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The Great Indoors

Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design Experts

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The Great Indoors

The Great Indoors

Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design Experts

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156
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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…

Latest Episodes

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?

41 MIN5 h ago
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New Builds, DIY SOS on the BBC, Focal Point Fever

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...

42 MIN2 w ago
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Garden Rooms, Awkward Spaces, United in Design

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...

41 MINJUL 16
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Staycations, Garden Design, Hiding the TV

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

What makes your housea 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.

49 MINJUN 25
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Home Advantage, Outdoor Style, The Modern House's Matt Gibberd

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.

63 MINJUN 11
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Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford, Kitchen Revamp

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?

49 MINMAY 28
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Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Design, Bathroom Inspo

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?

51 MINMAY 14
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Jay Blades, Design Dreams, Living Room Refresh

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?

45 MINAPR 30
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Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Moodboards

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.

48 MINAPR 16
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Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books

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!

46 MINAPR 2
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Staying In Special: Your Questions Answered

Latest Episodes

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?

41 MIN5 h ago
Comments
New Builds, DIY SOS on the BBC, Focal Point Fever

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...

42 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Garden Rooms, Awkward Spaces, United in Design

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...

41 MINJUL 16
Comments
Staycations, Garden Design, Hiding the TV

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

What makes your housea 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.

49 MINJUN 25
Comments
Home Advantage, Outdoor Style, The Modern House's Matt Gibberd

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.

63 MINJUN 11
Comments
Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford, Kitchen Revamp

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?

49 MINMAY 28
Comments
Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Design, Bathroom Inspo

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?

51 MINMAY 14
Comments
Jay Blades, Design Dreams, Living Room Refresh

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?

45 MINAPR 30
Comments
Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Moodboards

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.

48 MINAPR 16
Comments
Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books

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!

46 MINAPR 2
Comments
Staying In Special: Your Questions Answered

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