Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs,

Cathy Hobbs

Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes is a residential interior design firm founded in 2004 by Celebrity Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs, a 5-time Emmy Award Winning TV Host and Finalist on Season 6 of HGTV Design Star. Her interior design and home staging firm, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes is the preeminent home staging firm selected by NYC's top real estate agents and home sellers. An ASID, NCIDQ Certified Interior Designer and LEED AP, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes specializes in full interior design services, sustainable design, new development construction, home staging and real estate styling.

An experienced globe-trotter, Cathy is known for her global approach to design as well as her clean, modern, timeless interiors that infuse pattern, color and texture often with a touch of "Hollywood Glamour”. From small studio apartments to gracious homes, Cathy's approach is to blend her professional expertise flawlessly with homeowners’ wish list and aesthetic to create an impeccable design. The design philosophy at Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes is based on "approachable" design, working with various budgets in order to achieve the best design possible for our clients. With design studios in Brooklyn, New York and The Hudson Valley, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes is currently working in the New York City Tri-State Area, including, Long Island, The Hamptons, Northern New Jersey, Westchester County, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.

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The Team

Cathy Hobbs, ASID/LEED AP, CSP


Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs is one of the most sought after design and home staging experts in the country. Cathy is known for her creative use of color, space and distinctive blend of timeless furnishings, fabrics, and materials, always with a focus on what is extraordinary and unique. With each project she combines her professional design skills honed at The Fashion Institute of Technology, her keen visual eye perfected during her 20 years as an Emmy Award Winning Television Correspondent, and her global approach to design, realized through her extensive travels to exotic locations around the world.

John Estrada


John comes to us with more than a decade of visual merchandising and styling experience for some of the nations biggest brands. From set design, prop styling and visual merchandising John has done it all. His seasoned expertise and knowledge makes him a valued addition to the styling team.

Melchor Cardenas


Melchor or Mel is a tour de force. A seasoned veteran in the fields of visual merchandising, event design, and fashion, Mel's years of experience helps to add an elite level of excellence to our team.

Rodrigo Gormaz


Rodrigo is one of the most experienced members of our design team. A seasoned visual merchandiser and stylist, Rodrigo has worked on visual merchandising teams for such brands as Z Gallerie and West Elm. Rodrigo also has a background in interior design. Talented, creative and energetic, Rodrigo brings an invigorated fresh design approach to our team.

Christian Fornerod


Trained in interior design, Christian is highly skilled in the areas of visual merchandising and styling and serves as a great "all around talent" to our team.

Victoria Galante


As a senior member of our team, Victoria is often the first team member to meet with potential clients. A graduate of the prestigious Fashion Institute Of Technology, Victoria brings a fresh, creative and innovative approach to our design team. Her talents extend to design, interior styling and visual merchandising.

Kimberly Anderson


Kimberly brings a bright, creative sense of style and energy to the Design Recipes team. While still a student at The Fashion Institute of Technology, Kimberly has amassed an impressive resume that includes both styling and visual merchandising.

Amanda Hudson


Amanda comes to us from the worlds of film and television. A seasoned professional. Amanda has extensive feature film and television production knowledge and experience, as well as an extraordinary eye for what is beautiful and visually appealing.

Stephen DiGeronimo


From Calvin Klein, Michael Kors to top design firms, Stephen possesses an incredible amount of experience and talent. From design and conception through styling and final touches, Stephen is a valued member of our team.

Renzo Perez-Acosta


Renzo is a bright, energetic addition to our installation team. Skilled with both assembly and art installation, Renzo is an asset to our growing team.

Jevin McClendon


Jevin heads our logistics operation from delivery through installation. Jevin’s easy going personality and ready smile, helps ensure a seamless and pleasant experience for our clients.

Thomas Sumlin


Friendly, reliable and conscientious, Thomas is an important member of our logistics team.

Xavier Boyd


Xavier's bright, youthful smile and energetic personality helps to ensure the customer experience is always friendly, courteous and efficient.