Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs,

Cathy Hobbs

About Cathy Hobbs

5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy most recently toured with Oprah's "The Life You Want" Weekend as the interior design expert for the entire 8-City tour. Cathy also currently hosts her own self-branded design television series, Design Recipes, airing on the top rated "PIX Morning News" on WPIX-TV in New York City.

Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series "DESIGN STAR" and served for a year as the green expert for "The Life Improvement Squad" a national campaign with IKEA and O, The Oprah Magazine. Cathy has been featured on programs like "The Meredith Vieira Show", "The Nate Berkus Show", "HGTV's Top Ten", "Martha Stewart Living-Radio" and in publications like Better Homes and Gardens, REDBOOK, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Huffington Post. She currently writes a weekly column under her Design Recipes brand, nationally syndicated through Tribune Content Agency, exposing her articles to hundreds of publications. Cathy is also a regular contributor to the prominent shelter sites, Shoptopia, Cotton Candy Magazine, and Ehow where Cathy also serves as an Ehow presenter hosting her own interior design web series. A nationally recognized sustainable design expert, Cathy is the exclusive brand ambassador for the world’s leading eco-friendly paint line, Mythic Paint, where she also has her own 12-color sustainable paint collection, under her brand Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. In August 2013, Cathy was also selected by popular British brand Plain Lazy to be its' U.S. Brand Ambassador, with an extensive Cathy Hobbs self-branded home furnishings line anchoring its' expansion into the United States.

Expanding her brand into on-line retail channels, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes is one of the most popular shops on the highly influential home décor site Houzz.

A seasoned interior designer, home stager and television personality with more than 20 years of on-air experience as a local news anchor, host, journalist and correspondent, Cathy is also the former Co-Host and Executive Producer of Metro Residential, a weekly television real estate and design series produced by Residential Television Productions LLC, in which she was a co-owner.

Founded in 2003, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™ ( is a boutique style full-service design firm that in addition to executing high-end residential and commercial interiors specializes in affordable design solutions called Design Recipes™, as well as home staging. Cathy is a LEED AP, recognized and credentialed by The U.S. Green Building Council for her exceptional expertise and knowledge of Green and Sustainable design and is the only Green Home Stager in New York City. She is also an NCIDQ certificate holder. A graduate of one of the top interior design programs in the country, The Fashion Institute of Technology, her commitment and vision is to make interior design approachable and affordable to all those who seek the services of a professional designer. Cathy also serves as a member of the prestigious interior design committee for The Fashion Institute of Technology.

Cathy is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the International Interior Design Association, as well as a certified staging professional. Credentialed by Certified Staging Professionals (CSP), Cathy is also one of the top home staging trainers in the country, traveling nationwide teaching real estate staging for CSP to aspiring stagers. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, cum laude, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Marshall School of Business at The University of Southern California.

Cathy is a participating interior designer in the prestigious Architectural Digest Home Design Show, sponsored by Architectural Digest magazine. Cathy was also one of a select group of designers invited to create tabletop décor for the annual "Dining by Design" event hosted by DIFFA. Cathy was also one of only four interior designers selected for the Condé Nast Dream House in New York City. Cathy’s family room and office designs of an 1800’s townhouse were viewed by 6,000 attendees.

5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs
(ASID-LEED AP-CSP) is the founder and owner of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™