Claim Ownership

Author:

Subscribed: 0Played: 0
Share

Description

 Episodes
Reverse
Are beetles just middle class flamingos? In this week's interview, Laurence Llewelyn Bowen tells it like it is (and Kate and Sophie struggle to get a word in edgeways). What's the secret to pulling off maximalist decor? Is minimalism really misogynist? And why do we all need to #BeMoreRita? All that and More More More (including why we should never listen to designers...) Laurence's book More More More is on sale now now now. 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  To sign up to Sophies online course and get the 30% off until the end of October follow this link And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is a kitchen island a design crime? Is hot pink a timeless classic? Will Kate ever escape from under a mountain of packing boxes? Sophie and Kate tackle all the big questions. There's downsizing, decluttering and ditching your O level coursework (but what if you need it?) There are sexy new paint colours from the likes of Dulux and Farrow and Ball. And there's a very controversial candidate for Design Crimes... is this the end for the kitchen island? 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  To sign up to Sophies online course and get the 30% off until the end of October follow this link And for behind the scenes footage of Sophie and Kate uncut, unplugged and unrestrained, do have a look at YouTube . Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Great Indoors is Back! Even Kate is emotional (not really). With plenty to catch up on after the break, Kate reveals all about her house move, Sophie talks how to make the best of it when spiralling budgets mean your renovation dreams are dashed - and the listeners have a frightening amount to say about the mysterious design quirk that is The Washing Up Bowl... 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What's next? Colour? Curves? Not caring about trends? Kate and Sophie look ahead to what's in store for 2022. And the pair talk you through how to encourage your own inspiration and creativity. Plus - for one episode only - Design crimes is back and badder than ever... 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Is it the most ranty time of the year? Sophie revels in Kate's traditional festive rage about Christmas... but never fear there's still time for excellent decorating tips and inventive present ideas to make your Yule cool. Plus, the Style Surgery is all about cosiness and colour in open plan living... 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Which side are you on when it comes to The Battle of The Big Light? Kate and Sophie talk glow vs glare when it comes to lighting choices, and how to do both of them right. The pair reveal how to pant your walls and ceilings when odd angles and sloping plaster means you aren't quite sure where one starts and the other stops. Plus there's a gorgeous batch of design books reviewed, just in time for your Christmas lists. 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    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Stuck between a yellow sofa and a purple beetle? Kate and Sophie are together again and Kate's already criticising the decor... But the pair are also sharing all the news of what they've been up to, from making hit TV to making eco sofas. Then the Builder Husband is on hand with a practical guide to greening your home. And in the Style Surgery a listener struggles with a flooring dilemma... 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    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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... 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. 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    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Do you have a collapsible Japanese temple yet? 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, personal history and eclectic taste into a small space.  Guy works extensively with artisans in Afghanistan through the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, supporting traditional crafts and providing jobs and skills. For more information, or if you'd like to make a donation, please visit turquoisemountain.org 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    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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... 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? 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  And if you would like to put a question to Tom the Builder, just email thegreatindoorspod@gmail.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? 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    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Are you a Stylish Person? Find out as Sophie tests Kate... what are the items every truly Stylish Person owns? Iconic designer Halston surely fits the bill. At any rate the hit Netflix show about his life stars some incredible interiors (alongside Ewan McGregor) Plus, Professor Stephen Westland of Leeds University has some jaw-dropping insight into the science of colour taste. You can find more about Professor Westland's work and the Harlequin range on their website harlequin.sandersondesigngroup.com 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  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Living in a grey wicker world? Kate and Sophie tackle the stylish options for garden furniture and outdoor living (and agree to disagree about Kate's Danish Sitting Suit) The joy of tablescaping and how glorious tableware doesn't have the break the budget. And finally how to keep morale up over a long renovation. 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      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Comments (13)

DIANA LEBASCHI

Hi Kate & Sophie , Have been an avid fan from day one. Brilliant informative info & the right amount of fun banter. Course you're witty Mrs SR!! Totally agree about the WHY does that room HAVE to be kitchen or sitting room chat. My Husband used to go mad because when my lot were Wee I had a habit to move all the rooms about all the time. Different bedrooms for diffrent kids.!! Still move furniture & pictures. Personally cannot stand the same stuff IN the same place. Looking forward to next podcast. Keep cool Peeps. ciao ciao Vintage Quine PS : I wanted one of those Loo's & that was the first generation type. But the Husband said NO!! Dang

Jul 22nd
Reply

Anna Guildford

Love the show, always worth tuning into - you have some really interesting guests and good tips. One question though: when you spoke about paint in your Style Surgery, you didn't mention off-gassing, the chemicals released by the paint into your home. Before lockdown I painted my kitchen with a Farrow & Ball paint and finished the job about 15mins before my children got home from school. They COULDN'T SMELL IT!!! I bought F&B because I loved the colour and the fact it was eco friendly - I'm now totally converted and feel that its definitely worth forking out for their paint, even though it's expensive, because it clearly doesn't release nasty chemicals into our homes. (& their Modern Emulsion paint scrubs up very well in my kitchen, even with the kids/hubby combo!)

Jun 13th
Reply

Tiffany Mogg

I love this podcast, but I listen on my commute. Please can you link the book and stylist recommendations you have in the show notes. Where can we find them on socials or blogs? That would be a huge help! Thank you. I can't wait to buy Katie's new bookl

Feb 12th
Reply

Gabriel Peter

perfect podcast.

Aug 14th
Reply (1)

Anu Paajanen

Love interiors and this podcast but the July 11 episode's bit on sustainability was tough to listen to as a millenial. I will probably live to experience the consequences of the unsustainable shopping culture of previous generations and it pains me to hear you say "most of us aren't going to stop shopping" as if it's a given and something that's alright. Don't #domoreharm by endorsing that lifestyle and by giving listeners the feeling that as long as we think a little about what we buy, we'll all be ok. My generation won't be ok. Time is running out and we are scared. If you want to be sustainable, buy less, only buy second hand or from local artesans and take care of your things. Rant over.

Jul 11th
Reply

Laura Rooker

Very inspiring podcast, learnt a lot and had so many great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

May 7th
Reply

Meli K

best podcast out there! whenever I feel down, this one puts me in a good mood!

May 5th
Reply

Jordynn Eld

I’m a full time graphic designer and I’m starting my first interior design project for a hair salon. I’m thinking about possibly going to school for interior design. Would you recommend going back to school or trying to figure it out as I go because I already have a design background?

Apr 7th
Reply

sarragh mc cabe

I live for this podcast all I can say without sounding sad

Jan 25th
Reply

sarragh mc cabe

I live for this podcast all I can say without sounding sad

Jan 25th
Reply

Edward King

fabulous ideas x

Dec 13th
Reply

sarragh mc cabe

Love u girls. great ideas and tips. x

Nov 2nd
Reply
Download from Google Play
Download from App Store