The Great Indoors

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…

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44. Home Advantage, Outdoor Style, The Modern H...
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...
50 min
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43. Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford,...
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...
63 min
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42. Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Desig...
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...
49 min
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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...
51 min
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40. Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Mood...
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...
45 min
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39. Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy...
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...
48 min
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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...
46 min
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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...
35 min
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35. 101 Interior Design Answers, Wallpaper Rule...
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...
31 min
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34. Granny Chic, Fake or Real, Style Secrets fr...
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....
43 min
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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......
45 min
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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...
42 min
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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...
51 min
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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...
37 min
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29. Christmas Hosting, Fashion X Interiors, Sma...
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...
44 min
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28. Christmas Trends, Small Space Living, The G...
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...
40 min
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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...
39 min
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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...
39 min
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25. Colour of the Year, Colourful Kitchens, Lon...
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...
36 min
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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...
40 min
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#PODSTRIKE - Laura Jackson supports the Global ...
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...
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#PODSTRIKE - Kate and Sophie support the Global...
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...
2 min
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23. New Books, #DoLessHarm, Maximalism v Minima...
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...
40 min
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22. TV's Interior Design Masters, Home Happines...
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...
38 min
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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...
40 min