100 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 • 338 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…

    All things mortgages with Kim Balasubramaniam from The Mortgage Mum

    All things mortgages with Kim Balasubramaniam from The Mortgage Mum

    This week’s episode brings you a fascinating interview with Senior mortgage broker Kim Balasubramaniam from The Mortgage Mum. Kim has recently helped Sophie secure a new mortgage during a very challenging time, post the mini-budget’, which saw interest rates rocket. Kim believes a house is more than just bricks and mortar. It’s a place where memories are made, dreams realised and comfort is sought. Be it switching at the end of your fixed term, looking to get on the property ladder, or raising funds for home improvements, Kim is adept at guiding us through this stressful time!

    To learn more about Kim and The Mortgage Mum, visit https://themortgagemum.co.uk/our-team/kim-balasubramaniam/
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    • 38 min
    What's in store for 2023?

    What's in store for 2023?

    Happy new year 2023! On today’s show Sophie and Kate share what their dreams and aspirations are for the year ahead. Sophie has produced a whole vision board and Kate has come up with a word, such is her enthusiasm for the year ahead. Musing about the trends we can look forward to seeing in 2023, what’s in, and what are we quietly quitting. And will Kate ever we persuaded away with her love affair with 50 shades of brown. Tune in to find out!

    The trend article Sophie was talking about can be found here:
    https://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/article/interior-design-trends-were-quiet-quitting
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    • 43 min
    A Beautiful Feast with The Hampstead Kitchen's Saima Khan

    A Beautiful Feast with The Hampstead Kitchen's Saima Khan

    Tis the season to be jolly, and we got into the festive spirit with our latest guest to The Great Indoors, Saima Khan of the acclaimed Hampstead Kitchen. Saima is the queen of creating beautiful food and a table setting that is a visual feast for the eyes to boot! In this episode she shares expert insights on simple menu planning, creating mouth-watering table displays and keeping it thrifty, low stress and sustainable. And as one of the most sought after private chefs in the world, Saima has some delicious stories to share about how the rich and famous will be celebrating this Christmas. Thanks for having us Saima, you made us feel very special and that’s what great friends are for!
    Find out more about Saima at https://www.thehampsteadkitchen.com/ or over on instagram https://www.instagram.com/hampsteadkitchn/
    For all your Christmas and Home decoration desires visit our sponsor Anthropologie and use the discount code SPARKLE at check out for your 20% off your purchase, valid from the 1st – 21stDecember. This offer does not include furniture, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is for one time use only and does not apply to previous purchases, and UK only.
    https://www.anthropologie.com/en-g
    You can follow Sophie and Kate 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
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    • 45 min
    Sustainable Christmas

    Sustainable Christmas

    While Christmas is traditionally a season of excess, Sophie and Kate discuss how you can it more sustainable.
    For all your Christmas and Home decoration desires visit our sponsor Anthropologie and use the discount code SPARKLE at check out for your 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, is for one time use only and does not apply to previous purchases.
    https://www.anthropologie.com/en-gb
    You can follow us 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
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    • 42 min
    Style Surgery: Cool Yule Edition

    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
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    • 41 min
    Future Proof Your Home, Autumn Lighting, Patterned Carpet

    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
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
338 Ratings

338 Ratings

malp31987 ,

The absolute best

My favorite podcast, by far. Sophie and Kate have taught me so much and have been particularly helpful as I’ve been decorating my new (to me) house. Even though I’m an American listener, I adore all the British-isms and can take the suggestions and apply them in my home. Hear, hear for these two lovely, smart, thoughtful podcast hosts!

gardenfieldfollies ,

Well worth the listen

This is a delightfully charming podcast that cheers my spirit every time I listen. Great tips and tricks and best of all, pure fun! A must listen for anyone with a passion for interiors

ESchwadaBrown ,

The BEST Interior Design Podcast out there

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this podcast! Brilliant design ideas (and debate) bounced around between the two of them with the guarantee of a good laugh! I listen to it on my way to & from work…it brings me great joy & have made up that we’re the best of friends & envision myself around the table with them having a great laugh.

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