breakfast. PHOTO: Submitted
Beacher Kristy Malone designed the surroundings for the annual CHUM Christmas Wish breakfast.
PHOTO: Submitted

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