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DIY SOS: The Big Build is the BBC’s flagship home renovation programme and I’m so thrilled whenever I get invited to design for them. The show has been running for 20 years, and attracts up to 5 million viewers per episode in its prime time slot on BBC One. It’s won a stash of TV […]

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Well 2018 is certainly getting off to a great start with DIYSOS Big Build hitting our screens on the 4th January. It’s an enormous privilege to be part of the team and what the team achieve never fails to blow me away. This project was for a very special lady, Amanda Newton. A heroic mother […]

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When I got the call to see if I would be available to join the team for the DIY SOS Children in need special I knew this was going to be something on a whole other level of epic. I have to pinch myself sometimes that I have been lucky enough to carve myself such […]

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Gary and Kyle Ratcliffe and their gorgeous kids were my dream family to design for, for my first ever DIY SOS. After they found out that I had been appointed as their designer, they found me on facebook and messaged me to say “GO FOR IT!!!!!!!”. Like I said, my dream clients in every way. […]

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Well tonight, 8th June on BBC One, just before the nail biting election results, the country got to see what we can really achieve when we put other peoples needs in front of our own and go all out for the greater good of our community. Rebuilding the Ratcliffes home, on the Isle of Sheppey […]

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We are halfway through season 11 of the Great Indoors podcast already and there is a chink of light appearing at the edge of my duvet den. Soon we will be unleashed back into the world but for today we have some great topics to share. Firstly, a huge thank you to Harlequin for sponsoring […]

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Hello and welcome to my show notes for episode 3 of the Great Indoors. A huge thanks to Neptune for sponsoring and supporting the series and of course our lovely listeners, you can catch the full episode here. On today’s episode, we cover all aspects of creating a focal point within a room (on which […]

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Having spent literally a week on the sofa, eating mostly chocolate, I’m now rising like a Phoenix from the flames, or cushions in my case. It was an exhausting run up to Christmas, mostly because we decided to smash our house to smithereens just three weeks before. But now I’ve got the New Year itch. […]

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09 Jan 17

About me

Hello! I’m Sophie Robinson, and I’m bonkers for colour, and own far too many cushions!  I’ve been lucky enough to eat-sleep-breath all things interior design for over 20 years; working across TV, magazines and some of the top retailers in the country and I married a builder, so I’m keeping it in the family too. […]

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02 Jan 17

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year you gorgeous bunch! I marked it with a fabulous house party thrown by one of my oldest friends and then we hosted a Bonfire and walk on the woods on New Years Day. A bonfire is the perfect way to see in the new year. Time to throw your old cares into […]

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It’s here! The big reveal of Jamie’s Farm, where over 20 volunteers turned out over 4 days to help us design, makeover and dress this seven bedroom, five bathroom farmhouse ready for Jamie’s to accept their first set of very special guests this week. It has been, for me, an utterly amazing and heartwarming experience […]

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So here we are, at the start of a new calendar year. It’s a wonderful opportunity to rest and recover over the Christmas holiday season and come back with some newfound vigour. Although here in the UK, that it not often the story. My own narrative is I work my socks off before Christmas and […]

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I recently hosted a wonderful Colour event for Sanderson to celebrate their launch of 50 new mouth-watering paint colours! I’ve always been a massive fan of the Sanderson brand, as a bastion of great British design and manufacturing, with all paints and papers manufactured here in the UK. I’ve also loved using their classic paints […]

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As a designer I hate radiators. First up are ugly, and try as product designers might, they are never and nor should they ever be a design feature in my view. They are inevitably always in annoying places, causing headaches for layouts and messing up window dressings. So under floor heating is the ultimate dream […]

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I was thrilled to be invited to host the prestigious Amara Interior Blog awards again this year. It’s an absolute honour and a joy to be in a crowd of fellow interior design fanatics. Not to mention the glamour and the outfits and the wonderful cocktails put on my the incredible Ham Yard hotel. (And […]

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