The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

By Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design Experts

The Great indoors is a celebration of all things interiors and everything you need to know about making your house a home. In each episode, TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth will discuss, debate and guide you through the top trends and hottest topics from the home front. So pull up a chair…

Episodes

92. Style Surgery: Cool Yule Edition

Sophie and Kate devote themselves to all things Christmas in this special edition where they answer and argue over listeners style dilemmas. From how to style your Christmas themed mantel to how to make a drag queen tree topper, the Great Indoors has you covered. For all your Christmas and Home decoration desires visit our sponsor Anthropologie and use the discount code SPARKLE at check out for 20% off your purchase, valid from the 1st – 21st December. This offer does not include furniture, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and does not apply to previous purchases. Code is one time use only. Items mentioned at the top of the show include: Delaney candle stick George and Viv calendar House of Hackney x Anthropologie vase Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/12/22·41m 30s

91. Future Proof Your Home, Autumn Lighting, Patterned Carpet

Let there be light - but not too much. Kate and Sophie discuss Autumnal lighting and explain how to create ambience and atmosphere in your home. They also talk future proofing your home and how to get ready for inevitable changes in your life without compromising on style. Plus - should patterned carpet be confined to the Queen Vic and other dodgy boozers? Kate thinks not, and is even considering this potential design crime for her own new house... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk  You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/11/22·49m 16s

90. Farrow and Ball's Joa Studholme Reveals All You Ever Wanted to Know About Paint But Were Afraid to Ask

What's next for paint trends? Is Downpipe a design crime? Why on earth is Jitney called Jitney? And HOW do you decide what colour to paint your front room? Joa Studholme is the colour curator for adored paint and paper brand Farrow & Ball. Here she reveals all, from how she mixes colour in a ramekin at the kitchen table, to what colour paint she knows will always mean "home" to her children. Do follow Joa @joastudholme Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk  You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/11/22·43m 37s

89. Saving Energy, Radiator Covers, Wallpaper Trends

Are radiator covers a crime against the environment AND a design crime too? In the style crime scene that is Kate's new home, Kate and Sophie discuss stylish ways to save energy and reduce your heating bill. They also look at wallpaper trends, why an animal motif definitely won’t be making it onto Kate’s new walls and novel alternatives to the MDF radiator cover. Macrame, anyone? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk  You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast To sign up to Sophie's online course and get the 15% off, go to the courses page on her site and use the coupon code ‘thegreatindoors’ at check out. And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/11/22·1h 0m

88. Style Surgery: Find Your Style, Rockin' Storage, Artex Redux?

Can you really have it all? Industrial cosy colourful minimalism? Or must you choose? In this first edition of the regular Style Surgery Specials, Kate and Sophie help a listener caught in a torrid triangle of conflicting design passions. They also advise on stylish solutions to storing vinyl, suggest the best colours to complement views of the great outdoors, and have stern words with a listener who wonders: is artex about to stage a comeback? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk  You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast To sign up to Sophie's online course and get the 15% off, go to the courses page on her site and use the coupon code ‘thegreatindoors’ at check out. And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/11/22·40m 58s

87. Value for Money, Shower Curtain Crime, Design Books

Is your shower curtain out to get you? Kate and Sophie consider the homicidal billowing mass in the bathroom... is it a design crime? There's a juicy stack of new design books that might help you get ahead with your (whisper it) Christmas shopping. Plus stacks of tips on how to get the best value out of your furniture. These are the books Sophie and Kate discussed: - More is More Decor by Siobhan Murphy @interiorcurve - Own your Zone by Ruth Matthew’s @design_soda_ruthie - Marbling by Zeena Shah @heartzeena - Interior Portraits by SJ Axelby @sjaxelby - Create by Emily Henson @lifeunstyled Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk You can follow them on Instagram @sophierobinsoninteriors @mad_about_the_house or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast  To sign up to Sophie's online course and get the 15% off go to the courses page on her site and use the coupon code ‘thegreatindoors’ at check out. And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/10/22·54m 23s

86. Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen on why Maximalism is the Only Way

Are beetles just middle class flamingos? In this week's interview, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen tells it like it is (and Kate and Sophie struggle to get a word in edgeways). What's the secret to pulling off maximalist decor? Is minimalism really misogynist? And why do we all need to #BeMoreRita? All that and More More More (including why we should never listen to designers...) Laurence's book More More More is on sale now now now. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  To sign up to Sophies online course and get the 30% off until the end of October follow this link And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/10/22·36m 29s

85. Kitchen Island Crime, Honey I Shrunk the House, New Paint Colours

Is a kitchen island a design crime? Is hot pink a timeless classic? Will Kate ever escape from under a mountain of packing boxes? Sophie and Kate tackle all the big questions. There's downsizing, decluttering and ditching your O level coursework (but what if you need it?) There are sexy new paint colours from the likes of Dulux and Farrow and Ball. And there's a very controversial candidate for Design Crimes... is this the end for the kitchen island? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  To sign up to Sophies online course and get the 30% off until the end of October follow this link And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/10/22·47m 14s

84. Moving House, Shelving the Reno, Washing Up Bowl-mageddon

The Great Indoors is Back! Even Kate is emotional (not really). With plenty to catch up on after the break, Kate reveals all about her house move, Sophie talks how to make the best of it when spiralling budgets mean your renovation dreams are dashed - and the listeners have a frightening amount to say about the mysterious design quirk that is The Washing Up Bowl... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/09/22·37m 22s

