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The Great Indoors

63 EpisodesProduced by Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design ExpertsWebsite

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… read more

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10.3 Decorate for Any Aspect, Julia Samuel, Window Dressing

February 11th, 2021


Know which way your rooms face? Sophie and Kate reveal the secrets of decorating according to the compass, so you can make the most out of any room. …

10.2 Online Design, Easy Wins, Tiny Houses

January 28th, 2021


Tempted by online design? Kate and Sophie consider the merits of online interior design consultation. A convenient, cost effective dream come true? …

10.1 Trends Schmends, Home Office, Design Storey Launches

January 14th, 2021


What's giving you a boost this year? Sophie is embracing Wim Hof's cold water therapy and Sophie Ellis-Bextor's kitchen discos.  Meanwhile Kate is …

9.5 Selection Box (of Disagreements)

December 3rd, 2020


What could be more festive than a flaming argument? As yuletide looms, Kate and Sophie celebrate with a little look back at some of their greatest …

9.4 Bask in Matthew Williamson's Home

November 19th, 2020


Fancy some winter sunshine? Join Sophie and Kate for a tour round the colour-soaked home of designer Matthew Williamson. Matthew reveals all about …

9.3 Selling Sunset (and Surrey), Ethical Interiors, Historic Properties

November 5th, 2020


Could you Sell Sunset? Kate has bundles of tips and tricks for buying and selling houses in 2020 - but Sophie just wants to talk Selling Sunset, the …

9.2 Stop Working in the Bath, New Books, Go Dark?

October 22nd, 2020


Are you emailing from the loo seat? Kate and Sophie say it's time to ditch the quick fix, embrace the shoffice and make sure your home really works for the way we live (and work) now. A crop of new design books explore …

Cool Maximalist, Not Hot Mess

October 8th, 2020


What are the ingredients in your room recipe? Sophie reveals the secret to cooking up a design storm as she shows Kate round her (almost!) completed …

8.6 At Home with Skye McAlpine

September 24th, 2020


Sophie and Kate are in the same place! And that place is the gorgeous home of cookery writer Skye McAlpine. Nigel Slater called her latest cookbook, A Table for Friends, "joyous, life-enriching". And her home, designed …

8.5 We talk to Skunk Anansie's Skin, Dulux Colour of the Year, Online Courses

September 10th, 2020


Got your flying ducks on the wall yet? Kate hears the surprising style secrets of Skin, the trail-blazing lead singer of multi-million-selling rock …

8.4 Kitchens, Bathrooms, Gloss Paint

August 27th, 2020


Want to ban the beige? Sophie and Kate  do a deep dive on everything Kitchens and Bathrooms... black taps, pink loos, green marble islands and reeded glass wall cabinets. With special extra insight into current trends …

8.3 New Builds, DIY SOS on the BBC, Focal Point Fever

August 13th, 2020


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 …

8.2 Garden Rooms, Awkward Spaces, United in Design

July 30th, 2020


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 …

8.1 Staycations, Garden Design, Hiding the TV

July 16th, 2020


Is your outdoors as great as your indoors? Garden designer Sarah Mitchenall explains how to make your garden beautiful, fun - and eco-friendly. Kate …

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

June 25th, 2020


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, …

7.5 Diversity in Design, Marianne Shillingford, Kitchen Revamp

June 11th, 2020


Diversity and Interiors: a special extended feature includes contributions from Michelle Ogundehin, Simon Hamilton, Poonam Sharma, Busola Evans and …

7.4 Your Home Made Perfect, Post-pandemic Design, Bathroom Inspo

May 28th, 2020


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 …

7.3 Jay Blades, Design Dreams, Living Room Refresh

May 14th, 2020


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 …

7.2 Lockdown Decorating, Perfect Lighting, Moodboards

April 30th, 2020


Is your lighting layered? Sally Storey of John Cullen Lighting reveals how to harness the secret power of lighting. Sophie talks moodboards, swatch …

7.1 Colour Psychology, Happiness at Home, Bossy Books

April 16th, 2020


What colour is your personality? Sophie reveals the different seasonal palettes to support different personalities (as Kate gets cross about yellow) …

Staying In Special: Your Questions Answered

April 2nd, 2020


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 …

At Home with Orla Kiely

March 19th, 2020


How does the Queen of Print live? Come tour the house of designer Orla Kiely, creator of some of the best known motifs of the 21st century. From the James Bond picture window, to the vintage 60s piano, to the touches of …

101 Interior Design Answers, Wallpaper Rules, Spring Retox

March 5th, 2020


You got questions? We got answers. To be precise, 101 Interior Design Answers, aka Kate's brand new book! We hear the inside story from the maestra …

Granny Chic, Fake or Real, Style Secrets from Morocco

February 20th, 2020


Are you rocking Posh Granny Chic? Kate and Sophie give you the lowdown on getting the latest trend just right, consider  if faux can be better than the real thing, and bring you a style report from the glamourous El …

