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Postcard from the Podcast (122)

Welcome to the last episode of The Great Indoors Podcast before we take a summer break. This year we have moved from twice a month to weekly and we hope you are enjoying all the extra content. As a final show before we take to the sun lounger we have done a deep dive into

Postcard from the podcast – Henry Holland

There’s no doubt that lockdown changed many of us but for British fashion designer Henry Holland, it led him towards a whole new career. Turning away from his iconic graphic fashion brand in search of a slower pace Henry has pivoted to pots. Every piece is handmade in the London studio and mainly made to

Postcard from the podcast – Style Surgery

Should you put off your dream renovation plans while you save up and have to make do with something you don’t love in the meantime and why colour blocking isn’t just for babies. In our monthly style surgery, we help listeners with their personal design dilemmas. From procrastinating over plans to build a dream kitchen

Postcard from the Podcast (118)

This week we are excited to be chatting with the king of colour himself, ceramist and designer Jonathan Adler who was in town to open his new store at 91 Pelham Street, London, SW7. Sadly, time and tech being what they are, we were only able to interview him over Zoom rather than in person

Postcard from the Podcast (117)

It’s podcast day and today @sophierobinsoninteriors and I dive under the duvet to explain how the design of your bedroom is vital for the best rest and recuperation. With more data coming out every year on the importance of sleep to our health, happiness, and longevity, it’s time to plump your pillows and get serious.

Postcard from the Podcast: Style Surgery (113)

Welcome to our monthly Style Surgery on The Great Indoors podcast. It's the episode where we tackle all your design dilemmas and give you the answers you've been itching for. From updating a little boy's room to make it fit for a toddler, how to bring some warmth to a dark Dallas kitchen to finding

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Home: The Way We Live Now book cover
This week we are reviewing the latest interiors books releases including mine! As I may have mentioned this comes out next Thursday but if you feel like pre-ordering that is always enormously helpful for authors as the more pre-orders the more promo the sites will give it and the more visibility it has. Here is a video

Postcard from the Podcast: 100th Anniversary Episode

Today's postcard from the podcast celebrates our 100th episode. Sophie and I take a walk down memory lane and look back at some of the highlights from The Great Indoors. We started in October 2018 by pronouncing the death of grey, went on to ban white paint and poked around the homes (and fridges) of

The Great Indoors podcast postcard

On today's episode of The Great Indoors podcast, we’re swapping builder horror stories! We all know how it feels to put so much trust into a tradesperson and get let down. Listen to the full episode here, as we share our own experiences -and yours- and discuss the best ways of selecting just the right

How to plan a tiny bathroom (and we mean tiny)

I have shared my tiny bathroom reno on these pages before but Sophie and I discuss this in more detail on the podcast today following a recent survey revealed by our sponsor Geberit that found that the average new build bathrooom in the UK measures 4.4m square. Mine is a square 2m x 2m while

The Hottest New Interiors Books Reviewed

Image from Every Room Should Sing by Beata Heumann (Rizzoli)
Back with a new series of the podcast and this week we are reviewing three of the newest interiors books, two of which are published today. Elsewhere in the show, which for this series is sponsored by Harlequin, we discuss scented candles – expect strong opinions there and whether you should unconservatory your conservatory. Do

An Interview With Salvage Hunter Drew Pritchard

pale green panelled wall, antique mirror and statue, faded floral button back armchair by Drew Pritchard for Barker and Stonehouse
This week on the podcast I interview Drew Pritchard, an architectural antiques dealer, on turning his passion into a career both on and off-screen. As the star of TV’s Salvage Hunters, Drew says it’s all about the thrill of the chase rather than the selling of his finds. He shared his tips on shopping for

How To Cope with Lockdown in a Small House

pink and green kitchen at sophie robinson house
A post in two parts for you today as part of the show notes for the latest episode of the The Great Indoors podcast which is out today. We spoke to Julia Samuel, a psychotherapist, whose book This Too Shall Pass, came out (with uncanny timing) last March. She specialises in bereavement counselling and dealing

How To Buy Ethical Interiors

tortoiseshell bamboo covered cupboard with peach glass floor lamp, cream sofa and orange striped cushion. .interior designer Em Gurner, image by anna yanovski
This week on the podcast, Sophie interviews Chloe Bullock, a BIID member and the first interior designer in the UK to be certified. There is no doubt that we are all becoming more aware of the need to decorate our houses sustainably and in a way that is less damaging to the planet. interior

How We Live and Work Now

home office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapeshome office designed by @home_at_brookes and built by @createescapes
The last six months have dramatically altered how we live. Aside from the Government’s advice, neatly summed up by Matt Lucas as Go to work. Don’t go to work, it seems that many of those who can work from home are doing so and a survey in September found that 30 per cent of adults

Decorating with Bold Colour: A House Tour with Sophie Robinson

muted pattern clash and english country style at sophie robinson house
Yes she's finally finished her house and since we have only met once since before lockdown (when we recorded at Skye McAlpine's house, we thought it would be good to show the finished article. So welcome to a house tour with Sophie Robinson. Now you can hear the full story on the podcast so do

An Interview with Skin of Skunk Anansie and the Dulux Colour Of The Year

Portrait of Skin sitting on a stool with large grey folded top. Photo by Marco Ovando
Two big topics for you this week on the podcast with an interview with Skin, singer with Skunk Anansie as well as discussion of the Dulux colour of the year. Now, by the time you read this the colour will have been announced so I'll come to that at the end. First up Skin, whose

Re-inventing Estate Agency: an interview with The Modern House

As regular readers will know I, and many of you, am slightly obsessed with The Modern House, a UK estate agency that has reinvented the genre, not just by apparently agreeing to sell only beautiful houses, but by turning itself into a sort of magazine providing endless inspiration and aspiration to those of us who

Diversity and Interiors: We are Listening – Podcast Notes

design by rukmini patel interiors
This week on The Great Indoors Podcast, Sophie and I give the first half of an extended show to listen to black voices from the interiors industry. We asked them to record their experiences, as far as possible, so that you can hear their voices speaking. We spoke to designers and stylists who have direct