83. How to Transform Your Rental, A-Z of Eco Paint, Cooler Kitchens

Think you know sticky-backed plastic? Think again. Serial renter, nocturnal DIY-er and queen of reversible decor hacks, Amara Hasham of @thepajaamahub and The Faff Store reveals the jaw-dropping possibilities to be had. If you rent, or just want to try out some bold ideas that can easily be reversed - you can't afford to miss this. Plus Kate and Sophie deep dive into how to make ethical choices when it comes to paint - and help a listener wanting to inject colour and personality into her kitchen. If you have intel to share about ethical paint choices or want to suggest a brand that should be in the #DoLessHarm Directory, then do get in touch with the show or reach out to Sophie @sophierobinsonsinteriors and Kate @mad_about_the_house Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/04/22·55m 32s

82. Garden Design, New Design Books, In-Between Spaces

Got your sacrificial plants in place? Arit Anderson, garden designer and presenter on BBC Two's Gardener's World, reveals the secrets of the Great Outdoors. She tells Kate and Sophie all about beating slugs, choosing plants - and why you should think of your garden as an extension of your wardrobe. There's something for everyone in the latest juicy design books up for review - and then the Style Surgery asks how to tackle a room packed with doors and windows but no identity of it's own... Kate and Sophie are reviewing:  Faded Glamour by the Sea by Pearl Lowe Anna Spiro: A Life in Pattern by Anna Spiro Relaxed Living, Happy Home by Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote Hotel to Home: Industrial Interiors from the World's Most Original Hotels Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/04/22·1h 3m

81. Yellow Rules, Make the Bed, Mismatch FTW

All yellow? Kate and Sophie chart the rise of the most fashionable colour of the moment - and reveal how you can harness its power. Then it's all about making the bed so fabulous you never want to leave it (tho Kate is already there tbh) And in the Style Surgery a listener asks how to mismatch furniture with confidence... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/22·39m 45s

80. Galley Walls, Original Features, Easy Impact

Is the gallery wall over? Sophie and Kate ponder the pros and cons of the much beloved wall-of-many-pictures. They're also bursting with tips for small ideas that create a big impact, from lampshades to tester pots. And an intriguing style surgery asks: when is a period detail a stunning "original feature" that must be preserved - and when is it a dated eyesore? Kate and Sophie would like to ask anyone who feels able to donate towards the work of the Red Cross, the Disasters Emergency Committee or Save the Children in Ukraine. Thank you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/03/22·45m 51s

79. Rental Furniture, Room Names, Rugs in Kitchens

Living room, sitting room or lounge? Sophie and Kate dive into the whimsical world of what we call the rooms in our houses - and why we care so much. The pair discuss the intriguing trend for rental furniture, reporting back on companies like Harth, Shelff and the John Lewis collab with Fat Llama. The Style Surgery has a prescription for rugs in kitchens, and we hear listener reactions to the Resurrection of Grey Paint.   Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/02/22·43m 31s

78. Dream Home Makeovers, Grey is Back, Moths

Paint it black? Kate is in shock over Sophie's dramatic design choices in her new TV show, Design Home Makeovers. Sophie is in shock over reports that Grey is Back and about to take over the nation's walls again. And both are running screaming from the terrifying spectacle of... house moths. Better calm down with a nice soothing Wordle. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/02/22·44m 22s

77. Preparing for Greatness, 2022 Trends, Design Crimes

What's next? Colour? Curves? Not caring about trends? Kate and Sophie look ahead to what's in store for 2022. And the pair talk you through how to encourage your own inspiration and creativity. Plus - for one episode only - Design crimes is back and badder than ever... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/12/21·45m 1s

76. Festive Style, Last Minute Gifts, Cosy colours

Is it the most ranty time of the year? Sophie revels in Kate's traditional festive rage about Christmas... but never fear there's still time for excellent decorating tips and inventive present ideas to make your Yule cool. Plus, the Style Surgery is all about cosiness and colour in open plan living... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/12/21·36m 41s

75. Battle of the Big Light, Design Books, Paint Problems

Which side are you on when it comes to The Battle of The Big Light? Kate and Sophie talk glow vs glare when it comes to lighting choices, and how to do both of them right. The pair reveal how to pant your walls and ceilings when odd angles and sloping plaster means you aren't quite sure where one starts and the other stops. Plus there's a gorgeous batch of design books reviewed, just in time for your Christmas lists. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/12/21·37m 8s

74. Easy Fixes for a Greener Home, Flooring Mixups

Stuck between a yellow sofa and a purple beetle? Kate and Sophie are together again and Kate's already criticising the decor... But the pair are also sharing all the news of what they've been up to, from making hit TV to making eco sofas. Then the Builder Husband is on hand with a practical guide to greening your home. And in the Style Surgery a listener struggles with a flooring dilemma... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/11/21·45m 28s

73. Trends, Upholstery, 70s Horror...

Tempted to try upholstery? Sharon O'Connor of Vintique Upholstery reveals her top tips, whether you're having a go yourself or calling in an expert. There's a ravishing roundup of all the trends, as the Dulux colour of the year is revealed and the design shows reopen. And in the Style Surgery a listener asks: can an English country cottage be created from a crumbling 70s nightmare? Kate and Sophie roll up their sleeves... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/09/21·52m 26s

72. Changing Rooms, Wallpaper, Multifunctional Spaces

Fancy a Wall of Hair? Cult classic Changing Rooms is back and who better to grab the staple gun than hosts Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead of 2LG Studio? Sophie gets all the inside gossip on Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, rogue paint pots and the Hair Wall that united a nation in horror... Plus Sophie and Kate reveal everything you ever needed to know about wallpaper - and help a listener who desperately needs help zoning a small space. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/09/21·50m 23s

71. At Home with Guy Oliver

Do you have a collapsible Japanese temple yet? Kate and Sophie visit the mews house of designer Guy Oliver, managing director of Oliver Laws. Poking their noses into everything as ever, the pair discover the secrets of distilling Guy's international experience, personal history and eclectic taste into a small space.  Guy works extensively with artisans in Afghanistan through the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, supporting traditional crafts and providing jobs and skills. For more information, or if you'd like to make a donation, please visit turquoisemountain.org Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/08/21·44m 19s

