I wanted something primarily white, 'clean' and classy and generic, not something I would get sick of too soon. I also wanted 3 columns instead 2. I found a great template and modified it slightly, added the French flag background and voilà ! Hope you like it as much as I do. :)
Strangely, I realise I'd forgotten to take a screenshot of the 'before' but I found one on Lilou's blog.