49 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

    • Design
    • 4.9, 208 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…

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

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

    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.

    • 49 min
    7.5 Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford, Kitchen Revamp

    7.5 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.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    7.4 Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Design, Bathroom Inspo

    7.4 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 min
    7.3 Jay Blades, Design Dreams, Living Room Refresh

    7.3 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 min
    7.2 Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Moodboards

    7.2 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 min
    7.1 Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books

    7.1 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 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

rlafayettems ,

Love to hear you laugh!

I’ve always loved your podcast, but your knowledge and laughter has been especially appreciated during the lockdown! I listen in from Long Beach, California.

sah1022 ,

Educational while amusing

The tips are so helpful without being stuffy. They literally have me laughing aloud at work in a quiet office.

veusvi ,

Goodness!

This has been one if my top two fav podcasts since it began. I’m writing a second review specifically following their June 2020 podcast piece on diversity in the interiors industry. It’s a great example of how we each can do our part to make the world a better place, in whatever way is relevant to one’s own life. It’s a solid piece of GOOD, which is just so wonderful to have in a world filled with a fair bit of NOT GOOD! There is literally nothing not to like in their podcasts - helpful practical tips, funny banter, and most importantly... it’s all underpinned by the obvious joy of two fabulous women talking about what they love, with someone whose company they clearly enjoy. FABULOUS.

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