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…
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...
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.
At Home with Designer Guy Oliver
Do you have a collapsible Japanese temple? 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 and eclectic taste into a small space.
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...
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?
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?
Always such fun to listen to!
2 very funny ladies!
I absolutely love this podcast, as much as I love all things interiors, I really really love just listening to Kate and Sophie chatting and laughing- and I heard a review that called Kate witty and I just want to say for the record that Sophie is also very funny and they both make me chuckle every ep, most recently when Sophie suggested that Lucy was off to record a voice note 😂 thank you so much ladies! 💕
Such good listening
So entertaining! I love listening to this podcast. How funny when Sophie and Kate are interviewing someone and you can hear it in what they don’t say that they totally disagree 😂
Such great ideas, and the design surgery is fab.
Would love to hear more, and more interviews, on Design for Diversity.