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French Ornate Interior - Country Home Ideas MagIt's no secret that I love colour. Sometimes, though, I can't help but be seduced by the subdued palette French interiors are know for. The images in this post are so captivating that even the most diehard colour lovers would go weak at the knees over them. They're all contained in the new issue of Country Home Ideas magazine - and I can't get enough!

Update: Read the 2015 interview here: Neale on Belle, Vogue Living, The Block and Partner David.Interview with Belle Magazine's Neale WhitakerAs 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.

Real Living Magazine StackIf you love homewares like I do, you have a stack of magazines that you can't bare to part with. You might also have a distinct memory associated with a particular magazine; one that sticks with you, that unlocked something in you or potentially resulted in what I call a 'magazine moment'. I had mine with issue one of Real Living Magazine way back in 2005.

[caption id="attachment_3666" align="alignnone" width="640"]Photo courtesy of Inside Out: Photography by Trevor Tondo/Living Inside Photo courtesy of Inside Out: Photography by Trevor Tondo/Living Inside[/caption]Sometimes dreams really do come true. The new issue of Inside Out - available now - proved it by including me as one of its Six Blogs to Bookmark. That is, of course, not the only phenomenal thing about this issue, but it certainly helped raise my excitement levels when I got home to rip open my subscription and flick to page 42 to see The Life Creative mentioned!