70. Rattan Rules, Design Books, Dracula's Hallway

Do you know your rattan from your cane? Sophie and Kate reveal the definitive guide to winning at the biggest trend in town. A flurry of sexy design books get reviewed, from Kit Kemp's Design Secrets, Oliver Heath on Urban Eco Chic and Phaidon on Contemporary Designers. And in the style surgery, what to do with a lightless hallway when your partner won't let you embrace the dark and keeps bleating about it looking like Dracula's castle... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/21·44m 26s

69. Builders Uncovered, Layout Secrets, Paint Your Garden

Is there a builder in the house? Sophie goes all the way into the room next door to bring us an absolutely invaluable toolbox of tricks and tips on how to get the best from your builder, courtesy of the Builder Husband Tom. Kate sings the praises of floorplans and how changing the layout could transform your space without, well, calling in the builders. And the Style Surgery considers: what colour to paint the garden wall? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  And if you would like to put a question to Tom the Builder, just email thegreatindoorspod@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/21·45m 25s

68. Holiday at Home, Tiny Bathrooms, Kids vs Style

Fancy staying in a home-tel? Sophie and Kate are bursting with ideas for creating that holiday vibe at home (though Kate can't quite bring herself to say "home-tel") Plus there's ingenious ways to win at teensy bathrooms, and in the Style Surgery a listener asks from under a pile of children: when is it safe to have beautiful, fragile, interior decor that won't get covered in yoghurt and scribbles? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/07/21·48m 16s

67. Halston Inspo, Colour Science, The Style Test

Are you a Stylish Person? Find out as Sophie tests Kate... what are the items every truly Stylish Person owns? Iconic designer Halston surely fits the bill. At any rate the hit Netflix show about his life stars some incredible interiors (alongside Ewan McGregor) Plus, Professor Stephen Westland of Leeds University has some jaw-dropping insight into the science of colour taste. You can find more about Professor Westland's work and the Harlequin range on their website harlequin.sandersondesigngroup.com Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/06/21·53m 2s

66. The Great Outdoors, Tablescapes, Renovation Blues

Living in a grey wicker world? Kate and Sophie tackle the stylish options for garden furniture and outdoor living (and agree to disagree about Kate's Danish Sitting Suit) The joy of tablescaping and how glorious tableware doesn't have the break the budget. And finally how to keep morale up over a long renovation. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/06/21·45m 52s

65. Gatecrash Sophie Ellis-Bextor's Kitchen Disco

Got your glitterball yet? Kate and Sophie are in the same place for once, and it's the fabulous, colourful and creative home of singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Beyond the kitchen where Sophie's famous lockdown discos happened, she reveals her cushion obsession, her beloved giant ice cream cone, her unexpected talent for taxidermy. She talks about how stuff tells your story, about why she lets her five kids draw on the walls - and how she reconciles a passion for House of Hackney Artemis with the reality of Calpol stains... Find out more about Sophie Ellis-Bextor at sophieellisbextor.net Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/05/21·42m 26s

64. John Lewis Nightmare, Diversity in Design, Upcycling

Fancy some gold wallpaper? Kate and Sophie consider the interiors furore around Boris and Carrie's lavish refurb and ask if John Lewis is really the stuff of nightmares... Designer Simon Hamilton gives an optimistic update on the progress of initiatives to encourage diversity in design. And in the Style Surgery a listener is planning to upcycle her kitchen - but is it worth it? To book your online colour scheming consultation with Harlequin go to sandersondesigngroupshowroom.setmore.com You can find out more about Simon's work at designcareer.co.uk Or email him info@designcareer.co.uk And his instagram is @designcareerldn You can find out more about United in Design at unitedindesign.com And there's more about Design for Diversity at rukminipatel.com/design-for-diversity The British Institute of Interior Design's site gives more info about their plans: biid.org.uk Other useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/05/21·52m 53s

63. Country House Style, Blinds and Curtains, Pet Friendly Interiors

Ready to channel your inner lady of the manor? From pelmets to marble busts, Sophie and Kate explain how to do the new country house style. Then it's everything you ever needed to know about blinds, curtains and all things window related. And finally Sophie's asking for inspiration when it comes to pets and interiors. No hope for the cream curtains with giant navy pompoms... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/04/21·41m 5s

62. Scented Candles, Design Books, Conservatories

Scented candles or just... smelly candles? Kate and Sophie consider the scene-setting power of the candle, from fig and gingerbread to the "scent of freshly signed divorce papers". The pair review luscious books by Lisa Dawson, Beata Heuman and Jo Thornhill, and in the Style Surgery a listener needs to negotiate with her conservatory... Find out more about Lisa Dawson's Resourceful Living on her website lisadawsonstyling.com Beata Heuman's Every Room Should Sing is out now. Jo Thornhill's The New Mindful Home is also out now. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/04/21·39m 8s

61. Online Shopping, Ruth Mottershead of Little Greene Paint Company, Hall Floors

Time to embrace neutrals? Colour-lover Sophie has an identity crisis as Ruth Mottershead, creative director of The Little Greene Paint Company, reveals the essential guide to using the New Neutrals. Kate and Sophie offer a host of practical tips for shopping online - and the Style Surgery tackles the conundrum of hallway flooring. Find out more about Ruth's work at littlegreene.com Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/03/21·49m 59s

