The creative community took a collective gasp late last year when it was revealed that The Block judge Neale Whitaker had left the helm of Belle magazine, where he'd been shaping the nation's interiors for eight years. Shortly after the announcement,
Designer, writer, speaker, The Block judge; it's safe to say that local Creative Darren Palmer has his finger in many (stylish) pies. In my interview segment, The Creative 10, I've thrown 10 creative questions his way so we can learn more about this industry heavyweight, what makes him tick and where he draws inspiration from!
As the man at the helm of both Belle Magazine and The Block, Neale Whitaker is undoubtably the patriarch of Aussie interiors. I grabbed five and put him through his paces in my regular interview segment, The Creative 10, to delve a little further into what makes this man tick!
Despite working with names like Yves Saint Laurent, Armani and Ralph Lauren, you've probably seen the work of Steve Cordony most on the pages of Belle magazine, where he's interior design editor. I sat down to put Steve through The Creative 10 - and uncovered his love for New York, his iPad and Beyonce!
These industry movers and shakers spend their days immersed in styling, homewares, magazines and interiors, but what are they doing regarding to their own festive celebrations? I caught up with these six style makers to get their take on the silly season and have them share some Christmas styling ideas of their own.
Update: Read the 2015 interview here: Neale on Belle, Vogue Living, The Block and Partner David.As Editor-in-Chief at Belle, Neale Whitaker is at the forefront of what's hot in interior design. And although he has witnessed thousands of homes grace the pages of the popular mag, he admitted in a recent issue that not every home is to his taste. "...that was a controversial thing to say," he tells me. I caught up with this industry heavyweight and The Block judge to discuss the magazine, his decor secret shame and his take on Christmas decorating.