Cathy Hobbs' Design Portfolio From HGTV Design Star season six 2011

Age: 42
Brooklyn, N.Y.
Originally from Maryland, Cathy went to school in California for business and eventually became a broadcast news reporter in New York City. Despite winning five Emmy awards for outstanding news reporting, Cathy’s passion for design propelled her into a second career. She attended morning classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design, and then returned to the station to report the evening news. Married with an 8-month-old daughter, Cathy now owns a flourishing interior design company and specializes in residential and commercial properties. She says that her signature design style includes Asian influences paired with touches of Hollywood glamour.

City View Bedroom

To add pops of color without outshining stunning New York City views, Hobbs balanced rich lime, chartreuse and chocolate accessories with neutral un-glazed linen fabrics.

Eclectic Living Room

Hobbs captured her clients' love of art and travel by incorporating eclectic accessories into this clean, contemporary living room.

Green and Pink Children's Room

Hobbs used bright colors and graphic prints to give this room a whimsical yet sophisticated feel.

Charcoal Living Room

Hobbs used charcoal flannel and linen fabrics to create a streamlined, elegant living space for an urban client. The horse artwork adds a trendy element to the timeless space.

Contemporary Loft Living

Hobbs mixes mustard, black and red with heavy textures such as a shag rug and felt pillows to furnish this streamlined model home.

Restful Master Bedroom

Hobbs created a tranquil oasis in this master bedroom by using neutral colors and soft fabrics.

Contemporary Orange Office

Victorian meets contemporary in this vibrant office space. Hobbs paired ornate accessories with contemporary furniture and bright orange paint to bring this 1880s Manhattan townhouse into the 21st century.

Traditional Blue Living Room

Hobbs transformed a classic pre-war gem into a traditional masterpiece using timeless colors: blue, chocolate and gold.

Plush Charcoal Bedroom

This contemporary bedroom is outfitted for lounging day or night with a charcoal-hued chaise and bed.

Artful Penthouse Living Room

Hobbs combines unusual accessories like steel wire balls and sculpture with classic materials and furniture in this urban penthouse.

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