60. Interior Design Masters, Drew Pritchard, Where to Start?

Are you now or have you ever been guilty of painting furniture? Kate and Sophie explore everything you need to know about vintage from antiques expert Drew Pritchard of TV's Salvage Hunters - including a controversial Design Crime! Sophie reveals all the behind the scenes gossip from the BBC's Interior Design Masters, plus the pair help a listener who is starting with a completely blank interiors canvas and doesn't know where to start. Find out more about Drew's work at drewpritchard.co.uk Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/03/21·49m 18s

59. Princess Anne, Nicola Harding, Can't Change it - Make it Work

Is Princess Anne guilty of Design Crimes? Insubordinate subjects Kate and Sophie critique the cluttered glory of the Princess Royal's living room. Leading designer Nicola Harding reveals how to make vintage work, how to bring character to a new build and how to use your purchasing power to save the planet. And listener Calum has accidentally bought a weird sofa and now has to make it work... WHERE WAS THE DESIGN PROCESS CALUM? Find out more about Nicola's work @nicolahardingandco  Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/02/21·47m 57s

58. Decorate for Any Aspect, Julia Samuel, Window Dressing

Know which way your rooms face? Sophie and Kate reveal the secrets of decorating according to the compass, so you can make the most out of any room. Paint colours, window dressing and lighting all play a part... And if you're climbing the walls rather than painting them, leading psychotherapist Julia Samuel can help. Julia talks to Kate about how to get through lockdown, and how your home can support you. And Kate hijacks Style Surgery with a curtain confession... Julia's latest book is out now, This Too Shall Pass: Stories of Change, Crisis and Hopeful Beginnings Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/21·46m 49s

57. Online Design, Easy Wins, Tiny Houses

Tempted by online design? Kate and Sophie consider the merits of online interior design consultation. A convenient, cost effective dream come true? Or... just too good to be true? They get into it with Laura Simpson, co-founder of My Bespoke Room. Plus there's easy design wins to make lockdown life a little more bearable and a teensy, tiny awkwardly-shaped Style Surgery. And a row about trays.... Check out Emily Henson's feed @LifeUnstyled on Insta To access the My Bespoke Room offer, use the code GREATINDOORS10 Terms and Conditions The code gives you 10% off any of the My Bespoke Room Design Packages It can only be used once per person Valid for 12 months Can’t be used in conjunction with another discount code. Design Pal Pro: The code is valid on either of the Design Pal Pro monthly packages It can only be used once per person Valid for 12 months Can’t be used in conjunction with another discount code. More useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/21·49m 0s

56. Trends Schmends, Home Office, Design Storey Launches

What's giving you a boost this year? Sophie is embracing Wim Hof's cold water therapy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor's kitchen discos. Meanwhile Kate is getting hyper competitive on her Peloton... The pair are also buzzing with home office updates, a sceptical take on the new year's new trends and the big news... interiors shopping just got edited! Kate is launching her brand new online interiors shop, DesignStorey.shop Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/21·41m 45s

55. Selection Box (of Disagreements)

What could be more festive than a flaming argument? As yuletide looms, Kate and Sophie celebrate with a little look back at some of their greatest clashes. Big tellies, how to make open plan spaces work, whether white paint really is evil and whether designer paint is worth it... Come for the expertise! Stay for the fight!  Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast All details of the festive giveaway can be found on launch day on Insta @mad_about_the_house and @sophierobinsoninteriors Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/20·52m 54s

54. Bask in Matthew Williamson's Home

Fancy some winter sunshine? Join Sophie and Kate for a tour round the colour-soaked home of designer Matthew Williamson. Matthew reveals all about his move from fashion star to interiors tsar, how he draws inspiration from his mother, and why mixing, mismatching and making do is the secret to great interiors (but failing that, a six foot ostrich feather gold lamp does wonders). Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madaboutthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast Matthew's updated site is live at matthewwilliamson.com so knock yourselves out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/20·43m 5s

53. Selling Sunset (and Surrey), Ethical Interiors, Historic Properties

Could you Sell Sunset? Kate has bundles of tips and tricks for buying and selling houses in 2020 - but Sophie just wants to talk Selling Sunset, the oh-so-relatable Netflix hit about California real estate. Chloe Bullock, an expert in sustainable and ethical design, reveals the easy way to get guilt-free interiors. And in the Style Surgery a listener wonders if a historic cottage can take colour... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madabouthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. You can find more about Chloe Bullock's work on her site materialiseinteriors.com Her list of reassuring certifications and lables to look out for is here And you can download her guide to creating a luxurious and sustainable interior here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/20·42m 33s

52. Stop Working in the Bath, New Books, Go Dark?

Are you emailing from the loo seat? Kate and Sophie say it's time to ditch the quick fix, embrace the shoffice and make sure your home really works for the way we live (and work) now. A crop of new design books explore maximalism, creative block printing and sustainable design. And as Halloween approaches, a listener wonders whether to go to the dark side... Books discussed include: Everything: A Maximalist Style Guide by Abigail Ahern Home for the Soul: Sustainable and Thoughtful Decorating and Design by Sara Bird and Dan Duchars House of Print by Molly Mahon Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madabouthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/10/20·41m 5s

51. Cool Maximalist, Not Hot Mess

What are the ingredients in your room recipe? Sophie reveals the secret to cooking up a design storm as she shows Kate round her (almost!) completed house. She shares her genius for pattern, colour and texture - while Kate explains how the principles work for the more restrained among us. Plus there's a row about a rug and the builder husband sticks his oar in... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madabouthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk (where you can also find Sophie's new online course; Bold, Brave and Beautiful Interiors) Or do join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/20·39m 1s

50. At Home with Skye McAlpine

Sophie and Kate are in the same place! And that place is the gorgeous home of cookery writer Skye McAlpine. Nigel Slater called her latest cookbook, A Table for Friends, "joyous, life-enriching". And her home, designed by Ben Pentreath, is much the same. Highlights include invaluable kitchen design tips, an original Fornasetti fridge, and Sophie getting in a muddle about red onions. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madabouthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/09/20·38m 59s

