Neale Whitaker

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Australia’s foremost style guru, Neale Whitaker, has a wealth of design knowledge and expertise that comes courtesy of a successful publishing career as 8-years of Editor-in-chief of Belle magazine.

London-born Neale started his career in the office of legendary British PR guru Lynne Franks (on whom the character of Eddi in Absolutely Fabulous was based). After working as a fashion publicist and stylist, Neale took on publishing roles for high-profile retailers including Marks & Spencer and Ikea. Later, while working for publisher John Brown, he oversaw the launch of Food Illustrated magazine for upmarket British supermarket Waitrose. The magazine was praised internationally and set new standards for food publishing in the UK.

In 1999, Neale moved to Sydney to take the helm of directional home and interior magazine, Marie Claire Lifestyle. His impeccable taste and professionalism won him many fans and he was kept busy with regular columns in The Sydney Morning Herald's Good Living supplement, and articles for American Gourmet magazine. During his five years at FPC Magazines (now NewsLifeMedia) he edited Vogue Entertaining + Travel and launched best-selling food magazine delicious — the most successful magazine launch in the history of Australian publishing.

Neale has successfully held the position, as the Editor in chief for NewsLifeMedia’s lifestyle brand, Vogue Living for nearly 3-years and recently transitioned into the role as Editor-at-large to make more time for his increasing television and wider media commitments.  Neale continues as a columnist for News Corp’s Stellar Magazine.

In 2010, Neale's frank honesty, warm humour and British eccentricities charmed audiences, saw him take up the role of expert judge on The Block.

Neale doesn't sit still for a moment.

How to make a rental property feel like home

2 minute read

How can you make your rental feel like your own while still abiding by the strict rules some properties impose? Neale Whitaker shares his tips to help you leave a (non-permanent) personal mark on your home, inside and out.

How to use lighting to create the illusion of space

2 minute read

When renovating or updating your space, pay special attention to your lighting needs. Careful planning and consideration has to be given to lighting. It has the ability to transform your space, making your area feel brighter and bigger. Not only is it with function in mind, the right lights will also make a stylish addition to your home.

 
 

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