Renovation and Home Design


2016 Sydney HIA home show

by Kate St James

Kate brought the crowds in at the Sydney Home Show at Olympic Park. More people are thinking of creating their own sustainable oasis evident from the number of people asking how they can make their homes sustainable.


As well as having a bedroom setting filled with products that environmentally safe for your home. Kate was on stage with several other speakers providing information to help the homeowner decide what products they can buy that not only create a stunning interior but one that is safe from all toxic chemicals


Micro manage - micro climates - by Kate St James

Published in - Wellbeing Issue 161

Green Interior awards

The most important ingredient in any great design project, long before a line is drawn, is the one between its architect or designer and client.

Before choosing an architect or designer, you should do your due diligence. Ask for referrals from friends or acquaintances, read design magazines and look in your area for new construction projects. You can also access the referral service of their professional organisation's websites.


Using a trained professional can help you to obtain a superior project. Architects and designers who are full members of their professional body, have distinguished themselves in a number of ways.

To achieve full membership in the RAIA and DIA an architect or designer must demonstrate that they have the education and experience to perform professionally, and they must also comply with their organisation's code of ethics.

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