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Kate St James

Kate St James is an interior designer and the editor-in-chief of Universal Magazines’ Home Design Group, including Grand Designs Australia and Home Design. Along with qualifications in interior design, Kate also studied journalism. Her specialty is sustainable architecture and design.

Kate's early working life was as a journalist in London in the early 1970s, followed by a 20-year career in interior design including running her own interior design, architectural design and construction company. Her background was instrumental in providing the necessary qualities for her current role with one of Australia's leading niche market publishers of home design magazines; a position she has held since 2000. During this time Kate has published not only the work of many of Australia and the world’s leading architects and designers but also those emerging practices who are the design luminaries of the future.

Kate’s vision has always been to promote an awareness of Australian and international architecture and design – with a heavy dose of sustainability - to demonstrate to the wider community the meaningful way it can impact on our lives.

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