Design for Life with Oliver Heath

February 5th, 2020


Is your house boosting your health? Sophie and Kate tour the home of Oliver Heath, the expert in sustainable architecture and biophilic design. They find walls that make you live longer, a bed to help you sleep better, …

Panelling, Red Threads, Sophie's Plans

January 22nd, 2020


WILL THE GUINEA PIGS MAKE IT?  Kate and Sophie ponder the hot trend for panelling, and reveal how to find the vital "red thread" that will bring cohesion to your home. Sophie talks us through her extension plans - and …

Budget Revamp Special with Annie Sloan

January 8th, 2020


Scared of paint? Don't be. Annie Sloan, queen of creative colour and inventor of the revolutionary chalk paint, leads Kate and Sophie in a furniture …

Christmas Special with Rachel Khoo

December 12th, 2019


Could your design problem be an opportunity? In the London flat of cook and broadcaster Rachel Khoo, Kate and Sophie discover some truly jaw-dropping …

Christmas Hosting, Fashion X Interiors, Small Space Reveal!

November 28th, 2019


Are you wearing your house? Sophie and Kate delve deep into the relationship between the catwalk and the cushions. Surely you know which fashion …

Christmas Trends, Small Space Living, The Great Outdoors

November 14th, 2019


Tinsel - yay or nay? Kate and Sophie confront the big questions. What will the best dressed homes be wearing this yuletide? Why is nature such an …

Hibernating Special: Sleep, Snuggle, Read

October 31st, 2019


Is your bedroom a haven for sleep, sex - and nothing else? To mark the clocks changing, Sophie and Kate are on cosiness overdrive. There's design tips for getting the best from your bedroom.  There's a difference of …

At Home with Michelle Ogundehin

October 17th, 2019


Is your home a sanctuary? Michelle Ogundehin, writer, presenter and interiors guru, shows Kate and Sophie round her gorgeous home. They talk tiled …

Colour of the Year, Colourful Kitchens, London Design Festival

October 3rd, 2019


Blood furniture, anyone? Kate and Sophie unveil the radical ideas sweeping the London Design Festival. They talk top tips for colourful kitchen and …

Laura Jackson's Elegant Building Site

September 19th, 2019


Ever had a cowboy builder? Who even took your CAR? TV presenter and stylish supper club guru Laura Jackson shows Kate and Sophie round the work in progress of her forever home. As well as the horror stories, there's …

#PODSTRIKE - Laura Jackson supports the Global Climate Strike

September 18th, 2019


Upcoming guest Laura Jackson believes buying secondhand is best for your decor and the planet. Win-win! Laura joins Kate and Sophie in endorsing #PODSTRIKE, a coalition of podcasts supporting Greta Thunberg and the …

#PODSTRIKE - Kate and Sophie support the Global Climate Strike

September 18th, 2019


The Great Indoors is part of #PODSTRIKE, a coalition of podcasts supporting Greta Thunberg and the young people behind the Global Climate Strikes starting this Friday 20th Sept, by helping spread the word. Here Kate and …

New Books, #DoLessHarm, Maximalism v Minimalism

September 5th, 2019


Do you have an inner minimalist? Are you a thwarted maximalist? Sophie and Kate tackle the extreme trends and how to approach them if you just aren't feeling it. Plus there's an update on the #DoLessHarm sustainable …

TV's Interior Design Masters, Home Happiness, Statement Floors

August 22nd, 2019


Caught the must-see TV yet? Get the verdict on BBC2's Interior Design Masters, including the contestants' (gasp) design crimes... Do join in live-tweeting at #designcrimes. Sophie and Kate reveal some startling stats …

Kelly Hoppen's Home

August 8th, 2019


What's Kelly Hoppen's Design Crime? Why does she like to get into an empty bath? And why is she building a soft play centre in her sitting room? The original Interiors Queen welcomes Kate and Sophie into her epically …

Childhood Homes, Nature and Biophilia, Colour Blocking

July 25th, 2019


Did your childhood home shape your interiors taste? Sophie and Kate delve deep into swags, stippling, Laura Ashley... and live locusts. The flat …

Summer Garden Updates, Midcentury Modern, Sustainability

July 11th, 2019


Outside space looking a little dull this summer? Kate and Sophie are bursting with good ideas for the great outdoors, though most of Kate's involve …

Series 4 Trailer

June 28th, 2019


Kate and Sophie are having a little lie down this week (like the colour grey...) but couldn't resist sharing this sneak preview of what's coming up …

Fearne Cotton's Happy Home

June 13th, 2019


How does Fearne Cotton make her home a happy place? The presenter talks colour, atmosphere, the joy of the higgledy-piggledy and the importance of …

