Home Design


Kate St James, FDIA

Kate is the former editor-in-chief of Home Design and Grand Designs Australia magazines. An interior designer by trade, Kate is the co-founder of interior design company, St James Whitting. stjameswhitting.com

The colours we choose for our living environments can influence the way we feel. While black may be your favourite choice in clothing, it may not be such a good choice for your interiors. Creating a dynamic colour scheme can take your interiors from drab to fab.

Colour affects us in more ways than we realise. It stimulates the brain and can affect our behaviour and mood, as well as

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