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About Cathy

Cathy Lee is an interior designer who...

Has transformed commercial and residential spaces for nearly two decades, sought-after for her sophisticated and modern take on island living. She is known for creating beautiful yet functional spaces tailored to each client's specific needs.


Cathy excels at creating commercial environments that strengthen and elevate a business's brand identity, while thoughtfully customizing each home to reflect the owner's unique personality, lifestyle and culture.


Sharing her design expertise, Cathy has also shown thousands of homeowners how to bring their own spaces to life through interactive DIY workshops, bi-weekly printed column in Honolulu Star-Advertiser newspaper, and KITV Live morning news segments.

Giving Back

Community service never goes out of style

Beyond her design work, Cathy is a community leader who serves on the Board of Directors at the historic Hawaii Theatre as well as at her alma mater, Sacred Hearts Academy.  She is the President and Director of Kidz For A Cause (KFAC), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008 by her daughter, Nicki Lee.


Over the years, Cathy has mentored hundreds of youth through KFAC in leadership and philanthropy, raising over $760,000 for various children's charities across the islands. For more information on Kidz For A Cause, visit

Cathy's most recent community projects can be seen in the new Tseu Innovation Center at Sacred Hearts Academy (SHA) and Ronald McDonald House Hawaii's (RMHC) Family Recreation Center.  Take a look at these inspiring designs by visiting our respective "Project" pages.


by Cathy Lee

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