Series 3 Ep 5 - Clerkenwell Design Week, Big Book News, Kate's Loo

May 30th, 2019


Are you competitively open, when it comes to lilac? Kate and Sophie report from the frontline of Clerkenwell Design Week... and uncover the …

Series 3 Ep 4 - At Home with Pearl Lowe

May 16th, 2019


Want to know Pearl Lowe's design secrets? The designer takes Sophie and Kate on a tour of her gorgeous home, revealing top tips for vintage shopping, the horror story behind her kitchen, and how the family respond to …

Series 3 Ep 3 - Make Your Home Pay, Design on TV, Kitchen Update

May 2nd, 2019


Could your fabulous interiors be a money-spinner? Kate and Sophie talk tips and tricks for making your home pay it's way, with short lets and …

Series 3 Ep 2 - Trinny Woodall, Rug Rules, Whole House Design

April 18th, 2019


Fancy visiting the most famous bathroom on Insta? AND it's fabulous owner? Fashion and beauty entrepreneur Trinny Woodall reveals all about lighting, …

Series 3 Ep 1 - Flower (and plant) Power, The Art of Artwork

April 4th, 2019


Real or fake? (Or should that be.... faux, darling?) Sophie and Kate clash over the merits of decorating with flowers and plants. There's also strong …

Series 2 Ep 6 - Budget Home Updates, Kids Rooms, Instasham

March 21st, 2019


Would you paint the nursery black? Sophie did. And Kate is Not Impressed. Sparks fly as the pair go head to head on planning kids rooms, plus a …

Series 2 Ep 5 - Architects on Trial, Lighting, the Downstairs Loo

March 7th, 2019


Do you tremble at the sight of a black polo neck? Sophie and Kate say stand up to the architects! The pair discuss the ways architecture and interior …

Series 2 Ep 4 - Live from Dublin!

February 21st, 2019


Is a diamante panther a Design Crime? Sophie and Kate tackle the serious questions as they hit the road, taking the Great Indoors ON TOUR to Dublin (is stage-diving a design crime?) They also take on soft furnishings, …

Series 2 Ep 3 - Small Space Living, Trend Report, Dressing Rooms

February 7th, 2019


Do you know your Memphis from your Midcentury Modern? Kate and Sophie report from the trends frontline of the Maison et Objet trade fair. They reveal the secrets of small space living, and design everyone's fantasy …

Series 2 Ep 2 - Ban White Paint, Conscious Shopping, Open Plan Spaces

January 24th, 2019


Just when you thought it was safe... Kate wants to ban white paint. Can she explain herself, without alienating the entire country? For anyone still listening, the pair also have lots to say about conscious shopping, …

Series 2 Ep 1 - New Year Declutter, Bring Back Chintz, Home Offices

January 10th, 2019


The series kicks off with some wise words on the pain and pleasure of decluttering, Sophie's mission to bring back the chintz and some ingenious suggestions to sort out your home office. Plus Sophie reveals her …

The Great Indoors Series 2 - Trail

January 1st, 2019


The UK's first professional interiors podcast is BACK! Curious about the key trends for 2019? Want help styling your open-plan space? Need to know …

Episode 6 - Is Expensive Paint Worth it, New Design Books, Hallways

December 13th, 2018


Elephant's Breath, anyone? In the last of this series, Sophie and Kate confront the $64,000 question (not literally) asking if designer paint is really worth the money? Plus there's a luscious crop of new design books …

Episode 5 - Tips for Renters, Christmas Gifts, The Spare Room

November 29th, 2018


Stuck for present ideas? Sophie and Kate are here to help, sharing a revolutionary approach to buying Christmas presents (and some bracing views …

Episode 4 - The Joy of Staying In, Inspiration, Sitting Rooms

November 15th, 2018


Fancy a zebra skin ceiling? In this special LIVE edition, Sophie and Kate debate the joys of staying in, with lots of ideas to make your home a haven. They critique the various sources of interiors inspiration, and walk …

Episode 3 - Colour Psychology, Seasonal Interiors, Master Bedrooms

November 1st, 2018


Do you know which colour is an appetite suppressant? Or which one makes every skin tone look fabulous? In this episode, Kate and Sophie ponder the …

2 - Finding Your Style, the New Colours, Bathrooms

October 17th, 2018


Drowning in the Sea of Pinterest? Sophie and Kate talk you through how to discover your own unique sense of style. Plus, they reveal the coolest new …

1 - Grey is Dead, Design Crimes, Kitchens

October 17th, 2018


Are you guilty of a... Design Crime? In the launch episode of The Great Indoors, Kate and Sophie discuss the horrors of incorrectly positioned …

The Great Indoors Trail Part Deux

October 16th, 2018


Another taster ahead of this week's launch, from TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth.

The Great Indoors Trail

October 1st, 2018


Real insight, hot tips and lots of laughs. Hosted by TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth. If you care at all about the space you live in, subscribe!

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