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An Interview With TV Architect Laura Jane Clark

28th May 2020
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A Victorian living room with black original fireplace. The mint green chinoiserie wallpaper adds a decorative touch. design by architect laura jane clark

Laura Jane Clarke is an architect who specialises in residential properties. In her case that means, and I cannot stress this enough, in real houses for real people. She’s not interested in glass skyscrapers and million pound budgets. For her it’s about – as the tagline on the podcast goes – making your home really…

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Lockdown Lighting Tips and Decorating Ideas

30th April 2020
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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
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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
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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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A House Tour with Sustainable Architect and Designer Oliver Heath

6th February 2020
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Oliver Heath sustainable home

Oliver Heath will be familiar to many from his stint on the first mainstream interiors show Changing Rooms in the 1990s, but while the other designers have continued to makeover rooms and design various products for the high street, he has gone in a different direction turning towards eco design, sustainability and biophilia and has…

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House Tour with Rachel Khoo

12th December 2019
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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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