Sophie's Habitat

Sophie stands in her living room in from of a brightly colour tapestry bench and framed pictures on a blue wall.

Sophie Robinson

Interior stylist

Having been in the styling business for over twenty years, Sophie’s probably best known as a judge on BBC2’s The Great British Interior Design Challenge. She lives in a renovated Brighton warehouse with her husband, Tom, and their son.

Blue velvet sofa with colourful cushions, and a side table, with wooden doors behind.

A CLEVERLY CARVED-OUT SPACE

Arranging sofas away from walls creates a cosy living area in Sophie’s open plan space. Oversized rugs help too, she says.


Sophie in a pink top, reaching up to put something on top of a tall storage unit.
Yellow flowers in a vase, and oranges in a fruit bowl.
Brightly colour tapestry bench, antique side table and storage unit, and framed pictures on the wall.

MORE IS DEFINITELY MORE

A tapestry bench rescued from a car boot sale takes pride of place alongside other antiques and colourful artworks.

“I’m quite a maximalist, so I like to feather my nest with lots of things and it pleases me how they all jostle together. There are lots of memories tied up in the items I choose to display, which makes this space feel like home.”

Humorous blue sign hanging on the wall.
Rings and jewellery in a box on top of a pink throw.
A laid wooden dining table in the kitchen with wooden chairs

MIX AND MATCH

Antique chairs, colourful tableware and geometric wall tiles give a fun, Mad Hatters tea party feeling to the kitchen.


ANYTHING BUT BORING

Sophie’s colourful books and keepsakes line the walls of the open living area, where the family is known to recreate key moments from Strictly Come Dancing.

Ornaments and keepsakes displayed in a storage unit.
A bear wall feature with a bright red flower hanging on a blue wall.