Sophie and Dan


Welcome to the official website of Sophie and Daniel, interior designers and TV Interior Design judges

Here you can find out more about us and sign up for one of our Masterclasses.

Sophie Robinson

Sophie Robinson

Sophie is one of the industry’s top interior stylists, regularly employed by Britain’s best-selling magazines to produce inspirational yet achievable room designs. With over 15 years’ experience, she is regarded as an expert with a keen eye for the latest trends and high street looks.

After graduating with a BA Hons in 3D Design, Sophie joined BBC Good Homes magazine. As their Homes Editor she worked with a team of stylists to produce the monthly decorating and shopping pages. Going freelance has allowed Sophie to work across popular titles such as Ideal Home, House Beautiful and Homes and Gardens where her special skill is putting stylish schemes together, interpreting the latest trends, while making it achievable to recreate.

Sophie’s natural flair is expressed in the decorating schemes she produces for photo shoots and exhibitions. With a wealth of knowledge in this specialised area, she has worked for the industry’s top brands, publications and photographers. Along with her husband who owns a building business they have renovated and designed many properties. Sophie is passionate about empowering people to bring personal and original design ideas into their own homes. Sophie is the new judge on BBC2’s Great Interior Design Challenge, along side Daniel Hopwood.

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Daniel Hopwood

Daniel Hopwood

Daniel has run one of London’s leading interior design companies, Studio Hopwood, for twenty years, working on high end residential properties. His knowledge and experience has been recognised by the industry by being elected the next president of the British Institute of Interior Design.

After graduating with a degree in Architecture, he joined the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture where he gained a classical training. While Daniel specialises in Contemporary design, he does so with a deep understanding of the provenance of the building

His work is featured in publications worldwide as well as at home and Daniel is invited to regularly write articles about design for the British Press. He tutors at a leading design school in London and is often invited to impart his specialised knowledge at lectures at trade shows.

Daniel is a great believer that good design should not be exclusive but instead should be made accessible to all.  He presented and judged the Channel 4 series, ‘Britain’s Best Homes’ and has now followed that up by working alongside Sophie Robinson and Tom Dyckhoff in the ‘The Great Interior Design Challenge’.

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Join Sophie and Daniel for a masterclass in interior design.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Sophie and Daniel for a Masterclass in Interior Design.

Daniel’s skill is defining the design process. Rather than dictating what is good or bad taste he prefers to help discover how to find your own sense of style in order to achieve an exclusive look. He also has a practical, pragmatic approach to design and an extensive technical knowledge, which he would like to share, along with his prized suppliers and sources. He will highlight the necessity of good spatial planning and lighting and how to achieve them.

Sophie’s area of expertise is room scheming and sourcing furnishings, furniture and accessories from the high street and on line- showing you just how easy it is to design your own project. As a stylist she’s an expert in creating unique looks and colour schemes for any room in your home and she’s particularly interested in how we can make our homes a true reflection of our own individuality through use of colour, displays and collections.

Both designers will impart their expert knowledge and tricks of the trade to inspire you to go home and create your own dream interior. Group sizes are very small with informal breaks, giving everyone an opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with each other and the experts. It’s a very relaxed, informal, creative and fun day!


1000 The Design Process Pt1

1100 Coffee Break

1130 Colour Scheming

1230 Lunch

1330 The Design Process Pt2

1430 Coffee Break

1500 Styling your home

1600 Course ends


Sophie Robinson and Daniel Hopwood at The Great Interior Design challenge


COST: Admission includes a working lunch, tea, coffee and water.

Admission from £245

VIP tickets also available which make a great gift.

DATES:  Saturday 21st May, 15th October

VENUE: London



One-Room Design Clinic

A tailor made design package for one room in your home including a private one to one consultation with Sophie and Daniel.

Whether your starting with bare plastered walls or a room over cluttered with pieces you already own, this one on one Design Clinic will provide you with a stylish One room design package ready to execute.

The package includes:

–       Comprehensive mood board defining your true style

–       CAD room plan and furniture layout

–       To scale bespoke joinery drawings (if requested)

–       List of relevant retailers and ideas of where to purchase the items and furnishings you need to pull the scheme together.

Sophie and Daniel will be working closely with you to devise a scheme that works in your home with pieces you own or to help source items you are yet to buy. In order to design a room bespoke to you- you’ll need to do a little leg work too!

We’ll need you to send in photos and accurate measurements of the room and any items of furniture you wish to keep. Then we’ll ask you to start a pintrest board of the rooms, styles, colours, furnishings that inspire your dream colour scheme. Then we’ll work up the plans and the mood board in preparation for your consultation where we will work closely with you to pull the scheme together. You leave with a professional look and all the know-how you need to execute your scheme yourself. We’d strongly recommend you also enroll in one of our Masterclass courses, which run alongside the Design Clinics, beforehand. If you have any questions please call us to discuss the suitability of your project. Places are very limited.

Please note Kitchens and Bathrooms are not suitable for this clinic.

COST Full design package including a one to one consultation costs £895

Please inquire about dates and availability

About the Book

The Great Interior Design Challenge is an inspiration on how to decorate with style. It contains case studies covering all room types, with ideas on schemes, decoration and upcyling projects as well and expert advice from interior designers Sophie and Daniel.

The book takes a look at a variety of historical architectural styles across the UK, from Regency to Victorian and Edwardian to Art Deco right up to modern industrial warehouse conversions. The designers, featured within the book, have the task of updating these rooms for the families’ modern day living, so there is lots of take home inspiration for decorating within the style of your own home. Including a number of upcycle projects from the TV series, technical know-how by author Katherine Sorrell and insider tips from the judges, this book will help the amateur achieve professional results.

You can order your copy by clicking here

The Great Interior Design Challenge


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Tx date 20th Jan


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Book Photoshoot


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