Kate Nixon

Kate Nixon

I believe in layered interiors and attention to detail. In the beauty of gathered pieces found with love. I believe in food, music, family and friends. I believe in HOME.


Kate Nixon is an Australian stylist, designer and the interiors editor of Australian House & Garden magazine.

Kate is the founder and director of Studio Kate, an award winning interior design firm based in Sydney, Australia and proprietor of CASA by Kate Nixon, an iconic home boutique that is the retail face of the studio offering custom product and furnishings, open to the public at the same address.
I am passionate about interiors and their ability to elevate everyday life. Life is short, love your home.

With a career in interiors, food styling and writing spanning nearly two decades, and a thirteen year tenure as Houses Editor and Interiors Editor at Australian House & Garden magazine, Kate shares her knowledge and experience through a monthly column, TV, awards and speaker panels.

A summer holiday to Italy in 2006 was the beginning of an enduring love affair with Busatti – the eponymous eight generation Italian fabric house in Anghiari, Tuscany with Kate opening the flagship Australian boutique in Transvaal Avenue, Double Bay in 2007. She champions the brand today through CASA by Studio Kate’s retail showroom and custom made soft furnishings and the studio’s award winning interiors.

“I am passionate about layers and textures, finding things you love and making a home your own. I love a comfortable, contemporary edge and the confidence to commit to what you love. I am personally drawn to the scale and sensibility of American furnishings and interiors (cue Nancy Meyers!) and the craftsmanship and patina of European design.” - Kate

By Kate Nixon

By Kate Nixon

Studio Kate

At the heart of our interiors, architectural and product design we seek to deliver the polished and practical, contemporary and comfortable – space and pieces equally at ease with sophisticated entertaining and everyday family life.
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CASA by Kate Nixon

Welcome to our home. A curated collection of our latest ideas, custom made products and hand-picked finds beautifully presented in our open to the public interior boutique.
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CUSTOM by Kate Nixon

With decades of combined experience in bespoke soft furnishings, window treatments, upholstery and furniture we offer a comprehensive custom made workroom servicing trade and retail clients across our interior studio and retail showroom.
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