49. We talk to Skunk Anansie's Skin, Dulux Colour of the Year, Online Courses

Got your flying ducks on the wall yet? Kate hears the surprising style secrets of Skin, the trail-blazing lead singer of multi-million-selling rock band Skunk Anansie (and interiors obsessive) Sophie tries to be brave as the Dulux Colour of the Year is announced, and the pair consider if trends are officially dead. Plus Sophie and Kate reveal everything you ever needed to know about online interiors courses. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs where you can also find out more about Sophie's courses! And do join our Facebook Group, The Great Indoors Podcast. Find out more about Abigail Ahern's course here. Find out more about Rita Konig's course here. Find out more about Lucy Gough's course here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/09/20·44m 25s

48. Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gloss Paint

Want to ban the beige? Sophie and Kate do a deep dive on everything Kitchens and Bathrooms... black taps, pink loos, green marble islands and reeded glass wall cabinets. With special extra insight into current trends from Busola Evans, Associate Editor of Livingetc. Plus a Style Surgery question on the Joy of Gloss Paint... Useful images and links are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie's blogs or join the Facebook Group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27/08/20·42m 49s

47. New Builds, DIY SOS on the BBC, Focal Point Fever

Keen to add character to a new build? Sophie and Kate reveal all there is to know about how to (and how not to) style your new build. An interview with in designer Gordon Whistance of the BBC's Bafta-winning DIY SOS explores the challenges of creating beautiful designs that work for specialist needs. And have you harnessed the power of the focal point in your room scheme? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs www.madabouthehouse.com and www.sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Find out more about the BBC's DIY SOS at https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006pnjk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/08/20·43m 37s

46. Garden Rooms, Awkward Spaces, United in Design

Is it a man-cave or a she-shed? Kate and Sophie guide you through all that is beautiful (and practical) about garden rooms. Kate talks to Alexandria Dauley about the launch of United in Design, a charity to combat the lack of diversity in design. And the Style Surgery saves you from the perils of odd-shaped rooms. Oh, and Sophie has a bird stuck in the living room... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Find out more about Alexandria Dauley's launch at unitedindesign.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/07/20·44m 7s

45. Staycations, Garden Design, Hiding the TV

Is your outdoors as great as your indoors? Garden designer Sarah Mitchenall explains how to make your garden beautiful, fun - and eco-friendly. Kate shares camping trauma as the pair swap tips for the perfect staycation, and in the Style Surgery a listener needs help with a TV that dominates the room... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs madabouthehouse.com and sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/07/20·43m 8s

44. Home Advantage, Outdoor Style, The Modern House's Matt Gibberd

What makes your house a home? Sophie and Kate consider the magic of home and talk tips for styling outdoor spaces. Plus guest Matt Gibberd, co-founder of cult estate agency The Modern House, talks trends, crimes and candlelight. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/20·51m 46s

43. Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford, Kitchen Revamp

Diversity and Interiors: a special extended feature includes contributions from Michelle Ogundehin, Simon Hamilton, Poonam Sharma, Busola Evans and many more. Plus Marianne Shillingford, creative director of Dulux, talks to Sophie about the next generation of designers and colour trends. There's advice on how to revamp your kitchen, and the Style Surgery addresses a Sticky Problem. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast And here's some more info on the guests on this show: Gemma Samuels @happihabitat  Melody @architravelmel  Angie @somethingbluehome  Delali Foli https://www.decorbydelali.uk/ @decorbydelali  Poonam Sharma http://modernluxe.co.uk/ @modernluxeblog  Terian Tilston https://www.teriantilston.com @teriantilston_interiordesign  Rukmini Patel https://www.rukminipatel.com @rukminipatel  Sarita Sharma www.saritasharma.co.uk @saritastylist  Jecks Stone www.personaabodeinteriors.com @personaabode   Eva Sonaike https://www.evasonaike.com/ @evasonaike  Camellia Odojukan @mrsodojukan  Bhavin Taylor https://bhavintaylordesign.com @bhavintaylordesign  Busola Evans https://www.livingetc.com @busolaevans  Michelle Ogundehin https://michelleogundehin.com @michelleogundehin Charmaine White https://www.thewhitehouseinteriors.com @twhinteriors  Simon Hamilton http://www.simonhamilton.me @sihamilton747  Marianne Shillingford @m_shillingford  Colour in design awards https://www.colourindesignaward.org   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/20·1h 4m

42. Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Design, Bathroom Inspo

Do you need a Narnia cupboard? Architect Laura Jane Clark of BBC TV's Your Home Made Perfect reveals her top home hacks, from the magical to the mundane. Kate and Sophie explore the colours, styles and priorities that will shape interiors in the world of post-pandemic design. And the pair muse on bathrooms, including the crucial question: where should you hang the Picasso? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs, or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/20·50m 53s

41. Jay Blades, Design Dreams, Living Room Refresh

Are you dreaming big enough? Kate and Sophie delve into their psyches and reveal what feeds their design dreams, from pink castles to dirty husbands. Jay Blades of BBC's The Repair Shop talks about therapeutic upholstery, beautiful mistakes and his new show: Jay's Home Fix. Plus lots of lovely ideas for a simple living room refresh, and the Style Surgery asks the big question: shoes on or off? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/20·53m 22s

40. Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Moodboards

Is your lighting layered? Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting reveals how to harness the secret power of lighting. Sophie talks moodboards, swatch boxes and apps, and how they can help you find your scheme. And a truly terrifying revelation from Kate about lockdown decorating leaves Sophie wondering, has she finally lost it? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/04/20·46m 52s

39. Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books

What colour is your personality? Sophie reveals the different seasonal palettes to support different personalities (as Kate gets cross about yellow) There's a luscious lot of new interiors books to review, plus Meik Viking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute gives a special interview on how our homes can make us happier. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs. Or join our Facebook group, The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/04/20·50m 31s

38. Staying In Special: Your Questions Answered

Staying In? In our very first Style Surgery Kate and Sophie answer your design dilemmas. How to refresh your home when you can't go shopping, how to make the weekends feel different, how to get the kids involved... you asked, we answered! Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/04/20·48m 25s

Natalie and Karl Pupé, Teachers

Are you the one aiming at the moon? Or the one with the plan to get there? Teachers Natalie and Karl Pupé talk to Viv Groskop about respect, discipline, humour - and about how they inspire and ground each other. Do check out Karl Pupé's book The Action Hero Teacher And Viv's new book Lift As You Climb.
20/03/20·31m 36s

36. At Home with Orla Kiely

How does the Queen of Print live? Come tour the house of designer Orla Kiely, creator of some of the best known motifs of the 21st century. From the James Bond picture window, to the vintage 60s piano, to the touches of Victoriana, to the recurring Orla colour palette... follow Kate and Sophie on a beguiling tour of a gorgeous family home. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie's blogs and or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/03/20·37m 41s

35. 101 Interior Design Answers, Wallpaper Rules, Spring Retox

You got questions? We got answers. To be precise, 101 Interior Design Answers, aka Kate's brand new book! We hear the inside story from the maestra herself as the book hits the shelves. Plus a squillion fabulous ways with wallpaper, and who fancies a spring retox? De-cluttering is for losers... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs. Or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/03/20·33m 20s

34. Granny Chic, Fake or Real, Style Secrets from Morocco

Are you rocking Posh Granny Chic? Kate and Sophie give you the lowdown on getting the latest trend just right, consider if faux can be better than the real thing, and bring you a style report from the glamourous El Fenn hotel of Marrakesh. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/02/20·45m 18s

33. Design for Life with Oliver Heath

Is your house boosting your health? Sophie and Kate tour the home of Oliver Heath, the expert in sustainable architecture and biophilic design. They find walls that make you live longer, a bed to help you sleep better, plants to cleanse your air... and a floorplan which harbours the secret of human happiness. No, really. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie's blogs, and do join The Great Indoors Podcast Facebook group. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/02/20·47m 7s

32. Panelling, Red Threads, Sophie's Plans

WILL THE GUINEA PIGS MAKE IT? Kate and Sophie ponder the hot trend for panelling, and reveal how to find the vital "red thread" that will bring cohesion to your home. Sophie talks us through her extension plans - and introduces some snuffly new house guests. Lucy the dog is unimpressed... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie's blogs, or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/01/20·44m 29s

31. Budget Revamp Special with Annie Sloan

Scared of paint? Don't be. Annie Sloan, queen of creative colour and inventor of the revolutionary chalk paint, leads Kate and Sophie in a furniture painting workshop. And if they can do it... Plus tons of tips and ideas to get a new look for the new year - for less. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/01/20·53m 22s

30. Christmas Special with Rachel Khoo

Could your design problem be an opportunity? In the London flat of cook and broadcaster Rachel Khoo, Kate and Sophie discover some truly jaw-dropping solutions to the challenges of a multi-functional small space. Rachel's love of form and function has created disappearing walls, hydraulic tables, hidden bedrooms. And she still has time to make lunch for the team (complete with tips for your Christmas table, of course.) Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs: madaboutthehouse.com or sophierobinson.co.uk join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/12/19·39m 8s

29. Christmas Hosting, Fashion X Interiors, Small Space Reveal!

Are you wearing your house? Sophie and Kate delve deep into the relationship between the catwalk and the cushions. Surely you know which fashion rules also apply to interiors, dahling? There's loads of cunning tips and tricks as the holiday let redesign is revealed. Plus festive hosting ideas to suit everyone from the most bah humbug to... Sophie!   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/11/19·46m 29s

28. Christmas Trends, Small Space Living, The Great Outdoors

Tinsel - yay or nay? Kate and Sophie confront the big questions. What will the best dressed homes be wearing this yuletide? Why is nature such an enduring source of design inspo? Will Kate topple down the steep stairs of Sophie's tiny holiday let flat, or will they find a more design-led way to make a big impact in a small space? Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs www.madabouthehouse.com and www.sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group: The Great Indoors Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/11/19·42m 12s

27. Hibernating Special: Sleep, Snuggle, Read

Is your bedroom a haven for sleep, sex - and nothing else? To mark the clocks changing, Sophie and Kate are on cosiness overdrive. There's design tips for getting the best from your bedroom. There's a difference of opinion on the virtues of red wine vs Himalayan salt raw cacao health drink... And there's a clutch of new design books from Pearl Lowe, Rockett St George and more. Perfect to curl up with on the sofa. Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs www.madabouthehouse.com and www.sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/10/19·41m 42s

26. At Home with Michelle Ogundehin

Is your home a sanctuary? Michelle Ogundehin, writer, presenter and interiors guru, shows Kate and Sophie round her gorgeous home. They talk tiled bedheads, creating the perfect colour palette and the inside intel on TV's Interior Design Masters. Plus a truly surprising Design Crime... Useful links and images are supplied on each of Kate and Sophie’s blogs htpp://www.madabouthehouse.com and htpp://www.sophierobinson.co.uk or join our Facebook group The Great Indoors Podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/19·41m 29s

25. Colour of the Year, Colourful Kitchens, London Design Festival

Blood furniture, anyone? Kate and Sophie unveil the radical ideas sweeping the London Design Festival. They talk top tips for colourful kitchen and unpack the cultural, emotional and psychological implications of the Colour of the Year... or is it just a tin of paint? Including contributions from Barbara Chandler, Karen Haller and Marianne Shillingford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/10/19·38m 15s

