5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy was a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Series "DESIGN STAR and is currently 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 Nate Berkus Show”, “HGTV’s Top Ten”, “Martha Stewart Living-Radio” and in publications like REDBOOK, O, The Oprah Magazine, and The Huffington Post. She is currently a regular contributor to the prominent shelter sites Sheknows.com, Shoptopia, Cotton Candy Magazine, and Ehowwhere 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.
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.