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Cathy Hobbs

Expert in Interior Design, Green Design, Home Staging and Entertaining

Expert in Interior Design, Green Design, Home Staging and Entertaining

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Cathy Hobbs Biography

5-time Emmy award winning television personality Cathy Hobbs is the founder and creator of Cathy Hobbs Design Recipes. Cathy was also a finalist on Season 6 of HGTV's Hit Reality Series Design Star. A seasoned interior designer, home stager and television personality, Cathy is also the former the 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, 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. 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.

In addition to running her growing business, Cathy has nearly two decades of experience as an on-air television news correspondent and continues to make regular television appearances. She has worked in some of the top television markets in the country, most recently as an on-air television reporter and anchor at a top affiliate station in New York City, where she developed a strong fan base.

Cathy has been nominated for nineteen Emmy awards, and is a five-time Emmy award winner. In 2003, she earned the coveted award for Outstanding General Assignment and Live Reporter for the entire New York City region.

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, travelling 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 also a member of the premier entertainment organization, The Friars Club.

As a noted and sought after interior design expert, Cathy has appeared on the nationally syndicated program, The Nate Berkus Show as well as numerous appearances on Martha Stewart radio. Cathy is also a veteran of the Home and Garden Show circuit, frequently booked at Home and Garden Shows around the country as a featured main stage headline speaker.

Cathy Hobbs Speaking Topics


    This is the perfect opportunity to educate consumers and retailers about the latest trends in holiday entertaining. Cathy Hobbs is an ASID Interior Designer and Lifestyle expert who is also a seasoned tastemaker. Her tabletop and event decor has been featured in such publications as House Beautiful, Martha Stewart Weddings, Wedding Bells, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. From how to set a gorgeous table, the highlights of the holidays to decorating various rooms of the home in festive decor, Cathy will walk audiences through her innovative and affordable ideas.


    Each year, retailers roll out their newest colors, designs and textiles. Seasoned television personality and ASID Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs will introduce audiences to the latest trends being rolled out for the season.


    Cathy Hobbs is a LEED AP, one of only 3,000 interior designers in the country credentialed by the U.S. Green Buildings Council for her exceptional knowledge of Green and Sustainable design. Cathy will educate audiences on the basics of green design, while showcasing some of latest materials and trends in Green Design as it relates to various rooms of the home.


    From toddlers to pre-teens the design possibilities are endless! ASID Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs shares her expert tips that any child will love!


    Home staging is a big buzz word in real estate and it can mean anything from painting and minor repairs to renting furniture. Accredited Home Stager Cathy Hobbs will share with audiences some home staging secrets in order to get their home sold for the most amount of money in the least amount of time.


    Bringing great design into your home doesnt have to be expensive. ASID Interior Designer Cathy Hobbs shares the secrets of her Design Recipes, affordable design ideas..many under $10.00!

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  • What topics does Cathy Hobbs speak about?

    Cathy Hobbs is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Host Emcee, Reality TV Stars.
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Cathy Hobbs is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as AFFORDABLE ENTERTAINING IDEAS, WHATS HOT THIS SEASON, GREENING YOUR DECOR, CREATING A KIDS ZONE, STAGE IT! SELL IT! and TEN UNDER TEN. The estimated speaking fee range to book Cathy Hobbs for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Cathy Hobbs generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Grundy, Alison Victoria, Chassie Post, Sabrina Soto and Michelle Bernstein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Cathy Hobbs for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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