Explaining his unconventional entry into the world of interiors, Neale Whitaker – Australia’s Vogue Living editor – reveals, “I sometimes feel as if I arrived here by accident!” Accident or not, I’m certainly glad he’s here having tracked his career from editor of Belle to his current position as head of the Condé Nast juggernaut.
Discover Neale’s world from the busyness of editing one of the world’s most respected interiors magazines to who would be on his fantasy dinner list (we completely agree!), stopping off at his inspirations, style and design mantra along the way.
How did you first get into the world of interior design?
I sometimes feel as if I arrived here by accident! I’m a magazine editor by profession and in 2006 I took over the reins at an Australian interior design magazine called Belle. I remained in that role for 8 years and, in 2010, I also joined a TV reality renovation show called The Block (as one of three judges) which is a ratings juggernaut for the Nine Network in Australia. I’ve now made nine series. I joined Vogue Living as Editor-in-chief in December 2014.