24. Laura Jackson's Elegant Building Site

Ever had a cowboy builder? Who even took your CAR? TV presenter and stylish supper club guru Laura Jackson shows Kate and Sophie round the work in progress of her forever home. As well as the horror stories, there's invaluable advice on sourcing vintage decor, an idea for the perfect wedding present and a stunning tadelakt shower that Kate can't stop stroking...   Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegreatindoorspodcast/?source_id=119699894726175 Laura Jackson: https://www.instagram.com/iamlaurajackson/?hl=en https://hostelondon.co.uk/ More pics and deets on Kate and Sophie's blogs: https://www.madaboutthehouse.com/ https://www.sophierobinson.co.uk/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/09/19·41m 50s

#PODSTRIKE - Laura Jackson supports the Global Climate Strike

Upcoming guest Laura Jackson believes buying secondhand is best for your decor and the planet. Win-win! Laura joins Kate and Sophie in endorsing #PODSTRIKE, a coalition of podcasts supporting Greta Thunberg and the young people behind the Global Climate Strikes starting this Friday 20th Sept, by helping spread the word.  https://globalclimatestrike.net/ https://www.podstrike.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/19·4m 10s

#PODSTRIKE - Kate and Sophie support the Global Climate Strike

The Great Indoors is part of #PODSTRIKE, a coalition of podcasts supporting Greta Thunberg and the young people behind the Global Climate Strikes starting this Friday 20th Sept, by helping spread the word. Here Kate and Sophie explain why they support the strike. Have your favourite shows signed up yet? https://www.podstrike.net/ https://globalclimatestrike.net/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/09/19·4m 31s

23. New Books, #DoLessHarm, Maximalism v Minimalism

Do you have an inner minimalist? Are you a thwarted maximalist? Sophie and Kate tackle the extreme trends and how to approach them if you just aren't feeling it. Plus there's an update on the #DoLessHarm sustainable interiors directory and a luscious crop of new books from Medina Grillo, Karen Haller and Christina Strutt.    The Great Indoors now has a Facebook Group! Come join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegreatindoorspodcast/   The Blogs: https://www.sophierobinson.co.uk/blog/ https://www.madaboutthehouse.com/category/mad-about Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/09/19·42m 19s

22. TV's Interior Design Masters, Home Happiness, Statement Floors

Caught the must-see TV yet? Get the verdict on BBC2's Interior Design Masters, including the contestants' (gasp) design crimes... Do join in live-tweeting at #designcrimes. Sophie and Kate reveal some startling stats about home happiness from the Happiness Research Institute (clue: size really isn't everything). Plus the pair talk statement floors and why you must never go for the safe option.   The Great Indoors now has a Facebook Group! Come join us: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegreatindoorspodcast/   The Blogs: https://www.sophierobinson.co.uk/blog/ https://www.madaboutthehouse.com/category/mad-about/   TV's Interior Design Masters on BBC2 (Weds 8pm): https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/m0007mmw/interior-design-masters   The Good Home Report 2019: https://www.happinessresearchinstitute.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/08/19·39m 49s

21. Kelly Hoppen's Home

What's Kelly Hoppen's Design Crime? Why does she like to get into an empty bath? And why is she building a soft play centre in her sitting room? The original Interiors Queen welcomes Kate and Sophie into her epically lush pad. Let's hope there isn't a feature wall... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/08/19·42m 22s

20. Childhood Homes, Nature and Biophilia, Colour Blocking

Did your childhood home shape your interiors taste? Sophie and Kate delve deep into swags, stippling, Laura Ashley... and live locusts. The flat designed by fashion's Roksanda Ilincic sparks a chat about the colour blocking trend, and the pair tackle another hot topic: Biophilia. Plus things get particularly tense when Kate reveals her Design Crime... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/07/19·42m 21s

19. Summer Garden Updates, Midcentury Modern, Sustainability

Outside space looking a little dull this summer? Kate and Sophie are bursting with good ideas for the great outdoors, though most of Kate's involve food and drink too... Oh, and Sophie's got a top styling tip about yoghurt (tune in to find out more) The pair also ask: is Midcentury Modern ever going to fall out of favour? And Kate wants your help for her brand new sustainability venture, #dolessharm. Get in touch! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/07/19·42m 47s

Series 4 Trailer

Kate and Sophie are having a little lie down this week (like the colour grey...) but couldn't resist sharing this sneak preview of what's coming up next series. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/06/19·3m 21s

18. Fearne Cotton's Happy Home

How does Fearne Cotton make her home a happy place? The presenter talks colour, atmosphere, the joy of the higgledy-piggledy and the importance of not following trends as she welcomes Sophie and Kate into her home. And having seen the walk-in wardrobe, Sophie may never leave... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/06/19·41m 28s

17. Clerkenwell Design Week, Big Book News, Kate's Loo

Are you competitively open, when it comes to lilac? Kate and Sophie report from the frontline of Clerkenwell Design Week... and uncover the phenomenon of men competing to show how totally ok they are with girly colours. The pair critique the ground-breaking new book: Interiors, The Greatest Rooms of the Century. And then Sophie needs the loo. Good job Kate's had a total redesign... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/05/19·43m 43s

16. At Home with Pearl Lowe

Want to know Pearl Lowe's design secrets? The designer takes Sophie and Kate on a tour of her gorgeous home, revealing top tips for vintage shopping, the horror story behind her kitchen, and how the family respond to the constant re-decorating (her son wants to move to Ikea...) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/19·36m 55s

