88 episodes

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…

The Great Indoors Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design Experts

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 320 Ratings

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…

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

    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 
     

    • 53 min
    14.5 Garden Design, New Design Books, In-Between Spaces

    14.5 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 
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    14.4 Yellow Rules, Make the Bed, Mismatch FTW

    14.4 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 
     

    • 38 min
    14.3 Galley Walls, Original Features, Easy Impact

    14.3 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.

    • 44 min
    14.2 Rental Furniture, Room Names, Rugs in Kitchens

    14.2 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 

    • 41 min
    Dream Home Makeovers, Grey is Back, Moths

    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 
     

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
320 Ratings

320 Ratings

jac_ireland ,

Utterly Delightful!

These charming ladies put a smile on my face. They’re laughter is infectious and the information useful. Such a delightful listen.

AdriLovesCasey ,

Brightens up my day

The podcast that got me into podcasts! I’ve marathoned all the episodes, and I’m terribly sad to be through them all. Kate and Sophie’s lovely banter is a bright spot in my day, and chock full of inspiration.

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