Honolulu is home to a new, one-of-a-kind luxury furniture store. Cathy's Marketplace, designed by designer Cathy Lee, opened in May and evolved from her high-end virtual marketplace, cathyleestyle.com.  
Known as Hawaii's design diva, Cathy is a familiar face in the Honolulu area. She has taught thousands of people the basics of designer decorating, hosting do-it-yourself workshops and taping weekly T.V. segments for the local ABC-TV affiliate.
Cathy Lee and her design team motivate others to beautify their spaces. To date, Cathy's decorating tips have inspired thousands of people.
Cathy's Marketplace features luxury consigned furniture pieces and accents, along with new finds. "It's the perfect mix of old and new," Cathy says.
The showroom's design changes daily, as new pieces arrive and move quickly into the homes of shoppers.
At the showroom, shoppers can find luxury quality for a fraction of the cost. Cathy's Marketplace recently started partnering with non-profits, with a majority of the proceeds from purchases going to charity.
Tip cards scattered throughout the showroom provide shoppers with quick and easy ways to spruce up their homes.
"There's lots of eye candy!" says Cathy of the showroom.
Cathy is completely self-taught. Through trial and error, she has learned the steps to making any room look wonderfully stylish.
"What sets us apart from all the other stores out there is our mix of luxury consignment pieces, as well as unique new finds," Cathy says.
Cathy's Marketplace is Hawaii's must-see showroom for beautiful home items and dynamic design tips. The store is "eclectic and inspiring," Cathy says.
Enthusiasts can buy Cathy's design and decorating DVDs at bookstores throughout Hawaii to learn even more of her tabletop techniques.
Cathy's Marketplace doesn't just sell furniture and home accents. The showroom is also stocked with standout pieces of jewelry.
The showroom is a great venue for hosting events. Stages equipped with sound and lighting make Cathy's Marketplace perfect for parties, workshops, and fundraisers.
Design diva Cathy Lee is well known locally for hosting interactive events. Recently, Cathy's Marketplace put on a fashion show in its space.
Girls'-night-out pampering parties give shoppers another excuse to stop by Cathy's showroom.
Cathy's lessons can be applied to any decorating style. At her showroom, she teaches workshops about color and style, mixing and matching different types of furniture and accents, and blending old pieces with new items.
During her workshops, Cathy will often start with just bare walls and a floor, and talk her audience through the thought processes of a professional designer.
By combining great product with step-by-step lessons on how to achieve different looks, Cathy's Marketplace helps ordinary homeowners bring style to their spaces.