15. Make Your Home Pay, Design on TV, Kitchen Update

Could your fabulous interiors be a money-spinner? Kate and Sophie talk tips and tricks for making your home pay it's way, with short lets and location shoots. The pair also revel in some very exciting new interiors TV shows, plus an update on Sophie's new kitchen. Oh, and there's a surprise visit from Sophie's mum. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/05/19·42m 26s

14. Trinny Woodall, Rug Rules, Whole House Design

Fancy visiting the most famous bathroom on Insta? AND it's fabulous owner? Fashion and beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall reveals all about lighting, storage and the joy of embracing a new aesthetic as you enter a new phase of life. Plus Sophie and Kate lay down the Rules of Rug and discuss the importance of designing a house as a whole. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/04/19·35m 24s

13. Flower (and plant) Power, The Art of Artwork

Real or fake? (Or should that be.... faux, darling?) Sophie and Kate clash over the merits of decorating with flowers and plants. There's also strong words about the art of choosing and hanging your artwork. Plus a TRULY stunning revelation about cooker hoods. Really. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/04/19·42m 3s

12. Budget Home Updates, Kids Rooms, Instasham

Would you paint the nursery black? Sophie did. And Kate is Not Impressed. Sparks fly as the pair go head to head on planning kids rooms, plus a plethora of budget home update ideas and a debate about decorating for instagram, not for yourself. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/03/19·42m 24s

11. Architects on Trial, Lighting, the Downstairs Loo

Do you tremble at the sight of a black polo neck? Sophie and Kate say stand up to the architects! The pair discuss the ways architecture and interior design should work together. Plus invaluable insight into Lighting and How To Do It Right, and the thrilling design opportunities presented by the downstairs loo... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/03/19·42m 58s

10. Live from Dublin!

Is a diamante panther a Design Crime? Sophie and Kate tackle the serious questions as they hit the road, taking the Great Indoors ON TOUR to Dublin (is stage-diving a design crime?) They also take on soft furnishings, planning the dining room and the inspiration to be found in hotels (loos especially). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/02/19·51m 24s

9. Small Space Living, Trend Report, Dressing Rooms

Do you know your Memphis from your Midcentury Modern? Kate and Sophie report from the trends frontline of the Maison et Objet trade fair. They reveal the secrets of small space living, and design everyone's fantasy dressing room. Plus Kate is poised to acquire a black loo and a gold ceiling. Did someone say design crime...? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/02/19·42m 33s

8. Ban White Paint, Conscious Shopping, Open Plan Spaces

Just when you thought it was safe... Kate wants to ban white paint. Can she explain herself, without alienating the entire country? For anyone still listening, the pair also have lots to say about conscious shopping, and designing open plan spaces. Just don't mention the Great Flooring Difference of Opinion.... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/01/19·42m 6s

7. New Year Declutter, Bring Back Chintz, Home Offices

The series kicks off with some wise words on the pain and pleasure of decluttering, Sophie's mission to bring back the chintz and some ingenious suggestions to sort out your home office. Plus Sophie reveals her completed, finished, utterly perfected home. Oh, wait... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/01/19·41m 11s

The Great Indoors Series 2 - Trail

The UK's first professional interiors podcast is BACK! Curious about the key trends for 2019? Want help styling your open-plan space? Need to know why white paint  should be banned? Subscribe now to hear more from TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. New series starts Jan 10th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/01/19·2m 42s

6. Is Expensive Paint Worth it, New Design Books, Hallways

Elephant's Breath, anyone? In the last of this series, Sophie and Kate confront the $64,000 question (not literally) asking if designer paint is really worth the money? Plus there's a luscious crop of new design books to pop under the Christmas tree, and top tips for planning your hallway.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/12/18·43m 6s

5. Tips for Renters, Christmas Gifts, The Spare Room

Stuck for present ideas? Sophie and Kate are here to help, sharing a revolutionary approach to buying Christmas presents (and some bracing views about the tree...) There's a stack of brilliant ideas for making the most of your home if you are renting, and inspiration for how to make your guest room comfy. But not too comfy... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/11/18·41m 40s

4. The Joy of Staying In, Inspiration, Sitting Rooms

Fancy a zebra skin ceiling? In this special LIVE edition, Sophie and Kate debate the joys of staying in, with lots of ideas to make your home a haven. They critique the various sources of interiors inspiration, and walk you through planning a sitting room. Then the audience get stuck in with their very own Design Crimes... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/11/18·44m 17s

3. Colour Psychology, Seasonal Interiors, Master Bedrooms

Do you know which colour is an appetite suppressant? Or which one makes every skin tone look fabulous? In this episode, Kate and Sophie ponder the fascinating facts of colour psychology. Plus how to change your interiors to reflect the changing season, and up next in the room planning series: the master bedroom. Oh, and several unscheduled appearances from Lucy the dog...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/11/18·36m 27s

2. Finding Your Style, the New Colours, Bathrooms

Drowning in the Sea of Pinterest? Sophie and Kate talk you through how to discover your own unique sense of style. Plus, they reveal the coolest new colours on the block, how to plan a bathroom, and a few more horrifying Design Crimes. What colour are your radiators? Just asking...  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/18·35m 23s

1. Grey is Dead, Design Crimes, Kitchens

Are you guilty of a... Design Crime? In the launch episode of The Great Indoors, Kate and Sophie discuss the horrors of incorrectly positioned cushions, plus the tragic death of Kate's favourite colour, the top trends from the London Design Festival, and how to plan your kitchen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/10/18·35m 31s

The Great Indoors Trail Part Deux

Another taster ahead of this week's launch, from TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/10/18·2m 43s

The Great Indoors Trail

Real insight, hot tips and lots of laughs. Hosted by TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. If you care at all about the space you live in, subscribe! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/10/18·3m 1s
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