Kate St James

Kate St. James, FDIA is a well respected interior designer on the Australian design scene. She is the founding editor of Grand Designs Australia magazine and was editor-in-chief of Home Design magazine, along with several other titles in the Universal Magazines’ Home Group stable, for more than 16 years.

As co-founder of design firm, St James Whitting, Kate currently consults to individuals and companies wishing to include eco-friendly, sustainable design practices and products into their projects. She is a regular guest on the Eussen Living segment of community radio 99.3FM and presents at seminars and exhibitions. Her passion is environmentally-sustainable architecture and design.

Kate has written three e-books on sustainable design and interiors – Greening Your Home and Your Life, Interior Focus and Future-Proofing Your Interiors – and contributed chapters on sustainable design in Create Your Dream Sanctuary by Victoria Millar-Wise and Healthy Planet, Healthy People, Healthy Home by Helen Edwards. She is also the editor of Sandcastles, a book authored by architect Peter Colquhoun and published by Universal Magazines.

Kate continues to support the architecture and design community through writing, judging, presenting and mentoring.

Her vision has always been to promote an awareness of Australian and international architecture and design to demonstrate to the wider community the meaningful way it can impact on our lives.