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Cathy Hobbs Design RecipesCathy Hobbs is one of the most prominent national names in Design and Real Estate Styling. A 5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs (ASID) is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™. Cathy 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 was the exclusive IKEA design expert for Oprah's trailblazing "The Life You Want" 8-City weekend tour, travelling for two months with the tour. A nationally recognized real estate expert, Cathy has been featured on programs like "Good Morning America", “The Meredith Vieira Show”, “The Nate Berkus Show”, “HGTV’s Top Ten”, “Martha Stewart Living-Radio” and in publications like Good Housekeeping, 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 Ehow where Cathy also serves as an Ehow presenter hosting her own interior design web series. Currently expanding her brand into licensing, 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.
Founded in 2003, Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes™ (www.cathyhobbs.com) 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.
In addition to offering traditional interior design and home staging services, Cathy has developed a full line of Design Recipes™ which are interior design resource guides providing step-by-step instructions on how a room was created and executed as well as the much sought after resource information so that design enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers can create their own spaces. More than three-hundred individual Design Recipes™ are available online at www.design-recipes.com where customers can purchase and download a pdf file that features expert design and resource information, high quality photographs, and specific instructions in order to turn an empty space into a home at their own pace and budget. The Design Recipes™ website is also a fabulous go-to resource guide for design enthusiasts. www.design-recipes.com includes a blog, how-to videos & design recipes tips.
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.
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