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Lockdown Lighting Tips and Decorating Ideas

30th April 2020
swachbox by sophie robinson

The remote recording of the podcast continues and this week Sophie and I repaired to our respective duvet tents for this episode of The Great Indoors in which we discuss ideas for lockdown decorating and I interview Sally Storey, the design director of John Cullen Lighting, on “decorating with light” as well as rounding up…

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Happiness At Home: A podcast special episode

16th April 2020
my mantelpiece is a collection of family souvenirs and happy memories

Now this might be quite a timely – if long – post. We planned to focus on happiness at home for this episode of the podcast several weeks ago (well before all this) but it turns out that this might be just the thing for now. So today on The Great Indoors, Sophie and I…

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A House Tour with Orla Kiely

19th March 2020
orla kiely vintage stem print sofa at her home

The textile designer who is responsible for one of the most recognisable designs in recent years invited us into her south London home for the podcast last week. You can listen here if you want to have audio as well as visual. Waiting on the pavement outside her tall Victorian terrace house, I was intrigued…

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House Tour with Rachel Khoo

12th December 2019
rachel khoo devol kitchen

Some of you will remember that last year I visited the home of the tv cook Rachel Khoo whose tiny flat in north west London is a master piece of clever design and I’m thrilled that I was able to return to the other week to interview Rachel for the podcast and, this time, talk…

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An Interview with Michelle Ogundehin (podcast notes)

17th October 2019
Kate Watson-Smyth and Sophie Robinson take a house tour with Michelle Ogundehin for the Great Indoors podcast. The dining room features floor length dusky lilac velvet curtains, a antique mirror effect wallpaper and anaglypta. #thegreatindoors #madaboutthehouse

Michelle Ogundehin needs little introduction; the editor of Elle Decoration for 13 years (from 2004) she is now a regular television presenter, creative consultant and is just finishing off her first book. Notoriously private about her home, Michelle posts only corners of her rooms and has said she will never, ever, invite a magazine into…

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