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,
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.
Sometimes you see decor that makes your heart skip a beat (and leaves you wondering how far away the medics are should you need resuscitation). This scenario happened to me when I attended TheHome Spring Launch yesterday. The Gazebo Wine Garden was the venue for this afternoon high tea and the styling work from Marj Silva (below), Emma Blomfield and the team at TheHome was truly something spectacular.