Meet Your IBA19 Hosts, Sophie Robinson & Kate Watson-Smyth!

The Interior Blog Awards are now in full swing and we’re so excited to introduce you to this year’s hosts Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth!

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Sophie Robinson

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The undisputed colour queen and a tour de force in the interior design industry, Sophie Robinson packs the punch of 20 years experience in journalism, television and design. She’s on a mission to inspire and help millions to have the confidence to create vibrant, individual, authentic and of course, colourful homes. Her wealth of interior knowledge has led her to star in leading UK TV shows, including BBC’s DIY SOS, The Great Interior Design Challenge, ITV’s This Morning and 60 Minute Makeover. Sophie’s latest venture is her Colour workshops and online interior design courses, guiding people through the design process in order to give them the confidence to discover their own vision and sense of style. Her motto is ban the beige!

Kate Watson-Smyth

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Kate Waston-Smyth is a journalist who’s worked for most of the national titles including The Financial Times, The Daily Mail and The Independent. You might recognise Kate from her award-winning blog, Mad about the House, which was founded in 2012 and has been ranked by Vuelio as the UK’s number one interiors blog since 2015. And when she’s not blogging, she’s writing books. Kate is the author of ‘Shades of Grey’ and best-selling title ‘Mad about the House: How to Decorate Your Home with Style’. Interesting fact, Kate was the first UK interiors Instagrammer to receive a blue tick and her account has been named as one to follow by Vogue, Sheerluxe and Domino.

The Great Indoors Podcast

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Together, Kate and Sophie host The Great Indoors podcast, celebrating all things interiors and sharing everything you need to know about turning your house into a home. In each episode, they discuss, debate and guide you through the top trends and hottest topics from the home front, all while providing lots of laughs. Launched in 2018, their podcast rocketed to #6 in the Apple podcast charts and its fan base is ever-growing. Together, they’re on a mission to make interior design accessible and achievable to the many, not the few. And if you’d love to nose around celebrities’ homes, they share house tours too! So be sure to check out Fearne Cotton, Trinny Woodall and Pearl Lowe’s houses in the series 3 back catalogue.

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